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How To Save Money When Renovating A Bathroom

Renovating your bathroom might be an interesting task. Before embarking on buying the last decorative details, there are a few more aspects that we need to take into consideration in order to create the bathroom that we dream of.

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Renovating a bathroom can be overwhelming, it can take a lot of time and it can cost a lot of money. So we decided to make a short list with aspects that you need to consider if you want an astonishing result and a functional bathroom:

  1. Budget

First of all, you need to know how much you are willing to pay before starting anything. Setting a budget will help you make all the right choices from the beginning and it will reduce the ‘surprises’ impact (which are, of course, all the unexpected expenses). Once you know the amount you are willing to spend, you can make a pretty good idea of how your bathroom will look like.

  1. Time

Many people believe that renovating a bathroom only lasts a few days, but that’s a total lie. It really depends on how many things you want to change in that bathroom and lets face it, most of the renovating plans never respect the deadlines. Planning a renovation is more than changing things around, it also includes buying all the materials needed and choosing the final aspect. You should also make sure that the stores can provide you with all the materials you need whenever your constructor needs them. Knowing exactly how to manage your time is crucial, because lets face it, it’s pretty hard to live in a house that doesn’t have a functional bathroom.

  1. Take everything step by step

The best thing you can do is to plan everything step by step and try to stick to that plan as much as you can. This thing will help you know exactly what you need to buy and you will not waste money on things you might not need. You should also know that the first thing you need to take care of is the ceiling. Continue with the walls and finish with the floor. It will prevent the damages that could be made.

  1. Style, design and functionality

The first step is to think how do you want your bathroom to look like. There are many factors you need to take into consideration, such as: color, tile, bathtub, valves and so on. The seeking itself can be overwhelming so we suggest you to start looking for the thing you need online. It will help you make a good first impression. You can also search for more elements, order and combine them in many ways to see which ones fit the best. Design should not affect functionality and you also need to think that you might sell the house at some point, so you need to do things right from the beginning.

  1. Measurements

There are three important aspects to consider when you renovate a bathroom: ipes, electric cables and the standard dimensions of sanitary items. Therefore, make sure you have all the right measurements when you go to the store. It can be very frustrating if you get them wrong.

  1. The craftsman

We encourage you in hiring a craftsman. Renovating a bathroom is a complex project and if something goes wrong, it can cost you more than the renovation itself. Make sure you hire an authorized person. It will save you from headaches, lost time and too much mess.

  1. Sanitary equipment and accessories

No renovation is complete without changing the sanitary equipments. You should also consider to change the mirrors, the door handlers and other such elements. It will give a fresh air to the room.

  1. Walls and floors

Basically, you can use any material for the walls and the floor in a bathroom, as long as it’s waterproof. Depending on your style and your budgets, ceramic, marble, granite can make your bathroom’s aspect very pleasant and durable at the same time. You should also thing that it might be a good idea not to slip, so choose your floor carefully.

  1. Lightning

A bathroom is not very practical without a proper lightning, so we suggest you to think practically when choosing the lights. It can also make your bathroom have a more pleasant atmosphere. First of all, try to use the natural light at its maximum potential and then use 4 watts of glow per meters square.

  1. Accessories

Even though it might not seem so important, no renovation is complete without accessories. It might seem surprising, but all the small things such as towels, soap, mirrors, the small carpet and so on have a huge plus on a renovated bathroom. You can find cheap accessories and it will definitely change the bathroom’s aspect.

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