Bathroom Renovation Frequently Asked Questions
When it comes to renovating any room in your home but especially the kitchen or bathroom, it pays to be prepared and to have done your homework. From understanding the hidden costs to knowing what to ask your builder before you hire them, is very crucial especially when the budget is tight! So here are the most frequently asked questions when it comes to bathroom renovations!
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR FOR COSTS?
Whether you are undertaking the project on a DIY basis or whether you are calling in the pros. Gutting the existing bathroom and fitting a new one is no small task but can be done on a DIY basis. However, all electrical fittings will require a professional so that they can be certified in the end!
WHAT ARE THE PLANNING STEPS I SHOULD CONSIDER?
Take measurements (know what you can fit in there!!) as the builder will need these to quote you later.
Visit a showroom for inspiration or my Pinterest Bathrooms Board with over 1,100 bathroom images!
Decide the style.
Get at least two building quotes (not estimates!!)
Sign a statement of work and pay the booking fee.
Order products in (especially the ones that may have longer lead time, like shower frames, bathtubs etc.
Make space in a room or the garage to store the products as they start coming in and check them for defects when they arrive.
Get a skip. You should have one on site on the first day of the project. Check whether you need a council permit to park your skip on a main road outside the house.