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Tips for Renovating Your Bathroom

Thinking of giving your bathroom a new lease of life? Renovating your bathroom can be an overwhelming task, but there are a few ways you can make it easier for yourself.

Can I redo my bathroom myself?

Bathroom renovations can be complex, and there are some things that should be left to the professionals, such as the plumbing, electricity and any structural changes that might be required. However, there is a large portion of the work that you can do yourself at home to save on costs, including painting, tiling and changing faucets.

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5 tips for renovating your bathroom

1. Don’t just assume that you and your contractor are on the same page

You might have the perfect plan for your bathroom, but your contractor isn’t going to know what you want. Make sure you spell out every part of the plan, ensuring that they understand what you want and where so that there are no misunderstandings.

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2. It might cost more than you think!

Renovating a bathroom is no small feat. Your budget will dictate all of your choices, from layout and products to labour and installation costs. Check-a-Trade.com gives an estimate on how much it costs for a bathroom renovation in the UK:

  • Average price of new bathroom is £5,000
  • On average, it take 5 – 10 days for a new bathroom installation
  • Removing your old bathroom ranges between £300 – £1,000

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3. Don’t forget about grout

Grout might be an afterthought when it comes to renovating your bathroom, but it can make a big difference to the overall look of the room. It might be a small element, but it’s a very important element as it works to seal out dirt and moisture, compensates for small differences between individual tiles and firms their structural integrity.

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4. Don’t make storage an afterthought

Storage is one of the most important elements of a bathroom, especially for smaller spaces. We all have so much we need to keep in this room, and if there’s nowhere to put them, it can make your bathroom look cluttered and untidy. Your bathroom plan should prioritise storage, taking note of the smallest spaces you can utilise.

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5. Hire a reputable tradesperson

Make sure to do the research on the people you hire to work on your bathroom. Always check the reviews, and ask for pictures of previous work to ensure that they are the right fit for you and your home.

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Anna Marie Clementson
Anna Marie Clementson