Plumbers don’t only fix pipes; they can also refurbish bathrooms. Homeowners can easily turn to them to add a new bathroom or even upgrade an old one. For the best results, it is advisable to consult your plumber and share what you have in mind for your project. You may want to discuss the following:
HomeOwner Alliance points out that many homeowners use their existing bathroom as a template for a refurbishment, but this is pretty limiting. It’s more advisable to think of the new the new bathroom as a blank canvas. If inspiration is needed, the Internet is a great place to search for ideas.
Start with the Basic
The scope of the refurbishment will ultimately depend on the homeowner’s budget, but it’s vital to prioritize the basic components first. Plumbing and tiling are some of the foremost to think about and then essential fixtures like the toilet, bathtub, shower, storage, and sink. Lighting is also a key detail to ask your plumber about. Once the essentials are laid down, extras can be added later on.
Ask Your Plumber About Colour Schemes
The colour will define the look and feel of the new bathroom. The homeowner should decide this early on to guide material and fixture selections. Try experimenting with the use of bold colours, contrasting plain and stylized elements, and natural materials.
Additional lighting like mirror backlights and lit walls can accent features to give the bathroom more life. For a truly luxurious feel, adding a mini-spa is a fantastic option.
Bathroom refurbishment can be a really exciting home improvement project. Not only does it make the bathroom feel more relaxing, but it also has the potential to increase the home’s resale value should the owner decide to sell the home in the future.
(Bathroom refurbishment: Where do I start?, HomeOwners Alliance)
(Bathroom colour schemes, House to Home)
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