The Art of Renovating Bathrooms

The Build in Common Bathroom and Laundry Renovation Toolkit will be released later this month. Although the Romans used baths and natural springs for years, the concept of a bathroom is a relatively modern one.  The industrial revolution modernised internal plumbing and with running water becoming more commonplace, this enabled toilets and bathtubs to be moved indoors as permanent fixtures.

Today it would be inconceivable to have a home without a bathroom! In fact, modern houses boast usually not only a Full Bathroom, but often also a Master Bathroom (adjoining the Master Bedroom), an Ensuite (adjoining a smaller bedroom) or perhaps a secondary three-quarter Bathroom (covering the basics of a toilet, sink and shower).  Add potentially a Powder Room (internal toilet and hand basin) and a Laundry into the mix, and the number of “wet areas” in your house will quickly multiply.   Often homeowners decide to tackle an upgrade of both the bathroom and laundry areas at the same time, as a cost-effective means of utilising common trades and materials for both rooms.

Unfortunately, renovating any of these wet areas, can be an expensive task. Why? Because almost every building trade imaginable is involved in upgrading these rooms. You will need plumbing, electrics, cabinets, plaster, tiles, glass, flooring… so if you’re going to do it, know what you are in for before you start, understand who will be responsible for what and most importantly, do it well!

You may already have thought about the design of your Bathroom, with some ideas about the look and feel you are trying to achieve. You may even have an inkling about colours and the style of fixtures and fittings you would love to incorporate. But what about the real challenges: What actual building work is involved? What do you need to do first? Who does what?

If you want to know more and be one of the first to access the Build in Common Bathroom and Laundry Renovation Toolkit, simply get in touch with us at hello@buildincommon.com.

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