Renovating your bathroom can transform it from a dull and downtrodden room to one that is bright and full of style. So there is no wonder that lots of homeowners are always eager to decorate theirs whenever it starts to show any signs of aging. Even though lots of people start off keen to work on their bathroom, they can often get very frustrated at just how much work needs to go into it to make it perfect.
But you shouldn’t let all this hard work put you off a bathroom renovation. To help you out, I’ve come up with a set of dos and don’ts to keep in mind, which will help you get everything done within a reasonable timescale and budget.
Don’t Ignore Old Pipework
When you are renovating your bathroom, it’s always a good idea to check out all of the pipes. This is especially important if you haven’t exposed them since you have moved into the property. Some types of bath and sinks may still be connected to old pipes that are now decades old. If this is the case with yours, you should replace them. Even though this may add to the cost of the renovation, it will save you money in the long run. Very old pipes are at a very high risk of bursting, which can be extremely costly to repair.
Do Create A Design Plan
Lots of people don’t consider the design of their bathroom to be one of the least important parts of a bathroom remodel. However, this couldn’t be further from the case! In fact, you will find that it pays off to take some time to come up with a design plan before you start. You can play around with your different ideas in the plan, and figure out which will work well together. This will also give you a chance to consider the most practical layout for the room.
Don’t DIY Big Jobs
You may think that carrying out DIY is a great way to save some money. This is true, but it is only worth thinking about for small jobs that anyone can do. When it comes to bigger jobs that require a certain level of skill and knowledge, you should leave them to the experts. Even though hiring a builder or a plumber to take care of work will add to the overall costs, it will be a lot cheaper than you having a go and getting something seriously wrong! In that case, you would end up hiring someone to repair your mistakes anyway, which could be very expensive.
Do Go For Trendy Finishes
Things move fast in the interior design world, and bathroom styles can go out of fashion in as little as five years. So, it’s important to pick some very current finishes to make sure they are in style for as long as possible. If you get some that are going out of fashion already, and they will quickly look very dated.
Enjoy your renovation project!