Once you’ve decided it’s time to renovate your bathroom, it’s tempting to rush out to a bathroom showroom and buy your dream fixtures. But that approach can lead to renovation hassles and a higher cost.
With a few key considerations, you can turn your bathroom renovation into a faster, less costly affair with great results.
Style: Your bathroom should match both the style of your home and your taste. When in doubt, go with classic styles and clean lines and choose inviting colours that will continue to be popular years from now, but which also suit your tastes.
Space: Some people are fortunate to have large bathrooms. Knowing your space limitations from the beginning gives you a better idea of what’s feasible.
Layout: Some renovations can make a bathroom worse. If a room is poorly designed to begin with, simply replacing the fixtures with today’s larger models could make the room more cramped. Consider how you use the bathroom, you may find that your needs and wants are different and you may need to adjust your goals accordingly.
Lighting: Ever tried to shave or apply makeup with a single overhead light? Recessed lighting is popular in modern bathrooms, but you should also install ample lighting over the shower and bathroom vanity.
Maintenance: No one enjoys cleaning the bathroom. Choose surfaces and fixtures that resist stains, mold, and water marks to make maintenance less frequent and cleaning easier.
Top Considerations for a Bathroom Renovation. Keep Your Bathroom Renovations on a Budget.
You’ve heard the horror stories about bathroom renovations that ballooned in time and budget. Don’t fear, it is possible to hold to a budget by following a few simple tips:
- Select all your major pieces at the same time. Buying your bathroom fittings together will ensure that they match.
- Shop early and stick with your choices. Nothing blows a budget faster than changing your mind about the vanity two days before it’s due to be installed.
- Bathroom trends change quickly. Skip the trendy fittings, you can’t go wrong with bathroom fittings that will remain popular for many years.
- Purchase quality bathroom fixtures for the Long-Term.
Spend a few extra dollars to get quality fixtures that will last for years with minimal maintenance.
A bathroom renovation is a daunting task, but a little thought and careful planning keeps it from being overwhelming. For the latest in quality bathroom fittings and other bathroom design advice, visit our showroom in Mt Gravatt.