10 tips for bathroom renovation

1) Design with an Engineer

First and most basic task of a renovation is the plan and layout of the bathroom. Decisive role in the provision of sanitary plays the position of the central bath drainage and whether it can be removed. A key factor is to have the necessary slope for proper drainage of wastewater.
Do not position the toilet opposite the bathroom door because it’s the first thing you confront when you open the door. Bathroom door often remains open and it is the last thing a visitor wants to see, and actually not the most aesthetically pleasing spectacle. So it’s common across the door to place either the shower or the bathtub. Try to install the toilet to the most distinctive part of the bathroom near the main drain.

2) Realistic budget

It is important that you set a realistic budget for the renovation of your bathroom. This is determined by factors such as: the size of your bathroom, the quality of materials you want to include and the installation cost of materials.
The renovation budget works positively in order not to exceed your financial limits in the choice of materials (due to high market range) but also not to settle low in order to gain a qualitative result of material installation.

3) Substance precedes aesthetics
What‘s a newly renovated bathroom with luxury tiles and sanitary wares worth if plumbing problems exist.
Commonly, hydraulic and drainage installation problems occur on renovated bathrooms that may result in moisture effects either in the bathroom itself or on the apartment of the underneath floor with no solution except from dismantling plumbing and tiles. This is very uncomfortable and embarrassing to the owner.
Therefore it is recommended to total change the plumbing system e.g., central valves, pipes, etc.
4) Tiles, tiles, tiles

The most significant material that captures the owner’s interest. Many dimensions, various designs, infinite shades.
Tiles must have the best quality with no variations concerning the dimensions (lower quality) because this will make a real difference in the joint tiles.
Large sized tiles visually grow your bathroom. But pay attention and do not exaggerate, especially in small bathrooms where you get a great wastage during installation and necessary inclination cannot be succeeded. The texture of the tile should not be slippery particularly in showers. Usually, dark tiles are placed on the floor and light ones at walls.

5) Sanitary

Select the right sanitary ware based not only on manufacturer’s brand, but also on their dimensions. Basins nowadays are usually built in offering space, cleanliness and design but with a draw back in cost and after sales service.
Consider converting your tub into a shower and save space with a custom tiled shower stretched to your needs.
Design an ergonomically convenient counter with a sink, adjusted to your height.
It is very important walking lines and routes in your bathroom to be functional and sanitary ware comfortably accessible.

6)Ventilation = hygiene in the bathroom

Main reason for mold existence in bathrooms is inadequate ventilation.
Keep your bathroom naturally ventilated with a window. If this is not possible obtain an artificial ventilation system. Place it at the highest possible position. Depending on bathroom size select the appropriate section of the vent pipe.

7) Heat the cold tile

Heating is an equally important factor in preventing mold appearance in bathrooms. Install towel-rails to gain space and practicality.
When renovating, install a new heating system in the bathroom alongside with the plumbing. Conventionally, use plastic tube for easy maintenance in case of failure or damage.

8) Highlight the unique place
Bathrooms are misunderstood areas of the house. We spend an average of about 3,460 days in our lives
Install a proper lighting system in the bathroom. Combine ceiling lights for proper diffusion of light and wall sconces mounted alongside of the mirror. This combination ensures minimal shading in the mirror space and brightness. Prefer waterproof luminaires because of the existence of water vapour.
9) Aesthetic Tricks

Usually bathrooms are developed in small areas rather than big ones concerning other rooms of the house. How to visually grow your bathroom?
Large tiling, built in mirrors and basins, tall glass cabinet showers, ceiling spotlights, light shades are a few ways to highlight the size of our bathroom.

10) This isn’t a hotel bathroom
Do not forget that bathroom often requires warehouses and a laundry space.
Towels, detergents, and personal hygiene items consume a significant space in our bathroom. Smart storage solutions and space saving is required such as built benches with washing machine integration and storage cabinets at the bottom. Particular attention should be given to the timber quality of bathroom furniture for resistance to humidity and water vapour.