Key Factors for Bathroom Renovation Success

8x Determining Factors for
Bathroom Renovation Success

A good bathroom remodel should combine aesthetic with functionality. The initial phases of the project tend to focus on layout, colour, and fixtures and fittings. All of these are important but you shouldn’t forget to think about the little things too. Why? Because they can make a huge difference in the look and feel of the overall design. If overlooked, you may have to redo them which may lead to additional expenses.

Here are some important details that you could make or break the success of your bathroom renovation project:


By moving warm air outside, proper ventilation is able to extend the life of your bathroom. It prevents moisture buildup on fixtures, paint, between tiles and around wallpaper. Additionally, it cools down the room after a hot shower making it more comfortable and helping to defog mirrors more quickly.


Its colour is actually a crucial design consideration and you don’t need to settle for plain old white either. To make patterns stand out, opt for contrasting hues that clearly define each piece. For marble motifs and similar styles, it is best to match the grout to the tile. You can test things out with the spare tiles to check if you have chosen the right one.


Both artificial and natural lighting are essential in every bathroom. Frosted or shaded windows can allow sunlight in for a bright feel. Installations, on the other hand, can highlight key areas such as the tub, shower or sink. It is also vital to have enough electrical outlets for charging electronics or plugging in hair dryers, curlers and the like. Be sure to position them away from the bath for safety purposes.


Whoever said that you should simply get the traditional silver floor drain was wrong. These days, you can take your pick from options like long grates in the shower or tile inserts cut to fit the drain. Plan this part in advance as the plumber and tiler both need to accommodate it when preparing your floor.


Real estate agents and builders would recommend two sinks per main bathroom, particularly in the guest and master baths. This allows multiple people to get ready at once. Members of your household can brush their teeth, shave their beard, apply makeup and more side-by-side.


Rather than have a shower door, most homeowners prefer the walk-in type these days. Discuss with your bathroom contractor about the fall of the floor and depth of the shower to avoid water from spilling out. This is especially important for open ensuites that are connected to carpeted bedrooms.


It’s not common for bathrooms to be massive so space is limited. A practical yet comfortable bathroom should have enough space for your needs. Counter space should allow you to set bottles, brushes, jewellery and combs. Recessed shelves behind mirrors should allow you easy access to toiletries. Deep closets should provide ample storage for cleaning supplies, towels and more.


Tiles rarely fit into a space perfectly so there will inevitably be those that need to be cut to fit. Think about where you want these pieces to go, be it near the ceiling or at the bottom of the walls. The last thing you want to deal with is halves ruining patterns.

Doing a bathroom remodel? Then be sure to pay attention to the above details. They can be the difference between a nightmare and a successful bathroom renovation.  At CMD Bathroom Renovations we are here to provide you with the help you need to complete your project with minimal hassle and at affordable prices.

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First rate project management from start to finish – every step of the way. The quality of work from each of the tradesman involved was faultless, with the end result being a stunningly finished bathroom. Cameron and his team are very professional and made the whole renovation process quite painless. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough

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After 3 – 4 trades people being late and wanting to sell me what they wanted me to have rather than listen to what I wanted in my House I came across CMD Bathrooms – Cameron – he was on time when he came to give me a quote, he listened to what I wanted and gave constructive suggestions. He never said he could not do what I wanted; he understood that it was something I had to live with at least for another 20 years. In the bathrooms he brought his 10-year experience to help me achieve what I wanted.
On the planning and design phases of the project he was more than happy to explain and re explain that was not clear to me, in the execution phase he was more than happy to change minor things to suit my needs, on one occasion he had fitted the incorrect shower head and when I brought this to his attention he said “I will fix it “ no questions asked. Little things like that go a long way.
The timings of the project was over 3 weeks and he was able to get the 2 toilets from demolition to back to frame and completed as advised before commencing the project. The professionalism shown by Cameron and his team was second to none as I was also living in the house at this time. The team was on time and finished and cleaned up as they finished for the day.
Following on from the toilets I have also asked CMD to renovate my laundry powder-room study, replacing of Windows with brickwork.
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Cameron was incredibly helpful, offering design solutions that improved the natural lighting and addressed my storage concerns. He worked within my budget to deliver a dream bathroom! CMD Bathroom Renovations finished the job on time and there were no surprises on price.


