Thank You Holly Keartland for writing a guest blog especially for Nothing But Bathrooms
Bathroom Renovation Planning
Undeniably, renovating the bathroom can be very exciting. However, it can also be overwhelming especially if you take into account all the factors you need to consider.
Take the stress out of bathroom makeovers by taking the following beneficial tips to heart.
Come up with a list of both must and ‘lust’ haves prior to starting the whole renovation process. Essentials such as extensive storage and adequately sized bath should make it in your list of top priorities. Possible splurges like underfloor heating or a rainshower should also be included. This list will make it easier for you to adjust your choices to suit your budget.
When it comes to your bathroom design, it will work to your advantage to apply the ‘less is more’ principle. Keep in mind that an uncluttered layout will dramatically make your bathroom appear more inviting and spacious. Also, make use of mirror-fronted wall cabinets, alongside other clever storage ideas.
When choosing the people who will work on your bathroom renovation project, look for those who possess good management and communication skills as well as workmanship, among others. In line with this, you can ask for references to help you gauge your options.
If you do not have an extra bathroom at home, look into staying with family or friends during the duration of the renovation. Also take note of other possible expenses that will come with the move such as laundromat costs or takeaway food.
To create the illusion of a more spacious bathroom, consider adding a clear shower screen. In addition, you can also consider the frameless variety if you are going for the minimalist feel. However, if you prefer to do it hotel-style, you can ditch the screen altogether.
Gain easy access to your appliances and toiletries by getting a contemporary vanity with multiple storage options. Also, look for ones that come with wire racks, tilt-out drawers, and towel racks so you easily keep things in one place.
If your space is small, it will be a wise idea to consider a sliding door. In most cases, a normal hinged one can take up valuable space. Also, the former can help you create a cleaner, more posh look.
To keep mould build-up from happening, make ventilation a priority. Installing an exhaust fan and making sure you have windows capable of cross-ventilation will go a long way towards ensuring your bathroom has adequate ventilation.
When choosing paint, take into account its ability to handle moisture levels. Gloss or semi-gloss paints that come with mould inhibitor qualities are always considered ideal.
To fit larger items like hairsprays and hairdryers in your vanity cabinet, opt for ones that come with deep shelves or drawers.
Bathroom renovation can be less daunting if you prepare accordingly. With the right preparation, you can take the stress out of the process and look forward to enjoying the bathroom you have always envisioned.