Planning - sizing up your bathroom renovation options
So, you've decided to remodel the bathroom. Maybe the bathroom fixtures are old or the decor outdated, or you want a space that is more user friendly or better suited to your lifestyle, whatever your reason for undertaking a bathroom renovation project the first step in the process is planning. Before you even step foot inside a bathroom showroom or open up a bathroom design magazine you'll need to think about your budget, the size of the space, and importantly, what level of involvement you want to have in the project.When it comes to bathroom renovations, you have three choices:
You like the overall layout of your bathroom but the bathroom fixtures such as bathtub, shower, sink or tile have become worn, dull or the colour outdated. As long as the structure supporting the bathroom is in good condition and their aren't serious waterproofing issues, resurfacing, also called re glazing or refinishing, is a quick, efficient and cost-effective option for bathroom renovations.
Utilising existing layout and plumbing but replacing fittings, fixtures and/or tiling. This is the more common approach to bathroom renovation as it allows you to update the style and design of your bathroom, without having to make major structural, electrical or plumbing changes. Some people will choose to do simple remodelling projects like changing fittings (taps, etc.) themselves but projects such as retiling should be left to professionals. Even if you are only planning on updating fixtures, a professional bathroom designer and installer can be hired to help you make the most of the space and advise you on your product choices and manage the install. Keep in mind that the biggest expense of a renovation project is generally the cost of products you choose, not labour.
Compete tear-out/ changing the layout.
Sometimes a simple remodel just wont cut it. You're sick of navigating your way around the toilet to get to the shower, the lighting is poor or you haven't used the bath in years and would prefer to use the space for storage. While this option tends to be the more expensive renovation choice, due to the additional plumbing, electrical and carpentry work involved, it can make the experience of using your bathroom that much more pleasant. Plus a well designed bathroom will add value to your home.
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