Bathroom Renovation Tips

Are you renovating your bathroom but don’t know where to begin? Here are some renovation tips to help you to get the best out of your bathroom space.


Plan Your Layout
Whenever possible, make as few changes as possible to the existing layout of your sanitaryware. This will reduce the cost of plumbing. If you really want to move key elements around, at the very least, make sure your toilet stays close to the soil pipe which is already in place. Also, make sure you’re happy with the design before you start work. Changing a finalized design will drive up the costs and could cause future problems.

Don’t Forget To Hire An Electrician
You’ll probably already have thought about hiring a plumber, but don’t forget you’ll need an electrician too to fit wiring for your shower, your new lighting and any pumps you require. Always choose a fully registered electrician to protect yourself in the event of a problem.

Choose Your Sanitaryware Early
You’ll need to make sure your waste, cold and hot water pipes are all in the right place before you tile or plaster your bathroom. This means you should choose your new toilet, tub and sink early. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different sanitaryware items from several suppliers to save money. As long as you choose a plain shade of white they will all match. Try to avoid cheap items though – if they’re too thin or flexible they’ll be hard to seal and watertightness could be a problem. A simple design is often best, and will be most cost-effective.

You should always consider waterproofing your entire bathroom. You can use a tile backer board to line your shower enclosure and bathroom wall and this will not only provide adequate protection from water damage but will also act as a form of insulation.

Add Some Tech
If you can afford it, why not consider adding some tech to your bathroom? You can opt for waterproof TVs which fit into your wall, and in-built speaker system, automated blinds and smart lighting options. There’s no better way to add atmosphere to your bathroom.

Use Mirrors Carefully
If your bathroom is on the small side, a large mirror could make the space feel more spacious and light. One excellent option is a whole wall frameless mirror which will effectively double the size of your room instantly.

Choose The Right Toilet Seat
You always want to be comfortable on your toilet, so make sure you choose the right one for you. Make sure that you choose the right shape and height for your needs. Visit to find out more about how to pick the best one for your requirements.

Don’t Skimp On Your Brassware
Your faucets and other brassware items should be the best you can afford if you want to avoid them looking old and tired very quickly. Choose an easy clean showerhead that has easy to clean nozzles to guard against build up of limescale.

Remember To Ventilate
Condensation results in damp, and damp causes mold and mildew to form. These can be hazardous to the health, so avoiding excess moisture couldn’t be more important. As you can imagine, bathrooms are naturally steamy and damp, and therefore putting in place a suitable ventilation system is vital to minimize moisture. An extractor fan is a great idea, or a window vac which is capable of sucking up condensation is a perfect choice for any bathroom with wooden windows, since moisture can rot the frame. You may also want to install a dehumidifier to eradicate the moisture problem from your space.

Be Attentive To Your Lighting
Lighting is key to the atmosphere of your bathroom, but you don’t need to go overboard. If you’re trying to minimize the cost of your renovation project, a single centrally fitted pendant light will be the most affordable option and will still look good. On the other hand, if you want to try something a little more complex, you can try fitting two bathroom lighting circuits, and fit some dimming mood lighting for a spa-like feel as you bathe.

With these top tips in mind, your newly renovated bathroom is sure to look fantastic!


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