If you want to renovate your bathroom then you will know what a thrilling experience it can be. That being said, you also need to make sure that it goes to plan. If your bathroom renovation is riddled with mistakes and bad choices then this will compromise the end result and you may even find that you don’t end up adding value to your property as a result. Want to avoid all of that? Then this is the guide for you.
Not Planning Ahead
Some projects do not take a lot of thought or planning. That being said, your bathroom is not one of them. When it comes to your bathroom renovation, you have to think about electricals, different floor tiles, wall tiles and surface materials. You also need to think about how the components work with each other, so you can make sure that you avoid colour clashes later down the line. If you want to help yourself here then it is imperative that you plan. You need to draw up some plans and you also need to work out where you want everything to go. If you don’t then you may find that you end up not getting the result you want.
Not Visualising your Design
Technology has made it easier than ever to plan your bathroom renovation. It’s a mistake for you not to take advantage of the tools that are available at your disposal. If you want to make sure that your design is solid then you need to try and use photorealistic renderings and you also need to try and work with your contractor to make sure that they approve of your plan. Remember that your contractor will have probably worked on many bathrooms in the past, so they may be able to offer you a lot of advice in regard to how your bathroom is going to look.
Focusing on the Finishes
It’s completely understandable that you will want to give a lot of thought to the finishes that you are looking at. That being said, you need to consider the smaller things too. Choosing the right colour is important for your paint, but what about your tiles? Do they need sanded grout or non-sanded grout? Do you have to seal it? By thinking about things like this, you can then make sure that you are getting the best result out of your renovation, especially if you are trying to tackle various elements of it yourself.
Not considering the after effects
Another oversight people make when renovating their bathroom is what happens after it’s all installed and looking fab. Unfortunately, bathrooms can go from looking sparkly and new, to crusty and tarnished very quickly if your home suffers from limescale. To keep your glorious new bathroom looking at its best and avoiding repairs or replacement earlier than they need to be, check how hard your water is as it’s the minerals in the water that is the cause of limescale. You may not have to perform a test if you’ve tackled limescale for years. Assuming that limescale is a problem, consider installing a water softener which will remove the minerals freeing you from limescale. And it’s not just in the bathroom, but the kitchen, your appliances, heating system and even your skin and hair will benefit too.
Wasting your Budget
A lot of people tend to underestimate costs when it comes to renovation projects. If you want to avoid this then you need to work out your budget, or anticipated cost and then add 25% on top. If you do this then you give yourself the opportunity to pivot at a later date, should you change your mind about a particular finish or should you want to make changes to the plumbing. Little things like this can make a huge difference to the general look and feel of your bathroom so be mindful of that if you can.