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5 Factors to Consider Before Hiring Bathroom Renovators

Tricia Hingpit
27/02/2018 6:53:02
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Everyone wants an instant and effective renovation process. Yet, before even contacting a renovation builder, there are things you need to consider.

Small setbacks are inevitable, but mulling over these 5 factors will definitely lessen mistakes.

1 . Hidden bathroom issues

Before doing a minor or major bathroom renovation, check for some problems. Be intuitive enough to know that these issues might affect or hinder your renovation problems. It may even cost you more if you can’t address it first.

So, before you hire a renovation expert, you may search on how to DIY check problems like structure or plumbing defects. You may not know it but certain pipes need relining.

If you want an expert, you could employ a bathroom technician to perform a quick inspection.

 

2.  Lighting and ventilation

When enlisting your preferences of a new bathroom design, put these two on the top. A bathroom never functions properly without adequate lighting and ventilation.

Remember, you don’t have to buy a fancy lighting fixture or pricey exhaust fan. The design just needs to be creative and functional enough to distribute proper lighting and ventilation.

Do you do your make-up on the bathroom? You need lighting that accommodates your vanity space, if that’s the case. Write that down so that the builder will know how to position the lighting.

As with ventilation, it’s even more crucial. Do you live in a humid area? Make sure to note about the proper positioning of the window or fan to prevent mould from accumulating.

3 . Adequate Space

Space also comes next to lighting and ventilation as priorities. Considering your home’s available space is also crucial because it affects the design and overall budget as well.

Before even hiring a renovator, ask yourself:

  • Do I have enough space in my home to accommodate my preferred bathroom design?
  • Do I want to add space for a bathtub or storage?
  • Do I have enough space for additional plumbing?

If you’re not sure how to know, you can enlist these questions and discuss them with a renovator during the consultation stage.

4 . Realistic budget plan

You don’t want to overspend or splurge either. After all, it’s your bathroom. When setting a budget, be realistic above else.

Preferences are important, but keep grounded and set an allowance for the extra cost that might arise during the renovation process. On the flip side, a realistic financial plan keeps you from spending on the unnecessary areas.

5 . Your needs and style

Finally, consider your primary needs and taste in aesthetics.

Enlist your needs.

  • Do you need a bathtub?
  • Additional vanity space?
  • Additional storage?
  • New flooring?

What’s your style?

  • Do you have a theme?
  • Preferred colour, pattern, or symbols?

After enlisting those, research or evaluate if they complement the realistic budget plan you’ve set.

This will save time in brainstorming during consultation time with the renovator. If the situation permits, you proceed ahead to choosing materials if they match your budget plan.