Complete bathroom renovations: Why they’re worth investing in

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Have you been weighing up the costs of your planned bathroom renovation?

Perhaps you’ve been comparing the price of a complete bathroom renovation to a partial renovation, checking to see how much you could save or preserve to avoid spending more.

While a partial bathroom renovation may seem doable, and at times even more cost-effective, we often find that it comes with some significant limitations.

In this article, we’ll look at the pros and cons of both types of bathroom renovations, and highlight why a complete bathroom renovation is typically the best investment.

Partial bathroom redesigns and renovations: The pros and cons

When looking to renovate your bathroom, some people may opt straight away for a partial renovation. But this type of renovation only focuses on specific things that need fixing or upgrading.

Sure, it’s a quick-fix solution—but it comes with its drawbacks.


  • Partial bathroom renovations can cost less when compared to a complete renovation. After all, you’re only replacing or fixing certain parts of your bathroom.
  • It allows for targeted improvements to be made in the areas that are most important to you.
  • A partial bathroom renovation can be completed quicker than a complete renovation, reducing disruption to your daily routine.


A partial bathroom renovation doesn’t address all of the issues with your bathroom, leaving some fixtures still outdated, or the dysfunctional aspects of your bathroom unchanged. These older fixtures will continue to age, becoming more and more noticeable when compared to the newer areas. Yes, you’re fixing the issue at hand, but you’re spending a lot of money for a bathroom that continues to look outdated.

It can often be difficult to match new materials with your existing ones, resulting in an inconsistent look, and you’re left with a bathroom that feels half-finished.

You’re much more limited in your design, as opting for a partial bathroom renovation means the parts or fixtures that you do have must fit in with your existing space and design constraints.

It also means that if you want to make any other changes to your bathroom in the future, you have to go through the same mess and disruption all over again.

Honestly? Engaging a professional team for a partial renovation may in fact be a waste of money. If you’re only after minor changes or small fixes, like a new shower head and taps, or a new toilet cistern, your best bet is to reach out to a plumber. They can come and fix the issue for you quickly, with minimal fuss.

Complete bathroom renovations: The pros and cons

A full bathroom renovation is often different to what you might think. It’s more than just overhauling the shower, or changing the tiles and adding a new coat of paint.

A full bathroom renovation takes the structure of your bathroom and builds it up again from scratch. It allows you to design a space that works for you, complete with new plumbing, waterproofing, and features that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to fit into your existing bathroom.

It provides a completely new space that looks fresh, feels luxurious, and is tailored to your exact needs.


  • A complete bathroom renovation allows for a new design and layout to be created, maximising the functionality and style of your bathroom. Everything is installed at the same time, so it’s designed to work together seamlessly.
  • It provides the opportunity to update every aspect of the bathroom, including plumbing, electrical, and lighting, getting it all done in one go. You don’t have to go through the same process months down the track.
  • As you’re installing everything at the same time, you can make sure that all the materials you use match. This ensures an elegant and consistent look: no mismatched tiles or old fixtures distracting you.
  • When done right, a complete bathroom renovation can increase the value of your home. It’s all about creating something functional and elegant, that appeals to a wide audience—which is something you can achieve without forsaking style.


  • A complete bathroom renovation can be more expensive than a partial renovation. But it makes sense: you’re doing more, at once, so expect a larger outlay. In the long-term, however, it can cost you more not just in hidden issues, but warranties often become blurry as it becomes unclear who’s responsible when issues arise after the completion of the renovation.
  • “Complete” renovations generally require more time to complete, resulting in greater disruption to your daily routine. But the flipside of this is that once it’s done, you don’t have to worry about going through the same thing again (at least, not in your current house).
  • It’s usually a more complicated process, as you’re dealing with multiple contractors and professionals. But it means you’ll receive an actual return on investment, as opposed to a partial renovation, where you will effectively receive none.

A complete bathroom renovation is an investment in your home

Rather than drawing the process out over years, you can have your dream bathroom design completed in weeks.

You get peace of mind that everything matches, in one cohesive style. You don’t have to worry that the same tiles will still be available years down the track, nor are you left looking at a sink or shower that stands out like a sore thumb.

So don’t opt for the quick fix, just because it’s cheaper in the short term. Choose a complete bathroom renovation. Get the bathroom design that you love.

It’s going to make your everyday life feel that much more luxurious—we guarantee it.

Talk to the Perth bathroom renovations experts

With over 20 years’ experience designing bathrooms, we can help you create a new bathroom space that feels relaxing and inviting, while boosting the value of your property.

It’s often very unlikely that you’ll be able to find a reputable and long-standing renovation company that will undertake partial renovation work, as it’s not in the general service offering.

Get in touch with us to book a free in-home consultation. We’ll come to you and discuss your goals and vision, and plan out how to help you achieve it.

So if you’re planning a bathroom renovation soon, get in touch with WA Assett’s qualified and experienced team. We can walk you through the process of a complete bathroom renovation, and discuss a range of options and styles that will ensure your fresh, new bathroom is uniquely you.

To book your free in-home consultation, or to find out more about the renovation process, please fill in the form on our website to get a free estimate or give us a call on 9473 1800.