Bathroom Renovations

Renovations on BathroomOften known as the smallest room in the house room, the bathroom can still benefit from a makeover, just as much as any other room. Bathrooms are often a place to relax, especially in a warm soothing bubble bath. Whatever your budget, you can make changes that will help transform your bathroom, and not at a great expense. Not only will it improve your home, but it may also add value to your home.

1. Budgeting should be your first consideration.

A major factor to take into account is your budget. How much you spend, depends on the work involved, and whether or not you decide to hire a professional. Do you need to replace the existing fittings, or is it just a quick decoration? Make a budget, and try to remain within your limits.

2. DIY or Professionals.

This will depend on your own skills set. It’s better to pay someone to plumb in a shower, than make a mess of it yourself. If you don’t have the skills, don’t tackle it. It could end up costing more in the long run, to hire someone to fix your mess.

3. Do you need a bath?

If it’s a small bathroom, consider removing the bath, and having a walk in shower. If you have a large bathroom, then you would probably want both, but you will be amazed how well you can do without a bath. Consider a wet room, which involves completely tiling the floor and walls with a drain point for the water.

4. Shower Type.

Do you prefer an independent electric shower, which heats the water on demand? Or perhaps a mixer type shower, that runs from the furnace? Power showers can add a little extra luxury to your daily routine, but they can be expensive to run.

5. Re-Tile or Not?

Once you begin hacking old tiles from the walls or floor, who knows what damage you, might do or what lies beneath them? If they’re old, then they could be set in concrete, so beware!

6. Hiding pipes.

Most modern contemporary bathrooms will be minimalistic, with intrusive parts, such as pipes, being hidden. This usually involves boxing them in, and is a simple carpentry task. Beware though, to leave easy access in case they spring a leak.

7. Privacy.

We all like our privacy in the privy. Avoid glass doors, they make guests feel uncomfortable.

8. Heating.

There’s nothing worse than bathing in a cold room. Ensure your bathroom has adequate heating, either as part of the present duct air system, if fitted, or a suitable individual heater, such as a towel radiator.

9. Damp.

Tackle it as soon as you can, because it will spread. Always make sure you have adequate vents fitted, and an extractor fan, especially if you don’t have a window.

10. Color.

Try to add a calm soothing color system, with no vivid colors. Consider pastels to keep the color scheme light and airy.

Hopefully, some of these tips may give you inspiration to renovate your bathroom. Even if you just decide to decorate, you’ll be surprised just how much a simple coat of paint can improve any room, even the tiniest of bathrooms.

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