Renovating a bathroom can be a costly undertaking, but it is also one that can make a huge difference in your life!
We use our bathrooms every day and if we have to look at ugly tiles or squeeze our way past a poorly placed vanity unit, it can definitely start to get old really quickly.
Let’s take a look at some of the things you should think about before getting started on your big project.
Whatever your reason for renovating your bathroom, it is a good idea to consider the effect that the work will have on the long-term resale value of your home. You do not want to do something that ends up leaving you out of pocket.
However, a stylish bathroom will make your house more attractive to potential buyers. So, if you get it right then a new bathroom could make your home a more attractive proposition and therefore, be more likely to sell in the first place.
If you are renovating and thinking about selling your house in the future, before you get started it is worth having a conversation with a realtor about what people in your area are looking for. You can then keep this in mind when you do the work.
It is very important to set a budget before you get started! Otherwise, you will see some gorgeous and expensive tiles and quickly find yourself justifying the expense because you have already fallen in love with them.
When setting your budget, as well as factoring in the cost of your new shower and tub, you should also include the cost of paint and tiles. Plus, you will need to factor in whether you will need to enlist the help of plumbing services to plumb in your new bathroom, even if you do the rest of it yourself.
It is easy to get swept away in all of the gorgeous room designs on Pinterest and feel completely overwhelmed by choice!
Take the time to think about how your bathroom gets used, and how it is likely to be used over the next few years. For example, if you have young children then the chances are that you will need a bath. However, if you do not, then perhaps you can get away with a huge walk-in shower instead.
Think about what storage you would like to have and how you would like the room to be laid out so that it makes sense to you.
Even if you have limited space you can still design a stunning small bathroom that feels larger than it actually is.
Think about how you light the space and what type of wallpaper you use. You can make good use of patterns to create a feeling of luxury. Finally, on a more practical note, think about your door. If you have a door that swings inwards into a small room it can take up a lot of space and cause problems for placing furniture or fittings – you can free up the room by replacing it with a sliding door or even by changing which way the door swings.