Renovating a bathroom can be a fairly exciting task for someone who is looking forward to adding that extra bit to his/her home. But before you don the cap an architect and raid the bathroom accessories showroom, there are a few less exciting things to consider. Renovating a bathroom can be quite expensive and time consuming. Hence we decided to present to you with a checklist of 5 points so that your plan of getting your dream bathroom stays right on the track.
There can be nothing worse than to start renovating a bathroom without actually thinking about the associated expenses. Renovating a bathroom can be a bit heavy on your pocket and renovating it without a well planned budget can definitely burn a hole in your pocket. Hence, the first thing to do is to sit down and make a budget. Making a budget will help you to envision the accessories that you may want to include in your bathroom. It will also give you an idea of what you can and what you can’t do.
A common mistake that people make while renovating a bathroom is that they try to do it all in a hurry. Some people think that it’s not worth it to spend much time renovating a bathroom. Starting with such a negative attitude is not going to get you anywhere. Instead of doing it all in a hurry, you must plan your schedule so that you can devote enough time to watch over the ongoing renovating work in your bathroom.
Another important point to note is that it takes time to deliver the custom built vanity sets and cabinets. Hence, you must get in touch with your contractor and plan the renovation work accordingly.
You must also make appropriate arrangements for an alternative bathing area that you can use while your bathroom gets renovated.
3) Work Sequence:
Moving forward with a well planned sequence of jobs can save you a lot of valuable time. Get in touch with your contractor and divide the entire project in to smaller goals. Make a feasible sequence of jobs to attain these goals. Moving forward in such a manner can not only save you a lot of time but also a great deal of money.
4) Hidden Problems:
Before starting the renovations work, you must inspect your home for hidden problems that can affect the renovation work. Some people ignore such inspections and move forward with the renovation work. Later when these problems come out in the open, they increase the overall renovation cost.
Depending on the age of your home, you can have hidden problems in many different areas of your home. Start by looking for water damage, moisture in the walls and structural problems in the floor framing. Also check for poorly vented plumbing and fractured or corroded pipes.
Hiring an irresponsible contractor can prove to be disastrous. Before hiring anyone, take a look at their profile, scrutinize their previous work and look for honest reviews and opinions regarding the contractor’s previous works.
This article is written by Brad Patrick. Brad works for Stonewood UK which is a Cheshire based provider of bespoke bathrooms and bathroom furniture.