Bathroom Renovations & Installations
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Bathroom Renovations & Installations
The bathroom might be the smallest room in the house, but there’s no need for it to lack in flair, fun or creativity. Isn't it time for bathroom renovations?
Let’s have a look at some ideas to turn yours into an attractive, engaging space in which to wile away the hours, enjoying one of life’s simple pleasures.
Planning a Bathroom Renovation
Whether you want to renovate your old bathroom or plan to build a whole new one, first sit down and do some planning.
What sort of ambience do you want to achieve? Will your bathroom be stylish and sophisticated or funky and light? Moreover, will it reflect the design of the rest of your house? What is your budget? Who will do the installations for you?
Also, spend some time on the lay-out. Consider the amount of space around the shower, for example. This will determine whether you will need sliding doors, or ones that open outwards. The area in front of your toilet needs to be roomy enough that you can perch on your throne in comfort. Furthermore, create an area where you can stow away toiletries and other essentials.
There are endless options on how to use tiles in your décor. Most places have an extensive range of porcelain and ceramic tiles. Moreover, mosaics are now available in a dazzling array of possibilities. Consider incorporating them in marble, sandstone, glass or even stainless steel.
Bathroom plumbing & sanitary ware.
The main components of your bathroom will mostly depend on the size of the room and the size of your budget. You could walk away with an entry level set, complete with bath, basin and dual flush toilet for as little as R 2 400-00. Obviously, the cost escalates with more discerning styles.
Keep in mind that your renovation will be more costly if you want to change the placement of your sanitary ware. This will entail moving plumbing fixtures and water connections. Furthermore, in the event of new installation, you might need to break up your concrete foundation to install new drains.
Bathroom Fixtures Renovations
Upgrading your dated taps, railings and shower head will make a huge difference immediately. Not only will your bathroom seem more elegant, but a lot of the latest fixtures are conducive to minimizing your water bill. Have a look at low flow shower heads and dual flush toilet tops.
If it is luxury you’re after, shop around for heated towels railings, shower jet sprayers and spa features for your tub.
The extent of your bathroom renovation will determine whether you need to hire a professional. Thus, a paint touch up could very well be part of your skill set, but the installation of a new bath would require specialist knowledge. You might know how to install a new shower head, but remodeling the entire shower could end up a costly mess.
Take into account, that with any electrical installations you will need a certificate of compliance for insurance purposes, as well as in the event you sell your home.
Plumbing is also a regulated trade in some provinces. Accordingly, the wise route would be to find a local professional such as FIXR.
An added bonus to a professional bathroom remodel, is that your contractor should provide you with a guarantee. This could end up saving you a lot of money in the long run.
As with any renovation project, you need to have a realistic strategy in place.
Accordingly, shop around extensively beforehand in order to plan an accurate budget. Then find professional help to ensure that all your installations are done by the book. Thereafter, pour in the bubble bath, relax and admire your bathroom makeover.