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Tips On Renovating Your Bathroom

Are you getting ready to start a new bathroom remodelling project? Or is this your first time going through a home renovation?

It's an exciting decision and one that should be approached the right way. So, check out our favourite tips and tricks to help find the balance between your creative needs and practical design ideas that can make your bathroom perfect.

Everyone wants a bathroom that reflects their style but can deliver the comfort they need simultaneously. However, aside from that, it's equally essential that it has the right fixtures capable of providing function and value in your home. Rest assured, we have a wide range of bathroom products available to purchase, suitable for any budget and any design. So, through careful planning, finding the right tradesmen, and choosing a style that reflects you the most, you can have it all.

Here are some of the best tips that could turn your bathroom remodelling dream into reality.

Who wants what - Before you begin your remodelling journey, you should first talk with everyone who will be using the space. Discuss the fixtures and finishes you plan to use and how much of a budget you're willing to shell out. What's essential to you and your family?

For example, if you love a bath, why not check out our Deva SPA106 Chrome Sparkle Double Handle Bath Shower Mixer for the added convenience of a showerhead, perfect for washing bubbles out of your families hair.

Money matters - As you plan for your budget, it's crucial to have a little extra because you never know if some unexpected problems will increase the cost later on. Here are some of our budget-planning tips:

First, put aside at least 20-25% of your budget to cover unexpected fees and surprise expenses you will likely come across during your remodelling project.

Then, work with your family to set the right boundary for your budget and maintain those boundaries strictly.

Budget for high-quality pieces that will last a long time. There are some aspects of a remodel where you can cut costs and purchase generic brand items that do the same job, but for high contact items, such as taps, showers and toilets, it is recommended you find pieces made to last. That is why here at Direct Heating Supplies, we pride ourselves on only providing pieces from reputable brands that have faced the test of time, so you can feel confident in everything you invest in.

Choose the right materials - A bathroom remodel requires a lot more details than you may think. You may have many design and customization ideas, but they will all require a different set of materials and textures. Make sure the products you are shopping for actually meet the needs of your remodel. This is especially true when it comes to:

  • Countertops
  • Bathtubs
  • Sink and bath fixtures
  • Lighting
  • Cabinets
  • Backsplash
  • Tiled flooring
  • Waterproofing materials
  • Plumbing supplies - are all fittings cohesive?

Let your space breathe - Unfortunately, when it comes to bathroom remodelling, many homeowners tend to neglect this aspect. They are not aware that proper ventilation is vital, especially if you want to ensure that your bathroom renovation project lasts for years to come. A bathroom that's not correctly ventilated could contribute to issues, such as the build-up of mould and mildew. This could wreak havoc and ruin some of the expensive upgrades made in the new bathroom remodel, such as the floors, walls, and even the cabinetry. We highly recommend the Xpelair Simply Silent C4HTR round extractor fan to avoid these issues. With near-silent running, stylish fascia, hassle-free and straightforward installation, it is a fool proof solution to protect your home and family.

Maximize your space - Try to use all the space of your bathroom as much as possible. Suppose your bathroom is on the smaller side. In that case, you have to unleash your creativity to design the space and make it look larger. Glass doors for tubs and showers are perfect if your purpose is to open up the room, and the pedestal sinks are ideal since they occupy lesser space when compared to cabinets. All cabinets and tower cabinets above the toilets and towel racks are perfect for those who need storage but who don't have much space to work with. Consider multiple-use items, for example, towel rails that provide both storage and warmth. We have a huge range of items available. Check out the Towelrads range for stylish rails that will be perfect for any space.

Be sure when planning your new bathroom to view our range of bathroom items.