It’s very easy to be led to believe that bathroom renovation is an easy task to achieve and could be carried out all in a day’s worth of time. But when the work starts there are many problems that we may face as we move along with the renovation itself.
After all, contrary to popular perception, a bathroom isn’t just a damp and wet space anymore, it has turned into a status symbol in the society, and should be renovated with the same zest!
These are 6 of our bathroom renovation tips that should be used to make the exercise one that isn’t full of uncalled for surprises and doesn’t have us wondering as to what needs to be done and what should be ignored altogether.
Bathroom like any other room in the house could also be full of hidden and unexpected costs, says carpenter and builder Jon Ipaviz. After all, when we start thinking too much about the result, we tend to forget about the trivial details, which may coalesce together to formulate a mighty cost behemoth!
While putting together the budget, things like cost involved in moving the waste, levelling of surfaces, changing of doors etc. shouldn’t be overlooked, as it may leave us with unwarranted costs towards the end and could increase the costs accrual many folds!
What is new today may become old five years down the line; hence, it’s important to be reasonable and thoughtful while selecting the designs for the bathroom; sometimes it’s better to let some designs be while creating and implementing changes on the other more ancient ones.
This would help keep the budget strings firmly in check and prevent them from escalating beyond our control. Further, once one equipment becomes a little tawdry, it could easily be replaced at a future point in time.
While it may seem like an affable proposition to use the bathroom while the construction work is taking place, it clearly is not! There are many things that need to be tackled like the riling up dust storms, broken showers, toilet seats, waiting for the plasters to become dry and fixed etc.
In such a case, looking for an alternative arrangement would be a smart choice to make, especially if the property is a one-bathroom edifice. This would ensure that the bathroom renovations work is completed in earnest without any burgeoning delays, and it becomes free to use sooner.
While it may seem much easier to carry on with the same layout of the bathroom as it is – there are many changes that could be brought forth to create more space in the bathroom, especially utilizing a wider array of space saving equipment like space efficient plumbing, mirrors, slabs etc.
This would ascertain that any space that may have gone to waste in the previous layout is properly accounted for and is taken care of in an acceptable manner. After all, who doesn’t like a bathroom that is shorn of clutter and is complete with the requisite spacing to procreate a soothing environment?
While this may seem like a very small part of the whole bathroom renovation exercise, it’s quite important. When important plumbing like shower and taps are moved around without proper planning, it could create a lot of headache for the plumber up for the task.
Since with the movement of the plumbing, there is also the movement of the drainage lines attached to them – this leads to tearing down of walls to facilitate the removal of the pipes and to change the direction of their origin. All of this leads to unwanted costs that could have been easily avoided.
A plumber is only responsible for the fittings of the shower and taps and isn’t responsible for tearing down the walls to make space for the drainage pipes.
So, if we are to only change the design of the plumbing and not their alignment in the bathroom space, hiring a plumber would be more than sufficient, but if the whole layout is to be changed, then calling up a builder would be the smarter move to make.
A home builder would also ensure that the bathroom is broken down in a chronological manner, and the pipes and plumbing are affixed without any problem in the whole bathroom renovation exercise.