A bathroom is one of the rooms in the house that can add significant value when remodeled. They are also one of the most used rooms as well, especially if you just have the one family bathroom and many people vying to use it first thing. So you can see why fitting a new bathroom can be high on the DIY home improvement to do list. However, it isn’t the easiest of things to do one your own. So I thought I would share with you some of the things to consider before taking on such a big job.
Leave the plumbing to the experts
First of all, when it comes to the plumbing side of things, it is always recommended to get some local Plumbers in to fit the essential pieces of kit. The last thing you want is a burst pipe or things being connected incorrectly. As much as it may look quite simple things can go disastrously wrong. Especially if there is water involved. So unless you know your stuff call in the experts to do the dirty work.
Make sure the bathroom suite fits
When shopping for your new bathrooms suite and fixtures, it can be easy to get carried away with roll top baths and big vanity units. But before signing on the dotted line and exchanging funds make sure what you want fits into the room. The last thing you want is for a new bathrooms suite, which isn’t exactly cheap, arriving and not fitting where you need it to go. It’s simple to take a few measurements before you head to the store and stick with what you know will work. If you are unsure many bathroom stores will send someone out to help design the perfect bathroom for you.
Consider something that will last a while
Sometimes it can be so easy to get wrapped up in the latest trend, but when it comes to a bathroom, the simplest designs are the ones that stand the test of time. As remodeling a bathroom can be quite expensive, you won’t want to have to repeat it in a few years because your bathroom suddenly looks dated. It’s best to stick with timeless clean and modern finishes. This advice would be good if you plan to sell your house in the future.
Utilize the space as best you can
Finally, the last thing to consider would be to utilize the space you have as best you can. If this is your main family bathroom, then a few people will need to make use of it. It might be worth considering a separate shower and bath if you have space, meaning that more than one person can use it at one time. It’s always good to have plenty of storage for towels, linen and wash products. These can all add up. This is where a design service could come in handy as they can recommend options you may not have been aware of. Or check out some ideas on websites like Pinterest, which are always jammed with home decor inspiration.
I hope this helps you have a smooth remodel of your bathroom.