How do you go about deciding which room to start with when it comes to updating your space? Do you pick your living room, the place where you probably spend most of your time or the kitchen that isn’t fit for purpose and makes cooking for your friends and family, something of a chore?
You could start with either of these rooms, and you wouldn’t be wrong but why not start with somewhere that’s going to give you, personally, a little more joy. Somewhere you can escape to, away from the hustle and bustle of home life and work and into a deep sense of relaxation. We’re talking, of course, about your bathroom.
Sure, there’s often a queue in the mornings and by the time you get in there there’s toothpaste over the walls and clothes strewn across the floor but imagine transforming it into somewhere that you can lock away the rest of the world and revel in your carefully chosen décor and bathroom furniture at the end of a long day.
Plan Your Dream
Imagine sinking into a bath topped up with bubbles and candlelight, set in a carefully chosen and freshly painted room. No more moldy tiles, no more scuffed paintwork, new and fresh and relaxing.
How would you begin? At the very beginning. You might have exactly the picture in mind of how you want your bathroom to look or you might be very open to ideas. Either way, there are hundreds of designers and bloggers out there who are desperate to share their designs with you, so have a browse and see what appeals to your critical eye.
Have a look on yourbathexpert.com to figure out what kind of style bath, shower, toilet, and basin you might want if you’re planning on ditching the old and replacing with something altogether shinier. Get excited as you picture your old cracked tub being replaced with an elegant Victorian-style stand-alone bath that sits majestically in the middle of your bathroom.
Be Budget Ready
Next, you’ll need to plan your costings. Remember that a new bathroom is an investment and while you might not be in a position to spend a fortune, do buy good quality products that are going to last and last and that will maintain their good looks for many years to come. Replacing a cheap and cheerful bathroom suite with another of similar quality will work out as a false economy, so make some great decisions about how much you spend and where you buy your products from.
Then it’s time to get planning for the work to begin. If you’re getting someone in to take away the old suite, you may need to consider a skip outside your property, so talk that through with your builder and see if they can offer you special deals.
It might take a week, it might take a month but whatever time and money you invest in your new bathroom is going to be well worthwhile and give you a haven of tranquillity for many years to come.