1. Don’t skimp on flooring
There’s a time and a place to be frugal but when it comes to the surface of your new bathroom, a surface which will see a huge amount of wear-and-tear and come into contact with water on a daily basis, there are no shortcuts. Choose something water-resistant and durable. TIles, both ceramic and stone, are a safe bet.
Unless you’re buying pre-made materials from a showroom, it can take quite a bit of planning to ensure your fittings arrive at the appropriate time. It’s best to wait for the delivery of all taps, vanities, tiles and so on, before proceeding with the remodel. Even the littlest of things, like a fixed toilet roll holder, can became a pain if you don’t factor it in early enough
It’s a great feeling to be actively involved in the planning and construction of a central part of your home. However, there are often aspects of a renovation - such as rewiring or the repositioning of a pipe - which really do require a skillful, experienced eye.
In the bright, happy honeymoon period, it’s easy to feel like your bathroom will look this sleek and clean forever. Inevitably, the dust will begin to gather and the cracks will begin to show - hopefully not literally, of course - and you’ll save yourself a lot of hassle down the line if you just give five minutes of thought as to where you’ll position the air vents and what kind of windows are appropriate for the space.
Sure it can be a little scary forcing yourself to commit to a style or a product but ultimately you’ll save a lot of money if you avoid stop-start contractor jobs. Ideally you’re trying to minimise the overall call-out time for each tradesperson to ensure each stage of the remodel can happen smoothly and on time.