Renovating your bathroom is an exciting project. Although it might seem simple at first glance, don’t be fooled. It requires a lot of thought, planning and style research. If you are thinking of modernizing your home, whether on a small or large scale, here are some ideas for renovating your bathroom.
Renovating your bathroom starts with good planning
Good planning is essential to maximize your investment when renovating your bathroom. Your priorities should be functionality, durability, ease of maintenance and comfort. To this end, it is vital to determine your needs and those of any other occupants and to establish a well-defined budget so that you avoid the risk of unexpected incurred costs.
The larger your family, the more storage space and equipment you need. If more than one person uses the bathroom at the same time, you should arrange the space accordingly. Similarly, your budget should cover every aspect of your renovation project: plumbing, electricity, cabinets, furniture, sinks, siding and the cost of any external services you may require if you want to hire a contractor.
Compartmentalize and optimize space in a bathroom
A well-designed bathroom should include some essential elements, starting with the toilet area. Ideally, this area should be located in the least visible part of the room. The current trend is to separate it from the rest of the space, either with walls and a door or with a partition. The second essential element in your bathroom is of course the shower or bath area. Finally, you will need to think about where to add one or more sinks.
The variety of material choices
There are virtually countless products on the market and just as many choices in terms of fittings and materials, even when it comes to renovating a small bathroom. Whatever you do, make quality a priority.
Modern baths can be enclosed, round, freestanding or extra deep. When choosing the bathtub, the available space is the first factor to consider. The same goes for the shower. Would a round, corner, square, rectangular or closed shower fit best?
Consider changing your toilet too if it is getting older. Old toilets can use up to 20 litres of water per flush, whereas today’s models use an average of only 6 litres.
For your cabinets and counters, choose materials that are water and moisture resistant. Melamine is both affordable and versatile. PVC too, while glass adds light and is easy to clean. Include as many drawers as possible in your renovation. You should be able to store everything easily without too much clutter, so be generous with storage space.
Make your bathroom renovation a success
Do-it-yourself renovation is a good way to save on professional labour costs. However, it is also a good way to cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home if not done properly.
So, unless you are a plumber, carpenter or experienced electrician, you should use a qualified professional. They will be responsible for carrying out the work properly in compliance with the applicable safety standards.
Are you looking for a company to renovate your bathroom? Contact Excellence Construction Renovation. Our experts will be happy to provide you with support for your project.