How to Plan a Bathroom Renovation Project



If you’ve been browsing through tiles, looking at taps and sinks and wondering whether you might have room for a shower cubicle as well as a bath, it’s time to put your daydreams into action. Planning the perfect bathroom renovation takes time and skill, not to mention a whole lot of saving! So, the earlier you get started, the better. Figuring out your budget is the first port of call, then you can start looking at various fixtures and fittings to see how your budget and desires can fit together. The last step is finding the right plumber for your job. Here’s what you need to know. 

Figure Out Your Budget
Your budget will have to include everything from brass pipe fittings right through to your shower door and tiles. Your money will also have to stretch to tradespeople and a skip to take away any rubbish your project produces. Finding the best price for every aspect of your project is the best way to get the most from your budget. To start planning properly, take a look at your savings and decide how much you are willing to spend. The average bathroom renovation costs around £4,500 but if you want to have more luxurious fittings or you have a particular design in mind, you need to factor these added expenses in. 

Where to Spend and Where to Save
Shopping around will help you get the most for your money so take your time while you look around and don’t settle for anything until it satisfies your taste and your budget. That said, knowing where to spend is essential if you want a high quality bathroom. It’s all about balancing what you want with what you can afford. Getting the right sanitaryware is vital as these components need to last well. That said, if you aren’t really a bath person, you might like to save here or even dispense with your bath entirely. Tiles are also a good opportunity to compromise and there are plenty of new effects that look just like their more expensive wood or stone counterparts.

Hire the Best Plumbers
It doesn’t matter how expensive your tiles are, the craftsmanship in putting them up is what really counts. Similarly, an expensive toilet incorrectly plumbed won’t be any use to anyone! This is why you need to make sure that you hire the right plumber. Often word of mouth is the best way to find a good plumber in your area, especially if your friends have recently had their bathrooms done. You might also like to have a look on trade comparison sites to see who comes recommended. You should always ask for at least 3 quotes from 3 different plumbers and compare their approaches. A professional plumber will want to see your current bathroom and is likely to offer some advice to make the most of the space. 

With a strong plan, your bathroom can transform into a really special and luxurious space. So, take your time and think each aspect through. There will be plenty of time to enjoy it once it’s done! 

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