You’re excited and you have waited for some time, in deciding you need to renovate your bathroom. However, the task may also seem quite daunting, not to mention costly, as you have heard of bathroom makeovers costing much more than you may be able to afford. So where do you start in the bathroom renovation process?
If you follow these 7 simple tips, your bathroom renovation project will be a success.
1. Set yourself a realistic bathroom renovation budget
Don’t make the mistake of starting a bathroom renovation project, without having a budget in place. Bathrooms range in size, style and condition, so prices can vary significantly. If you are not sure about the approximate cost to renovate your bathroom, then ask around or do some online research, just to get an idea. Then set that budget and stick to it.
2. Decide on the design, style and fixtures in your bathroom
Create a bathroom mood board. Pinterest is a great place to start, and you can start collecting imagery of bathroom styles you would like to create for your space. Save images which include everything from bathtubs, fixtures, tiles, cabinetry and more.
3. Get bathroom renovation quotes and do your due diligence
There are many bathroom renovation companies out there and some are obviously better than others. Be careful to choose a bathroom renovator who has completed bathrooms which may suit your style and budget. You need to feel very comfortable in their bathroom renovation processes, and do not under-estimate the power of a good bathroom review or client referral. However, never go for the cheapest quote! Find a bathroom company who can clearly outline each stage of the bathroom renovation and make it a point of knowing what’s included in your final price, as no one likes nasty surprises.
4. Don’t spend more than what will give you a good return on your investment. In other words’ “Don’t overcapitalise”
As renovating your bathroom is an emotional experience, it is easy to get carried away with bathroom fixtures and fittings which may cost more than is necessary for your space. This means that you need to be sure that your bathroom renovation cost, will give you at the very least, the same return on your investment, should you sell your property.
5. Implement a Renovation timeline
When renovating your bathroom, your home will be disturbed, and can also be quite messy during this process, so in-order-to eliminate as much disruption as possible, make sure you have a firm bathroom renovation timeline to work with. Know each step in the process and how it will impact your home and lifestyle.
6. Consider lighting, accessories & ventilation
Sometimes it’s so easy to overlook elements which have the ability, to make your new bathroom a lovely space to enjoy. That’s why it is vital to explore your lighting options from the very beginning. Bathroom accessories also play a major role in how you interact with your bathroom. Perhaps one of the most important considerations, is ventilation. Good ventilation will ensure your bathroom looks and feels fresh and stays mould free.
7. You can never have enough storage
Storage is king and should be very well considered. Ensure you have enough room to store everything from dirty clothes, to soaps, bath wash, towels, and personal toiletry items. Look at all the items you currently have in your bathroom and see if there is anything you would like to improve upon in your new bathroom.
At Novalé Bathrooms, we are bathroom renovation experts in Sydney & Central Coast, with franchises across Sydney and the Central Coast. We implement a unique 8 step bathroom renovation process and we encourage potential customers to see the 12 reasons to choose Novalé. For more information on how we would exceed your bathroom expectations, please do not hesitate in contacting the Novalé team on 1800 NOVALÉ, for a Free In-Home Consultation.