Two tips for a successful bathroom renovation project

If you have hired a contractor to renovate your bathroom, here are a couple of tips which should ensure that you are completely happy with the end results of this project:

Don't scrimp when it comes to waterproofing

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when carrying out this type of project is failing to hire an experienced, qualified tradesperson to waterproof their bathrooms. This error is usually made because the people in question don't want to incur the cost of using a skilled waterproofing expert.

However, if you allow someone who has neither the skills nor the qualifications to waterproof your new bathroom properly, you could end up dealing with a lot of expensive problems in the future. Poor waterproofing can result in the moisture produced in the bathroom leaking into the walls of a house and saturating its timber framework.

This, in turn, can result in wet rot setting in; wet rot is a fungus which can eat away at and eventually destroy timber. Damage to your home's framework can cause a whole host of structural problems, which could cost thousands to repair.

Given this, it is far better to spend a little bit more on the services of an experienced waterproofer, as this will spare you a lot of stress and additional costs in the future.

Think about your lifestyle and preferences when selecting the materials

When the time comes to order the materials for the renovation, it's important to think carefully about how suitable certain kinds of materials will be for your lifestyle.

For example, if you have a very hectic daily schedule and as such, don't have a great deal of time to devote to bathroom cleaning, it would be sensible to ask your building contractor to fit larger tiles for your floors and walls, so that there are fewer grouting lines that have to be scrubbed clean every few days.

Likewise, if you'd rather not spend too much time removing watermarks and fingerprints from a glass shower cubicle, it might be better to use a shower curtain instead of installing a glass door.

Additionally, if you own a huge collection of skincare, haircare and other toiletries and tend to do most of your personal grooming in the bathroom, then it would be wise to ask your contractor to install plenty of integrated storage cabinets, so that you won't end up with clutter on every surface of your beautiful new bathroom.