If you are renovating a bathroom and hiring contractors and tradesmen to assist, there are a lot of things you need to consider. You’ll need to first choose all of your furniture and your new bathroom suite, you must allocate where they will go and ensure there are sufficient plumbing options to accommodate them, you must order them and wait for them to be delivered, you must then hire the tradesmen and get them to come in and fit everything to your exceedingly high standards… it’s a long and often complicated process. Bathrooms experts Bella Bathrooms explain here what to expect when you are having a bathroom installed, and how you can make the entire process flow a little more smoothly…
What are the Initial Considerations?
Firstly, before you rip out your old suite or before you start chipping tiles off the walls, you must be completely sure about what you want. You must know exactly what you want the room to look like and how you will achieve it. A lack of proper planning will mean more work for everyone involved, so have detailed plans for the layout of the room. Get a proper quote for the full installation, and ensure that you have secondary back-up furniture in case your dream bath is sold out and won’t be back in stock for six weeks.
Remember not to hire any labourers or contractors until all of the bathroom equipment has arrived at your house, and is verified to be in good condition. Hiring builders or plumbers to come and fit your bathroom, only to discover your basin has been delayed or your toilet bowl has a chip in it will cost you money and the tradesmen time.
Once the work is under way?
Next, you must remember to hold your nerve. Watching a troop of builders head into your bathroom and hearing all sorts of worrying demolition-style noises can be nerve-racking, but you must have faith that your design will work out. Don’t worry about the mess – hire a skip for all fixtures you are discarding, see if you could sell others on, or even attempt recycling some items around the home if you are feeling creative. Keep hold of things like tiles that are in good condition, or old pieces of furniture that can be broken down for wood; they can be useful when carrying out DIY around the house, or for spicing up another area of the home.
The bathroom installation process might be a long one. There is a chance that work could take a few days, if all the plumbing and electric wiring is in the right place and the refit is a basic one, but if there needs to be any work on the pipes, plumbing or wires, be prepared to sit it out for the long haul. You might need to ask a reliable friend if you could possibly use their facilities a few times a week until the bathroom is complete. But remember despite all the planning and choosing the ideal bathroom suite it will be worth it in the long run!