Whether you are looking to renovate your bathroom to increase your home’s resale value or update your bathroom to create a relaxing oasis, here are a few things you need to know when beginning bathroom renovations.
Why You Should Renovate Your Bathroom
Bathrooms become dated very quickly as design trends change rapidly. We recommend you update your bathroom every 7-10 years as this is the general lifespan of sanitary ware in your bathroom, and as they are used daily, they are prone to wear and tear. Old and damaged sanitary wear will lead to costly leaks, reduced water pressure and massive water bills. This is where the topic of “bathroom renovations” becomes exciting!
Thinking of selling your home?
If you are planning to sell your home in the future, bathroom renovations can increase the value of your home by up to 5.7%. Houses with modern and newly renovated bathrooms tend to sell quicker, but keep it simple if you plan to sell your home immediately. You don’t need to spend a fortune on your bathroom renovations to create a jaw-dropping space.
Our Insider’s Guide To Bathroom Renovations
Here are Absolute Plumbing Cape Town’s 5 top tips to help you start your bathroom renovation journey:
Have a plan
The most exciting part of your bathroom renovation is finding inspiration for your dream bathroom. Gather inspiring bathroom renovation ideas through photos, magazines or online images. Once you have a clear idea of what our dream bathroom looks like, you can share your ideas with us. Having a clear direction for your bathroom renovation will help you make decisions when choosing fittings, and it will help us guide you through the process so your bathroom renovation meets your expectations.
Have a budget
Even with small bathroom renovations, it’s essential to have a home renovation budget. We recommend having a 10% buffer on your budget for any unforeseen circumstances. Having a budget will dictate how close you can get to your dream bathroom. We may be able to suggest cheaper alternatives so you can reach your desired aesthetic while saving some money.
Use professionals with bathroom renovations
It can be tempting to try DIY your bathroom renovations, but tiling and plumbing are incredibly tricky. DIY renovations could end up costing you double in the long run. If you accidentally hit a water pipe or disturb a sewer line, you will have to pay for the repairs on top of your bathroom renovation costs. Bathroom renovations are best left to the professionals as we can also find hidden plumbing problems such as slow leaks or cracked and ageing pipes, which will cause future plumbing headaches.
Know your dimensions
The floor space of your bathroom will affect your bathroom renovation. Plumbers will know how to save floor space. They’ll be to offer recommendations on what sanitary ware you can fit into the space. For example: if you desperately want a bathtub but need to save space, you might opt for a corner bath. Or perhaps you want a bath and a shower but don’t have the floor space for both, then a bath with an overhead shower might be the solution.
Keep it simple
If you want an affordable bathroom renovation, our advice is to keep it simple. Aim to create a timeless bathroom with sophisticated sanitary ware. You can then add unique flair with paint, tiling, wallpaper, mirrors, lighting and candles.
Why Choose Absolute Plumbing?
If you have been searching for affordable bathroom renovations in Cape Town, then looks no further than Absolute Plumbing. Absolute Plumbing will be there to offer advice on your unique bathroom renovation while keeping your budget, dimensions and desired outcome in mind.
We offer complete renovation and plumbing services in Cape Town. We are dedicated to leaving your home in a better state than when we found it. For reliable, professional and affordable plumbing services with a smile, choose Absolute Plumbing. Follow our journey on Facebook and Instagram for weekly D.I.Y tips from the pros.
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