Today’s bathrooms are no longer the smallest room in the house. This important place not just caters to the needs of all family members, but it has also become a great place for relaxation and pampering. Renovating your old bathroom is an ideal way to transform your ordinary looking space. Bathroom renovations or remodelling can add substantial value to your home and provide you with good returns if you choose to sell your house. Whether you want to renovate your bathroom just to add aesthetic beauty to it, or enhance its functionality, it is important that you proper planning and budgeting. Here are some important tips to consider when redesigning your bathroom.
Set a budgetBefore you start planning new design for your bathroom, the first step is to set an estimated amount that you are willing to spend on renovation. This will give you a fair idea on how much is your budget and things and changes you can afford in your bathroom remodelling.Practical planningWhile planning a bathroom remodel, it’s very important that you start with a plan and follow it very precisely. Take account of the tangible considerations, such as measurement of the available space, size and style of room, position of the doors and windows, ease of cleaning and any other structural features to consider when planning your bathroom. Take the time to actually plan out your bathroom remodel for the best results. This way you don’t end up having to go back and do things over and again.
Find out what new features you want to add to your existing bathroom, and what things you need to change in your bathroom. Make a list of things (fixtures, furniture etc.) you need to buy for redesigning your bathroom.
Do comparison shopping
Another mistake that you need to avoid is purchasing without doing some research or doing some comparison shopping. Look at the various options and try to find the best deal on bathroom items. Compare shops at websites as well as traditional shops to see where you can get the best deal on the products that you want for your bathroom remodel.
Opt for minimal work
The cost of labour can account for up to 66 percent of the cost of a bathroom renovation. You can reduce the cost of labour by doing some handy tasks by yourself. If your budget is not too much, design your bathroom renovation in such a way that requires the minimal work possible. Activities such as moving the plumbing and electrical wiring can add additional work to your bathroom renovation.
Think about storage
Just like in any other room, proper storage is essential to store your toiletries, towels, medicines etc. You need enough room in your bathroom to hide all this stuff, so that your bathroom looks neat and tidy. Find out how much space you require in your bathroom. Do you want separate storage space for each family member?
Go for quality
Getting a good quality bath tub, or shower head will be vital to how you will feel in your newly designed bathroom. Quality comes at a price. But, good quality fixtures and other bathroom products will not just provide good ambience in the bathroom, but they will need less maintenance, thus saving you money in the long run.
Light up your space
Ventilation and lighting are another important aspects of any bathroom. Address each zone to get the lighting just right. You want to create an ambience but at the same time have sufficient light for different zones. You can use chandeliers, wall scones or recessed lights for more dramatic effect. Consider recessed lighting over the shower for better illumination while you are bathing. Just make sure the lights are rated for the bathroom.
Your bathroom should be free of mould. It should be warm in winter and cool in summer.
Splurge a little
If you are fortunate enough to have a lot of space and money to work with, indulge some luxury in to the bathroom. Include a dressing room, make up vanity or a large comfortable chair in your haven for privacy and relaxation. If money is a concern, you can splurge on just one feature that you love that will define the look and feel of your new bathroom.