If you plan to renovate or upgrade your bathroom, you need to understand and prepare a couple of things first. These include the following:
The very first thing you will need to prepare before you launch your renovation project is the budget. This means adding the costs of everything you want and need, and then rethinking or redesigning if your dream bathroom does not fit your budget. You will also need to add in the cost of waste disposal for old fixtures and fittings.
You can use social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest to get the ideas and inspiration for your bathroom design. These platforms will also allow you to click through other product pages so you can get an estimate of how much your project will cost.
Choosing a bathroom layout
There are a couple of considerations when choosing a bathroom layout. For example, there are specifications for how wide door openings should be, as well as the height of your ceiling. Another recommendation is to leave a 30 inch clearance between the vanity and other items in your bathroom. However, building codes will most likely require a minimum of 21".
The toilet should be far enough from the wall and other amenities in your bathroom since this will make it easier for you to use and keep it clean. We recommend at least 20" away from the wall when measured from the centre of the toilet.
Hiring a reliable and experienced contractor is something to consider when remodelling a bathroom. The variety of trades needed for this project is ample, and the jobs complex. In fact, if you do it yourself, you will need to understand and apply knowledge in electricals, tiling, plumbing and painting.
For this reason, it is often more time and cost-effective to hire a local bathroom renovation company since they have the required manpower and equipment, as well as knowledge of the best supplier for each item you need in your project.
We recommend checking your contractor's reviews and establishing a good professional relationship so that you can get an understanding if their work is likely to match your expectations.
Overall, when planning the budget for a remodel, it is crucial that you keep the costs in perspective to the current size of your bathroom, as well as the style of your house. It is easy to get carried away with sophisticated modern décor, but this can blow your costs out significantly.