Box Hill

We recently had our bathroom renovated by CMD Bathrooms and could not be more happy with the result. Their team gutted the old bathroom and installed the new one within the time specified in the quote. The tradesmen were all polite, professional and punctual and the quality of their work was outstanding. We would highly recommend CMD Bathrooms to anyone considering a bathroom renovation.

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CMD Bathrooms did a fantastic job renovating our two bathrooms. The quality of the work was very impressive as was the professionalism of Cameron and his team. Thanks – I’ll certainly be recommending CMD Bathrooms to our friends and family.


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CMD Bathrooms did a fantastic job on our bathroom, toilet & ensuite 10/10 *****! Cam, Ben, Sean and the rest of the team were great, on time, provided excellent advice and also kept us up to date with what was happening next. We could not have asked for anymore.

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We wanted to say an extremely big thank you for the outstanding job that you and your team have done on our bathroom makeover and renovation. We are just amazed by the result. We also wanted to say what an amazing professional service that you offer. It has been completed in a manner way beyond our expectations. We could not be happier.

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Five-star service and quality of work! Tiling is spectacular – markings between the Italian tiles carefully carried on tile to tile. Prompt attendance for quotes and work. Very easy to deal with and the price was very fair.

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When I think of CMD bathrooms I think of how professional they were from start to finish. 
I was very pleased on completion with such high workmanship and detail that was put into our job. 
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From start to finish, Cameron and his team exceeded our expectations and brought a refreshingly professional and courteous approach to the project. From providing us with a detailed and fully costed quote on the day that he visited us, to sticking to the demanding timetable and price, to working collaboratively with us on various decisions that had to be made, to the excellent craftsmanship and pride that his team showed in their work, to his promptness in responding to our numerous queries and to going that extra mile by attending to some tasks that were outside the scope of his quote without any fuss. Above all, we found Cameron to be very trustworthy and true to his word. For all these reasons I would (as I have already done) recommend Cameron and his team to anyone looking to do a bathroom renovation.

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After 14 years, our bathroom and en-suite were looking very tired and outdated. Cameron came out and gave us some brilliant ideas and also showed us photos of previous renovations. From day one Cameron and his team were such a pleasure to work with and have in our home. The quality of work is faultless and the final result is beautiful. We love our new bathrooms and would highly recommend CMD Bathrooms without any hesitations.

Mario & Fiorella


Cameron and his crew of professional tradesmen did an outstanding job renovating our two bathrooms. Their workmanship was outstanding and the finished job more than matched our expectations. His team were always courteous and aware that they were working in a family home and not just a job site. They always cleaned up after every day. They consulted with us whenever they had questions or concerns about the architect’s plans. They provided valuable advice and took pride in the work they were doing. I would highly recommend Cameron and his team to anyone considering a bathroom renovation.



Would like to thank Cameron and his team at CMD Bathrooms for the quality job they did upgrading my dad’s en-suite to suit his ageing needs. Professional and courteous customer service was apparent from start to finish, with Cameron providing cost effective options that met our needs, supplying a detailed quote, and then completing the job within the timeframe specified. Throughout the process Cameron was easily contactable and small variations were addressed without fuss. I would certainly recommend CMD to those considering bathroom renovations


Doncaster East

Would like to thank Cameron and his team at CMD Bathrooms for the quality job they did upgrading my dad’s en-suite to suit his ageing needs. Professional and courteous customer service was apparent from start to finish, with Cameron providing cost effective options that met our needs, supplying a detailed quote, and then completing the job within the timeframe specified.

Alan and Janine


Thanks again for all your help, you have been a pleasure to work with and I could not be happier with the result. My family is ecstatic and our new bathroom is the room I most want to be in.

From start to finish you were there with support, going the extra mile to make sure the job was finished within your quoted timeframe.



Friendly, punctual and professional are some of the many attributes that Cameron and his team bring to the table. My expectations were exceeded throughout the whole end to end process of renovating my two bathrooms; from consultation to ideas and advice, Cameron operates with integrity, collaboration and efficiency in every aspect of the process.



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