A bathroom upgrade can do soooooo much for your home. Firstly, it’s a great way of adding value to your property. Even if you’re not planning on selling right now, it’s beneficial for the future. Secondly, a new bathroom can improve the living experience and make your house seem more modern and gorgeous.
Now, your bathroom upgrade is entirely of your own design. You can decide how it looks and what theme you’re choosing. However, there are some dos and don’ts you might want to consider…
Do: Focus on functionality
While the aesthetic design of your bathroom is important, let’s not forget about the functionality! You need to design a bathroom that is functional and provides all the main things you need from a bathroom. For instance, it has to offer ample storage space for all the various bathroom products. It should also include some obvious things – like a sink and a shower/bath.
Don’t: Forget about the windows
Here, you’re mainly thinking about the privacy offered by the windows. Will you use the same glass as the rest of your house? Of course not! Anyone can look into your bathroom and see you in the shower. Instead, you need to find a suitable option that maintains privacy while still ensuring you see lots of natural light. Frosted windows are a fantastic example of this, but others also exist.
Do: Hire some experts to install your bathroom furniture
Bathroom furniture basically refers to all the various objects and things in the bathroom. If you’re upgrading your shower, you will need to remove the old one and install the new one. The same goes for the toilet, sink – anything else. It makes sense to work with a company that specialises in bathroom renovation projects as they can install everything for you. It’s much safer than if you do it yourself, largely because there are all sorts of plumbing concerns to worry about. If you tried to install a bath in your house, you could mess up the pipes and cause leaks. Play it safe; hire some experts to handle these jobs.
Don’t: Forget to make arrangements
What does this mean? I’m talking about the arrangements you make while your bathroom is being upgraded. For instance, where will you go to the toilet if your current bathroom is being worked on? If you have another toilet in your house, then that’s fine. Some homes have more than one bathroom, so you can shower and do everything in the second bathroom while the other one gets renovated. If you don’t have the luxury of a second toilet/bathroom, you have to make arrangements to stay comfortable. Perhaps you can ask a family member or neighbour for some assistance? Regardless, you need to have some sort of plan in place before any work begins!
For me, bathroom renovations are brilliant additions to any home. The bathroom is one of the best rooms to upgrade as there are so many things to do with it. If you moved into your house 10 years ago, the chances are your bathroom is wildly out of fashion and you’ll be amazed at the upgrades you can make.