It’s that time of year again, and we’re getting ourselves ready to embark upon some serious spring cleaning and clearing. Oh, and yes- we’re joining the hoards in some DIY this Easter too. I mean, what better time to get sweaty, irritable and frustrated with your loved ones? In all seriousness though, now is a great time to act upon the plans we’ve had set on paper for so long, and the one job we’ve been meaning to get around to for the longest time: the bathroom. Ours has never been done since we moved in so it really does need doing, but there are some very good reasons why we’ve chosen to delay it a little. Here are my top three tips for bathroom renovations- hopefully you won’t rush into anything either once you’ve read them!
Hire a professional bathroom fitter
First and foremost (and if you take nothing else away from this post) please please please heed my first tip. I’ve see first hand the type of headaches that can occur when you try to fit a bathroom yourself. This is definitely one to leave to the professionals, and for so many good reasons too!
For one, renovating a bathroom is nothing like the task you undertake when you choose to revamp another room of the house. Like the kitchen, the bathroom contains plumbing and this alone is a good reason for leaving it well alone- unless you really know what you’re doing. More than that, the bathroom renovation is a technical process and let’s face it- unless this is your job, one week at Easter is never going to be long enough to learn what you’re doing, to the degree needed in order to do a good (and safe) job. Get professional advice on how to revamp your bathroom from Harrogate Bathrooms and save yourself SO MUCH stress!
Keep the kids away
If you have a you family, having your bathroom out of order for even just a day can be a complete nightmare! If you can, keep the kids away for as long as it takes to et your bathroom back to a working room once more. The last thing you want is little people causing mischief and/ or risking injuries to themselves or others. Plus, have you seen what kids are like when there’s any degree of DIY happening around the house? It’s like a free for all in this house, and seeing as this is such a technical job I’m going to make sure the kids are as far away as possible!
Keep your budget flexible
Having a budget for your bathroom renovation is definitely a very good idea, but try to make it flexible if you can. With any project like this there can be an element of the unknown, and extra costs tend to pop up without you realising, or having pre-planned for it. It’s a really good idea to have an extra ‘pot’ of cash at the ready so that your renovation can run as smoothly as possible.
What are your top bathroom renovation tips?