The Dos and Don’ts of Refurbishing your Bathroom Part 2

Once you have your budget in place, an idea of whom the bathroom is for and what kind of style of bathroom you want, it is time to go shopping. Believe it or not, this is the most difficult part because no matter what you have decided upon you rarely find the fruit of your imagination within your budget but be strong and persevere as most bathroom sellers are willing to strike deals and they will know from the way that you talk that you have a specific price in mind and will not be swayed.

Bathroom re-modelling/re-fitting is a vital part of making a home your own or updating and refurbishing an existing bathroom.

Your bathroom is one of the most functional parts of your home; it is often the last place you will be in before leaving the comfort of your home as you enter in to the daily world.  With this in mind it is one of the most important parts of your home.

In designing a bathroom to suit all your needs and requirements it is important to first think of the space as an empty cube and sketch out the dimensions to scale, the possibilities can be enormous and this allows a practical approach to space saving.

It is important to identify your needs and have a bathroom fitted that creates the correct solution given the restraints of the dimensions; do you have infants in the house that will need a bath? Do you need a walk in shower to save time in a busy schedule? Is there space? With the huge selection of sanitary ware and features available it is always possible to create a solution.

There is a lot to consider in your choice of sanitary ware both in terms of cost and materials.  Designer suites and fittings can be bought to give uniformity in standard and look, however with the large choice available of sanitary ware and fittings it is quite common for people to create their own bathrooms by selecting individual items and bringing together with taps, fittings and finishes such as tiling that give a uniformity and style that is consistent.  This can be done as simply as purchasing a stylish centrepiece bath or basin and using a standard same finish WC and other wares.  This can be very effective and extremely cost efficient.

In today’s showrooms we are spoilt for choice with glass, marble, steel, ceramics and PVC’S all readily available to suit all budgets. It is important to consider the pros and cons of each.

Finishes are the icing on the cake in the transformation of your bathroom; there are lots to consider with regard to all the options available, it is quite common to see tiles, painted walls, plastic trims, marble, slate, mosaic tiles, tongue and grove wood panels or PVC panels.  Again it is important to weigh up the pros and cons of each within the confinements of budget and dimensions.

Please find part 1 of this article here