Frequently Asked Questions

How does the entire process work?

Quotations by a business have a high monetary cost which eventually becomes part of the cost to the consumer. At The House Shop we have developed a streamlined process to ensure our products are competitive to the customer. This involves the customer providing preliminary information such as basic measurements and photographs of their project. Most customers are able to do this with their phone and email or text.

Step one:

The customer visits The House Shop and provides their details and a brief description of their intended project. Alternatively they email The House Shop with their information.

Step two:

The House Shop staff forward the request to the appropriate qualified person to prepare a quotation. Staff keep the customer informed each step during the process.

Step three:

The qualified person then prepares the quotation which may entail sourcing further information from the customer. This is done by email.

Step four:

The quotation is presented to the customer for approval.

Step five:

On acceptance of the quotation The House Shop staff will check measure the job and verify all client requirements prior to fabrication or construction.

These five simple steps are the simplest and most cost effective method of providing a quotation service to the customer. At The House Shop staff are dedicated to providing a prompt service to the customer.

How much does it cost to renovate a bathroom?

The cost of a bathroom renovation depends on many factors. For example, will the renovation involve structural changes, the type and quality of accessories and finishes selected, will plumbing need to be installed or plumbing fixtures moved, will you be supplying your own tiles and finishes or do you require a fully inclusive package?

These are just some of the many issues to be considered. On average, though, a complete bathroom makeover usually costs between $8,500 and $25,000. The best way to determine cost is to have The House Shop provide a free no obligation quote.

Will the agreed contract price change?

No! There are no hidden costs or surprises, the amount you pay is the agreed amount in the contract, unless variations or additional work is requested. In which case, you’ll receive a clear quote before any amendments commence.

How long does it take to renovate a bathroom?

Every job differs based on the scope of the job, that is, the requirements, the size and the complexity. However, most bathroom renovations take 2 to 3 weeks. Once we’ve provide you with a project schedule we’ll ensure we meet our committed start and finish dates.

I’m restricted to a small bathroom. How do I create a bathroom that looks spacious, without compromising on storage?

Mirrors reflect light and add the illusion of space, so consider where they might be placed. Mirrored cabinets are a great option as they also offer added storage space.

Choose wall-hung toilets, vanity units and shelving to make the most of your space and minimise low-lying clutter.

Bathroom furniture with hidden storage, side shelves or compartments within drawers can help clear bench space by reducing the clutter which small spaces can’t afford. Wall hung accessories are another great way to reduce bench clutter as are multifunctional products like basins with integrated towel rails.

Larger tiles will make your floor look bigger. Using the same tile on both the floor and walls will also make the bathroom look and feel more spacious.

I want my bathroom design to be modern, yet timeless enough to last me forever. How can I achieve this?

Choose designs in neutral and chrome tones, which are unlikely to go out of style. You can always bring fresh bursts of colour in with soft furnishings and accessories.

Layers of white will always project a timeless quality and makes the space feel clean and fresh.

Spend that little bit extra for the perfect basin or bath to make sure you get the bathroom experience to last a lifetime.

My bathroom is perfectly fine, just a bit dated. With a small budget, what would be the simplest ways to update it?

Work with existing plumbing points, as this will save you a lot of money on plumbing costs.

Focus on statement pieces. Update your vanity and install a freestanding bath. These will instantly refresh the bathroom space.

Easy updates like new tapware, accessories and towels in a different hue can give your bathroom the refresh it needs.

I want to DIY most of my bathroom renovation. What are the main things I need a plumber to do?

If any products are connected to water, always use a licensed plumber. If you’re not qualified, a simple job can easily turn into a DIY disaster. As bathroom products become increasingly more sophisticated, how they are installed can affect how well they will perform. Deciding to self-install any plumbing product will also void the warranty if anything goes wrong, so don’t risk it.