Get The Bathroom You’ve Always Wanted
Your bathroom is probably the busiest room in your house, alongside your kitchen. And a bathroom makeover can be the most expensive room to undertake. Advance planning will not only save you money but it will also ensure that you get the bathroom that you’ve always wanted.
The first thing to do is grab a pen and paper and begin to note all the aspects of your current bathroom that you dislike and those that you like. And be sure to get your family to contribute with their ideas. For example, there may be a bathroom queue every morning that could be alleviated by installing a second or a shower if you don’t already have one.
It’s also a good time to look for some design inspiration. Be certain to visit some bathroom design and online bathroom retailers. Start collecting images that you find online and in magazines. You can even walk into your local hardware store and check out what they have deals on. Most stores have brochures of products that are custom ordered and not found on the shelves.
Following these two steps should have provided you with a good idea of the features and facilities that you and your family want in your new bathroom. You may now decide that you need to commission the services of a professional bathroom designer. At the very least I would recommend that you consider employing an experienced bathroom contractor.
Hire a Professional
Refitting a bathroom requires a multitude of skills that are generally way beyond the capabilities of the average DIY enthusiast. For this reason I recommend the employment of a professional bathroom contractor who can provide references for previously completed work.
Your bathroom contractor may also be able to help you get a good deal on your new bathroom fittings. Bathroom suites are often very expensive so any savings would no doubt be appreciated. A bathroom contractor may also be able to help with your design by providing ideas that you had not considered.
Always ask for references when hiring a professional for the first time. Check their credentials and ask if they provide free estimates. Many contractors can offer different suggestions that another might not have thought of. Or they can spot potential problems other didn’t see. So getting multiple opinions is an excellent idea if you have the time.
For a successful bathroom makeover I recommend taking your time with the planning. The more time you can spend planning your new bathroom the more satisfied you will be with the result.