Redesigning a bathroom can be a great way of adding value to your home, as well as making the space far more usable and versatile. But getting it right can be difficult if you are unsure of what steps to take to get the dream bathroom you have always wanted.
Step 1 – Choose your style
Do you favour a modern, contemporary style or do you prefer a more traditional look in the bathroom? What sits well with your home and its interior? Deciding on what style you like means you can direct your research in the right places.
Step 2 – Layout and Budget
Essentially, if you budget is tight then the moving of the key bathroom components can add significantly to the final cost of the project. If your budget is tight, you may be wise to leave things where they are but with some space saving techniques and installations, can mean that even in the same places, there can be more space added to the bathroom.
If the current layout works, then stick with it but if it could do with a complete overhaul, then your budget will need to take the strain.
Step 3 – Choose the finishes
The next choice will need to be the overall finish of the bathroom from the style of tile right through to the bathroom radiator. Again, match your finish with the style you decided upon in step 1.You also need to consider whether a bath and over shower, or just a shower is the approach you want to take. If you are thinking of selling your property, marketing it as a family home, a bath may be more appealing to buyers.
Step 4 – Finish the look with fixtures
From minimalist mixer taps, to the style of handle on any cupboard doors you are incorporating in the bathroom makes sure that everything sits well with each other. Mixing too many styles and colours can give the finished look a ‘jumbled’ appearance.
Step 5 – Hire the contractor
Now that you have everything you need, you now need to hire a reliable, local and professional contractor to complete all the work. Online reviews are a great way of whittling down a long list of contenders, as are recommendations from family and friends.
The bathroom is an important room and it needs to be designed correctly in order for it to offer the functionality that you need from it – but adding your own touches can make it somewhere relaxing and peaceful too.