you like dreaming? I do! Someone I know showed me today an apartment he is
moving into and I got little envy!
In a positive
way! I start looking for apartments myself! I still have few months left until
my contract finish but I wanted to check my options. While searching, I
realised that most bathrooms in our beautiful NQ, Manchester has been renovated
well in a well expensive apartment of course 😉 It made me to look into few
other bathrooms and I start thinking, what make people to design bathroom this
way? Functionality, personal aesthetics, Location? I have once designed a bathroom
myself and you can go and check my beautiful work‘’How to design a small bathroom’’.
Currently I have all copper crush! I want white brick bathrooms with copper fittings!
I wanted to advise those new home owners. I know some of you mentioned to me
you just bought your home (massive congrats). When you buy your home I can
imagine you do want to make bathroom personal, do you? You need to read first
my post about‘’What’s your bathroom personality’. Sometimes,
we just can’t imagine a shower or bathroom suite in your space. Here bathrooms.com
is showing their arrangement in well-presented visuals with different scenarios
and apartment layouts.
looking to buy a bathroom, you do need to consider few things, so I have
created you great bathroom renovation checklist:
1.Are you going to design your bathroom
by yourself or hire designer? Hiring a designer or bathroom specialist company
will save you some money. Designers often are given great discount and trade
prices on good quality bathrooms suites. If you planning to buy just off your
local bathroom store, speak to the advisor to point you matching suites.
2.Shower or bath? You do need to consider
many things. How much time are you spending in your bathroom? Would shower be
something you would use more often? Are you having busy lifestyle constantly
running? Check theseshower ideas. Unless you have time to pause and rewind?
Then you my love need a bath! Here examples fee great bathroom suits.
3.Tiling. Are you going to do this
yourself or hire a contractor? I would recommend hire a contractor. You can
just search your gumtree or check local newspaper, just before you agree, ask them
to bring a portfolio. You don’t want a random person who knows nothing about tiling
to start doing this job! Treat your walls before tiling! Otherwise it will all
fall off! Also, is good to check if you have the right equipment at home. For example usingan impact wrench which is basically a better drill can really make a difference when you need to hang a mirror or curtain pole over tiled wall.
4.Plumbing. Get an advice from a
plumber before remodeling. It won’t cost much but will save you a lot of
money. Plumber will tell you exactly what you currently have and then, you can
just write a list of what you need.
5.Fittings. That’s when having a plumber
helps. You do need to know what fitting you require. They often expensive so
you do need to know what you need. Are you having a shower, a bath or maybe a
6.Flooring. Here, again ask your specialist,
when you looking to hire someone its worth to ask if the person is multitasking
and can do flooring along with tiling. You will save money, time and nerves
doing that as you will be doing with less people, less stress as well. Just be
careful as this person need to be a specialist in both, not to make you
bathroom looking like from horror DIY SOS programmes. Check the tiles and floor
8.Time, be clear of the time you have
for all your work, consider the time of ripping previous off as this may be
really time consuming and take in account potential problems!
9.Dimensions. Check, check and once gain
check all your dimensions! You need to know the bathrooms units dimensions,
calculate how much tiles you need , how much flooring etc.
10.Furniture and lighting &
accessories. First two need to be functional. Check how much storage you
require and how much light you need. Maybe just the fancy mirror is not enough?
You do need some good down light along with furniture that leave you enough space
for manoeuvring. Usually you can chose the door handles and all that when you choosing
your furniture, again make it functional. Handleless is a good solution for
small space but also for people with children, so they won’t bag their heads of
the corners etc. Accessories it more of
your personal taste but again, once you spending money.
Remember all the stunning bathrooms cost a little fortune and not many people
can afford them. I like to watch them though and set myself some goals so, here
another set from CP Bathrooms!