A bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. It’s your place to relax and rejuvenate while being functional and private. Bathrooms are subjective, your perfect oasis might be different to the next person’s, so it’s important to get it right. If you’re thinking about a bathroom refurbishment, we’ve put together five things that you need to consider beforehand.
Here’s what you need to know before a bathroom fitting:
Do you need a professional bathroom fitter?
Are you after a fresh lick of paint or a dream transformation? Chances are, if you want a complete bathroom refurbishment, you’ll need several tradespeople. A builder, a tiler, an electrician, a plumber, even a bathroom designer. A professional bathroom fitter, like Mark and the team, can manage this whole process for you.
Trying to do a big project by yourself and dealing with multiple people can be overwhelming. This should be an exciting process, not a stressful one.
Who will be using the bathroom?
This will be incredibly important to the design you end up with. Is this going to be an en-suite? Do you want your bathroom to be just for you — a spa-like haven to escape to? Or will it be a family bathroom? A family bathroom will need more storage and probably a bath. And while concrete floors look elegant, it might not be best suited for young children.
What style and layout do you want?
How would you like your bathroom to look? If you’re after relaxation, a great way of getting inspiration is looking at how spas achieve their signature feel. If you’re more of a ‘get up and go’ type of person, and your bathroom is a space for you to re-energise and invigorate, this will affect the fixtures and fittings. This is your space, after all, but a bathroom designer can be instrumental in knowing how you can make the most of your bathroom.
What you want from your bathroom now might change in a few years. Your family might grow and perhaps you’ll want to install a bath. A bath is also useful to have when selling, as they have broader appeal. You might not want this now, but it could be worth considering for the future. Utilise your layout and space wisely.
What building regulations will you need to consider?
Giving your bathroom a refresh by replacing a bath or taps won’t require building regulations approval, but adding something new might.
If you’re upgrading or bathroom fixtures or changing the layout in any way, you might need extra wiring or plumbing. This is an area where working with a professional bathroom fitter will really come in handy. They’ll manage the project for you, and you can relax knowing everything is up to regulation.
What’s your budget?
If you’re starting over and going for a full bathroom refurbishment, your budget will need to be considerably higher than if you’re giving it a refresh. When dealing with multiple tradespeople or trying to do it yourself, it’s easy to go over budget. Work may be misquoted or you may face unexpected issues and expenses
A bathroom designer and bathroom fitter can guide you on what you can get for your budget and ensure that all work is kept within that, keeping unwanted costs at bay.
Reliable bathroom design services
Having your bathroom refurbished is an exciting change to make to your home. At Cambridge Bath Company, we love nothing more than making our customers’ dreams into realities. We can pop in to give your bathroom a free site survey and see what we can do for you.
If you’d like to arrange a site survey, or have any questions at all, feel free to get in touch.