How to Choose Your New Bathroom

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Cracked tiles? Chipped paint? Awful décor? Or do you simply fancy a change? There are many reasons why you might want to renovate your bathroom and upgrade it to something more akin to a luxury spa, and this kind of home improvement is always worth doing as it’s one that will add value to your property, meaning you will see a return on your investment. 

However, like with most things, it’s important to take your time to think through what you would like from your new bathroom and shop around to find the best deals. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind when coming up with the design concept of your new bathroom

Budget

First of all, how much can you afford to spend on these renovations? With so many amazing styles and products to choose from, it’s easy to get carried away when finding inspiration for your new bathroom. To avoid disappointment and to make sure you’re not blowing your budget, determine your spending limit from the outset and look only at suites, tiles, and other materials that are within that. You should also set aside a little extra cash in case of emergencies, as you never know what might go wrong during your renovation project or if there could be delays that might end up costing you more.

What Are Your Needs?

Another important thing to keep in mind when thinking about your new bathroom design is what you want and need from it. For example, do you have a busy household? Would it be a good idea to have two sinks put in so that people can use them at the same time? Or perhaps you could have a shower separated from the main bathroom for the same reason? 

Are you an individual who enjoys having long, relaxing soaks in the bathtub on Friday night? Or do you much prefer a quick shower? As well as having desirable additional features, make sure that your bathroom caters to what you need.

Storage

Bathrooms can easily become cluttered, especially as there are always bottles of shampoo, bubble bath, toothpaste and cleaning products that need to be kept in there. To keep your bathroom looking tidy and to make sure little hands can’t get to hazardous items, consider how you can incorporate sleek, smart storage into your new bathroom design. Wall cabinets are always a good idea, but could you have a linen cabinet also built-in somewhere. If you’re not sure how to get the most out of your bathroom’s storage space, bathroom renovation companies can help you figure that out and develop your design to make sure it fits your specifications.

Ventilation

If you have windows in your bathroom, that’s great, but some properties (particularly apartments) don’t have this luxury. The ventilation in your bathroom must be good not only for your comfort but to make sure you don’t end up dealing with issues like mold and dampness. Even if you do have a window in your bathroom, you should still have a ventilation system in place. Getting it looked at before you begin renovations could be a good idea in case it’s worn-out and needs replacing with a better one.

Lighting

Having good lighting in your bathroom is important, especially around your bathroom mirror and in your shower so you can see clearly. Spotlights are probably the most commonly seen in bathrooms because they work better to illuminate the room or certain areas of it. LED bulbs are bright but are also one of the most energy-efficient types of lighting, so they could help you to save on your bills. If you want to have more relaxed lighting in your bathroom when you take a bath, consider having wall sconces put in so you can have a more subtle glow when you want to.

How Much Space Do You Have?

Make sure you are being realistic about the space you have to work with in your bathroom before you get carried away with your design ideas. Is it big enough to have a bathtub? Will you need to extend it or settle for a three-quarter size tub instead? What design styles will make the room look more spacious rather than cramped? Always make sure you have accurate measurements before you start looking at suites so you can find the perfect one for you.

If you think your bathroom requires an upgrade, use the points above to help you develop a design that works for you and to get the bathroom of your dreams.