Here’s my old bathroom again. Work is still progressing, and I’ll show you its current state at the end of this post.
I thought it may be fun to just document the 5 things I’ve learned so far whilst renovating my bathroom. I thought it would be a good resource for anyone considering a bathroom refurbishment.
1. Number of tiles
When ordering tiles, always account for wastage from tile cutting. I would advise ordering 10% extra.
2. Tile or stone colours
Always order a sample of the stone or tile that you are going to use in your bathroom.
I’m putting concrete basins in my bathroom and with the sample I received, I realised that the colours weren’t exactly the same as the photos I saw. It’s also important to realise that if you are using a natural stone, that variations in colours are to be expected.
Ordering samples can also allow you to put a mood board of all the colours and textures that you will be using in your bathroom together.
3. Positioning the bath furniture
If you like I, are an Instagram interiors addict, then it’s likely you would want to photograph your bathroom.
Make sure you plan out your bathroom, so you can take the best photos ( but obviously not compromising the function of the bathroom).
I don’t like photos of the toilet, so I’m trying to make sure it’s positioned in such a way that it is out of view. However, with my bathroom being so small, that may be a problem.
4. Create the illusion of space
If your bathroom is super small like mine, then you don’t want it to feel crammed.
A few things to create the illusion of space is to use floating furniture- such as a wall mount WC, floating vanity unit or bath tub on legs.
Mirrors can also create the illusion of space and make a space look lighter.
5. Finishing touches
Radiators come with valves and pipes, and most of these are in chrome.
If however, you are going for brass metalware or the on trend black taps, then you may want to consider plating the valves and pipes in the same colour.
Hope you’ve enjoyed my 5 tips on renovating my bathroom. I will be back during the course of the refurbishment to tell you more about the things that I’ve learned. I leave you with the ripped out look of my bathroom. It has progressed since this, and Samuel has been working very hard, but I’ll show you more photos in stages.