When it comes to home renovation, a new bathroom is a popular choice. Depending on the state of your old bathroom, it might make for the greatest improvement in quality-of-life. You’ll feel cleaner, you’ll be able to relax, and you might be able to sell your property for a slightly higher sum when it’s time to move on. A bathroom renovation can, however, be a little overwhelming. Especially if there isn’t another bathroom in the building to use while the work is being done. Let’s take a look at a few steps you might take to ease the process.
Ventilation is Essential
Your bathroom will inevitably generate moisture – and it’s essential that the moisture has a way to escape. This typically means installing an extractor fan. Make sure that you calculate exactly the rate of extraction you need, and shop for a fan accordingly. Many bathroom installers will look to sell you an inferior fan, which will mean a steamy space that deteriorates more quickly. A weaker fan also tends to be the less environmentally-friendly option, as you’ll end up leaving it to run for much longer.
Factor in Storage
If you’re going to get the most of the bathroom space, then you’ll need to be able to remove clutter. Have a dedicated space for your bathroom supplies. In most cases, the best place for this storage space is just beneath the sink.
If you anticipate having a lot of loose items in your bathroom, then you might try to be creative with your storage solutions. For example, you might stash lesser-used cleaning supplies behind the panel of your bathtub.
Invest in top-quality fixtures and fittings
It’s easy to let down a quality bathroom with inferior fittings. It’s worth therefore dedicating a sizeable chunk of your budget to the fittings. Try to prioritise the items that you’re going to get the most from. For most people, that’s the sink and the shower. Therefore, get the best shower enclosures you can afford, even if it means you’re cutting corners elsewhere.
Considering cleaning when you pick your grouting
The density of your grouting will make a big difference when it comes to the ease with which you can clean your tiles. If you have a mosaic made from lots of small square tiles, then you’ll need to break out the toothbrush and run it over the entire wall. If you have larger tiles, then this job tends to be much, much quicker.
In other words, you shouldn’t judge a particular set of tiles by how they look in the showroom, or in the catalogue. These spaces tend to be clean, and they don’t have the grime that comes with moisture build-up.
If you have finished your bathroom renovation, you may need some help with creating suitable storage and organisational systems. We offer decluttering and organising support for all areas of the home and the bathroom is a great place to start! You can employ a professional organiser in person if you’re in the UK in London, Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Cambridge, Essex, North Cotswolds, West Midlands, Cheshire, Yorkshire or the North East. We also provide a virtual service.