Top 6 Bathroom Renovation Considerations

Renovating your bathroom is not an easy task. In fact, it can often be a source of arguments and disagreements with your partner. Fortunately, since you have stumbled across this blog post, you are already one step ahead of the game if you take into account some of the following considerations listed.

 

No budget

When thinking of renovating, it is crucial you come up with a budget and stick to it. If you don’t have a budget you may find yourself deep in debt when it comes to paying for the renovation. Include a buffer of 10-15% in case of unexpected costs. Another advantage of having a budget ensures that everything you have included in the cost is what you want to change and if you find out it is a less than budgeted, you can go ahead and change other things you decided to leave out.

 

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Replacing everything

It is very easy when renovating that you want to replace everything and start fresh. Though this can be plausible if you have an unlimited cash supply and happen to hate everything currently in your bathroom, it is not often the case. Some things you are able to get away with painting over and making it look new and modern, for example, tiles, bathtubs and sinks if they are only a few years old and you are happy to keep them.

 

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Poor work and finishes

Many people may decide to spend a lot of money on the big-ticket items such as the bathroom vanity, toilet, shower but the small fixtures such as tapware and handles may be of poorer quality in an effort to save money here and there. Ensure you do not select the cheapest finish available to you if you want them to stand the test of time and don't plan on replacing it within the next five years.

 

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Outsourcing everything

Although it may seem like a great idea to call in a professional for every aspect of your bathroom renovation, some small jobs may be more cost-effective to complete yourself. There are many DIY videos you can find on the internet and you may end up saving yourself thousands of dollars by doing it yourself. Of course, with tasks such as electrical work, ensure to bring in a professional as you want it done safely and correctly.

 

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Inadequate storage options

Much like kitchens, bathrooms will always benefit from more storage space. Keep your bathroom benchtop free of clutter and install ample cabinetry space to hide your towels and bathroom products.

 

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Check, double-check and triple-check your layout

You can tell your builder where you want things situated in your bathroom and they will draw up designs based on your plan but you must ensure that YOU have trialled and tested the measurements yourself. Go into your bathroom and think about how you use the space. Do you usually have your makeup sprawled out on your benchtop?

Go sit on your toilet and think about whether you require more legroom or if there is too much space wasted in that area. Even small things such as where the best spot to have your toilet paper due to your reach and accessibility are factors to definitely consider when starting from scratch.

 

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