AA Bathroom Renovations

Expert Tips

Stress free bathroom renovations

Renovations of any kinds can be very stressful and if you choose to manage it yourself, the level of stress can skyrocket. A simple way of avoiding this is to always use a professional. An experienced bathroom renovator will know what will work with the space you have, and what won’t. They can easily coordinate all the trades needed at the right time and have the attention-to-detail that most home renovators won’t be able to achieve. You'll get a bathroom you'll love without all the hard work.



Who's using the bathroom

A big factor in planning your bathroom renovation should be who will be using it. For example, there will be different requirements for a young family compared to a couple nearing retirement. These factors should all influence how you design your bathroom, and your choice of fixtures. Your local bathroom renovator will be able to offer help and advice if required.



Leave room for cleaning

If you are renovating a small bathroom, remember you need enough room between the vanity, bath, shower and walls to fit a vacuum head, mop or your hand holding a cloth! There’s nothing more frustrating than not being able keep it clean because you can’t access the space.



Use a professional and add value

Every real estate agent will tell you that bathrooms sell houses. And with proper planning and expertise, a bathroom renovation can be an excellent investment, adding up to 10% to the value of your home. However, if it’s not done properly you could be left with a bathroom renovation disaster, which adds no value at all.



Avoid that sinking feeling

Think about how many people will be using your new bathroom on a regular basis. If it's going to be used by a few people, consider installing two sinks. This way there won’t be a queue for washing your hands or brushing your teeth.



Always try before you buy!

It may feel a bit strange, but when choosing a bath for your bathroom renovation, it's important to climb into it in the showroom to make sure it is big enough and comfortable for your needs. Once it’s installed, it will be expensive to have a change of mind and you want to be able to enjoy a relaxing soak without feeling cramped.



Big ideas for a small bathroom

Even if you have a small bathroom there are lots of great ideas to maximise space such as installing a corner sink and a sliding shower door. An all-white colour scheme and wall mounted floating vanities also give the illusion of space. If you have a solid door to your bathroom, you could also mount the towel rail or hooks on the back.



Storage, storage, storage

Nothing ruins the look of a nice, new bathroom faster than clutter, so don’t forget to include plenty of storage when planning your bathroom renovation. Fitted cupboards will achieve a streamlined look and will have to be planned from the start. You can also use free-standing furniture and baskets for a more casual and flexible look. Also look for unused space which could be utilised such as putting up a shelf above the toilet cistern.



Look into the future

If you are planning to stay in your home for a long time, you should think ahead when designing your bathroom renovation. Interior fashions change rapidly so consider a timeless style rather than quirky trends. Your lifestyle and needs may also change over the years so be sure to take them into account when making bathroom renovation decisions.