5 Pro Tips For Bathroom Renovations

We asked our expert team at TileHaven to give us their top tips for anyone considering a bathroom renovation. Based on the most common mistakes that they see people making, the regrets and ‘what if’s’ that they hear about afterward, you will find some useful advice below to help you with your new bathroom renovation project

5. Double Check Your Measurements. Take extra care when measuring for your bathroom renovation. Pay special attention if you are removing a bath and replacing it with a shower as it is easy to make a mistake when measuring this part. Allow for cuts and breakages that will most definitely happen, even to the best of tilers! Add a few extra tiles to keep in storage just in case you have to replace any in the future from incidents like replacing taps or shower doors etc.

4. Have You Considered a Recessed Shelf? A recessed shelf is a really nice feature in the shower area or bathroom in general. To determine whether or not you can put a recessed shelf into your bathroom renovation, you must check what type of walls you have. If you have a stud wall you can put a recessed shelf in your room and if not you can build a fake stud wall to incorporate the feature. * If you tap the wall and it makes a hollow sound the chances are you have a stud wall in your bathroom.

3. Choose Tiles That Suit The Direction Your Room Is Facing.  At Tile Haven we recommend using lighter coloured tiles in rooms that don’t get much sun and darker shades can be used in rooms that get a lot of sunlight. Check which direction your windows are facing to determine how much light the room will get. If the window faces East, you will get the sun in the morning but not in the evening and vice versa if facing West. South facing will be bright all day while North facing can be the darkest of rooms which will need very light coloured tiles to reflect the light.

2. Less Grout Lines Will Make a Space Look Bigger! The number of grout lines visible on the floor or wall will determine how spacious your finished bathroom renovation will look. More grout lines make the space look smaller while fewer grout lines make it appear bigger.  To achieve a more spacious feel, purchase large tiles. Bigger tiles mean fewer grout lines, and therefore gives the appearance of a larger room. Brighter colours also help to make the space feel larger than it is.

1. Using Rectified Tiles? Ensure Your Floor is Flat. Rectified tiles look amazing, and are fast becoming the number one trend in flooring. But many people are not told by the salespeople in tile shops that you must have a good floor surface or extremely good tiler in order to install rectified tiles correctly. Usually, the floor surface is not a problem with newly built homes but if you are renovating an older house check the condition of the floor before choosing rectified tiles. Always get advice from your tiler before choosing rectified tiles.

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