6 Simple Tricks To Help You Renovate Your Bathroom Without The Hassle
Tuesday 31th March, 2020 – Return to Bathroom Blogs
Ready to take the plunge and finally renovate your old, outdated bathroom? This is no small feat, especially if you’re attempting to achieve amazing results, hassle free. Before getting sucked into the process there are a few tricks to think about to assure that it’s all smooth sailing once things kick off.
Plan ahead and be prepared
Before committing to anything, do your research. Draw up plans and try out different layouts and variations until you end up with a space that suits your lifestyle perfectly. Before your renovation begins you should be absolutely sure your plan matches the expectation you’ve set out to avoid hassle and disappointment.
Take time choosing your fittings and fixtures
Take time to choose the perfect fixtures and fittings for your new bathroom design. Consider in advance your plans for tiling, lighting, mirrors, vanities, tubs and showers before committing to the renovation. There’s no worse feeling than paying your contractor to install expensive tiling across your entire bathroom and then being unhappy with the results. Pick out your new fixtures, then a week later revisit your choices to make sure you’re 100% happy with your decision. Figuring out you don’t like something before it’s installed will save you hassle and money in the future.
Keep the future in mind when designing
Avoid having to re-renovate later on down the line and anticipate what your life may look like in the next five years. If you’re redesigning a new bathroom and planning to fall pregnant the following year, plan your renovation with this in mind. While a waterfall tub may seem like an incredible idea at the time, it might not be in a few years when you have a toddler running around the house.
Set a realistic budget
Creating a realistic budget is the most important part of any renovation. One of the most stressful parts of a reno is going over budget and to avoid this as much as possible, don’t be overly ambitious with your plan. While everyone loves saving money, be realistic on the features you want vs. what you are willing to spend. Installing granite is going to be far more expensive than concrete and these are factors you must consider when setting a budget.
And set aside extra money in case you go over budget
Let’s be honest, issues always arise during a renovation. From unexpected leaks and water damage to unsafe materials and foundation cracks, there’s a long list of renovation headaches that can occur. While the thought of budgeting more money for these kinds of issues may be frustrating, it will save you the hassle of having to come up with the cash after the fact.
Call in a team of professionals
Bathroom renovations can be incredibly stressful, even when you are fully prepared to take one on. Take the stress out of your bathroom renovation and source a highly qualified team of designers and contractors. Ark Bathrooms specialises in bathroom renovations and touch-ups. Browse our gallery of beautiful bathrooms for more inspiration on what you can achieve in your home. For more information on how we can help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams, call 1300 161 655 or 0421 011 214 or use our online contact form.