A Mini Guide to Bathroom Installations
Your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home, so making sure it’s practical and aesthetically pleasing will be a top priority for many. However, despite this, many homeowners let their bathrooms go years without being updated so a full renovation is needed.
But what’s involved in bathroom installation and what should you think about? Read on for all you need to know.
What are the benefits of new bathrooms?
Even simple changes can make a big difference in how your bathroom is used. In fact, an updated bathroom will affect your day to day lives, making your bathroom more relaxing, easier to use and well-designed.
In this section, we’ll discuss a little bit more about the benefits of new bathrooms.
Does your bathroom layout work for you? There’s nothing worse than using a cramped bathroom, especially if you’re trying to have a relaxing bath or even if you’re rushing to get ready in the morning. A professional bathroom fitter will be able to assess the space and come up with a design that suits your needs. Often, homeowners don’t make the most of the space they have, and older bathrooms may not suit the practicality of a modern home. Today we have many more options for maximising space such as swapping large bathtubs for compact showers and creating more room with clever storage options.
If your bathroom is looking old and shabby then it could be letting the rest of your home down if it doesn’t match up. With a new bathroom installation, you can instantly transform the room into a stylish and practical space that oozes modern features. Perhaps you’d like a minimal yet classic design or maybe you want to go all out with jazzy tiles and bold colours. Whatever your preference is, this can be incorporated into your new bathroom with the help of an experienced installation team.
Remodelling your bathroom is one of the best ways of adding value to your property. Replacing outdated fixtures with modern alternatives is often a cost-effective decision as if you do decide to sell your home in the near future, you can get a higher return on your investment. Even if you don’t plan on putting your home on the market, it’s always good to know that the decision you make are having a positive impact on your home’s value.
There are a number of reasons your bathroom may be cluttered, one being that you don’t have an appropriate layout or sufficient storage. Cupboards and storage units are a great way of keeping everything organised and tidy, especially if you don’t like seeing bottles and cleaning products on display.
How can you update your bathroom?
So, what are your options when it comes to remodelling your bathroom? Whether you’d like a ready-made design or something a little more customised, there are renovation options to suit every requirement and budget.
In this section, we explain some of the ways you can update your bathroom.
As mentioned, that layout of your bathroom is one of the most important factors for you to think about. Could your bathroom benefit from a more practical design? If you’re living in a busy family home you’ll need a space that works for everyone. Big, bulky fixtures could be taking up more space than what’s necessary, so it may be a good idea to opt for more space-saving options that make it easier to move around the room.
Fixtures and fittings
If your fixtures have seen better days or simply aren’t working how they should, it’s probably time for an upgrade. Why not go for an amazing power shower or a stunning footed bath? Think about the type of look and feel you’re trying to achieve and go from there. If you need a little help deciding, Pinterest is a great place for inspiration, but you can also ask your bathroom fitters about some of their previous work and take ideas for that.
Choosing the right type of flooring will make a big impact on your bathroom and can prevent problems such as mould. It’s important that the flooring you choose is water-resistant and durable. Tiles are a great option as they are hygienic, easy to clean and come in a variety of designs. For something a little more luxurious, how about underfloor heating? On those cold winter mornings, the thought of walking on a cold bathroom floor can be a little disheartening, but with underfloor heating, your daily routine will be a little more comfortable.
Here at James Dunn Roofing, we can remodel your bathroom, creating a better set up that suits your needs. From planning to plumbing, we’ve been helping to Oxford community for over 35 years. Get in touch for more information.
What will affect the price?
The cost of your bathroom installation will depend on a few different factors so it’s important to bear them in mind before you g ahead with the installation. Many people are surprised to hear that the suite or fittings they choose are not the main expenditure of the project, this is because the labour price is still the same whether your fitting is top end or budget. Be sure to think about the type of fixtures you’re going for as more complicated products such as wall-hung items may up your costs.
How big is your project? Are you having a new shower installed or is the whole bathroom being replaced? If you’re moving things around then the plumbing system will need to be reworked to fit the new layout and this will come at an additional cost. More often than not, if you move one fixture this will impact another, so be prepared for a possible price increase.
How to find a reliable bathroom fitter
Finding an experienced and trusted bathroom fitter will ensure your installation is everything you expected. Here we explain some top tips on how to find the best installers in your local area.
If your friends or family have recently had a new bathroom fitted why not ask them about their installers? Asking for recommendations is one of the best ways of finding a good company as you can ask as many questions as you like and get honest feedback about their experience.
When shortlisting companies, make you have a good look for any reviews. A quick internet search of their company name may reveal online reviews from past customers, detailing the pros and cons of their work. It’s important to recognise that everyone’s opinion is different, however, if you notice a common theme of negative reviews this is something to consider.
Make sure whoever you hire is well experienced – if they’re not familiar with the work you need then consider choosing someone more experienced. Ask about their previous work to get a better idea about their experience and take note of how they respond to your questions. If they have a website take a look at the About Us page as this will give you a little more information about the type of work they specialise in.
James Dunn Roofing: Professional bathroom fitters in Oxford
Here at James Dunn Roofing, we specialise in everything from roof maintenance to bathroom installations and kitchen renovations. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, our knowledgeable team offer top quality services using the best materials and providing excellent customer service too. For more information about our work, get in touch today.