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Bathroom Renovation Success: Key Factors for New Zealand Homes

Bathroom Renovation Success: Key Factors for New Zealand Homes

Planning a bathroom renovation in New Zealand involves several key considerations. If undertaking a major renovation, it's advisable to hire a professional contractor. Verify their references and review their past work. A detailed contract agreement is essential before commencing the project. Waterproofing is crucial to protect the bathroom from water damage and ensure its longevity. In New Zealand's humid climate, good ventilation, such as an exhaust fan, is necessary to prevent mold and mildew.

Energy efficiency is also important. Features like low-flow showerheads and toilets can reduce water and energy bills, lower your carbon footprint, and conserve resources. The Hansa Alessi Sense Kitchen Tap conserves resources through an intuitive and controlled use of water. 

An LED bar that functions like a timer ‘runs out’ accordingly. The flow of water can be stopped at any time by pressing the dish again. This gives you a sense of how long the water flows and you learn how to use it more consciously.

For households with individuals with disabilities or mobility issues, accessibility should be a priority. This includes installing grab bars, Geesa and Emco offer a range of grab rails that serve both functionality and style.                                     

Another support option is opting for products with extra floor support such as the Bette Form Antislip bath.

 Understanding plumbing systems is essential for their efficient operation, which includes knowledge of the system's flow rate, hot water supply, working pressure, and connection size. The working pressure, usually between 0.5 - 10 bar, is critical for preventing leaks and malfunctions, while the flow rate ensures an adequate water supply. Additionally, assessing the hot water supply capacity is crucial for meeting household demands, and the correct connection size ensures compatibility with existing systems.

The Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) rating is a key factor in choosing plumbing fixtures and appliances. It provides information on water efficiency, helping homeowners select products that reduce water consumption and bills. Considering the WELS rating is not only economically beneficial but also promotes environmental sustainability and responsible resource management.

A well-renovated bathroom can significantly increase your home's resale value. Choose designs and fixtures appealing to potential buyers to ensure a successful renovation that meets your needs and offers long-term satisfaction. Choosing high-quality bathroom tapware not only enhances the resale value of your property but also ensures minimal maintenance requirements.


In summary, a well-planned bathroom renovation considers contractor selection, waterproofing, ventilation, energy efficiency, accessibility, and resale value. Additionally, understanding plumbing systems, including working pressure, flow rate, hot water supply, connection size, and WELS rating, is essential for efficient operation and sustainability. These tips will guide you towards a successful bathroom renovation.

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