Bathroom renovations can be exciting, especially if you have a bathroom that hasn’t been updated for a while. But while the design process is thrilling, many people find the reality of bathroom renovations less fun. Regardless of the size of the remodel or your budget, here are some tips that will ensure that the process goes smoothly and that you’re delighted with the result.
Planning is Key
Instead of diving head-first into a bathroom renovation, we recommend taking the time to plan the process out carefully. There are many aspects you need to consider, and rushing into the project will only result in delays and disappointment.
Your first step should be to draw up several bathroom designs. A design plan will help you visualise the result and find the one that you like best. It also provides a baseline to help you select your fixtures and fittings at a later stage. Once you decide on a design, work out how long the renovation will take. If you’re working with a contractor, discuss deadlines and project milestones with them. A good contractor will be able to give you an estimate of how long the project will take, and whether or not your family can live around the renovations.
Finally, you should draw up a budget of how much you can afford to spend. A realistic budget will inform many of your design choices, from the quality of fixtures to how many changes you can realistically make. Be sure to add on an extra 10% as an emergency fund in case an emergency arises.
Choose the Right Fixtures and Fittings
Once you have your design and budget in place, you can select the right fittings and fixtures. There are many considerations you need to keep in mind that may affect your final decision. For instance, if you want to move lights around, you may need to rewire your bathroom, which is expensive and time-consuming. If you want a luxurious shower with multi-heads, you need to be sure that your current water system can handle the water load and heating.
When it comes to fixtures and fittings, you have two choices. Either you can adapt them to your current circumstances, or you can do the extra work necessary to get them in. If you want to add extra shower heads, you will also have to plan for adding in a more substantial capacity water heater.
Work with Professional Contractors
A major bathroom remodel is often too big a project for DIY. That’s why we recommend working with a bathroom renovator for any bathroom remodel projects. Not only will we help you in the initial design stages, but we’ll also ensure that the installation goes smoothly and quickly. We have plenty of experience in the bathroom remodelling business, so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands from start to finish. Give us a call and find out how we can make your bathroom dreams a reality.