Embarking on a bathroom renovation is exciting, finally, you get to create the oasis you have been dreaming of. But, if you’re not careful costs can quickly escalate and your dream bathroom can quickly turn into a nightmare.
This is why our expert plumber Nathan is on hand to give you the best advice on how to invest your hard earned money into your bathroom renovation.
Interestingly, bathrooms tend to be of the most expensive rooms in the house to renovate, this is why it’s imperative to keep costs down and be savvy with where you spend your money.
Your bathroom is a place to relax and unwind, therefore it’s important to balance functionality with aesthetics. Additionally, a well-renovated bathroom can increase the value of your home.
With this in mind, here are some questions to ask yourself before you start your renovation:
- What is my budget and how will this impact on the value of my home?
- Does this need to be total rebuild or can I focus on updating the cosmetics?
- Are the colours timeless and clean?
- Is the shower easily accessible?
- What fixtures if any can I keep/reuse?
Engage With A Team Of Experts
It may be tempting to renovate your bathroom on your own with minimal help, while you may save some money in the short term, it could cost you in quality and function in the long term.
What is more, when you engage with experts you will inevitably avoid unnecessary costs due to potential damages from DIY. That’s why it’s always best to leave your plumbing to the professionals.
Plan Your Plumbing
Planning out your bathroom renovation with a trusted professional is absolutely key in minimising costs. Moreover, one of the best ways to have a budget-friendly renovation is to keep the plumbing where it is.
You see, if you want to move your plumbing around you’ll have to contend with concrete floors, ripping off walls not to mention all the new plumbing that will have to be created and installed.
So, when you’re renovating your bathroom you want to keep everything in the same spot:
This is the best way to save money, time and a whole lot of stress. If you do have to move something, make it as minimal as possible.
Did you know that every bathroom supplier will have floor stock and factory seconds? don’t be afraid to ask, So, when shopping for bathroom fixtures, make sure you ask for factory seconds and floor stock as you never know what bargain you’ll pick up. Just make sure that the materials are high quality, otherwise, you could end up spending loads on repairs in the not so distant future.
Also, it’s important to be aware of what to splurge on. The two most important aspects of every bathroom are the basin and the lighting, as these are considered to be the focal point of any bathroom.
Make sure everything is ready for the plumber to come in and do what they are hired to do.You want to make sure that all the original fixtures, fittings, wall linings, and flooring have been removed.
Once the demolition is completed then we (the plumbers) will come in and do what’s called a ‘rough-off’ meaning we come in and do the plumbing work you can’t see (for e.g. behind the walls). Once the ‘rough-off’ is completed we then finish off by fitting the new fixtures.
If your bathroom renovation isn’t properly organised then this can cause your costs to skyrocket very quickly. So make sure you plan every stage of the renovation to reduce any unexpected costs.
Embarking on a bathroom renovation can be quite daunting, that’s why we at Endpoint Plumbing pride ourselves on our friendly and professional service so that we can help you build the bathroom of your dreams without breaking the bank.