Bathroom renovations are important to plan no matter the size of the space and without preparation, mistakes can happen, draining your time and money. So firstly work out what you need from the room and your plan will develop from there. Here are also some snags to avoid and ensure straightforward bathroom renovations.
An Over-Cluttered Design
As we have just touched on the layout of your space is incredibly important. ‘’Failing to plan is planning to fail’’ so avoid this error and plan! One other thing in terms of bathroom design is to avoid over-cluttering the space. If your bathroom is small there is nothing worse than awkward and pointless units. So keep this in mind when planning the layout and remember that less is more. Wall-hung cabinetry and in-wall cisterns work well for cramped and limited bathrooms.
Using Un-Sealed or Porous Materials
In a bathroom, it’s key that all surfaces are resistant to damp and moisture. If not over time they will swell and discolour and need replacing before their time. Get it right from the start and ensure all materials like marble and hardwood are sealed. Renovations can be pricey but imagine if you had to change all of your floor tiles twice?
Easy to avoid, good ventilation will prevent your bathroom from becoming an eyesore. Simply opening a window will not tackle mould, you’ll still need a fan to extract the steam.
Certain aspects of bathroom renovations can be done by homeowners themselves, however, some things should be left to the professionals like adequate waterproofing. Although it may seem tempting to do this yourself, perhaps you think it might even save some cash but one tiny mistake could jeopardise the lot and result in a leaking disaster!
Removing The Tub For Good
If space is an issue some people opt to remove the bath for good but if you have plans to sell your home in the future, our advice would be to leave well alone. A home without a bath can affect property value, however, it’s fine if you intend on staying. Not only that, they have medical benefits, having a soak can improve heart health.
Poor Lighting Choices
Dimly lit bathrooms can be a nightmare, especially for vanity tasks. So when it comes to the lighting think hard about placement, for example, around the sink and mirrors. LEDs will also help make your daily rituals that bit easier. They make a superior choice because of their brightness, longevity and flexibility.
Blowing Your Bathroom Renovations Budget
Finally, let’s cover your bathroom budget, the last thing you want is to break the bank. So to avoid overspending, make sure the cost is less than 2% of the property value. Other useful tips to help keep you on budget include maintaining the same bathroom layout. Also, choose standard fixtures and avoid anything custom – this is often a costly and unnecessary expense.
Thank you for reading this week’s post – we hope you have found our advice helpful. Please also feel free to share any other hurdles you’re facing in the comments section below. At Direct Heating, we can advise on everything from the taps to the sink and tiles so if you’re considering a new bathroom, please get in touch and follow our plan to renovation success! Thank you for reading.