Bathroom Considerations Brought To You By Doncaster Bathrooms
Designing a bathroom can seem like an overwhelming task due the range of possibilities; it is an involved project to say the least.
When updating or designing a bathroom, wet room or shower room, most homeowners tend to look at the smaller tasks in isolation and do not consider how all the overall pieces tie together. This can often result in a space that feels disjointed and lacks an overall theme. Remodeling a bathroom can be a huge investment not only from the satisfaction of having a pleasant space but also from the potential return on investment from a resale. Bathrooms are spaces that should elude a relaxing and calm atmosphere; potential home buyers are therefore willing to pay extra to have that additional touch of comfort. As with any design, bathroom remodels offer an opportunity for homeowners to be creative and display their own unique sense of style. However there are a few tips we recommend that you keep in mind before ripping out those bathroom walls.
And you need to consider what you want, is it anew bathroom, or do you want a wet room, or a shower room?
We at Doncaster Bathrooms can deliver all three and variations in between. We are your local Doncaster bathroom installation team, that can tackle any bathroom, wet room or shower job.
Before you start redesigning your space, spend the time to properly draw up a budget. Have in mind an amount that you are willing to spend and allocate spending needs accordingly. Drawing up a budget can also be the first step in finding out the true labour costs of outsourcing certain projects such as tiling, installing fixtures etc. This stage can also be a critical point in identifying any cost saving measures that you can employ. For instance, many persons do not realize how simple installing a toilet is or installing finishing fixtures such as the faucet. This may allow you to spend money on larger projects like tiling or installing a shower. Depending on the size of the bathroom and the quality of the materials desired, the budget may need to be adjusted to properly account for these items.
Bathroom Style & Functionality
Style and functionality:
When considering bathroom design ideas, it can be so easy to get carried away with all the options available. Before finalizing your design choices you should have an idea or style in mind that you want to work with. Is there a particular colour your like or atmosphere you want to create when you walk in the bathroom? If you are designing a full or half bath you may want to ask yourself who will mainly be using this space. Do I need to have a lot of storage? Depending on the size of the bathroom maybe a shower may be a better options that a stand-alone tub. Furthermore in the event of a resale will this design improve the overall value of the house? Another consideration in the process is how the design of the bathroom fits it with the overall design of the home; does it have similar colour pattern or theme? Spending the time to ask these questions can prevent you from making spur of the moment purchases that may not be the best in the long run.
The History Of The Bathroom
Often times persons remodel a bathroom simply because it has never been updated! It may have been perfect for another time and age but now it seems old and completely out of date. When working in older homes you want to consider whether there may be any hidden issues that may affect your design. There may be lurking issues such as mold, poor ventilation, corroded plumbing, improper framing, non-waterproof material etc. Sometimes it may be best simply to start from scratch by completely removing existing materials. In some cases older homes can present an opportunity to save costs by reusing some elements of the previous design. Moreover, depending on the design there may be some unique elements that showcase the character of the home that may be worth keeping.Getting help from a professional designer can be critical in homes like these as he/she can help you identify possible issues and design a plan that brings the space into the modern century.
Poor or inadequate lighting in a bathroom can be a cause of daily frustration, therefore spend the time to properly assess the placements of your light sources. Start first by focusing on maximizing your natural lights sources then incorporate elements of accent and decorative lighting. It is recommended to have at least 4 watts of lighting per square foot. Lighting can go a long way in improving the functionality of a space and assist in creating a relaxing and calming atmosphere.
It is surprising how many persons go through a bathroom remodel without giving much thought to this topic. Given the exposure to water in a bathroom, homeowners must ensure that the correct ventilation fan is used, the fan is correctly positioned and the electrical wiring is properly installed. Moreover, poor ventilation can cause mold to develop which ultimately impacts your overall health. Having proper air circulation will help reduce the moisture on bathroom surfaces which lessens the deterioration of wood and other surface materials. Maybe a double glazed window for ventilation too.
Bathroom Layout & Measurements
Layout and Measurements:
There are 3 main restrictions that affect the placement and layout in the bathroom; the size of the bathroom itself, location of plumbing and electrical and the dimensions of bathroom fixtures. When doing your initial planning it will be important to think about the size of the space relative to the sink, shower/tub and toilet. Depending on the space size, a shower may make more efficient use of small spaces than a tub. When placing sinks ensure that there is adequate space to walk without feeling cluttered. One piece of advice when placing the toilet is to ensure that it is not the first thing that you see when entering the bathroom. When shopping for finishing be meticulous about finding items that can fit well in the space without making it cluttered, bear in mind that the bathroom is typically the smallest room in the house!
Renovations can be one of the most rewarding experiences for homeowners; however it is better to arm yourself with knowledge in the beginning to prevent costly mistakes that may ruin your investment. The bathroom is one of the most frequently used spaces in a home and updating this space will go a long way in improving your home environment. Ensure that you spend the time to plan your bathroom remodel keeping these tips in mind, that will reduce future headache and help you anticipate any hitches that may lie ahead!