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Bathroom Renovation Tips: The Top 10 Things to Consider

The time has finally come to renovate your bathroom. Hooray!

You’ve decided on a colour scheme, got inspiration from online, and are ready to transform your bathroom from dull and dreary to soothing and stylish.

But before you get too carried away, there are a few things you must think about.

If you don’t plan properly, your bathroom renovation dreams can end up going – well – down the toilet.

So, it pays to check in with someone in the know.

Luckily, bathroom renovations are our speciality at Bathroom Genie. And here are our essential bathroom renovation tips and a few things to consider before diving in.

Bathroom Renovation Tips: The Top 10 Things to Consider

1: What’s Your Budget?

Before you set your heart on a fancy claw-foot tub or start mentally knocking down walls to create a more spacious area, consider your budget. Once you figure out how much you can afford to spend, you can decide whether you’re able to do a complete remodel or just revamp the space with a lick of paint and some new fixtures or fittings.

2: Identify Your Pain Points

What are the things that bother you most about your bathroom? Is the layout all wrong? Does the toilet constantly refill? Are the tiles falling off? These issues should take precedence when planning, so don’t forget to put them at the top of your list.

3: Prioritise Your Wishlist

Now that you have your budget and your key pain points in mind, it’s time to sort your wish list. Decide on your non-negotiables – the things you absolutely need or want out of your renovation. Then list all the “would be nice” features and get clear on where you’d be willing to compromise to make the project fit your budget.

4: Do You Need A Niche Or Two?

Think about the way you shower and what would make your shower time easier or more enjoyable. What’s missing from your shower cubicle or shower area? Would you like to add some soap niches? What about some handy holes to stash a razor or pop a foot into when shaving your legs? Planning for these ahead of time makes it easier than trying to add them in later.

5: Make it Hot

Heated towel rails are a nice luxury, but be prepared for a slight increase in your power bills once installed. Decide whether warm towels are worth the extra expense ahead of time. If you like your showers extra cosy or you don’t like the shock of cold tiles on your feet in the morning, you might want to install underfloor heating instead.

6: How About A Fan?

Do you already have an extractor fan to suck out all the hot, steamy air? If you do, does it need replacing? If you don’t have one, you might want to consider installing one to help prevent mould and mildew from appearing in your lovely new bathroom. There are plenty of great options - some include LED lighting or heat lamps, depending on your preference.

7: Storage Requirements

Most bathrooms don’t leave a lot of space for storage, but you always have a lot of “stuff” on hand to get yourself ready for the day (or for hitting the town at night). Luckily, there are some creative options available for even the tightest of spaces. Remember that if you want box shelving on the wall, you might need to do some structural work to support it. Otherwise, look into cabinets or freestanding shelf options.

8: What Look Are You Going For?

Do you love light and bright bathrooms or prefer more of a dark, moody look? Decide on this before embarking on your renovation journey so that the lighting and the appropriate colour scheme can be incorporated into your overall look.

9: Socket Placement

Do you use an electric toothbrush? How about a hair dryer or electric shaver? Make sure you have enough sockets for every bathroom user, and that they’re in the right places. You can even install them out of sight inside cupboards or drawers so that you don’t have cords hanging off your countertops.

10: Ask The Experts

A bathroom renovation can be a lot of fun, but there is a lot to consider. Our Bathroom Genies have done so many revamps, renovations, and restorations that we know all the insider tips and tricks to help you get the results you want on the budget you have. If you’re ready to transform your bathroom, get in touch with us today to tap into our expertise.



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