There are so many different bathroom upgrades you can make to your home. By upgrading your bathroom your not only add value to your home but you can also dramatically improve the way your home looks and feels.
Why should I think about bathroom upgrades
If you have moved into a new home or simply want to renovate your existing bathroom, upgrading can be a great way of improving your home. Depending on the budget you have for the refit will depend on exactly what you can do, but there is a range of changes you can make to both big and small budgets.
The average cost for a bathroom refit is around £3,000, but this can vary depending on what you have done and who fits it. You can do a lot of the refit on your own however there may be some aspects of your bathroom upgrade where you need a highly qualified plumber.
If you have a large bedroom without an ensuite you may want to consider fitting one; they don’t have to be big to add value to you and your home. However, they can improve the way you get ready along with giving your family more space. Most newer homes already come with an ensuite in the master bedroom, this can depend on the size of the home. If you wish to have an ensuite fitted you may need to consult with a plumbers Milton Keynes as well as a builder, as you may need to add walls into your bedroom for an ensuite to be feasible.
Ensuites can be kept simple and functional; you don’t need it to be big and fancy for it to work. A simply ensuite including a walk-in shower, sink and toilet works wonders.
Bathroom basins are a great way to set the style of your bathroom or ensuite; there are a range of styles, colours and fits you can choose from. Here at JF Plumbing we recently fitted a new ensuite for a client who had a tap which changes colour dependent on the temperature of the water, take a look at the bathroom renovation.
Basin units that can sit into a vanity style provide you with additional storage; you can have either recessed or freestanding basins which allow you to add storage to best suit your needs. Most basins are ceramic however you can install a range of glass, metal or stone basins. They vary in price but can make your home look stylish and modern.
If you have a bath without a shower head or you want to replace the bath for a shower, it can be costly fitting them however you can go for cheaper options if you wish to. We recommend looking at electric showers; they are amongst to cheaper options you can go for. They provide water to your shower separately from the mains of your home. There is a fall back with electric showers; they do not provide as much power as those from the mains would. However, they are economical to run and can easily be installed, unlike other showers.
Power showers are great for homes that have a low flow of water; many people tend to purchase these showers if their showers trickle with water. For the ladies of the house, it can be difficult to wash your hair under the water flow so you may want to consider a power shower. It has an integral pump which boosts the flow rate. Unfortunately, they cannot be fitted to homes with a combi boiler as they require supply from both hot and cold water.
There is a range of ways you can have your shower including fitted into your bath, an enclosure or wetroom style. Depending on whether you want to fit the shower to what you already have or a complete revamp of the bathroom will depend on how much it cost, but the average cost is anywhere from £100 to £300.
A toilet is often one of the items forgotten about when thinking of a bathroom remodel. The toilet can make a statement but must also be functional. You can get a range of toilets that match the basin to provide continuity throughout.
When thinking about doing a bathroom remodel, you don’t have to keep the bathroom in the same format if it doesn’t work for you. While you may not be able to do this part of your bathroom upgrade yourself, we recommend having a bathroom installation Aylesbury to ensure your plumbing is put in the right place and you have no hiccups once everything has been installed.
Flooring and walls
When thinking about what flooring and walls you are going to have in your bathroom, you need to be careful your not choosing a material that will rot easily with the humidity nor stain with excessive water. We recommend going for tiles on both walls and flooring, they are easily to clean and less likely to stain. You can also go for vinyl flooring, its easy to clean but is also less likely to lift with water, unlike wood.
Upgrading your bathroom is an exciting time, you need to ensure you revamp your bathroom to best suit you and your family. By remodelling and improving your bathroom, you can add a great amount of value to your home. Most homeowners are likely to see a 10% recovery rate when remodelling their bathroom when it comes to selling their home.
Ensuites are a great way of providing you with additional space and a place to get ready away from other members of your family. Showers are a great way of providing your bathroom with an upgrade; we always recommend thinking about what you want when it comes to the shower, if you need more power go for the power shower, or if you are looking for a cheaper option the electric shower is perfect for you.
Flooring is an essential aspect of your bathroom and can also help with adding a statement to your home. Go for something that is functional and easy to clean as there is nothing worse than installing flooring that stains from water.