When you’ve decided that it’s time to rip out your bathroom and start again, you may be wondering what your options may be. A complete bathroom makeover may require certification from your local council. Building regulations or planning permission may be needed. This is true if you’re making major changes to the built-in facilities of your home. Plumbing and wiring changes could fall into that category. Give your local building regs team a quick call before you start making changes.
Planning A Layout
Now you know the limits and opportunities you have for your home, it’s time to decide if you want to change the layout of your bathroom. Sometimes housebuilders get it wrong. The toilet could have been placed on the other side of the sink, or the tub might be better under the window. If you’re planning on building a separate shower, you need to figure out the best way for plumbing the water in and the water out. This may affect where you place your bathroom facilities.
Choosing The Suite
It can be very tempting to head down to your local DIY store and buy the first thing on sale. But most of these superstores actually have very limited stock in store. Instead, grab a plumbing & heating brochure so you can see more options. There are so many styles of bath and sink available at the moment. You may want a P shape tub if you need a shower over the bath. And a smaller sink may just give you the extra space in the room you’re looking for. Taps and showers are also important choices to make when it comes to styling your new bathroom.
The decor of the bathroom doesn’t have to be boring white. You can still use vivid colours and patterns. Most people use the bathroom the most first thing in the morning. What better way to wake up than with a bold, energetic colour palette? Tiles are essential in the bathroom around the bath, shower and sink. You may also prefer floor tiles. However, some upstairs floors are unable to take the weight of heavy floor tiles, so a good vinyl with tile pattern could be the better option. Consider fitted furniture in your bathroom under the sink and around the toilet cistern. It looks stylish, and provides essential storage space to hide away your toiletries.
You need to hire professional plumbers and electricians to completely refit a bathroom. You may choose to save some cash by doing the tiling and painting yourself. If you are merely swapping the old suite out with a new one, you may be able to tackle this job with a little help from a partner or friend. Always check joints are tight and that there are no drips when you turn the water supply back on.
The complete bathroom makeover is something all homeowners have to face at some point. But it can be good fun to modernise this little room. After all, a fresh bathroom certainly brings a little more pleasure to our lives!