Does the thought of a new bathroom project feel like a daunting task to you?
Whether you’re planning to live in your home for years, or to sell, having a beautiful, functional bathroom pays huge dividends. Installing a new bathroom is a serious undertaking requiring quite an array of fittings and technical skill. Hence, it is important to carefully plan from the start to prevent costly mistakes. Here is a bathroom planning guide to help you plan your own bathroom project.
1. Assess your bathroom needs
Start by setting out your key priorities, whether you want an en-suite, guest, family or spa-style bathroom. A bigger family or spa bathroom will need more detailed specifications and fittings. Then determine the kind of space you hope to achieve as this will affect the fixtures, fittings and color scheme you choose.
2. Plan the layout
Next, you need the layout to ensure that the tile or idea of the bath you have in mind will fit. Draw an outline of the room you’re working with and experiment with different layout options before settling on one. Take time to think about the best layout for your lifestyle. It’s a great idea to visit a local bathroom showroom for advice.
3. Make a decision on your style
Work out the style you want, whether it’s industrial, traditional, black and white, vintage or natural? The best way is to collate inspirational pictures of bathrooms, colors, cabinetry and tapware you like. This should help you see a common theme which will direct your focus. Choosing your style early will help narrow down the choice of fittings to consider.
4. Select your tiles
Now think about what will make your bathroom stand out. Do you want a feature tile or you want to keep the bathroom simple and streamlined? If the bath is the feature, you need to consider large format tiles on the walls behind the bath. Ensure the choices you make do not compete with one another.
5. Work out your budget
Before commencing, make sure you have an idea of how much you’re willing to spend. It’s always wise to have a contingency buffer as most renovations don’t progress according to plan. For the average bathroom, items you need to budget for include carpentry work, plumbing, electrical, waterproofing, tiling, and painting materials plus labor and bathroom accessories.
6. Decide on the level of service you want
Some bathroom companies offer everything from planning and installation to decorating. While this may not be the cheapest option, it can repay in terms of the speed, quality, and ease of your project. You may alternatively design your bathroom, buy your own fittings, and hire a plumber or builder to work to your plan.
Where to go for all your bathroom solutions?
Call Belle Bathrooms, Sydney’s leading bathroom design, and renovation experts. Our staff at Belle Bathroom renovations in Sydney is highly dedicated to providing you with quality and affordable bathroom solutions that are individually designed and constructed to suit the customer’s personal style and needs. Email us on email@example.com call us today on 02 8865 9291.