1. The cost

Before you begin planning your new bathroom renovation, it’s worth ascertaining what elements are essential and where you’d like to splash out. Figure out how much you realistically have to spend, keeping in mind 20% of this should be reserved as a contingency fund. Talk to an expert before you commit. Mico can access products to fit your requirements and love getting creative to make it work.

2. The Layout

Measure your bathroom and create a scale drawing of it (including the swing space of the door). If you can avoid moving existing plumbing and electrical fittings you’ll be able to make significant savings. To get a more accurate picture of what your new bathroom might look like check out the 3D Design Planner here. It allows you to create a model of your space and arrange the fittings of your choice inside it. You can even change wall colours, add pot plants and play with tile choices.

3. The Inspiration

Now that you’ve ticked off the sensible steps, ask yourself how you want your bathroom to feel – calm and neutral? Lush and tropical? Or bright and fun? Look for clever ways other bathroom renovators have achieved these looks. Hit homestolove.co.nz and our inspiration ideas as they’ll help you visualise the possibilities. Check out the Mico Bathroom Book 2019 to see all the latest fittings and fixtures and get an even more detailed idea of what everything costs. When you’re feeling happy with your budget, your layout and your inspiration board, make an appointment at your local Mico store. They’ll be able to help you finalise your plan, recommend plumbers in the area and support you through the project as you start on the next phase: the design.

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How much does a BATHROOM renovation cost?

Estimates include product and labour costs.

  • $2000 – $5000 - A cosmetic lift and restyle, including changing some important fixtures.
  • $10,000 – $15,000 - Update your major bathroom items to make your bathroom work for you.
  • $20,000 – $30,000 - A full bathroom renovation to create your dream bathroom.

The Bathroom Book Copper Edition

The Bathroom Book Copper Edition is out now! It will help you answer all the questions you have about bathrooms, as well as some you have not thought of yet. Flick through the beautiful pages to see where your dreams could take you!

The Bathroom Book