The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. Whether you enjoy an invigorating shower or a calming and therapeutic bath, it is where you head in order to relax. As such, you want it to be just right.
Bathroom renovations are big and important projects that can really change your bathroom for the better. However, a bathroom renovation can be a difficult thing to achieve and it is best to seek out home renovation specialists for this reason. Here are just 5 mistakes to avoid when renovating your bathroom.
1) Getting your budget wrong
If you work with a home renovation specialist while planning your bathroom renovation, you can get to know the real price for things upfront.
Decide what features you want in your bathroom (shower, bath, bidet, wash basin, etc.). Once you have decided on this, work out your floorplan and also what materials you envisage using.
At this point, a home renovation specialist will give you an accurate idea of how much your plans will cost. For example, they will let you know the real price of that marble or quartz bathroom top you want – not just what you think it will be!
This helps a lot because you don’t get halfway through your renovation and then find you’re already way over your anticipated budget.
2) Going for the newest trend
Everybody likes to be in vogue and it is nice to embrace new fashions and ideas. However, a bathroom renovation is expensive and time-consuming. You don’t want to style your bathroom in a certain design and then find that it’s out of date in a year or two.
Sticking with a classic style is always the best option. If you want to be a bit fashionable with the paint, shower curtains or light fixtures then this is possibly an option, but for more permanent things—bath, tiling, flooring, wash basin—it’s best to go for designs that are tried and tested.
3) Think of the small details, not just the ‘wow’ factor.
Yes, you want your bathroom to look just as you envisage it. You want to walk in and think how perfect it is. However, you also want it to function correctly.
The lights you’ve chosen – do they adequately light the room? What about the ventilation? Is that adequate for the design you’ve chosen?
Always think of the practical side of your room, not just the aesthetics.
4) Rearranging the plumbing
It is always possible to move the plumbing around your needs. However, just because you can move something, doesn’t mean you should move something.
Moving the plumbing is costly and can be very time-consuming. It’s also often major work that causes weeks of upheaval in your home. As such, if you can avoid moving the plumbing, then it’s really advantageous.
If you are determined to move the plumbing then make sure you remain within your budget, as this process can get very pricy!
5) Don’t forget to make a room you enjoy.
It’s important that the room functions well and that the design is smart and aesthetically pleasing. However, the other big question is ‘Are you happy with it?’
There are many bespoke adaptations and custom ideas that a home renovation specialist can implement for you. So don’t hold back!
If you’re looking for a home renovation specialist then get in touch. We have many years of experience in bathroom renovation and can easily help you achieve the design you want.