Are You Planning Bathroom Renovations?
Have you looked around your bathroom and noticed that the paint is peeling from the walls? Maybe the tiles are cracked or damaged, or it could be that the shower leaks or that the wall unit is hanging dangerously off the wall. If any of that describes the state of your bathroom, maybe you have been considering calling a bathroom renovation contractor, but before you do that, it will be helpful for you to have an idea of exactly what you want to do with your bathroom. A bathroom renovation contractor can offer suggestions and advice, but if you know what you want, they will be able to help you more quickly and effectively.
Working with your existing bathroom
Your bathroom renovation contractor can't start with a blank slate. Your bathroom is a fixed size and already has the plumbing and electrical connections in certain places. When thinking about your bathroom renovations, you are unlikely to want to move the plumbing and electrics too far from where they are; that could get expensive and won't achieve very much. Your bathroom renovation contractor will need to start with these fixed locations and then determine what they can do to remodel the bathroom.
What do you want to include?
There are some bathroom features that you must have, then there are things that you might like but could manage without if necessary. You must look at the available space and decide what you can realistically include in the bathroom without overcrowding the space. Items that you almost certainly must have will include a toilet, shower, and washbasin. Heated towel rails, extra storage cabinets, and even a bath are not essential, although they could all be nice to have if there is enough space. Your bathroom renovation contractor may be able to help you with some space-saving suggestions if you aren't sure how you can fit in everything.
Consider the room
You might think that a bathroom renovation contractor fits each feature into an available space, but there is more involved than that. It is important to work with the existing shape of the room. In particular, you must consider the availability of natural light. Natural light is vital, especially if you are working with a mirror to shave or apply a cream to your face. By taking into account how light will enter the bathroom and where it will fall, you can place the washbasin and a mirror in the best place. Another feature that you probably can't change is the position of the door. You must have a clear access route to and from the door, so don't create a design that will place any obstructions on that path.