Tips for Starting your next Brisbane Bathroom Renovation

Undergoing any renovation can be an exciting but daunting time, so it’s best to breakdown the process into stages. By doing this not only do you lessen the pressure of the project, but it can also give you an understanding of how the project will progress. M.ewaldBUILDING are experienced builders based in Brisbane. Our friendly team can help bring your bathroom dreams to reality.  

Planning Ahead:

First things first, you have to think out the bathroom renovation. Work out what exactly needs to be done. Is this just a simple ‘freshen-up’ or a complete start over? Are you extending the space for a larger bathroom? Do you need new fixtures, such as basins and bathtubs? These should all be planned before the renovation begins. This will allow you to then approach our friendly team with an idea. From here we can work with you to create the perfect bathroom and provide guidance as to how best approach the project. 

This first stage is also a time to establish a budget. If you are somewhat money-conscious, you’ll want to discuss the spend on the project. Not only will this allow you to make money-efficient choices, but it can also provide a rough idea as to how the project will turn out. There’s no point in dreaming about a luxury bathroom with the finest tapware if you’re unable to invest.

A few other important considerations are alternative bathrooms. If you only have one bathroom in the home, then hiring a backup or befriending a neighbour might be necessary.


Another important step to complete early on is to do your research. Find out what sort of bathroom you want to create, remembering that you want this to last through the trends, so it’s best to not simply go for whatever is ‘in’ at the moment. Look at styles that complement the rest of your home, you want to create a cohesive space. You may also want to look at designs. What layout is going to suit your needs best? Do you need a bathtub? Do you want a separate toilet? By answering these questions you can then bring them to our experienced team at m.ewaldBUIDING and we can work with you to find the best option for you and your home.

Who’s going to use it:

A big question to ask is who will be using your bathroom? Is this for a small family? Is it an ensuite for a couple? Will the bathroom be used by someone who has a significant or permanent disability?  

The answers to these questions will also affect the type of bathroom that we help you create. A family bathroom may need a tub, whereas an ensuite might only need a shower. M.ewaldBUILDING are NDIS approved builders, meaning that we can create a stunning bathroom well suited for those with a disability. 


Selecting your products is an exciting stage, as this is where the final result starts to become a reality. Hopefully, by now you have selected a theme, this will make choosing your products and fixtures much easier! There are so many options these days, so it can be a difficult choice, however, we can help with this, ensuring that the chosen fixtures and materials will work with the space.  


Once you have established the above it’s time to pick a builder- if you haven’t already that is! M.ewaldBUILDING are an experienced team, dedicated to bringing your vision to life. We will work with you to ensure that the final product exceeds your expectations. We will use the information and ideas you have collected and create a plan that fits within your ideas as well as provide guidance and a new perspective on the bathroom renovation. 

Once we have had an initial discussion and we both have an understanding of the goal of the renovation, the team at m.ewaldBUILDING can give you a clearer timeline. This will allow to continue to plan and prepare for the renovation.