Bathroom Renovations – Ideas and Suggestions
When renovating your home one room that seems to be overlooked more often than not is the bathroom. If you decide you need a bathroom renovation you will be spoiled for choice in terms of all the en-suite styles, tiles, accessories etc that are on offer. And for those willing to push the boat out, you can even install a flat screen T.V. above your new hot tub (if you have the money of course!)
But before we get ahead of ourselves – the first area to think about is the floor area. As most bathrooms are not too large it should not be too costly to get the best quality tiles. If you have floor boards they could be sanded and varnished to a high standard and will be a valuable addition to your new bathroom renovation. If you’re worried about water, it’s easy to seal them with several coats of varnish, so they will be as water proof as any other type of flooring.
If you are thinking of tiling the walls it can be as cheap or expensive as you want it to be as the selection of tiles on the market today is enormous. One area that should be looked at seriously is the shower. There are so many different kinds of shower that it is worth spending time researching the best you can get. You can also have a walk in shower if there is enough room to spare.
If the water pressure in your area is low there is no point in fitting a power shower unless you plan on installing an extra tank. There are a lot of other shower fittings you can get. If it is time for your bathroom to get a revamp but you don’t have a lot of money to spare don’t worry as it is possible to get a whole new look without breaking the bank. You may be able to upgrade over time.
If you intend replacing the bath there are a multitude of choices from whirlpool baths to hot tubs which are very popular. The Victorian style bath is making a great comeback at the moment and if you enjoy spending a lot of time having a bath this is an excellent choice. It may seem like pure indulgence but at the end of a stressful day there is nothing as relaxing as a long luxurious bath.
As with baths there is a huge variety of toilets readily available today from dual flush to stain resistant to slim fitting toilets. The advantage of the dual flushing toilet is the water saving and if you are conscious of saving water, especially with water meters on the horizon this is a good investment to keep costs down. No bathroom renovation would be complete without fitting new cabinets.
There are over basin cabinets fronted by mirrors where you can keep your toiletries and under basin cabinets where you can store clutter such as cleaning products, spare toilet rolls and shower and bath lotions.
Whatever style you go for you are sure to be pleased you have invested in a bathroom renovation.