What To Consider When Renovating Your Bathroom
When you consider the amount of time a family spends in the bathroom, it is important to ensure that any bathroom renovations planned for your Sydney property are carried out carefully – and made to last. Bathrooms may not be the largest room in a home, but when it comes to renovations they can be one of the most complex. When working with wet areas and a room with so much going on there are a lot of elements to consider which take into account design, budget and functionality.
Here are our top tips to consider.
Know your bathroom renovation budget
As boring as the sound of creating a budget may be, it’s definitely important. Renovating any area of your home is exciting, but it can be very time consuming and overly expensive unless you have a good idea of your financial limitations. Setting a budget ensures you keep your decision making realistic and you can allocate your money smartly towards what you will spend on tiles, fixtures and fittings.
Plan your new bathroom design completely, before you start
Before you start pulling out cabinets and removing tiles, it’s a great idea to have your new bathroom plan designed and locked in. And if your budget is limited, consider keeping the main design elements unchanged. This means ensuring the basin, bath, shower and toilet remain in their original places. Moving these larger items not only adds to your expenses but can be even more costly because of the need to adjust pipework.
Shop around for fixtures and fittings
Unless you are looking for a very unique design element for your bathroom renovation and there is only one store that manufactures your particular style of tile or shower head, it pays to shop around. There are plenty of homemaker, local hardware stores and even boutique décor shops around. What’s more, there’s an almost endless supply of ideas and purchasing opportunities on the Internet. Look out for sales, for discontinued lines and even for clearance items as you are bound to find the perfect fixtures and fittings that suit your tastes and budget.
Plumbing modifications require experts
Making adjustments to the layout of your bathroom when you’re redesigning requires the advice of an expert. Making changes to pipework, moving a toilet or even shifting the position of a sink may seem straightforward but unless a qualified plumber is undertaking the work, you could end up with a large repair expense that was not part of your budget.
If you are considering undertaking bathroom renovations in Sydney, chat to Gladesville Plumbing. Not only can the qualified plumbers advise you on how to best tackle your plans, but the team can be on call 24 hours a day in case you have an emergency.
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