Do I Add a Toilet Or Keep The Bath?

July 18, 2018

The reality of the time poor society we live in, the idea of filling up a bath seems like a time luxury that's hard to imagine. This is one of the many reasons people are moving away from the humble bath and moving towards alternatives such as a large walk in shower or a second toilet. 


The majority of the questions you get asked when quoting bathrooms through out Perth is about resale, resale and resale which seems to always be at the forefront of every renovators mind. My advice on this topic is covered extensively on the article HERE but i have always believed you should renovate for your needs now than what someone may or may not want in the future. Its your hard earned money so why not have the renovation the way you want to use it every single day. The advice is ranging on this some would say its short sited but there is not a right or wrong answer when dealing with a buyers preference so why not do something for you.   


Below are bathrooms renovations we have completed throughout Perth WA where the owner has posed one of three statements below. 


"I want a big shower"


Lynwood Bathroom Renovation 


Carol never used the bath and was looking to get rid of it completely. This bathroom was unique as behind the door into the room was actually the only toilet for the whole house. So our suggestion and what we did was block off that toilet, create a new entry from the laundry and install a new toilet into the bathroom giving you an en-suite set up and separate toilet. 


Inglewood Bathroom Renovation 

Space was the big goal this bathroom renovation for a big breakdown on these beautiful hard working renovation CLICK HERE

"We need a second toilet"


Lesmurdie Bathroom Renovation 


Due to medical reasons this lesmurdie family wanted to remove the bath and create some more space in the bathroom. By removing the bath they found all this extra space and due them only having one toilet wanted to install a toilet that was less bulky.  


Brentwood Bathroom Renovation 


Kim had a semi ensuite that had no toilet so after some extensive renovations in the laundry to make it a second bathroom we took out the bath from this bathroom and installed a toilet to make a full ensuite. 






"I one day wont be able to get into the shower bath"


Roleystone Bathroom Renovation


Shower baths are not everyone's cup of tea with the majority of the reason its no loved is the awkward nature of stepping in and out of it. The owners of this Roleytstone house wanted to have a nice clean lines for ease of access. 


Installing a toilet into a room that does not have one is generally one of the most expensive plumbing labour tasks you can undertake.  There are many reasons why this is but it general it can add a day worth of work to the renovation even more so be careful of under budgeting for such a renovation. Having a second toilet for a large family can be a god send more than using a bath once and awhile but if you are a bath lover or believe you need a bath for resale go the safer route. Most bathroom renovations we do in Perth are moving towards the minimalist route which generally adds to the argument for a more stream line shower. 


Its important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. At on the ball bathrooms we love feedback so let us know what you think with a comment below or if you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia contact us on 0419964678 or email us at


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