Pre Renovation Bathroom Tips

Giving your bathroom a makeover is an exciting prospect – as well as having your very own room you can go to for total relaxation at the end of a long day, if done correctly it can add thousands of pounds to the value of your home.

You want to ensure that you renovation plans run as smoothly and stress-free as possible however and the best way to do that is with some clever forward-thinking. Below are some simple tips that should help your project to stay on track, within budget and cause the minimal amount of disruption possible.

Budget

If you walk into a showroom with no idea about how much you want to spend, chances are that you will get carried away and halfway through the project realise that you can’t afford fixtures, tiles, fancy taps or any of the other little extras that can transform a bathroom into something really special.

Set aside some time to work out how much you can realistically afford to spend. Then think about how important certain aspects of the bathroom are to you. For example, you may want a feature bath and are therefore prepared to spend a large chunk of your budget on that. Alternatively, you may prefer a fairly standard toilet, sink, bath or shower and would prefer to spend more on the finishing touches such as taps, towel rails and storage solutions.

If trying to fit everything into your budget sounds too stressful, don’t be afraid to visit a showroom and ask the staff there to show you what you can get for your money. They will be able to help you put together an entire bathroom suite and make the process and stress-free as possible.

Design and functionality

Have a think about the look you want to achieve for your bathroom. There are plenty of things to consider – paint or tiles, bath or shower, wall hung or floor mounted basin, vanity units or wall mounted cabinets? The list goes on and therefore a bathroom renovation can quickly become rather daunting.

Unless you plan on giving the rest of your house a makeover, try to ensure that your bathroom design fits in with the rest of the house. More importantly however, design should work hand-in-hand with functionality. Just because something looks great it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s practical.

Measurements

The most common things that affect bathroom renovation plans are the overall size of the room and the location of existing plumbing pipes and electrical wiring. People frequently have all sorts of wonderful ideas in their head about how they want their new bathroom to look but sometimes a separate bath and shower, double basin, large towel rail and a whole array of brand new furniture simply won’t fit into what is typically the smallest room in the house.

Before you get carried away (so you’re not disappointed later), take your bathroom measurements into a showroom and ask them to help you draw up a realistic plan of what you will and won’t be able to incorporate.

For more information about bathroom renovations please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be more than happy to help. Alternatively, if you are looking for some inspiration then why not visit one of our showrooms?