Tile Africa: Top Considerations For Renovating The Bathroom
Bathrooms are often the key selling point of a home, so renovating these rooms is an investment in the value of your property. Even if you’re not planning to sell your home, you can enjoy your updated space with the peace of mind that you’ve spent that money wisely.
It is very important though to remember than different homes and families have different needs and wants from their home. That’s why you need to think carefully about what is important to you when renovating or building on a new bathroom for your home.
Here are our top tips from Tile Africa:
Why are you renovating?
Most people renovate when they plan on staying in the house for some time and want a space that works for their family or they do updates in preparation for selling the house. If you’re planning to sell, then choosing neutral options that the buyer can put their own stamp onto is a wise option. When renovating for yourself, then make it your own and choose what makes you happy.
Who’s using it?
Think about what your family needs in a very practical way. A family bathroom needs lots of storage to keep it looking tidy, but does it have to be a piece of furniture or would some open shelves do the trick?
Floating shelves are a wonderful way to make use of the dead space in corners, above baths or behind toilets. If you have young children, a bath is perhaps a better option than a shower or look at an over-bath shower for when the kids get older. For older members of the family, a walk-in shower is easily accessible and looks amazing.
How much space is available?
Whether you have a big or small space to work with, it’s really important to measure and plan out what you need and where to place it before you buy anything. There can be few things more upsetting that finding that the bath you’ve bought is too big for the space you have, or that the vanity sits too close to the toilet suite. Remember to leave room for moving around and opening doors in your plan. Similarly, calculating how many square metres of tiles you need plus a box or two extra will save those last-minute rushes to the store halfway through your project.
What’s your budget?
Once you have an idea of what is essential and practical for your home, you can start looking at finding the right bathroomware and tiles to create the perfect bathroom for your home. In this way you won’t be tempted to look at items that don’t fit into your vision, or your budget.
Bundle deals are a great way to get all the basic bathroomware you need at a lower cost. One supplier and one delivery can help take the pressure off as you negotiate with your builder, plumber and tiler to make sure that everything is ready on time.
Our top tip is to leave some money in your budget for contingencies as there are invariably things that crop up which you weren’t expecting, like a cracked window or having to buy an extra tin of paint. Having a little wiggle room on the budget can help minimize the impact on your pocket.
Whatever your reasons are for updating an existing bathroom or adding a new bathroom to your home. Putting some thought into what you need in the space and plotting out the layout beforehand is an excellent way to ensure you get the bathroom you want without the drama. Then all you have to do is love the space you’re in because it’s exactly right for you and your family.
For more visit Tile Africa and chat to the professionals about your unique bathroom needs.