5 Bathroom Renovation Tips
Assuming you have the money and time to devote to it, bathroom renovation is a great thing to do. Even if your bathroom is relatively new, renovating it can be a great way to not only modernise the look of the bathroom but to also add new things to the bathroom.
For example, a renovation can be a great time to modernise the piping infrastructure in your bathroom, which can help prevent leaky or burst pipes down the line. You can also get things like bathroom fans installed, new sinks installed, a new showerhead installed, and a new toilet installed.
So, if you are planning on getting your bathroom renovated in the near future, then you may be interested in some of these tips we have to share.
Pick a good plumber
When getting a bathroom renovated your top concern is likely going to be on picking out things like new tiles, a new style for the bathroom, a contractor to do the actual renovating, etc. However, you should not neglect one of the most important participants in your bathroom renovation, the plumber.
Getting your bathroom renovated can be a hectic process and it can be easy to forget that you need a competent plumber to do all the stuff involving piping. For those who are unaware, in all the states of Australia it is required that a plumber does all serious plumbing work.
So, the plumber is going to be responsible for hooking up your shower, hooking up your toilet, and hooking up your sink. Plus, if there is anything else plumbing related that you want to be done, then you plumber is also going to have to handle that. So, finding a good lumber is paramount.
Thankfully, for those of you in the Sydney area who are considering getting bathroom renovations done, you can just give us a call. We would be glad to help you renovate your bathroom.
Keep some reserve funds
As we said earlier, bathroom renovations can be a bit messy and hectic. When you are getting a bathroom renovation done, there is always the chance that some unexpected expense will pop up. For example, during the process of getting your bathroom renovation, you may discover that some of your piping is about to burst, which would result in your brand-new bathroom getting flooded.
So, naturally, you will want to get a plumber in to fix the pipe before it bursts. This will obviously cost money, which you may not have to spare because you spent it on the bathroom renovations. This is just one example of some of the unexpected events that can occur when getting your bathroom renovated. So, it is generally a good idea to keep some funds in reserve, so that you can address any potential problems that pop up while getting your bathroom renovated.
Get an exhaust fan installed
If you are getting your bathroom renovated then you should make sure that you get an exhaust fan put into your bathroom. A lot of people do not bother getting exhaust fans installed in their bathrooms, but they can be incredibly useful.
When you take a hot shower all that steam fills your bathroom. Most people do not mind this, but that steam can cause your walls and bathroom ceiling to become wet. This can then lead to serious mold growth. Getting rid of mold that has started growing behind a wall or in a ceiling can be a major hassle. An exhaust fan helps prevent this from happening. Steam can also cause damage to wood and tile, so getting rid of it with an exhaust fan is just a generally good idea.
Also, if you have a big family, an exhaust fan can be useful because it helps keep smells under control, which is always nice. If you are interested in getting more information, we have a nice post on the usefulness of exhaust fans and why you should have one installed.
Make your plumbing environmentally friendly
While making your plumbing environmentally friendly can be a bit of hassle normally, if you are already going through the effort of getting your bathroom renovated, then there is no better time to make the switch over to environmentally friendly plumbing. Environmentally friendly plumbing will not only help the environment, but it will also save you money every month because you are using less water.
So, what do we mean when we say environmentally friendly plumbing? Well, for starters, you could try making use of rainwater instead of regular water. You could also invest in toilets that use less water as well. There are plenty of faucets out there that are designed to use less water, such as motion sensor faucets. Finally, you can also invest in showerheads that use less water.
Normally, all this stuff would be a big hassle to get installed, but you are going to have a plumber there anyway due to getting your bathroom renovated, so you might as well go for it. For those who want to read more on the topic, check out our in-depth post on how to make your plumbing environmentally friendly.
Consider new lighting
Getting your bathroom renovated is a great time to consider new lighting. Why not try getting dimmer lights installed, so that you do not get blinded on those late-night bathroom trips.
Likewise, you should also consider getting some environmentally friendly lighting installed while you are at it. LEDs or fluorescent lights work well in bathrooms and will save you a bit of money on your monthly energy bill. Plus, they use very little energy, so they are good for the environment.
Now, normally it would be quite a hassle to get electricians do the bathroom lighting, since you are already dealing with plumbers and contractors, but since we offer both plumbing and electrical services, it is not a big deal. Plus, as part of getting your bathroom renovated, you might want to also get your wiring updated, to ensure that there is nothing wrong with it.