When it comes to bathroom remodelling it can be tough. It’s not always going to be an easy project especially if you haven’t had much experience doing a bathroom remodelling before. So if you do decide to DIY, remember a bathroom renovations are no small undertaking. So before you start tearing up the tiles and picking out the tub, get a little advice from local experts.
Here are 8 useful tips sure to help you remodel your bathroom
- Design is Key – Make sure that you come up with a good design. Create a nice plan something works in your bathroom and works well. In other words, don’t rearrange plumbing items such as bathtub, shower, sink, and toilet. Switching these items around can extremely costly moving your entire plumbing, so try to stick with a similar format to what is there. Don’t put a seven foot tub in a five foot area.
- Plan your Budget – Before you can really do anything, it’s best to plan your budget to know what you can afford to do. Preparing your budget will not only have a big impact on the type of materials you select for your bathroom renovation, it will also help you set the boundaries of your design. Knowing what you can really afford to spend will make it a lot easier to decide what items you want to replace and where you need to get creative!
- Demolition – When it comes to demolition you’re going to be tearing out the shower and taking the bathtub out. With this type of debris you’ll want to enough ventilation to breathe safely. It is advised to wearing respirator masks to help keep the dust out. Have a ventilation fan and an open window. If there is a window, you can even stick a fan in the window and run that while you are working to get rid of all the debris
- Selecting plumbing fixtures – Make sure that the plumbing fixtures match. Having a bunch of different colours can appear tacky.
- Painting – Do not use flat or Satan paints. Use semi-gloss or high gloss paint for best results. Try bathroom paint made specifically to protect against moisture in the bathroom
- Lighting – Don’t underestimate the importance of lighting in a bathroom. Sconce lighting at the vanity is the ideal way to get even lighting on your face, and installing it at eye level will help diminish unflattering shadows. Dim lighting is nice for a relaxing bath; bright lights are great for shaving or applying makeup. Adding more overall lighting can make a small bathroom seem larger.
- Ventilation – Moisture is your bathroom’s greatest enemy. Mold and mildew will make quick work of any renovation you’ve done so be sure to install a vent fan of appropriate CFMs for the square footage of your bathroom. The rough guide is one CFM per square foot for bathrooms of one hundred square feet or smaller. New designs are quieter and more stylish than ever and are a must have for any bathroom remodel.
- Hire an expert – Lastly, if you don’t feel confident in tackling the task of bathroom repair or simply just don’t have the time you will need to hire a good contractor. Make sure they are licensed and have reputable reviews and existing customer base. Only choose a contractor that guarantees their work.