Top Tips for Renovating your Bathroom

July 26, 2019
Today, we're going to help you renovate your bathroom and make sure it has everything it needs to be a beautiful and practical space for all the family. So, shall we get started?

If you’re thinking about renovating your bathroom, spring is the perfect time to do it. In this article, we want to give you some advice to make sure your new project goes smoothly.

Before you start renovating, you need to have a clear idea of what it is you want to achieve. You might have created a board on Pinterest with all your ideas, or maybe you have a bunch of magazines featuring all the elements you want to incorporate.

While all that’s important, you can’t lose sight of what’s realistic in terms of time, budget, space, and more importantly, what you and your family actually need. There’s no point in having a super stylish, but ultimately impractical bathroom if you’ve got a large family.

Keep your feet on the ground

Vinyl flooring is practical and low-cost.

Perhaps the first thing you should ask yourself is whether you need to replace the flooring. This is one of the areas that are most likely to get worn out with daily use. Replacing it is one of the most effective ways to breathe new life into your bathroom.

One fantastic option to keep in mind is vinyl flooring. It’s easy to install, and really affordable. You can even find hydraulic tile style bathroom vinyl, which is really on-trend at the moment.

Laying vinyl flooring doesn’t require anything in the way of building work. All you need to do is make sure that the surface is completely flat. If it’s uneven, you can buy filler to make it leveler.

Renovating your bathroom: let’s talk about tiles

Hydraulic bathroom tiles.

The tiles you choose will depend on your personal taste, and how much you like to follow the latest trends. This season’s tiles are generally small in size, like the subway tiles that have been all the rage these last few years.

Aesthetically, these small tiles are much more effective than large tiles, helping to create a more modern and polished look. However, they are more difficult to keep clean. Using larger tiles means there are fewer joins, making them easier to maintain.

There are so many options to choose from when it comes to tiling. You can even buy porcelain tiles that are designed to look like they form one large, smooth surface, making your bathroom feel bright and spacious.

Half-tiled walls are another great option. This trend recently came back into fashion and has once again been making waves in the world of interior design.

Renovating your bathroom: sanitaryware

Modern bathroom fittings.

Sanitaryware such as toilets, showers, and baths is an essential part of any bathroom renovation. When it comes to creating a fresh and modern bathroom look, there’s nothing better than new sanitaryware. This is the perfect opportunity to install a modern, double-flush toilet, which is designed to save water and help protect the environment.

If you’re struggling to decide between a shower and a bath, it’s important to think about what will be most practical for you and your family. If you want to install a new shower tray, placing it at floor level will help prevent accidents. A borderless shower tray will help make your bathroom feel more spacious and is ideal if there are older people in the house.

If you don’t want to give up the luxury of a long relaxing bath, why not go all out and create your own personal spa? First, take a look at all the different options there are on the market, and make sure to choose one that is finished with an anti-slip coating. There are so many different designs to choose from, from the coveted free-standing bathtub to luxury sunken baths.

What about the sink?

A chic double bowl sink.

How many people are in your family? This is an important factor to keep in mind, even if there are only two of you.

Have you ever thought about incorporating a double bowl sink into your bathroom? No? This is a really practical option which will help save space and avoid arguments. Install a wide, simple counter so there is plenty of space for two people, and decorate it with matching bathroom accessories.

Once you’ve got all the main elements sorted, all you need to do is decorate your bathroom so that it’s harmony with the rest of your home. You can add natural fiber baskets and plants, hang paintings on the walls, and choose warm lighting to give your bathroom that perfect finishing touch.