[Translate to Ukraine / Україна:] Bathroom renovation - tips & tricks

[Translate to Ukraine / Україна:] Good to know before you start with your bathroom renovation

[Translate to Ukraine / Україна:] To renew the bathroom is often of top priority. Here are some tips of how you can avoid some common mistakes in order to suceed with your renovation.

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Step 1

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Think carefully about the family's needs

What kind of features do you expect from the room? How do you plan to use it? Our tip - divide the room into three different functions:

1. One for the toilet

2. One for the whole body - shower and bath

3. One for self-care - hands, teeth and face

Measure and make a plan where all the different functions should be placed.

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Step 2

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A big family could use a separate toilet

Is there an unused space in your home which could be suitable for a separate toilet? If not, a toilet in the same room could be separated with help from a partition wall.

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Step 3

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Should the bathroom have a bathtub, shower, or both?

Young people tend to occupy the shower. Is it possible to have construct a separate one?

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Step 4

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Start with the size of your bathroom and continue with questions like:

- Where can I change diapers?
- Where can I put the dirty diapers?
- Do I have to make space for both washing machine and clothes dryer?

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Step 5

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Do not forget the lighs!

A too dim och strong light makes the bathroom environment dull. At least one lamp for general lighting and one for the face is a good target template. Include mirrors in the light-calculation, they reflect light which enhance the feeling of the room's volume.

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Step 6

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Move sewer installation, floor or wall?

You can get wall-hung porcelain even if one has a had a drain connection in the floor earlier.

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Step 7

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The ventilation is important!

Good ventilation - preferbly in combination with floor heating - quickly dries the bathroom and reduces the risk of moisture damage.

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Step 8

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Piping and plumbing

During work in the floor and walls, a proper piping and plumbing work is essential to avoid moisture damage in the future. We recommend you to hire a professional to find the best solutions.

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Step 9

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Choose the right color

Light colors makes the bathroom feel larger and dust, soap dirt and water spray becomes less visible.

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Step 10

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Search quality certified craftsmen

Always ask for quotations from different companies. Then, it is very important that you make an agreement in writing with the chosen company, preferably with a fixed price!

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