Planning your Bathroom Renovation
When you construct a house you rely on a set of plans to ensure that the end result is to the clients liking. A correct set of plans, show not only what the finished project should look like, but it also shows what the fittings and fixtures are.
The same principle goes for a bathroom renovation.
Typically, issues faced by Bathroom builders, is ascertaining what the client wants.
We oftentimes go to a client’s home and begin the procedure of measuring up the bathroom, then arrive at those ultimately very crucial questions, and are met with the same response all the time.
Essentially, the owners haven’t thought too hard about what it is they want
Before you look at engaging the services of a builder it is within your best interest to do as much research as possible and specify your fittings and fixtures to make certain that there are actually no issues down the track, and enable you to match apples for apples
So how is that accomplished?
Get started by using Google – look at different bathroom photos and research bathroom renovations on the web.
Visit tile showrooms and find a tile you like.
Visit a number of each showroom as tiles and prices can differ greatly between each showroom and store.
Visit a plumbing showroom and find the fixtures and fittings you like (remind yourself that your builder will quite often be able to source the fixtures and fitting considerably cheaper than you).
Draw a mud map of the bathroom layout you would like. This mud map is in effect a concept drawing, and will go some way to assisting the builder to ascertain exact what you want.
You don’t really have to accomplish this if you are not changing the layout of the bathroom.
Use photos cut out of magazines!
The better prepared you are in the beginning, the smoother the project will turn out in the long run!
If in doubt here are 2 golden rules to start your Bathroom Renovation:
Keep your tiles fairly basic and understated – Neutral tones are preferable for colour selection. White coloured tiles for the walls always look sterile and sanitary – you can experiment with different shape and textured tiles
Think carefully about your floor tiles – Light coloured tiles do not work too well, simply because they require light coloured grout (Dark grout around light coloured tiles looks dirty) and light coloured grout will look dirty in a short time on a floor