Designing your new bathroom can be an exciting time for most of us, but it doesn’t come without stresses, sometimes there are some things we wish we had known before we started, but doing your research can help you avoid any big disasters along the way, it’s advisable to consider finding a highly recommended bathroom salesperson and fitter as well, someone that has been personally recommended to you is best, as these tend to be the most reliable recommendations for bathroom renovations.. Not only are you going to be able to trust their work, but it saves you having to waste time looking around and still potentially ending up in a difficult position.
Get The Planning Right
You may think you know the very best place for everything in your new bathroom, but before long you might find you have made a big mistake if you’re not careful. Your bathroom fitter or builder will be able to walk you through most of elements, but don’t forget to consider drainage. Companies such as Imperial Drainage cover many call-outs in London for drain surveys that help identify any potential problems caused by issues in the drainage system. If you are looking to extend the house to accommodate the bathroom this is a very good investment. You can’t always know what is in your drainage systems so it’s best to be careful and ensure everything is planned correctly. Blocked or broken drainage is not a surprise you need when fitting your new bathroom.
It goes without saying that a new bathroom is going to get quite steamy at some point, especially if you’re the kind of person that loves a boiling hot bath, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with poor ventilation. Inadequate ventilation is a problem in a bathroom as it can lead to mould growth and that isn’t something any of us want in our homes. So keeping a close eye on all of the different areas that attract condensation and ensuring that they are well ventilated will save you an awful lot of trouble further down the line. A good bathroom fitter/ builder will know exactly what to do, just make sure you include this in your plans, as you really dint’ want to have to move things around once you have settled on a plan. That bathroom mirror you love might have to be sacrificed to make sure your room is well ventilated.
When you have any panels for showers installed into your bathrooms, consider that any mould or damp beneath them should be cleaned and cleared properly. The damp in the bathroom does happen, and wooden panels can often feel like the perfect environment to fester damp conditions. When you have the walls washed before installation, you are going to be able to install the right panels for showers that will suit the room and keep it water tight. The health of your bathroom will mean the rest of the house remains healthy, too. A bathroom that is well-ventilated is one that will sell when you want to move on and buy a new house, so make sure that you are ensuring that your bathroom is ready to be used properly!
It might sound obvious, and a good bathroom designer will double-check your details, but always make sure your measurements are correct. When you are going to ask for quotes and sorting out plans, even a few centimetres out can make a huge difference, not only to the overall price but you might find you can’t have the layout that you want because it just won’t fit. This is also going to waste a lot of time and energy so always do your best to get the measurements correct the first time. Imagine how satisfying it will feel when your bathroom is finally finished and everything sits perfectly as though it was made for that space, it will feel amazing when you are sat in that first bubble bath, and there will be years of enjoyment ahead.
Do Your Research
You may have heard that your friend has bought a specific brand of sink or a toilet from a particular place and they love it, but you have to remember that everyone is different and just because they love it doesn’t necessarily mean you will. So researching your different options and ensuring that you read reviews, find out about features and build quality, and even visit showrooms to get a feel for the products, can give you a much better idea about what you would prefer and what your options are.
Some people love showers, some like baths and some people love both, but there is one thing for sure, and that is that you need one or the other in your bathroom to make sure you have space to freshen up in your new bathroom. But there is a whole range of options available now, from classic roll-top baths to showers that mimic rainfall. But remember it’s your decision, and it is easy to become overwhelmed, so think carefully about what it is that you want for yourself and your family and go with that. Head to Bathshack if you want to learn more about the bathroom fixtures out there.
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