Ideas For Full Bathroom Renovations

More often than not, bathrooms are the smallest room in the entire house but can cost a lot of money to improve if you do not plan the renovations carefully. The possible high cost of renovating a bathroom can discourage many home owners from even thinking about a bathroom they would like. This is especially true for people that live in houses that were designed and built many years ago and a lot of the fittings and other equipment are outdated and no longer fashionable.
Firstly, you need to look at your bathroom with the intention to renovate. Consider the size of your bathroom, what you would like to replace and what you can or cannot remove. This will help you decide if minor upgrades and changes will do or if a full bathroom overhaul is necessary. This is a perfect time to consult a qualified plumber to discuss possibilities and potential cost. You must also visit your hardware and bathroom fittings store to see how much you should realistically expect to spend for the bathroom design that you like. You will spend more money if demolitions are to be done and certain adaptations to the plumbing are required.  
Remember to discuss waterproofing the bathroom with your plumber. If the room is not water proofed, then the steam and moisture from regular use of the bathroom can quickly put a damper on your renovation shine. When it comes to tiling, it is advisable to start at the bottom and work your way up. Tiles can cost an arm and a leg if you do not shop around for bargains. Tiling is relatively simple, if you are confident; you may save a lot of money on labor by tackling the tiling job yourself.  Just remember to follow the DIY instructions carefully and get advice from a reliable source any time you are not certain how to proceed. Once all the fittings are mounted and the tiling is complete, test the taps, showers and flush the toilets. If everything is working as it should be, then, complete the lighting, clean the space and enjoy your new beautiful bathroom!

Andy Duncan
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