Bathroom renovations can be a daunting process, however, if you follow our simple designer approved rules your bathroom transformation can be both seamless and hassle-free.
If your thinking about tackling a bathroom renovation but don’t know where to start then our design expert, Ashleigh’s list of crucial do’s and don’ts is the perfect place.
Do – start with a plan
All successful renovation projects begin with a well thought out plan. Start by thinking about what you want to achieve with your bathroom renovation and collating your ideas of different designs and styles to help you narrow down your desired look.
Our designer Ashleigh suggests starting a list of things you can’t stand in your existing bathroom space so that when you relay your issues to a designer, they can create a bathroom design that will solve all your problems.
Do – Design with the future in mind
No bathroom renovation should begin without considering who the space is for and how that space will be used. An ensuite is going to be used differently than a shared bathroom for your kids for example. This also applies to the style of your bathroom. If your renovating your forever home and your family plan on using the bathroom for many years to come, then be more adventurous with your design choices however if your considering selling in the future you may want a clean and contemporary aesthetic in your bathroom that will attract multiple buyers.
“So many clients find it difficult to look past the current trends or their current situation and fail to realise that what they may want now won’t be suitable for their future living situation” Ashleigh says.
Do – Set Extra Budget
In any bathroom renovation project, you will almost always run into unexpected costs. This could be anything from hidden issues such as mildew damage or mould behind your shower walls. ‘It’s always wise to allow for a 5% contingency so you’re prepared for any unforeseen expenses that may come your way’ Ashleigh advises.
Don’t – Rush Your Timeline
One of the most important things to do before starting your renovation is to take your time to consult the experts to talk through in detail your budget, lifestyle requirements and ideas and allow your bathroom renovation to reflect this.
Áshleigh also adds ‘If your getting quotes from multiple companies ensure that they are from comparative companies’. For example, a builder may provide the cheapest quote but will not provide a full turn-key service. She also warns to not get trapped into quick timeframes. Take your time to find the right people for the project to ensure the job is done right.
Don’t – Compromise the Quality of the Materials
The products you choose for your bathroom space needs to be suitable to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. Bathrooms are hot, steamy, small spaces and cheap products can wear very quickly in such humid conditions.
Ashleigh says ‘It’s worth spending that little bit extra on better quality fixtures and fittings rather than paying a lot of money in the future to replace a lower quality product.’
Don’t – Forget about storage
Everyone wants a sleek, modern bathroom but make sure your design is not only stylish but practical too. Don’t focus on splurging on high end fixtures and fittings only to realize you haven’t left enough of your budget for an adequate amount of storage in your vanity unit Ashleigh warns.
Ashleigh and the rest of our award-winning design team can ensure your bathroom renovation project achieves success. If you’re ready to transform your bathroom space book in your FREE video or in-home consultation with a member of the team today.