When it comes to redesigning your current bathroom space, the task can appear quite daunting. With regards to cost, labour, materials, décor and longevity of your ideal bathroom, there is quite a lot to consider before you undertake this demanding task.
If you are in need of some helpful redesign tips, then look no further. Read on as we provide you with some essential design choices to consider before you get started on making that dream space a reality.
Set a Budget
Perhaps the most important decision you’ll make throughout this process is your budget – you need a clear indication of what you can accomplish. Taking the time to plan out your finances gives you both the foresight to plan ahead effectively and the flexibility to alter your original plan.
Keeping to a set budget also encourages you to shop around to find the highest quality materials for the best price, which may mean you have surplus cash left to splash out on luxury additions or save what’s left for another project.
No matter what you have in mind, it’s always essential to keep track of where your money is going throughout the process to ensure that progress is made at a predicted level. You don’t need any nasty surprises during the later stages of your renovation.
Made to Measure
For a pain-free installation process, measure the entire area you have to work with. Become familiar with key fixture sizes and dimensions, as this will enable you to plan for a quality bathroom.
Whether you are planning on having a single or a double sink, a shower or a bathtub, make sure there is enough suitable space to move comfortably around your bathroom.
Having a bathroom that is too crowded to use the utilities is something you want to avoid at all costs, which is why you should thoroughly measure the dimensions of your bathroom space before you go looking for your bathtubs, toilets, and sinks. With these measurements in mind, you can be certain that they will fit comfortably within your space.
Overhaul those Walls
When you know the dimensions of your space and utilities, it’s time to start considering what style of the wall would best suit the aesthetic that you desire.
A tile effect is a popular option which allows you to choose from a range of colours to create a vibrant atmosphere in your bathroom. Take advantage of contrasting colours for a striking look. To create an illusion of space in your bathroom, go for a lighter colour scheme on your walls.
For a stylish alternative to tiling, wall cladding is an ideal option for you to consider. Many walls cladding designs, such as Marbrex panels, are waterproof, which should be of particular interest to those who want keep maintenance and cleaning to a minimum.
These panels are significantly easier and much faster to install than tiling, with the minimal preparation needed. With the added bonus of providing extra insulation to your room, you will see a noticeable decline in condensation.
Finding the Right Flooring and Ceiling Panels
The right flooring is the pièce de résistance for any quality bathroom. Whether your most important factor is style or water resistance, you should always take into consideration how well the flooring will blend with the style of your bathroom.
If waterproof flooring floats your boat, you will be glad to know that there are many variations to complement your desired style. Not only can you enjoy the visual appeal of wooden flooring, but with its waterproof qualities, your concerns about damp or condensation damaging your chic flooring will be a thing of the past.
You can also reduce the amount of condensation caused by your bath or shower by planning ahead with the installation of the right ceiling panels. If you were to choose a material such as wood, for example, you would benefit both from it being easy to maintain to prevent mould and discolouration, whilst enjoying extra warmth.
The Choice is Yours
We hope that this blog post has given you some useful advice to consider. If you are interested in finding out more about what bathroom materials would best suit your design, feel free to get in touch with DBS Bathrooms and see if we can contribute to making your design a reality.