Renovating your home can be a daunting prospect and for good reason too. If you are planning on renovating your bathroom here are some tips to keep the process as pain-free as possible:
Communication with your contractor
Once you have decided on what you would like to have done make sure that your contractor understands exactly what you require. Good communication is key here and make sure to get everything down in writing just in case. Following up any verbal communication with an email is a very good practice.
Make sure that you have a budget worked out and that you take into consideration all the expenses. Very often remodeling works out a lot more expensive than expected so don’t get taken by surprise financially.
Plan your power points
This may seem like a very small, insignificant item but it really is something that is often overlooked. Make sure that you have plans for power points where you need them. You don’t want to have to get an extension lead so you can dry or straighten your hair while looking in the mirror!
Get good lighting
Bathrooms often don’t have great lighting and this can be a make or break! You don’t want to be putting on your makeup in bad lighting. This will take some careful consideration since bathrooms are often dark and you will have mirrors that reflect the light.
Avoid placing any downlights above a light counters to prevent reflection. If you plan on putting on your makeup in the bathroom consider placing vertical florescent lights on either side of the mirror.
Your bath and shower
A free standing bath may look great but it can be a cleaning nightmare – it may be best to have your bath built in. Your shower should be built with comfort and style in mind as well as how easy it is to clean. Consider getting a Kohler Luxstone shower installed if you are in New Orleans. It is a fantastic service that will have your shower needs covered in no time.
Choosing your tiles
Light colored tiles are the way to go. Dark tiles can leave your bathroom looking dark and dingy. Make sure to choose a tile that is hardy. The best options are glass, porcelain, cement and natural stone.
Your grout counts
Grout play an essential role in keeping out dirt and moisture. It may seem very insignificant but a white or light color grout can start to look grotty very quickly. You may want to keep the group the same color as your tiles.
Don’t neglect your storage space
Make sure to plan your shelves, cupboards and towel racks when planning the layout of your bathroom rather than add your storage afterwards. You want your bathroom to look sleek, integrated and smart.
Changing small details
You may not want to go through the hassle or expense of completely renovating your bathroom. Keep in mind that changing a few small things can make a big impact. Consider refurbishing your tiles, changing light fittings and faucets instead of a huge overhaul.