6 Tips for Renovating Your Bathroom
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Published by TOP4 Team
A bathroom that looks great and works well can add considerable value to your home and the quality of your life. Whether you are creating a functional family bathroom or a relaxing retreat, apart from plumbing and electrical work carried out by qualified tradespeople, bathroom renovation is within the scope of the average handyperson.
The following tips will have you soaking up the daily rewards of your dream bathroom in no time.
Identify your needs.
Decide on what you would like to change about your existing bathroom and be clear about your immediate needs, while thinking about any possible lifestyle changes in the future. List your must-haves and ‘lust’-haves. You can even compile a scrapbook if you want.
Plan your space.
Measure everything: from walls, windows, doors, spaces, ceiling heights, doorway widths, plumbing, storage spaces to toilets. Plot the outline of your bathroom on a graph paper (a scale of 10cm to 1m works well) including all windows, doors and outlets. Cut out shapes representing things you will be adding to see how they fit, and play with different layouts.
Set your budget.
Once you have worked out your plan, you need to decide on a budget. With full renovations, the trick is to select a theme to match your spending. Alternatively, you can go for a partial makeover by refreshing up less expensive items.
Choose your look.
Bunnings Warehouse has a range of fully coordinated looks to help you decide on a style that best suits your home, aims and budget. Take note of all product details, including dimensions and installation requirements, so you can advise your installer. Hello
Consult a professional.
At certain stages during your project, you will need to call in a professional to help you decide on a style that best suits your home, aims and budget. Take note of all product details, including dimensions and installation requirements, so you can advise your installer.
Select the finishing touches.
It is important for you to keep a keen eye on the progress of your projects to ensure that you are happy with the quality of work. It is also a good time to think about finishing touches you might add to create extra colour, texture and warmth.