Thursday, 3 December 2020

Andersens Designer Series: Planning Your Bathroom Renovation

The bathroom is a defining room in any home Bathroom renovations can be intimidating

The space is often tight with fixed needs and budgets can easily blow out if you’re unsure of what you’re trying to achieve The renovation I’ll be showing you today is a project I completed recently Taking into consideration that it’s a space that may one day be rented out, it’s a great example of a bathroom that makes a statement whilst being durable and timeless When considering a bathroom renovation, I always start with the basic but vital questions such as "how many people are using this space?" and "is it a private ensuite or a family bathroom?" This bathroom is a private ensuite in a guest master bedroom

It’s meant to feel special but be functional and durable There wasn’t a need for a bath so we created a spacious walk-in shower Considering the possible rental, it was also important to think practically, reducing the use of glass, keeping it higher, to keep it lighter at eye level but requiring less cleaning on the solid wall With tiling in a bathroom, I always try to echo the rest of the house to create cohesion and make the space feel less like a separate area A trick I like to employ, especially when on a budget, is to choose a floor tile you love, and where possible, use a more affordable wall tile to reduce costs, so you still get that wow factor from the floor, but you haven’t spent an unnecessary amount of money

It all comes from identifying the needs and limitations of the space then working through the different possible configurations until you get the best result Like most things, this can be a learning process, so to avoid the pitfalls, it helps to seek professional advice from someone with experience

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