Renovating a bathroom is always easy to put off to another day. This isn’t just renovating a bedroom, where you can move to another room for a few days or weeks. A bathroom is essential and to be left without one for any period is a major hassle. This is especially important if you only have one bathroom in your home.
Renovating a bathroom can be a big undertaking that involves multiple trades and skills to complete. But the results can be startling and well worth the effort and perhaps a little sacrifice.
However, naturally, there are always concerns:
- Will I be without a working toilet?
- How long do I have to go without a shower or bath?
- What about all the mess?
These are worthy questions, but with a little forethought and the right expertise, the answers to them might be a pleasant surprise.
Do I need to renovate my bathroom?
There are many potential reasons to undertake bathroom renovations. Some are practical, some are aesthetic, but most are a combination of both these reasons. Common reasons include:
Increase the value of a property – This is one of the reasons that fits nicely in both camps. A bathroom renovation is one of the simplest ways of greatly increasing the value of a property and achieving a stunning new bathroom at the same time.
Fix issues – One of the main reasons for bathroom renovations is simply because it needs it. Leaky pipes, cracked tiles, ageing fittings, inadequate electrics and lighting are all common reasons for bathroom renovations.
Comfort – Older bathrooms can be cold and soulless rooms. A modern bathroom is designed to be warm, practical and luxurious. This changes it from being a practical room and nothing more to a room that makes bathing a joy.
Enhanced safety – The bathroom is a room where accidents are commonplace. The mix of sleek surfaces and water is the main culprit. This is particularly relevant if there are seniors or juniors in the house. Modern non-slip flooring and easily accessible showers and baths greatly enhance the safety of bathrooms.
Modern look – Ultimately, for many people, the main reason for updating a bathroom is simply to attain a modern, comfortable, practical, and stunning looking bathroom.
For whatever reason you are renovating, and for obvious reasons, you will want to keep the disruption and inconvenience to an absolute minimum. The rest of this article is full of sound advice to help you achieve a new bathroom with minimal hassle.
Use a specialist bathroom renovation company
A general builder will no doubt be able to undertake the work and if chosen wisely, will probably do a very good job. However, this article is all about minimising the inconvenience, and this is where a general builder will likely fail to delight!
The problem is that bathrooms are complex and need multiple trades, all working in sync to achieve a fast turnaround for negligible disruption. Just consider the tradespeople and designers that are needed to accomplish the task:
- Designers and project managers
This is outside of the scope of most general building operations. However, choosing a company that has all these trades in-house and works as a team to achieve fast results will knock days, if not weeks off of the running time of a bathroom renovation.
A little bit of time choosing the right workforce is the first step to achieving a perfect bathroom in as little as a few days.
Know the plan
The last thing you need is a house full of guests and a bathroom out of action, this is why it is essential to pick a time that is of the least inconvenience.
Once again, the bathroom renovation specialists you have chosen is a major factor in helping you choose the perfect time. In the first instance, a helpful contractor will work to your timescale and not theirs.
But, perhaps more importantly, by choosing a company you trust, the work can even be undertaken when you are on vacation or otherwise out of town. Inevitably, the job will be messy and noisy, removing and replacing a bathroom always is, but by choosing the time of the renovation wisely you can minimise the disruption.
The one takeaway from this article is to always use a reputable company and preferably one that specialises in bathroom renovations.
At Odyssey Bathrooms, we tick all the boxes. We understand that being without a bathroom for any time is a major hassle. That’s why we always put the needs of the customer first and guarantee that everything from design to an installed and stunning new bathroom will be achieved as quickly as possible and with the minimum of disruption.
Why not contact us today and see how we can help you get the bathroom of your dreams without the nightmares.