Things to Consider Before Starting a Bathroom Renovation

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Things to Consider Before Starting a Bathroom Renovation

A bathroom renovation can be a great way to improve your house, both for your family and to add value to your home for a potential future sale. A full bathroom renovation can be quite a big job though so it’s a good idea to think everything through carefully before getting started. In this article, we’ll look at some things to consider before starting a bathroom renovation.

  • Narrow down what’s important to you

One of the first things that you should think about is what you want your new bathroom to be like, what’s the most important to you. Perhaps you finally want to have a bathtub, have storage for all your skincare products, or simply want the bathroom to be easier to clean. Once you know what’s important to you, you can start planning the design of your new bathroom.

  • Look at your budget

An important part of project planning is to look at your budget. Bathroom renovations can vary in price and there are many things that influence this. Think about what you want to spend and research what things tend to cost and where you could make some potential savings.

  • Size matters

Bathtubs, shower cubicles, toilets, and basin cupboards come in lots of different sizes and it’s likely that you might have to make some priorities to fit everything nicely. Most houses in the U.K. have quite small bathrooms. In our old house, we really wanted to fit a full-size bathtub in our small bathroom and to be able to do so we had to consider the placement of the toilet and go for a small sink and compact basin cupboard.

  • A practical space

When you are redecorating a space in your home it’s the perfect opportunity to make the area more practical, to make it work better for you and to maximise storage. A carefully designed bathroom will be easy to keep clean and will have space for storing everything you want to store in the room. Include ample storage space in the design and don’t forget details such as a towel radiator.

  • Plan the timescale

If you only have one bathroom in your home, you’ll want the renovation to be quick so that you can use the toilet and shower in your own home as soon as possible. Find a team of contractors who can help you create your new bathroom in a timely matter and who can do the work to a high standard. Some people are brave and do their bathroom renovation themselves but it’s a big job that requires many specialist skills that are best left to the professionals such as plumbing, electric wiring, plastering and tiling.

  • Contemplate the colour scheme

Generally, it’s a good idea to go for a neutral design and colour scheme, especially if you might be selling your home at some point in the future. It’s also a good way to ensure that your bathroom design doesn’t go out of style because you’ve used trendy colours and details – remember avocado bathrooms? You can’t go wrong with white tiles, a neutral floor (in black, white, grey or wood effect) and simple, classic bathroom fixtures and sanitary ware. With a neutral design, you can have more fun with the details for your bathroom too and choose more interesting designs for your towels, bath mat and soap dispensers, etc.

Hopefully the above will have helped you narrow down some choices before starting your bathroom renovation!

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