When it comes to renovations in your home, bathrooms top the priority list. The reason being, they are the most used rooms in your house and looked upon as a space to recharge for the day and relax and revitalise after a long hectic day. Bathrooms should be such that they are aesthetically appealing, comfortable and the most important be functional. With that in mind, when is the right time to renovate your bathroom? The answer to this is any time you want. If you plan to stay in your home, why suffer from the outdated decor, awkward layout or inefficient fixtures. If you plan to move soon, a remodelled Bathroom might pay off a higher price.
Here are few essential things to keep in mind according to the Middletons Builders Warehouse experts.
- Start with a list of things
Evaluate your existing bathroom to take stock of what you like and what you want to change. List features you always wanted to have and group them according to must haves and nice to have. For instance, you would like to add in modern bathware, showers & bathroom accessories like you want to replace your showerhead with a more advanced hand shower, or want to add accessories like the towel rails, soap dispensers, toothbrush holders and other accessories to quirk up space. You should always make a list of desired things so that you don’t buy what is not needed and save money.
- Make a budget
Whether you want to gut your bathroom and start from scratch or make few cosmetic changes, it is essential to know how much you want or can spend before you begin the renovation project. You also need to make a plan according to the budget for what things you will need and what not. Make sure you go over each detail such as the tile work, a new vanity, paint and decor. This way you won’t have any surprises when it comes to cost. In addition to this, you need to set aside money for the unexpected such as plumbing and mould problems.
- Workaround the plumbing
Bathroom renovations are done to add flow and practicality as well as functionality and comfort. Although there is endless floor plans to work with, but the plumbing connections might constrain you. Speak with a designer as he or she will be able to create a layout around your plumbing to help achieve the most functional arrangement of the space.
- Add a bit of luxury
According to the experts, bathroom renovation will give you a 100 per cent return on the investment. Add in modern bathware for a bit of luxury in expensive finishes such as natural stone, marble, granite and quartz. You can add a free-standing bathtub or sinuous high-end faucets or go for a sauna or steam shower. Manufacturers these days offer tubs and sink materials that are non-slip, non-porous and insulated to keep the bathwater hot for longer. These additions can increase the resale value of your home.
- Don’t overlook the lightig
Flattering lighting is non-negotiable. You can add dimmable pot lights on the ceiling, accent lighting around the mirror or a chandelier in the middle of the room to add an oomph factor. Whatever lighting you choose to add in your bathroom, remember that it should be moisture resistant.
These are few of the tips you need to keep in mind before you start your bathroom renovation and design with resale in mind.
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