The bathroom is one of the most well-used rooms in your home, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to you that many people consider this room to add a lot of value to your home when an investment has been made to it. Bathrooms are tricky rooms to renovate. There is a lot of expert involvement needed, as well as the use of different types of materials to ensure that the space remains watertight and not damp at times. I wanted to share with you some of the tips to consider to help ensure that your bathroom makeover remains disaster free.
Decide what you want from your bathroom
When you decide you want to renovate the bathroom your first thing to do would be to decide what you want from your bathroom. Of course, it has to be a functional space, it has a main use, but you may want to also create a space to relax and unwind in, a place which is usable and has more space. These things are important when it comes to the design and the choices you make.
Consider the theme, colors, and materials you want to use
Like any other room in your home, your bathroom needs to have a theme of some sort. This could be determined by what you want from it, such as a relaxing space and creating a zen-like theme, or you may just want to focus on colors. This can help you when it comes to choosing the materials you want for your bathroom, as well as things like tiles, paint colors, etc. Websites like Pinterest will be brimming with inspiration, as well as using social media like Instagram to find designer bathrooms to help you decide on the things you may like in yours.
Get the professionals in for the tough jobs
A bathroom renovation is not an easy thing to go through, so you may want to ensure that you do the bigger parts of the job right. You will want to avoid leaking pipes in the future so a quick look online to highlight the best plumbers will identify ones local to you that can take on the job. Installation of the bathroom suite itself may also need some extra pair of hands to help you move things along quickly.
Be aware that this room can blow the budget if you aren’t careful
Sometimes we can forget that the bathroom can also be a very expensive renovation to take on. You may save and do your coatings – paint, etc, but this room can also be the one that blows your budget if you are not careful. Pipework that was overlooked, labor costs spiraling out of control. It is always a good idea to have a contingency budget, just in case.
Make use of the space you have
Finally, you need to make sure you use up the space you have in the very best ways. Bathrooms can be on the small side, so you need to ensure you plan things carefully, to ensure you don’t overdo it. Kitchen designers often do bathrooms as well. Consult with one to ensure the fixtures will work well in your space.
I hope that these tips help you to avoid a DIY disaster when it comes to your bathroom renovation.