Everything You Need To Know Before Renovating Your Bathroom

  • By Kate Williams

Are you thinking about renovating your bathroom? We know how daunting of a task it can be, but in the end, it is certainly worth it. Renovating your bathroom is a major project and you must plan things properly, so things can go according to plan as much as possible.

No matter the type of renovation, even if you are upgrading your outdoor space with some key features like a modern outdoor shower, this guide has everything you need to know about the process. Following this process doesn’t guarantee that everything will go off without a hitch, but it does mean things are more likely to go to plan.

Keep reading below to see all the steps you must take before you start renovating your bathroom:

1. Planning and Budgeting

Before anything physically changes in your bathroom, you need to put together a proper plan of things you want done, and the order in which they should happen. Your budget is also very important. Think about how much money you are willing to spend on the renovation as this will guide you in terms of the type of products you can purchase. Remember, it’s a good idea to leave a little extra cash in the budget in case anything goes wrong.

2. Design and Layout

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Your bathroom's layout is important to create a cohesive feeling of bliss and relaxation. In this photo: Stella Collection

After the planning stage, you can now work out how the bathroom layout is going to work. Are you going to keep the existing layout, or create something completely different? Keeping the layout the same can help you save money on plumbing, so that is also something to consider. Don’t forget to think about the right fixtures as well. Fixtures are important for both style and functionality.

3. Hiring Professionals

If you’re undertaking a major bathroom renovation, it is quite likely that you’ll need to hire a professional. It’s a good idea to get recommendations from friends or family that have used a professional in the past, or even look at reviews of professionals online. Minor bathroom renovations could be completed by yourself, as long as you are confident in your ability. You also may want to enlist the assistance of a designer, if you’re struggling with that aspect.

4. Permits and Regulations

Eco-friendly shower head by Nattura Showers.
If eco-friendliness is a requirement, as it always should be, know our shower heads are water savers by nature.  The maximum water consumption of our products averages 8.2 liters per minute, while the standard shower uses around 15 liters per minute. In this photo: Aurora.

Depending on the type of renovation you are undertaking, you’ll need to check to see if there are any local building codes or regulations that apply. If you are making structural changes or changing plumbing around, checking local building codes is a must. You may also be required to obtain a permit to complete the work. Not securing a permit can be a costly mistake as you may face fines and long delays in completion.

5. Final Touches

There are a few little bits and bobs that will need to be fixed up before you are officially done with your bathroom renovation. Things like installing hooks, and towel bars and adding storage solutions are important and improve the functionality and look of your space. You can also add personal touches like plants or pieces of artwork. The very last thing you need to do is clean the space!