Looking to tear out those dated tiles and that blue bidday? Take a look at our tips when renovating your bathroom.
Sketch it out
First thing’s first, get your tape measure out and put a pen to paper. Draw the floor plan of the bathroom with the correct measurements so you know where to put things.
Create your vision
Get on Pinterest and create a mood board for your desired look, magazine clippings and any other inspiration. Make sure you have a clear idea of what you want to create. Modern or traditional? Statement or neutral tiling? Ask yourself these questions before you start, to help make clear decisions later.
Stick to your guns
Once the design is finalised don’t change it, you must stick to it. Show your plan to your electrician, tiler and plumber when it’s in its early stages. Then they will be able to show you the areas that need to change before your plan is set in stone.
Mix and Match
Stick with the same style baths, showers and sinks and mix and match from various suppliers, to get the best prices. This will help keep costs low and no one will know unless the styles differ largely. If you’re in love with a bath from one supplier but their basic sinks are too expensive, don’t be afraid to look elsewhere for your sink.
Barter for your bath
Don’t be afraid to haggle. Even big high street retailers can be negotiable on prices.
Don’t be worried about spending money on good waterproofing. Tile backboards are 100% waterproof when taped and jointed. Having proper waterproofing will save you money in the long run against leaks and water damage.
Think about ventilation it’s all very well creating a beautiful bathroom but without proper ventilation, it’s not going to last long before you run into trouble.
Make sure you’re picking reputable tradespeople, use a website like trustatrader.com or use tradespeople recommended by friends and family so you can see examples of their work first hand.
· Traders that ask for upfront cash payments, this indicates cash flow problems or that merchant’s won’t give them credit to pay for supplies.
· Any reputable builder should have no problem signing a simple contract with you and a third party to make sure agreed work is on schedule.
Heat it up
Everyone loves the look of towel rail radiators but bear in mind they were designed to heat the towel and not the space. If you are looking for both, the best option would be a radiator that will give you both like this one Click Here
Remember to think about storage, you may want that sleek minimalist look but it will soon be clogged full of your bottles and pots if you don’t include storage space. Include storage that’s fitted into the sink or bathroom mirror, this will help keep things looking crisp. Take a look at this sink with storage Click Here
Good luck with your home transformations and don’t forget to tag us in your before and after pictures on Instagram @manningstainton