When it comes to home renovations, there are some spaces that make you want to grab the sledgehammer and just start tearing it down. The bathroom is one space, in an older home, which is often the least practical and aesthetically pleasing. Renovating your bathroom can go a long way to adding, not just comfort and enjoyability to your house renovation or extension, but also value. Before you pick up the tools, take a look at our top 5 top tips to consider when creating your bathroom remodel.
One of the less exciting home renovation decisions is the nitty-gritty of utilities. Whether we like to think about it or not, there is a lot of gunk that ends up down drains. It can save time, effort and money in the long run to upgrade and invest in good quality plumbing and avoid future clogs in your bathroom renovation. Also, if your home renovation is happening in a region where temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to plan with a professional, where water supply lines will run. Getting this first tip right will help save on costs in the long run.
There is a big difference between planning for aesthetics or functionality in any bathroom renovation, and practicality is always the winner. Consider how the mirrors in your bathroom will be used, when planning your remodel and lighting. Whether you’ll be applying make-up or shaving, properly placed fixtures will help you see what you are doing close up.
A newly renovated bathroom can have all of the best fixtures, however if there isn’t ample storage then you may have created a display room instead. Think about bathroom storage spaces, whether this be built high and away from little hands, built-in space if you do not have a linen cupboard elsewhere, or close to your bathrooms shower or bath if you have a lot of products to store.
Now to get to the fun part! Look to the rest of your home renovations aesthetic to find what kind of tiling will work best for your bathroom remodel. Whilst choosing something beautiful, also keep in mind these decisions when it comes to shower bases. Larger tiles are more difficult to slope properly (towards a drain), unless they are textured, and will be slipperier. Smaller tiles offer more traction and are typically the norm for shower floors.
If your home is more than a few decades old, your bathroom vanity will most likely sit slightly lower than today’s modern designs. Heights like sinks, vanities and storage are important to remember, when thinking of small children, selling a home in the future and comfortability. To create your perfect vanity height, try installing a floating option, this way your bathroom renovations can be placed at any height you desire.
An extra special benefit of working with Duncan Thompson Extensions on your home renovation, is our highly regarded partners! We have been lucky enough to work with Reece Bathroom Life in Burwood for many years, head on over to their website for all kinds of bathroom renovation ideas and inspiration.
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