When it comes to renovating your bathroom, there are a few rights and wrongs you need to keep in mind, especially if you’re sticking to a budget or need a specific area or aspect to be fixed or highlighted. To help you with just that, here are a few do’s and dont’s you should keep in mind. Read on…
- Hire a builder, not a plumber to manage your project. Plumbers can only see the pipework and install the fixtures, but a builder can see the entire project from start to finish, especially if you’re planning to remodel the entire bathroom.
- Skip the DIY part, especially for the bathroom. There’s very little you can do yourself when it comes to redecorating your bathroom, and even if you try, you may end up spending a lot of time (and possibly money) and come up with something that isn’t even functional and durable for a long time.
- Have a 20 per cent budget buffer in mind- things can get expensive when remodelling a home, and keeping an estimate of 20% higher cost can help you stick to your budget.
- Avoid moving the pipework- you may be tempted to want to change the look of the entire space which may involve moving the pipework too, but if you do so, not only will it be more expensive and time-consuming, but it might not be good news for your wallet in terms of additional unexpected expenses.
- Choose small, textured tiles for your shower floor if you’re planning to change the tiles. The texture and extra grouting will help prevent your feet from slipping once it is all soapy and wet.
- Make sure you have a good bathroom fan for ventilation. Having a window is ideal, but if that is not workable, a fan can help provide ventilation and allow the humidity to escape properly.
- Cover and resurface parts of your bathroom that you wish to change, instead of having them entirely removed and worked on. This will not just reduce the time and effort spent on them, but will also be a cost-effective solution.
- Keep the tub only if you plan to use it. A lot of homes come with tubs installed already, but if you’re a shower person and don’t really use it, it doesn’t make sense having it at all. Instead, use that space to store your bathroom essentials and having it removed will also make your bathroom spacious.
Following these simple tips and tricks can work wonderfully and make your bathroom renovation project a success!