Are you ready for a new family bathroom? If you want to create the perfect bathroom for your family’s needs, there are some important considerations you’ll need to make first. From layout to materials, there’s so much you’ll have to work out before any work can begin. Here’s what you should be thinking about.
Get your layout right
The first thing you really need to do, is work out the best layout for your new bathroom. Ask yourself, does my current layout work for the whole family? Does it feel cramped? Is there enough storage? And do you need space for a bath and a shower?
Often, we try to cram too much into a small space. Or we’ve inherited a bad layout that just doesn’t make sense. But you’ll need to try to keep changes small if you want to keep costs down.
Consider the costs involved
Changing the layout of a bathroom will undoubtably incur a cost. There could be pipework, drainage and electrics to change for starters.
If you’re not sure how much this will cost, then you may need a bit of help. If you search for plumbers near me, you’ll find a long list of businesses. So, you’ll need to shortlist the ones that come recommended and have the right skills. Contact as many as you can to arrange quotes. And make sure you ask for a breakdown of the costs. This will enable you to compare prices and work out what is a reasonable cost to pay. It will also give you a rough timeframe for the work to be carried out too.
Choosing practical features
Whether it’s the type of tiles or style of bathtub, there are a lot of practical choices you can make. And if you’re renovating a family bathroom, getting it right can make a big difference to easing some of your current problems. For example, freestanding bathtubs can look stylish. But they need more space than a built-in one and are not ideal for using with an overhead shower.
Tiles are another practicality of a bathroom. There are different types, including porcelain and ceramic. And different sizes. You may not think this will matter much, but some are going to be more practical than others. You need to consider how easy they are to install. Whether they’re durable and resistant to water and chips. And will they be easy to clean and maintain?