Get yourself ready and read the best tips our building designers selected for you to prevent headaches during your bathroom renovation.
- The cost
The size of the bathroom, the materials you want to use and whether you are planning to do the labour yourself will have a significant impact on the cost. Ensure you know how much money you want to invest before going any further into the renovation of your bathroom. Allow a little extra for unexpected expenses which unfortunately always happens.
Before you even start, check with a plumber about the pipe situation and make sure everything is in a good condition (leaks, smells or blockages). Knowing the pipe location will give you the option to relocate the toilet or facilities if desired.
- Flooring and walls
Opting for water resistant materials is the priority; you can go for tiles, paint, polished concrete or vinyl flooring. Whatever the material you choose, ensure it is easy to clean, maintain and is durable.
Being aware of the standard bathroom dimensions such as the size of a typical bath, the space needed for a toilet or the right height for your sink will help you plan and remodel in an efficient way.
Try to provide more than one way of drying out your bathroom to reduce condensation, ceiling mould and mildew. The best combination would be to have an exhaust fan that vents to the outside and an opening window.
Most of the time, bathroom doors are left open and the toilet is the first thing your guests will see which is not the most pleasing thing to look at. Don’t make it the focal point and try to hide the area where possible.
- Be creative
There are so many options to go for to make your bathroom efficient and comfortable. You can for example build an in-the-wall shelving for your shower instead of buying these cheap plastic units that hang from the showerhead.