16 Jan Renovating A Bathroom: Top Tips
Renovating a bathroom of any size can be a big job, especially if you’re carrying out a complete refurb of the family bathroom. There is so much to think about, from pipework and water pressure, to bathroom furniture style and tile colour. Luckily, Bespoke Bathrooms are here to lend you their expertise!
Read on for our top tips on how to renovate a main bathroom…
Renovating a bathroom can be costly. Draw up your budget before you start looking at bathroom ware, and include installation into the cost where you can. Decide whether you want to go for a high end, mid range or low cost bathroom. Have a look at products online to get an idea of what kind of manufacturer you want to go for and the prices of their items. Another good idea is to ring around and find out costs if you’re using a company for installation or project management.
Sounds simple enough, but the design process can be an overwhelming experience for many people. Designing a bathroom doesn’t just mean thinking about how it looks, but more importantly, how it functions. What are the things you want to get from your bathroom? For instance, do you want to have a heated towel rail next to the shower, so you can step out straight into a cosy, warm towel? Perhaps you’d like to move the position of your shower cubicle to create more space, or have an area with a built-in vanity unit for storing toiletries and towels? We offer a site visit and draw up professional bathroom designs for a nominal fee, helping you to create a bathroom space that looks and functions how you want.
The Exciting Part
Next comes the bit that everybody loves the most: choosing your bathroom furniture, sanitary ware and accessories. If you’re unsure what kind of look to go for, there are plenty of excellent online magazines which showcase contemporary, traditional and unusual looks. Do you like uber minimalist and modern; French boudoir or old country house? Or perhaps you like to mix and match for a more eclectic feel? If you’re on a budget, there are a lot of great retailers out there who produce similar pieces to the higher end manufacturers. Once you’ve chosen your look, then you can find your furniture. If you want to renovate a main bathroom, do you require a double sink and vanity unit, a shower and bath; or just a single wall hung sink and a small cubicle shower? Do you want a tiled floor and wall, or part tiled? Because Bespoke Bathrooms orders sanitaryware in large quantities, we often have a price that won’t be beaten anywhere else.
If you’re having a complete bathroom refurb, all of your old sanitaryware, tiles and furniture will have to be ripped out, and walls will usually be stripped back. If you’re having a complete redesign in terms of layout, chances are you’ll have to get new pipework laid ready for connection to your new goods, and any electric wires that may need installing. This is usually the part where the walls are checked over and plastered if necessary. If you’re having your bathroom completely tiled, then chances are it won’t need plastering as well. Your bathroom fitter will usually then tile as much of the room as possible before the furniture and sanitary wear goes in.
We Love It When A Plan Comes Together
Next, sanitary ware is fitted and tiling completed around places like the sink and toilet. Furniture is placed correctly. If you’re having your walls painted, this is normally when it happens. And then it’s time for accessories, such as a beautiful wall-hung LED mirror, a heated towel radiator, or wall cabinet.
Once the dust has settled and been cleared away, toilet and shower installed, walls painted, and mirrors polished, it’s time for you to sit back, relax and enjoy your new bathroom!