Bathroom Renovations in Melbourne on a Budget

A bathroom renovation project can breathe new life into it and transform your bathroom space from a dull, cold and damp place you avoid using into a bright, cool and relaxing space you enjoy spending time. 

DIY vs Handyman

We all know that bathroom renovations costs (like kitchen and laundry renovations) can add up to a small fortune, with many bathroom renovations running well beyond $30,000.   On the other hand, Bunnings and other hardware stores promote a plethora of DIY options that are far more budget-conscious. However, not everyone has the skills, the tools or the time.

Our handymen at Triple O Property Maintenance provide you with the ‘just right’ option, which is not too expensive, not too much hard work but which meets your needs perfectly, on time and on budget.

With the Triple O approach, we can help upgrade your bathroom or do some bathroom remodelling in Melbourne for under $5,000. Even if you have a budget of $2,000 or less, we can still achieve that fresh stunning bathroom look you're seeking.

Perhaps, it’s time to look at those much-needed cracks, leaks and bathroom repairs you’ve been putting off. Maybe your bathroom is ‘original’ but it’s starting to look tired and out of date?

We’ve got you covered.

Triple O Property Maintenance performs reliable bathroom renovations on a budget for homeowners right across Melbourne. We can provide you with a solution that's always delivered on-time and on-budget!

Repairing or Replacing Your Flooring

Repairing or replacing the old or damaged flooring in your bathroom is one of the best ways to improve the look and functionality of your bathroom. It allows you to uncover what is hiding under your outdated floor or tiles and get them cleaned.

This project can be a tricky task to try and tackle without a handyman, however, as you’ll need to opt for a flooring type that’s durable and slip-resistant while adding value to your bathroom and staying within your budget constraints.

Depending on your style and how much you care to spend, marble, granite, and ceramic tiles makes a highly durable and beautiful wall surface and flooring for bathrooms. You can also consider other options like the use of painted or stained cement, vinyl tiles or sheet vinyl that will give your bathroom a good look at an inexpensive cost.

The total cost depends on the flooring type and the size of your bathroom, usually measured in square metres. On average, we can install new bathroom flooring for a budget between $1,500 and $2,200.

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

Painting your bathroom is one of the quickest and easiest ways to upgrade a bathroom. You can never underestimate the value a fresh coat of mildew-resistant paint to your ceilings and walls will add to your bathroom.

With a Triple O approach, you have the option of choosing your favourite colour or combining two or more colours to give your bathroom a wonderful fresh appearance.

Another alternative option is to paint your old tiles which will not only save you the cost of replacing your tiles but also save you the time and efforts to spend on removing and replacing them. We only ever use the highest quality paint, to prevent the growth of mildew later.

Depending on the size of your bathroom, painting your bathroom will take between one and two days, depending on the amount of sanding and preparation. We estimate the cost of painting a bathroom is between $600 to $1,200, which includes the cost of buying paints and other necessary equipment.

Simple Bathroom Repairs

You may need some simple repairs to taps or basins in your existing bathroom. Common repairs include leaking taps or showers, hinges which may be rusty or doors that don’t close properly, as well as drawers which won’t close.

Floor and wall tiles may be cracked or becoming loose and need replacing or regrouting. You may require additional storage or more shelves. We can perform these simple tasks or a complete bathroom makeover.

Bathroom Benches

One of the first things you notice in a bathroom is the benchtops, so if you’re looking to make a maximum impact from minimal spend, this is a great place to start. Laminate benchtops tops have come a long way, and with a suitable colour can still look great in a modern but affordable bathroom renovation. Tiled and marble benchtops have also made a comeback.

Bathroom Tiles

Tiles have long been a centrepiece of bathroom designs. Many older homes have very small cube-style tiles which look outdated and are also difficult to clean as moisture and mould builds up in the grout. Modern glass, vinyl or tile splashbacks are easier to maintain as they have larger tiles with far less grout.

Glass is also another popular splashback choice. Its seamless finish is easy to keep clean and has a timeless appearance. Glass splashbacks can feature a bright background colour with a shiny or reflective finish. Other choices include laminate, melamine, granite, sandstone and stainless steel. We would be happy to discuss these options with you.

