It completely shocks me to realise that we’ve now been living in our “new” house for nearly 12 months. When we bought it the estate agent described it as a project and it’s completely liveable for now the truth is that there is so much that needs doing to update the place.
One of the main areas that needs a complete overhaul is the bathroom. I’m guessing that the best thing to do would be to rip everything out and start afresh. But the truth is that I’m not sure where to start. Or what is even possible with the space we have. How do we make it work for us now, but also future-proof it so that it works for us as a family when the kids get older too?
Right now there is a toilet, a sink and a bath in there, with a shower over the bath. There’s also an awkwardly positioned window that we just cover up with a shower curtain. There are some good mirror fronted storage cupboards, but with a family of six we could really do with some more storage. We also seem to have towels hung everywhere. A heated towel rail would be perfect for those days when it seems all of us are having showers and need the towels to dry. But I’m not sure where we’d put it.
I also don’t know if there is a better solution or layout for what we have and what we need. One step would be to get creative design inspiration for your bathroom from Harrogate Bathroom Showroom. They offer a bespoke professional service which can cover everything from design and layout, through project managing the whole process right up to that first relaxing bath in a hotel worthy bathroom.
Yes, you could do the whole process yourself, but there are so many potential pitfalls along the way. Not to mention just how time consuming it can all be. I haven’t really got a clue what is out there when it comes to bathroom fixtures and fittings, let alone what would work in our space. It would take me days to trawl round showrooms to see what possibilities exist. And even then I wouldn’t necessarily know what would actually physically work. I’m no plumbing expert, but I’m pretty sure there are some things that you can’t necessarily just move when it comes to water and drainage. Why not call upon the expertise of people that have designed hundreds of bathrooms rather than an amateur who is getting all their information from google.
There is also then the practicalities of project managing a bathroom refurbishment. I used to be a project manager for a living and it does take a degree of skill to keep on top of everything and make sure that all the lead times come together. Get something wrong and start ripping out your old bathroom before finding out that your new toilet won’t be ready for 6 weeks and I can promise you that the rest of the family won’t be too impressed. Let the experts take the strain. They know how long it takes to get the things you order. They know how long it takes to install. They know what order everything has to be done in. They also know what are the most common risks in the remodelling process and how to avoid or mitigate against them.
At the end of the day the bathroom is the one room in your house that you will use every single day that you live there. You want to get it right.