It's a big decision looking to replace your bathroom...
"How wide should a toilet area be? 500mm basin or a 600mm? Can my shower tray sit flush on the floor? Can i move things around? Do I want porcelain tiles and what difference do they make? What size tiles and why? Shaver sockets? Could I have lights in the floor? Can I have a thermostatic shower? Do I need a stronger floor? Why do I have to have an extractor fan? What about mood lighting?"
There are many ways to move forward and work answers to these type of questions once you have decided to get it done. We can get involved at various stages of peoples projects. Sometimes it’s right at the beginning – other times we’re shown a detailed drawing, a wrapped pallet with an itemised breakdown, diagram, and instructions….
There’s no real right and wrong way. But the fact is that this is a big expenditure. You want your money spent in the most cost-effective way. Reading this may help you make an informed decision when planning how to efficiently move forward.
Both the fitter and the homeowner should have the same aim; To minimize problems and delay, and keep things running as smooth as possible keeping you happy.
My advice is when you have decided that you want a new bathroom - get fitters in to take a look. Right in the early stages - get some specialist advice. Fitters should offer a free visit and assistance, so use it! Pick their brains, make them work for it!
Ask the fitter for suggestions and opinions as to what might work before you get your heart set on a layout, product or idea that cannot be realised (either at all, or within a sensible budget) I’ve been to houses where people have gone ahead either on their own, or following bad advice from showrooms or friends and bought shower enclosures that would totally dominate a room and leave tiny spaces to side-step around, or devised a layout that means the door hits the sink when opened! It is also common for showrooms to plan a complete layout based on a lot of assumptions that can cause a headache when work begins… It’s not always an easy and straightforward room to buy for.