Warden St ResidenceContemporary Bathroom, Perth
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Add in the cost of any trades you’ll need, and if you’ll be doing some of the jobs yourself, include the price of any tools you’ll need to buy or hire. I’d recommend adding in a buffer of about 10 percent to the budget to pay for any unexpected costs that crop up during works – because chances are, they’ll happen.Blissful Bathrooms on a Budget
Vertical brickChoosing a brick pattern but orienting it vertically takes the widening effect and rotates it, emphasising the height of a space instead. It also adds a touch of contemporary appeal by being a little unexpected but still classic, for a fun twist that isn’t too trendy.
A tidy bathroom is a sparse bathroom. Keep bottles and jars to a minimum on the sink. And ensure there are some storage drawers with clean lines, or some pretty baskets with lids.
Here are couple of examples of how variations may be applied:1. If the builder has miscalculated the number of bricks required to build a particular wall and needs an additional 500 bricks, the builder will be liable for the additional costs and a variation and margin cannot be charged to the client, as the drawings and scope of work have not changed. The additional cost must be absorbed by the builder as it was their error in quoting.2. If you ask the builder to install a Colorbond steel roof for an extension instead of the concrete roof tiles shown on the drawings, a variation and margin can be charged for the difference in the cost of roofing material, as the drawings stated concrete tiles and they were what the builder quoted.TELL USHave you been given any interesting advice about dealing with builders? Share your work-site stories in the Comments section.MOREDon’t Let the Builders Do Your Head In10 Things to Ask Your Builder Before Your Reno StartsRenovating on a Budget: How to Get More From Your Windows for Less
2. Water mattersPicture this: it’s a cold, dark morning, you’re stepping out of bed and head to the shower. You turn the tap on and… Hardly anything comes out – just a weak flow of water. First-world problem? Certainly. But low water pressure in the bathroom can be frustrating (and will make your showers more time consuming than they used to be). While you’re at it, you might also want to turn on that hot water tap to check how long it takes for hot water to run. It can definitely change your love of baths and showers forever.
8. New orientationTo add an oh-so-modern look, a bathroom’s classic subway tile can be applied vertically rather than the traditional horizontal orientation. As well as creating a seamless look, the floor-to-ceiling tiles elongate the bathroom walls.Also see this example in mustard
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MBath - I know you said no to this wall and dark floor tile, just look again :) WE'LL SLEEP ON IT