Any home remodelling or renovation project needs to be done with care. When it comes to rooms as vital and practical as the bathroom, with all that running water, it takes even more consideration. As such, here are a few tips on things you should consider before you get started on any bathroom renovation.
You can spend as much as you would like to on renovating your bathroom. However, when it comes to making sure that your project doesn’t go over in terms of costs, you want to layout a budget. Make sure you get quotes and compare prices at different bath hardware stores to know how much you’re likely to spend on them. Know where you can skimp, as well. When it comes to the plumbing, you don’t want to try to cut costs too much, as they are vital to the health of the home.
As mentioned, any plumbing aspects of a renovation are vitally important. Whether you remove, replacing, or installing, any work with bath, shower, sink, or your pipes require the services of a licensed, certified, and insured plumber. Make sure they have their credentials and they’re willing to offer quotes on their services, as well as free repairs on any jobs that might have problems after completion. Usually, you want to stick to local plumbers, too, so that you don’t have to pay quite as much to get them out to the house.
We keep a lot in the bathroom. Homes with more people in them are going to need storage room for even more products, as well as appliances like electric razors. To that end, make sure that you consider where you can fit additional storage in your bathroom. One good tip is to float your sink so that you can fit some additional storage underneath it, for instance.
Not every need in the bathroom is entirely practical. You also want to feel comfortable and relaxed in your own bathroom, so you should think about the aesthetic and tactile touches that you can add to make it a warmer place. For instance, installing some accent lighting can give the place more a warm glow, so it looks a little less harsh and a little more welcoming.
If you’re changing the surfaces of the bathroom, then you should make sure that you look at those that are easy to clean. Making sure that they are water and spill-proof above all else is essential, but you can also look at things such as choosing wall surfaces without grouting instead of standard tiles so that you don’t have to clean the mildew between tiles quite as often.
Hopefully, the tips above give you some ideas of what you should consider and where your budget should be going when you’re renovating your bathroom. Of course, your preferences will always come out on top, so you should only use this as a jumping-off point for some ideas of your own.