The bathroom is one of the first things many people upgrade when they purchase a doer-upper property. It holds some of the most value in your home, and bathroom renovations can sometimes be necessary just to use the space comfortably.
Although, before you start hauling out the tools and putting the plumber’s number on speed dial, here are a few things you may like to consider first.
Will you be leaving the plumbing where it is? Will you be upgrading the pipes? These are factors to consider while you’re in the middle of removing showers, toilets, and sinks. Sometimes, upgrading standard 1.5-inch pipes to a larger size can be an ideal way to prevent blockages in the future.
You may also like to reconsider the positioning of your piping if you are adding new appliances or taking some out.
Lighting is far easier to adjust during bathroom renovations than it is after the upgrades. Consider your lighting needs and factor them into the entire renovation process. Some people like functional lighting that’s both simplistic and easy to install. Others prefer recessed lighting, dimmer switches, and even shower lighting to reduce shadows.
If you are designing a new home or you are planning to renovate your existing home or an investment property, you will, at some stage, have to answer the question about the type of flooring to choose. Over the past few years, timber flooring seems to be an obvious choice for many. Writing down the project requirements may look a bit like this:
- What will a timber floor look like?
- Does it have an ambient quality?
- How easy, or hard, is it to install?
- What will it cost?
- How difficult or easy is it to clean?
Let’s look at a few important points that, when explained, will put you in a better position to make a decision.
As homes get older they need lots of maintenance to keep up their value. But sometimes it gets to the point where a complete renovation is in order. Of course, this costs more than the odd maintenance job so you have to plan your finances accordingly. Having an experienced financial advisor such as Andep Investment Consultancy to help you will the financial planning for your renovation will ensure you are not left without funds for other needs.
In fact, a financial planner can do much more than help you plan for a whole house renovation; they can find many ways to help you save on costs and make sure you are getting everything possible by going through your tax refunds, investments, superannuation and other things connected to your income.