Over the past two years, a lot of us have found ourselves spending more time at home than we ever expected. With so long inside making our homes somewhat stale, plenty of people have been renovating. If you’re in the same boat, but not sure where to start, then read on; ENGLAON has the perfect guide for your bathroom renovation.
Stage One – Scope and Inspiration
The first thing to decide is the scope of your renovations. Is this more of a refresh, where you’ll just be replacing the old mirror that keeps fogging up, or the bath that’s too small? Or is this a complete overhaul? Are you changing the layout of your bathroom because it just doesn’t fit with your lifestyle? Keep in mind, the more you change, the more likely it is that you’ll need to hire outside help for plumbing, electricity, and tiling.
Once you’ve decided how much is changing, it’s time to seek out inspiration. First, you’ll want to ask yourself what you want from this new bathroom. Does it need to be able to handle three kids in quick succession as they get ready for school, or is this your private island where you can soak for hours?
When you start looking at designs for inspiration, whether on Pinterest or in showrooms, there are a few things to keep in mind. Is the new design going to fit your space? Does it have enough storage? Does the layout suit your routine? It’s a lot of questions, but you should ask them now. Planning makes you less likely to need expensive changes halfway through the renovation.
Stage Two – Bathroom Fixtures and Tiles
After you’ve taken out everything that needs replacing, you’ll want to make sure the bathroom is properly waterproofed. Skipping this step can lead to pain down the line, as a leaky bathroom can cause structural damage.
After that, it’s time for fixtures. The toilet should be left for last, but now’s the time to install things like the bathtub, sink, or shower. Make sure you’ve picked the right showerhead for your pressure preference! And keep in mind whether your shower needs a curtain, glass door, or something else entirely.
If you want to tile your bathroom (keeping in mind this will up your budget quite a bit), this is when you’ll do it. Styles change rapidly, so your tile choice should be one that you really love.
Stage Three – Vanities and Sinks
Now, you’re ready for that perfect new vanity and cabinet. You should start with the vanity before moving on to the sink. Make sure you’ve picked a vanity that has enough storage for your lifestyle.
Then, you’re ready for the new mirror and cabinets. The perfect mirror can really tie a bathroom together, and if you’re someone who spends a lot of time getting ready, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got a great one.
The Finishing Touches
With everything else done, you’re so close to enjoying your new bathroom. You can finally install the toilet, which has to be saved for last to avoid any potential issues with tiling and plumbing.
If there’s anything in your bathroom that needs painting, now’s the time. Then, you can put your personal flair into the design with indoor plants, pictures, or any other decoration that suits your fancy!
All that’s left to do is take a nice, warm shower, or enjoy a long soak in the tub. Kick back, and enjoy the results of all your hard work.
Taking Your Bathroom to the Next Level
If you want to really kick it up a notch, ENGLAON has just what you need. Our range of smart mirrors are the perfect bathroom companion. With Android built-in, an elegant touch screen, and hands-free voice control, our smart mirrors can make your bathroom the one of your dreams.
Check your emails at a glance while getting ready in the morning, or get updates on the weather and traffic. Or, if you’re getting ready for a big night out and spending a long time in front of the mirror, put something on Netflix or YouTube to keep you entertained.
No matter what you need, ENGLAON’s smart mirrors make getting ready a breeze.
Though if you need a dedicated entertainment centre in your bathroom (perfect for those long soaks in the tub), you’ll be interested in ENGLAON’s waterproof TVs. A waterproof Smart TV gives you everything you expect from a Smart TV, with the added peace of mind that IP68 rated waterproofing brings.
Whether you choose the mirror or the TV, ENGLAON can help take your bathroom to the next leve