7 Top Tips for Your Bathroom Makeover

October 5, 2022

The bathroom is one of the top rooms in the home that are ideal for remodelling. Compared to the kitchen, bathrooms are smaller, which makes the project quicker and possibly cheaper.

But sometimes, when looking to give your bathroom a-well needed makeover, homeowners often become overwhelmed by the choices and decisions they have to make.

 

 

Many considerations go into planning and designing a new bathroom, from style, tiling, installations and more. We have narrowed down to the top ten key points to take into consideration when preparing for a bathroom makeover.

 

1. Setting a Budget

 

 

When preparing to take on a brand new project into the style and design you want, it’s important to remember you’re making an investment into your home. But, bathroom transformations can cost as much as you let it, without setting a budget your project can spiral and cost can become out of control.

To avoid this, you’ll need to factor in everything, from the cost of tiles to the bathtub. It is important to note the cost of labour as well.

To create a budget, make sure you take these things into consideration:

  • Are you looking to sell your home in the future?
  • Do you want to change your location of plumbed items – e.g. toilet, sink etc.
  • What are your essential bathroom features

 

 

2. Type of Bathroom

 

 

When designing a new bathroom, it is important to remember that bathrooms can come in various layouts and sizes.

Having a interior designer on-board can inform you of what you can achieve with your given bathroom space. Perhaps highlighting what possibilities you’ve missed;

  1. Standard Bathroom: Simply, a bathroom that contains; sink, toilet, bath, shower 9or both).
  2. Half-Bath: This consists of a small space that only has a sink and a toilet. This is a good option if you’re adding a secondary bathroom to your home, so if you have guests in your home they can use this secondary room rather than the main-bathroom.
  3. Wet-Room: This type of bathroom has no separate cubicle for the shower, instead it’s a completely waterproofed room, from floor to cabinets and walls.

3. Design

 

 

Make sure when you’re beginning your initial planning period that you take into account your design in the long-term future.

For instance, in the future would your bathroom still satisfy your current tastes as well as possible clients you may sell your house on to? If you don’t see yourself living in your current home forever, steer away from trends – trends go in and out of style all the time, do something buyer friendly.

 

4. Luxury Choices

 

 

When you’re planning your bathroom make-over, if you budget allows it, you could add a few extras to make your space more re-vamped. Here are a few options; Heated Floor, Motion-Detection Faucets, Custom Showers, Heated-Towel Rail.

If you’re keen to add value to your property with your bathroom remodel, then adding one or two of these smart additions – which sometimes aren’t as expensive as you think.

 

5. Lighting Matters

 

Lighting in a bathroom is essential but also something that most people don’t give a second-thought to. But having bad-lighting will completely destroy the look and utlilty of the space.

Whether you got for natural lighting from nearby windows or skylights, or artificial lighting like LED’s or dimmers, it is key to avoid harsh light sources.

 

6. Ventilation


Bathrooms are naturally prone to dampness and mould if not ventilated properly. Especially if your bathroom has a bath or a shower, building code requires that you have good ventilation

Ventilation comes in the forms of windows or window vents, or exhaust fans which can be installed.

Windows are the easiest source of ventilation if they already exist in your bathroom space, but there is the inconvenience of keeping your windows open throughout the year to keep the damp out- especially during the winter!

Vented exhaust fans on the other hand are possibly a better solution to ventilation requirements. Plus your contractor should advise you where they should be installed for the most effective airflow.

 

7. Flooring

 

When designing your bathroom, you need to pick bathroom flooring with is designed for daily bathroom use. Usually, some of the materials that are ideal for bathroom flooring are; porcelain tile, vinyl planks or tile, or ceramic tile.


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