Renovation of Your Sacred Space: Your Bathroom Needs a Break Too!
A Bathroom renovation is tricky because of the pipework and the existing layout. But that shouldn’t keep you from getting the bathroom you’ve always wanted. If you’re thinking of remodelling or renovating your bathroom, here are some tips to help you get started:
To Do or Not To Do
Even though you’ll need a professional architect or a designer to help with the plans, it’s important you have a clear understanding of what you want. Decide on the colour scheme, the features, and fittings you want to incorporate and then discuss these ideas with the designer.
Search High and Low
Collect information and pictures of the spaces you love. Browse through books, websites, Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration. This will not just serve as a database for you to compare and plan your design, but will also give you introspect of your likes and dislikes – making it easier when faced with choices as you move ahead.
What’s the Plan, Phil?
When you plan your budget, consider the materials of the fittings, the kind of changes you’re making, etc. There will be things that come up during construction so remember to leave some extra funds.
Changing the colour of your bathroom is a great way to give it a new look. Re-tiling is expensive and very time-consuming. Repainting will also take more time than you expect because it has to be carefully done in order to avoid the tiles, fixtures, toilets, sinks, etc.
Renovation Means an Update
Update your faucets, showerheads, light fixtures, cabinets and more for a brand new look. Renovations are a great time to do your bit for the environment by choosing low-flow faucets and shower-heads and instant-water heaters.
Go into the Light
Apart from installing new light fixtures, add windows and skylights and try to choose surfaces that reflect the light. During a renovation, its important you keep a tab on the design as well and make sure you get your ample share of light in!
Renovations can seem daunting but with the right people, the room can easily move away from being a place of function to a soothing space. Housejoy can put together a team that can give you everything you want in the design while addressing the layout, tiles, fixtures and colour schemes.