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DIY Bathroom Renovation Disaster - 31st October

Here at The Shower Man Melbourne, time and time again we are called out to fix leaking showers after customers have tried to save a little bit of money by undertaking their bathroom renovations themselves.

Unfortunately, bathrooms are the one place in your home that you should not attempt to renovate yourself.

We recently were called out to a home in Melbourne, where the owner was quite handy, but lacked the knowledge that can only come with the experience and qualifications that only a professional bathroom renovator or builder can know. 

The owner had renovated his bathroom, and on the surface it appeared that he had done a good job- everything looked good, but it wasn't until 6 months after he had renovated that he begun having problems. A huge amount of water was leaking from his shower and rotting the floors under the house- when renovating the bathroom, the owner had not applied any waterproof membrane, hence causing severe water damage beneath the shower and bathroom floor.

We went in, removed the shower base and floor tiling, replaced the timber flooring to the shower and bathroom, then re-built a shower base and re-tiled the floor and of course applied a sufficient amount of membrane so that his bathroom would be watertight for years to come. We applied an epoxy seal, so that he could have the piece of mind knowing that his shower won't be leaking again!

If only we had have been called in from the beginning to renovate the bathroom for him, he would have saved a lot of money if it was renovated properly from the start...

Remember, call us before you even think about doing any DIY work in your bathroom- I think it's well worth it!

 

 

 

 

Bathroom Makeover Inspiration - 9 November

This bathroom looks like a whole new space – modern and stylish, but still homely and inviting.  Previously, the bathroom had a lot of white, which has been replaced with marble tiling and a custom-built vanity stained in a blue-grey scheme.  Renovating a small bathroom does not have to include replacing everything with brand new fittings either – this bathroom re-uses the same mirror, but with a newly-added frame to add statement and impact.  They used modern tiling throughout the floors and shower walls to create even more of a bold effect, and this really revitalised the old bathroom into something contemporary and striking.
 

Click here to see more of this bathroom and shower revitalisation!

   

Bathroom Makeover Inspiration - 2 November

This bathroom renovation project uses a clever combination of brightly coloured paints, simple white tiles and natural light that gives it a new life.  The uplifting yellow and white painted stripes on the walls give a sharp contrast to the white tiles around the bath and shower, and elongate the walls surrounding the shower/bath area, creating the feeling of height and space.

Click here to see more bathroom and shower renovations.

   

Bathroom Makeover Inspiration - 26 October


This beautiful bathroom renovation was done on a 1967 ranch style house, and has that stunning simplicity.  Black and white tiles are used in combination with white wooden walls, and creative floor tiles.  Old meets new here, with the classic elegance of the floor tiling and chandeliers and fittings, combined with the sleek white vanity, and bath set in ultra-modern black tiles.  Small touches like the dramatic black faucet and taps on the white bathroom wall make this bathroom a unique blend of vintage and contemporary design.  

Click here to see this amazing transformation.

 


 

   

Bathroom Makeover Inspirations

As many of you involved with home renovation will know, re-fitting and doing work on your bathroom is no easy task. With a myriad of shower and bath designs, tap fittings, paint colours, types of tiles and vanity surfaces to choose between, and that’s not all of them.

If you are planning out renovations on your bathroom, or simply just looking for inspiration for a future project, take a look at this amazing small bathroom transformation here.

They used a striking colour combination of black, white, lavender and lime green to create a bold and modern look, as well as utilising existing natural light sources to brighten up the small space. The different style of tiling used on the walls and floors are a stylish twist, and the lavender coloured wallpaint adds an extra dimension of freshness to the room.

Until next week!

   

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The Shower Man Melbourne specialise in shower and bath installation, repair and maintenance.  We have a team of highly experienced plumbers and tilers, and provide free initial assessments and quotes for all customers.

This is the first of many posts on tips for leaking showers, shower maintenance and repair, and general bathroom and plumbing information.  We'll share the odd joke with you, and also keep you in the loop of what is going on with The Shower Man Melbourne.  Until next time...