Renovating your bathroom is something that needs to be planned carefully. It can be an expensive endeavour and not something you will be doing every second year, so you need to make sure that the decisions you make will work for you for years to come. So, before you get to the fun part of picking out taps and tiles, here are a few things to consider:

 Don’t reinvent the wheel
If you’re revamping an existing bathroom, don’t move fixtures unless there’s a good reason. Once you get into moving pipes around, expenses can mount quickly, leaving less money for those gorgeous fixtures you have your eye on. 

 Be realistic about how much space you have and what you can fit in it
While your dream bathroom may include a big twin vanity, a walk-in shower, and a freestanding bath, you may not have the space to fit everything in practice. While we’re talking space, don’t forget to factor in how much is needed for doors to open and for any fittings in the room to be used comfortably. 

Prevent Peeping Toms
Big windows are fantastic for natural light, but remember, if you can lie in the bath and take in the view, someone could just as easily see you. Consider adding cute shutters to the windows or frosted glass. While we’re talking about privacy, don’t make the loo the star of the room. Try to ensure it’s tucked away somewhere, so the toilet isn’t the first thing you see when you open the door.

 Remember ventilation
The bathroom is the steamiest room in the house, so making sure all that moisture has somewhere to go is vital to the maintenance of the room, as well as your family’s health. Mold is not only unsightly, but it can also be deadly in some cases. 

 Plan for the future
If you’re renovating the bathroom in your forever home, think about how you will use it 5, 10, or 20 years from now. For example, if you’re planning on starting a family, you will regret leaving out a bath to make more room for a giant shower. No one likes to think about getting older, but will this bathroom still be practical when you’re in your 60’s or 70’s? Thinking about what lies ahead can prevent countless headaches in the future. 

Penny wise, pound foolish
There are certain areas where skimping on costs is not a great idea. Unless you’re experienced, leave tiling to the experts. There’s a great deal of skill involved in grouting properly and doing plumbing, and watching a couple of YouTube videos cannot impart it all. Rather trust experts and pay that little extra so you can avoid having to pay further for repairs after your DIY efforts go South. 

 Most of all, it is important to stamp your personality on your bathroom. Your house is an extension of yourself, and every room should reflect that. Remember to visit your nearest Richmond showroom while you are in the planning phase of your stunning new bathroom for all the best quality taps, fittings, and sanware at amazing prices.