Bathroom renovations can transform something damp and dated into a beautiful, modern, functional space. There are also all kinds of things that can go horribly wrong if you don't think carefully about what you want the room to be like. Here is a list of dos and don'ts from experts who have renovated bathrooms for years, to help make your life a little simpler and get the job done right.
Things You Should Do
One of the first things you should do is hire a builder to manage your bathroom renovation, not a plumber. This is because plumbers only run the pipework and install fixtures, while builders oversee the project and organize the entire renovation in the correct sequence. Another thing you should do is buy products that comply with the right standards from specialist bathroom stores that stock reputable brands. This can save you a lot of time and money in the future. You should also avoid going overboard with your renovation plans and ask yourself if you will get your money back in the event of you choosing to sell your home. Finally, do consider the pros and cons of recessed cisterns because they save space and can give your bathroom a modern look.
What You Shouldn't Do
Don't attempt bathroom renovations on your own. Waterproofing or plumbing done by an amateur can void your house insurance and result in all kinds of problems. Don't ignore antiquated pipework, and replace all water pipes and connections with copper or plastic pipe. Avoid moving pipework unless it is necessary because this will reduce renovation costs. Don’t forget to nominate heights for benches and showers because not doing so at the start may force you to redo the job in the future. Always discuss everything down to the last detail with your contractor in advance, to prevent misunderstandings from cropping up later.
Need A Bathroom Renovation?
Bathroom renovations are easy when you turn to the experts for help or advice. Custom Decor has renovated all kinds of bathrooms in homes across Brockville for years and offers all kinds of services. For more information on how we can help you, get in touch with us for a free estimate today.