If you are thinking of renovating your bathroom, you are in the right place. Below we have put together a simple checklist that you can use to make sure that you get the planning and installation just right.
Know your budget
The first step is to set a budget. Replacing a bathroom is not cheap. You have to be realistic about what you can afford to spend. The last thing you need is to be halfway through renewing your bathroom, only to realise that you cannot afford to tile it, or afford to have the shower plumbed in.
Work out the true cost
You can a good idea of how much everything will cost by visiting www.betterbathrooms.com. This retailer sells everything you need, and offer a price guarantee, so you know you are looking at the lowest possible price. The way their checkout system works ensures that you will not forget important items like waste pipes, which helps to make sure that the costing figures that you come up, with are realistic.
Unfortunately, bathroom renovations rarely go smoothly. As a result, it is always a good idea to have some spare cash available to sort out any issues you come across. That way if you take the bath out and discover that your old pipe work needs replacing you will have the funds available to get it done.
It is all too easy to get carried away when updating a bathroom. Every year, designers come up with fantastic ideas.
It is all too easy to be drawn to a bath or shower unit because of the way it looks, only to discover once it is installed that it is not practical. For example, that you have ended up buying a shower that cannot be adjusted high enough, so that your teenage son can wash his hair without having to stoop.
Be realistic about how long it will take
You also need to be realistic about how long the job is going to take. People often underestimate this element of the job. Installing a new bathroom is a fiddly job, so it is not something you can do in a couple of days. The space you are going to be working in is tight, which means you are not likely to be able to throw bodies at the job to get it done faster. In most bathrooms, there simply is not enough space for more than one or two workers to work together.
While your bathroom is out of action, you will need an alternative place to wash and somewhere to go to the toilet. It is important to think about how everyone in the family is going to stay clean while the work is being carried out.
A comprehensive checklist
As you can see there is a lot to think about, and it is all too easy to miss something. To help you to avoid doing so, we suggest that you download and use the checklists you will find on this page.