Having a good quality bathroom in your home is always worthwhile – after all, it is one of the most important rooms in the house, and if you reach a point where you really want a new one, then you need to prepare for the change. Luckily, experts like the plumbing team at RupCoe are on hand to deal with every aspect of your bathroom installation. So what should you expect?
The first stage is to decide what kind of bathroom you want. This is a good point to seek the advice of designers and installers, as they may be able to get you exactly what you are looking for. Maybe you are not sure where to begin and could do with advice from an expert about which styles and sizes are going to work in your home and which you should avoid. It is worth taking as much time as you can on this planning stage, rather than just opting for the first bathroom you see. Talking to designers and installers will also give you a good idea of the cost of the bathroom that you want, including all fitting and plumbing work. This will inform you of what you should allow for in your budget – or adjust your design to meet the budget that you have!
Remember that you need to cover all aspects of the bathroom and not just the basic suite. Think about your accessories. What about the faucets? Did you have a particular style in mind? Then there are tiles, flooring and other features of the room. Your plumber might be installing all of this as well, so you should have a clear design in place before he begins work. You should also allow enough time before work begins for all of these items to be gathered – some materials might take a little while to be delivered, so timing is everything at this point.
The work itself
There is no doubt about it – any renovation to your home can be a messy business. Here at RupCoe, our team will do everything they can to minimize the disruption to you and your life, but you need to be prepared to put up with a little mess and disorganization. Allow some time for your old bathroom to be removed. The work will create a certain amount of dust, and even if you keep other doors closed to protect those rooms and put down dust sheets, there is always going to be some dust that manages to make its way through the house.
Hopefully you have access to another bathroom while this one is being replaced, but if not, then you may encounter a few problems. You can discuss with your installers about making sure that some facilities are available while the work is being carried out, but you may need to arrange to use a bathroom at a neighbor’s house for a day or two.
The good news is that fitting a new bathroom suite does not take very long at all. It is the extra work such as tiling and other finishing touches that will take up more time. Remember that you need to allow more time for installation if you want to change the layout of the bathroom. If it involves moving pipes and other major plumbing work, then you need to plan for a few extra days – your installer will be able to explain exactly what the work entails and how long it is going to take.
The final stretch
The final part of the process is tidying up. At this stage, you should be making sure that your installers have completed everything you want them to do. At the start of the process, you should have created a list of tasks to be done as part of the renovation, or your installer will have created one for you. Go through the list and discuss all the necessary work with your installer.
Then all you have to do is relax and enjoy your new bathroom. Making changes like this to your home can add to its value, and with expert plumbing specialists like RupCoe on hand, there is no need for you to stress about the process. Our team is here to answer any questions that you may have about the design and installation of your ideal bathroom, so why not talk to a member of our team today and find out just how easy it is to get the bathroom of your dreams.