Remodeling your Bathroom

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Remodeling your Bathroom

Remodeling your bathroom can be a fun and exciting prospect, but it is one that should be prepared for with diligence before you embark on this quest. With a little preparation you can do this project with the ease of a professional.

The first thing to do is to figure out what you want to do in your bathroom. Do you want to just update the cabinets that are currently in your bathroom? If so then the project is fairly straightforward. All you have to do is basically swap out the old cabinets for the new ones. If you are going to completely redo the bathroom’s layout altogether then you will need to do a bit more planning in this step. For instance, if you are doing a major remodel like moving the plumbing or electricity you are going to have a bigger project on your hands. You will need to consider which professionals you will need to help you in this project, like a plumber or an electrician. These types of considerations must be taken into account in the planning phase.

The next step is to get the measurements of your bathroom. Again, if you are keeping the same foot print of your current bathroom then this will be fairly straightforward. You will just have to measure the existing bathroom and its placement of the cabinets, sink, toilet and so forth and take good notes about such. Drawing a diagram and taking pictures will only help you in the end to have a clear picture of what goes where. If you are redoing the layout of your bathroom then you still have to measure, but the walls and ceiling to floor height are more important than the exact placement of the toilet as that may be moving. Be sure to measure everything more than once to ensure accuracy.

Finally you get to go shopping. This is the fun part because you get to choose from a wide variety of styles and manufacturers and really design just what look and feel you are going for in your new space.  Comfort is another prime factor in bathrooms: vanity units range between 700 and 900mm in height. When buying your new vanity unit, consider your own height and the heights of other members of your household. Ease of access to the basin, with as little stooping or stretching as possible, should be high on your list of priorities. Families with small children can buy a step to allow toddlers to access the basin, as even a lower height unit will be a little tall for them in their first few years.

Louisa Coan is writing on behalf of West Radiators, who specialise in Radiator Valves & Radiator Accessories. They also offer TRV radiator valves and antique radiator valves

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