10 Steps To Your Dream Bathroom

05 Jul 2022 by Caroma

The thought of undertaking a bathroom renovation can be quite overwhelming, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. But, by making a list of your priorities and following some simple steps, your journey towards a brand-new bathroom can become an enjoyable and rewarding experience. By prioritising your needs and wants, you can create a bathroom that suits your lifestyle now and well into the future.

We recommend following these 10 steps to design your dream bathroom:

1. Research current bathroom trends for inspiration – check out your local Caroma showroom or stockist for the latest materials and products. Pinterest, Instagram and home magazines are also great places to find inspiration.

2. All great bathroom designs begin with a moodboard – a moodboard is every good designer’s go-to method for collating and defining their creative inspiration. You can create your own moodboard to keep your design on track. We’ll show you how here.

3. Plan a layout that meets your needs – understand what you and your family need in a bathroom and ensure you plan a layout that will satisfy your needs now and in the future. Our Caroma experts can help you to plan and visualise your layout with our 3D modeler at our Flagship stores.

4. Plan your budget – setting a budget is an important step in any project and you’ll need to refer to it throughout the process. We’ve created a template to save you time.

5. Check if you need council approval – some renovations require approval from your local council before you commence construction. This can take some time, so remember to build it into your timeline.

6. Select your tiles – the tiles you choose will set the tone for your entire bathroom renovation, so remember to choose them nice and early to ensure design clarity and availability.

7. Choose your Caroma products – here’s the exciting part! You’ll be spoilt for choice when you choose your bath, tapware, shower, toilet and accessories from Caroma.

8. Line up your trades – who’s going to create this dream bathroom for you? Unless you plan to DIY, you’ll need a team of qualified tradies to bring your dream to life. We find our best trades through word of mouth, industry recommendations and reputable bathroom companies.

9. Lock in your quotes – add your quotes for tiles, Caroma products and trades to your budget tracker to make sure you’re on track. If not, you may need to make some compromises to fit your budget.

10. Get to work!

Need more guidance? Check out our First Time Renovator guides here

10 Steps To Your Dream Bathroom

10 Steps To Your Dream Bathroom

For over 75 years GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens brands, such as Caroma, Fowler, Stylus and Dorf have been a part of life in Australia. A wholly owned subsidiary of GWA International Limited, GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens is a Brisbane-based, Australian managed company with diverse interests in the building products industry and related companies.Clever thinkingOur reputation for innovative thinking stretches back to our founding fathers. In 1837, the Fowler brand began manufacturing sanitaryware. Dorf was established in 1948 by Keith Hooper, an admirer of Henry Ford. He decided to switch the letters in the word ‘Ford’ to create the innovative tapware brand we know today.Caroma was founded in 1941 by Charles Rothauser and his wife Roma when they developed the first one-piece plastic cistern, winning the first of many awards for Caroma including the FH Edwards Laurel in 1956. In 1980, Caroma introduced the world’s first dual flush toilet, which continues to save millions of litres of water each year.Caroma and Dorf remain to be some of Australia’s most widely recognised brands and continue to provide innovative solutions for everyday Australians and professionals alike.Unmatched Sustainability RecordOur Research & Development team, under the leadership of Dr. Steve Cummings, is recognised globally for its water saving achievements.Over the years, our products have saved Australia and the world billions of litres of potable water, the world’s most precious resource.As the leading manufacturer of Australian bathroom products, GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens has always made sustainability the focus of product performance.Long before it became fashionable to think of the environment, GWA was developing water saving and energy efficient technologies. We’ve pioneered an impressive list of industry firsts including:- Commercialised the dual flush button system.- The 6/3 litre dual flush cistern.- The 4.5/3 litre dual flush cistern with Smartflush® technology.- Industry first WELS 5 star rating for toilet suites with the new Profile toilet suite with integrated hand basin.- Industry first WELS 6 star rating for urinals with the new Cube® 0.8L electronic urinal suiteAlways SolvingToday, our Research & Development team is dedicated to continuing our reputation for innovation with a focus on developing the latest water-saving technology. Every product we make is designed and built to respond to society’s changing needs and an ever-increasing desire for efficiency and environmental consciousness. Our products meet relevant Australian Standards, WELS certification and Codes of Practice for new build and retrofit applications.Ever EvolvingAbove all, bathroom and kitchen products need to be desirable, practical and functional. At GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens, we’re committed to leading the way in developing groundbreaking industry innovations to ensure we continue to provide these benefits to the Australian people for years to come.


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