Upgrade Bathroom Cupboard Doors

One way to perform a cheap bathroom renovation but achieve maximum impact is to upgrade your cupboard and drawer doors. Older doors may use outdated colours and handles and be discoloured or chipped. We can replace older-style doors with modern minimalist style doors, with a clean flat face. Minimal designs can also include handle-less designs.

Toilet Repair or Replacement

If your toilet is old, outmoded or damaged, you might need to install a new one. A new toilet will not only improve your bathroom appearance but will also enhance its functionality and efficiency.

We can help you select a flushing toilet that is a low-flow toilet that offers the best value for your money. A toilet installation can usually be done on the same day and the project normally runs from $400 to $800 and take several hours to complete.

Update Your Towel Rails or Toilet Roll Holder

Little additions speak great volume about your bathroom style. Adding or replacing small fixtures and fittings like new soap dishes, towel racks, mirrors, towel bars, taps or toilet roll holders will surprisingly spruce up the look and value of your bathroom. You can also improve the safety of your tub and shower by adding decorative grab bars.

Although updating your hardware is beneficial, you do not have to add everything. We can help you if you’re on a budget, to determine the fixtures that are most important to you and affect the change.

We can complete this type of project in a couple of hours with an average cost of $300, using mid-range fixtures.

Update Your Shower Heads and Taps

Replacing your showerheads or faucets with a new low-flow model is one of the best ways to reduce water consumption while improving the appearance of your bathroom’s sink area. The hand showers and showerheads improve the overall appearance of your bathroom design while providing you with a more enjoyable showering experience.

The faucets are one of the most frequently used items in the bathroom and can be used to display your taste and personal style. Replacing an old or damaged shower head can be an inexpensive handyman project that can be completed in a couple of hours.

The cost of replacement ranges from $100 to $500, depending on the number of the faucets, taps and showerheads you are replacing. For a more accurate quote click here and we’ll send you a no-obligation free quote! 

Clean or Unclog Your Shower Drains

Cleaning and unclogging the shower drain is considered more of a bathroom maintenance project than a renovation project. However, we know that not everyone has the time, energy or skills to complete it.  However, it should not be overlooked as a clogged shower drain might contribute to other bathroom dilemmas!

We can complete this type of project in just a couple of hours for an average cost of $200. Give us a few details and we’ll send you a free quote! 

Repairing Leaking Shower or Water Damage 

Shower and bathroom leaks and repairs don’t get better over time, the damage only gets worse and there is a real risk of leaking showers doing structural damage to your property. It’s a bit like a simple toothache that turns into the need for a root canal if not attended to. 

 If you have a leaking shower, cracked or loose tiles or even missing grout, don’t wait until it’s too late to fix. Most leaking showers repairs can be carried out within a day with a guaranteed Triple O Home Maintenance handyman.

 We can usually repair your shower without removing tiles and reseal it effectively and permanently. We’re quick, neat, reliable, professional and we have more than 25 years experience is repairing showers just like yours.

 If you have a problem with a shower, if it’s old or leaking Triple O offers a full range of options to suit your budget and taste. Take a few minutes to complete this form and we’ll send you a free quote within 24 hours.

Flat Pack Bathroom Renovation

Flat Pack bathrooms from Bunnings or elsewhere can provide great value, saving you money. Plus you get to see what they look like before they’re built. However, you probably don’t have the time, the tools or the skills to construct and install the bathroom. If you’d prefer to use an experienced set of hands to ensure the installation is performed to a high standard, fill in a few details here so we can provide you with a free quote.

We can remove your existing bathroom cabinetry and install a flat pack bathroom of your choice. Once it is installed we can then improve the surrounding area by painting the walls, installing new tiles on the walls or floor.

Complete Bathroom Makeover

Finally, you may wish to replace everything to end up with your dream bathroom and get it all out of the way in one go! 

A new design and complete renovation can completely transform your bathroom from a cold and damp place you avoid to a warm and delightful spot you enjoy spending time.

We will sit down with you, over a cup of tea, to discuss your needs and preferences, and give you some options, along with a fixed price quote. A new bathroom design could include:

  • Adjusting bathroom bench heights
  • Using slip-resistant surfaces and treatments 
  • Additional storage
  • More natural light
  • Extra seating areas
  • Easier to maintain

In the meantime, please Contact Us for a free quote for a bathroom renovation on a budget, delivered on time and on budget!