Bathroom Renovations: How to Avoid the Pitfalls

Bathroom renovation in Perth can be tricky business, especially if you are doing it yourself. Most people tend to hire contractors who renovate bathrooms for them. These contractors charge a fee, which is obviously a point of consideration for anyone looking to renovate. If the renovation is minor, it is not worth hiring a contractor for it. Hiring a contractor is in any case more feasible if you are renovating all your bathrooms, as a good contractor can get the job done in a reasonable amount of time. Since a bathroom is one of the most used and essential rooms of the house, there are several points you should remember before deciding to renovate it. These will help you avoid any pitfalls and keep the job simple and to the point.

Anyone looking to renovate their bathrooms should first weigh what their needs and wants are. Needs obviously take preference. For example, if your faucet is dripping, then this needs to be replaced. If you would like a shower that has more pressure, then that is a want and should be at the bottom of the list. Once you have separated your needs from your wants, you should move on to budgeting yourself. Budgeting your needs is important, as there will be items you should spend money on, preferably items with warranties, which can last long. If there is anything left over from your budget, then you can use this to address your wants.

If you are going to renovate your entire bathroom, then this requires planning. Firstly, see which of your old fixtures you are able to reuse. If you want to replace all fixtures then replace your budget accordingly. Two things that people often compromise on but regret it later is the need for a decent sized bath and storage space. Prioritize your essentials in terms of space: bathtub/ shower place, toilet, sink, faucets and showers are essential which must go on top of your list, both in terms of purchasing and space utilization. Cost the basics first and if your budget allows, then upgrade the basics according to your needs and wants before purchasing. Often people purchase a fixture, and then decide they want something completely different.

Always stick to neutral colours for your bathroom. When thinking about colours for tiles in Perth, the mind can go stray thinking that pink, blues or greens can look really good. Sticking to neutrals can help you avoid a huge pitfall as all fixtures, no matter what colours or styles look good if not great with neutral backgrounds. Stick to whites, creams and lighter shades of pale pastels, if you really want some colour. Neutral colours also give the illusion of space, thus can make a small bathroom appear much larger. Remember, once the tiling is done, it is a headache to re-do or renovate, so be sure to choose a color wisely.

Opt for fittings such as vanities, sinks, tiles and bathroom cabinets in Perth, which will not take up too much space. Go minimalistic so that there is more space to move around. Often people opt for heavy vanities or medicine cabinets and end up cramping up their bathrooms.