A bathroom is one of the rooms in any home where you can add a huge amount of value to your property when done right. It’s also one of the most well-used rooms in the home, so it’s essential to make sure that the family bathroom works for you. It’s also the place that many people relax and unwind in at the end of the day, it’s a proven fact that being in the water like a warm bath, or even a shower, can help you destress after a tough day in the office.
Of course, it can cost some money to renovate your bathroom completely, but by following some of the golden rules, you can ensure that any renovation you undertake will be the right one. With that in mind, here’s what you should be considering.
Consider the space you have to work with
One of the first things to consider would be the space you have in your bathroom. Some of them are not forgiving on having ample space, which is why you may need to be clever with your design ideas. Consider how the space is used right now and where things are positioned. Does the layout work for you? This will help you create the right design aspect for your bathroom suite.
Think about your budget to ensure you don’t overspend
With any work you undertake in your home, it’s important to consider the financial side of things. After all, not all of us are blessed with bottomless pits of money, do they even exist? A budget is important to ensure that you stick within the guidelines that you are comfortable in. A bathroom renovation can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be, and also depending on what work needs to be done.
How will you decorate the bathroom?
When it comes to decorating your bathroom, there are so many options to consider. Firstly you could just consider painting the walls, this could be done in a serene colour palette of calming shades like white or pastel colours.
Or you may want to think about tiling options. There are some amazing designs that can be bought from the trendsetting subway tile to smaller mosaic details. You can also by boarding for the walls that give off the effect of being tiled when actually they are simply wall panels. They are easy to install and look stylish, and can often cost a fraction of the price of full on tiling. The issue with tiling is that you need to consider the manpower and labour costs alongside the actual tile costs. However, it is your bathroom, and you need to make a careful consideration as to how you decorate as this can have an effect on the whole renovation. If you are looking for some bathroom inspiration websites like Pinterest are a great place to start.
Make sure the toilet isn’t the first thing you see
Many designers would agree that when it comes to considering the position and layout of your bathroom, it’s worth trying to avoid the first thing you see as you walk through the door being the toilet. The bathroom is far more than that, it’s a place to relax, a place to pamper, as well as being the room to wash, etc.
Bathtub, shower, or both?
Depending on what space you have to work with, another design feature and layout consideration would be whether you opt for a bathtub, a shower or both. Either standalone ones or something built in. When it comes to showers, there are so many different options that you could consider, that you may need to think about the logistics of water. This is when you could create a wet room effect with a shower option. A bathtub is always seen as indulgent, and definitely something to consider if you like to relax in the water. If you have the space having separate ones can be really user-friendly, but these days a combined overhead shower in the bath is still a great feature and gives you the best of both worlds.
Shop around for a bathroom suite that works for you
A bathroom renovation can be an expensive thing to take on. Of course, it’s always advisable to shop around for the best deals when it comes to the purchase of your suite. If you are savvy enough, you could hunt out discount codes or use vouchers towards your purchase. If a particular discount offers a percentage off this can be a huge saving for you overall. You could also consider purchasing a bathroom suite online. Especially if you know what you are looking for. The best advice would be to visit showrooms and get a feel for the size and quality of the bathroom suite you want, and then you can hunt out the best price online. You would be surprised to know that even websites like eBay have brand new bathroom suites online at a huge saving from the high street. As long as you can take delivery of it and have somewhere to store it until you need it, and can have it fitted into the room by yourself or a local tradesman, then you could save yourself a fair bit of money.
Consider the finer details to ensure you give it the wow factor
Some of the things you need to think about to finish off your bathroom renovation are the finer details that will bring the whole design together. Things like mirrors for your bathroom, heated towel rails, storage and even vanity units. All of which will make the bathroom easy to use as well as looking super stylish and modern.
Don’t forget some of the accessories to help style the interior
Finally, make sure you think about the other accessories like the towels you use, the little trinkets that may be displayed on window sills or on shelves. They can really help bring a theme to life.
I hope these tips help you with any bathroom renovation you may undertake in the future.