Remodelling your bathroom can be an exciting journey that can totally transform the space both visually and functionally. It is also one of the most value-adding renovations that can be undertaken in a home.
However, bathroom remodels don’t come cheap, and because of the comparatively high cost involved, your choices are ones that you will have to live with for years to come. As such, it is important that you carefully consider a few aspects before embarking on this project in order to ensure that the end result is one that will offer maximum comfort, longevity and functionality.
Consider how the bathroom will be used
While your home has one kitchen, most average-sized homes have at least two bathrooms, and sometimes even more. Each of these bathrooms will serve different users and be used in different ways -for the best end results, your bathroom remodel must be designed to best serve their needs. Once you have decided on who will be using the bathroom, it is time to consider how it will be used.
Is the bathroom in question going to be used by the kids, and if so, what are their ages? If your kids are small for example, a bath is a must-have, but you will also want to include various features that
will allow the room to grow with your children. For example, for teenage kids, it is a very practical idea to have a separate bathroom and toilet, which can be used independently from one another. If the bathroom is for you and your partner, will it be a place where you quickly shower and get ready for work, or one that you will want to spend lots of time in to unwind and relax after a hard day’s work? If the bathroom is an en-suite for example, then a big feature bath and a double vanity are essential, but if you have the space, a double shower is also a fabulous feature.
Live in it
It is never a good idea to renovate a home before you have lived in it for a while. While there is a lot of advice and tips on the Internet and in magazines, the only way to really gain insight into how to best use a space is after you have lived in it for a bit. As such, it is a wise plan to take your time and not to rush into anything too quickly if you are buying a new house, then move in and settle before you undertake any major bathroom renovations. This way, you will understand the space a little better the layout, the lighting, the orientation, as well as how you use the room and how its functionality can be better improved.