After a stressful day, one of the best ways to relax is to have a long, luxurious bath. A hot bath will allow your muscles to relax, which can reduce headaches, and will help soak your cares away. To create a relaxing place to unwind, here are some tips to keep in mind when renovating a bathroom.
It is important to plan the renovation so the right tradespeople show up in the right order. Having tradespeople show up at the wrong time can be costly and rescheduling them could be difficult. One way to avoid mix-ups, especially if you’ve never had a home renovation done before, is to hire a professional contractor. They can take on bathroom renovations in Brighton from start to finish by creating a design, tearing out the old fixtures, and then installing the new ones.
By getting estimates from contractors and/or plumbers for changing the bathroom, you can set your budget. While a quick bathroom makeover will cost between $1,000 and $5,000, a renovation that doesn’t involve moving plumbing can cost $12,000 to $20,000, and if plumbing needs to be relocated, the renovation can cost up to $30,000 if you select quality fixtures.
If you don’t like the layout of your current bathroom, be it an en-suite bathroom or the main bathroom in your home, it can be changed. However, when doing so, you need to consider whether some of the plumbing will need to be moved, if you want to restructure the bathroom by changing the floor or making the tub and shower separate, and how much space there is with which to work.
Deciding whether or not some of the plumbing needs to move or if the floor is going to be changed is important because it will add to the cost of the renovation. Also, if you want make your bathroom larger so you can separate the tub and shower, you will need to find out if you can make room by taking out the wall of a closet or by reconfiguring the layout.
To save money when renovating a bathroom, try to avoid moving the toilet because this could mean moving the sewer pipe. Extending or reconfiguring water pipes are much easier than moving a sewer line, not to mention less messy. If the plumbing needs reconfiguring, expect to pay around $2,000 or more to have it done.
Since you’ll probably never buy fixtures for the bathroom again, you should consider splurging a little. Choose top-quality taps, sinks, and other fixtures for the bathroom. Not only will they last a lifetime, but your bathroom will always look stylish. Although you may like certain trends, reconsider doing something that is trendy now because trends change over time and a classic look is timeless.
If you’re organised or hire a good contractor, renovating a bathroom can be fun. It will allow you to create an oasis where you can relax and get away from your responsibilities and problems, at least for as long as the hot water lasts.