Jumping blindly into anything is an excellent way to screw something up. It’s true when looking into what restaurant to have dinner at, and it’s valid for renovating a bathroom. Despite this, most people don’t think they need to “plan” a renovation beyond figuring out how much it will cost.
This is patently untrue. Bath renovations require certain things planned out or known beforehand, if only because it increases the odds of things going smoothly.
With that in mind, here are the five things you need to know before you spend money on bathroom renovations Perth.
First, we’ll look into the things that are worth spending a lot of money on.
The sink is always going to be a focal point of the bathroom, and as long as you don’t do anything stupid, will be money well spent. Dual sinks, in particular, are a good idea. Separating the walk-in shower and the tub is also a good move. Finally, adding a toilet partition for privacy is also a good one.
Sure, these will rack up the costs, but they’re good ideas. They add privacy and value to space, as well as helping functionality along.
Now, we’ll look into the first thing to avoid doing.
Don’t redo the layout. Like reinventing the wheel, you’re attempting to fix what isn’t broken. Unless the layout doesn’t work or there is a pressing physical need to have it redone, avoid a design remodel. As much as possible, keep the core fixtures in the same places.
Not moving fixtures around means you’re not spending money to redo the plumbing. Doing pipework and foundation work can double or triple the price, for comparatively little return.
Next, we’ll advise you not to go with stone on bathroom renovations Perth.
Stone is beautiful. Stone is pretty. Stone is also expensive. If you’re looking to save money but want to have a close-enough aesthetic effect, porcelain is a good choice. It has the same range of appearance and texture but at less cost. Porcelain is also damn near indestructible, which is a bonus.
Never, ever spend more than 10% of the value of the property on bath renovations.
Why have this rather odd spending cap? It’s very simple. You don’t want to overspend. One of the fundamental assumptions of real estate brokers is that the bathroom is around 10% of the value of the property. If you spend more than that, you’ll have a tough time getting the cost back.
Finally, consider adding a heating element to keep the floors warm. It’s excellent value, and so simple to do.