After the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the most exciting rooms, but also the most complex to renovate. Hyper functional for some, it is a place of relaxation and rejuvenation for others. Follow this guide for successful renovations and don’t hesitate to ask our experts for advice.
The cost of bathroom renovations can easily escalate, especially if you call in specialists to do major work. Take the time to anticipate your needs to make the space as practical as possible without wasting time.
Before you start thinking about the size of the vanity, the location of the toilet, bidet, bathtub, shower and access ramps for people with reduced mobility, you’ll most probably need to call a plumber to remove the plumbing that is already in place.
Quebecers consume an average of 386 litres of water per person per day. The national average is 274 litres! Two-thirds of this consumption comes from the bathroom. Fortunately, our ECO line offers a host of products that will help you considerably reduce your ecological impact, without sacrificing your comfort. From lighting with LED bulbs to water-efficient toilets, low-flow faucets, and Energy Star certified ventilation systems.
Storage and organization are essential in a bathroom. Install shelves or cupboards around the toilet and near the shower and bath so that towels and sanitary products are always within easy reach.
When planning the location of the toilet, if possible, make sure it is not the first thing you see when you open the door. In fact, the big trend is to separate the toilet from the rest of the room using a door or partition.
When it comes to decoration, simple things are enough: a plant, nice mirrors to enlarge the room, glass bottles, a few frames, soft towels and a nice bath mat. Sober and uncluttered spaces help make the space more calm and serene.
Think about future buyers
If the space is small, it is better to accommodate a single sink. And even if the shower stall is popular, your home must absolutely have a bath so that potential buyers will not be turned away. The best alternative is a bath that includes a shower. Install a glass door, ceramics and nice accessories to seduce buyers!
In all cases, rely on the quality of accessories and materials for the floor, plumbing, fixtures and faucets. You will enjoy them longer and your investment will directly influence the resale value of your home.
Whether you do your renovations yourself or with the help of specialists, wait until you have all the necessary materials and appliances before starting the work. This will avoid prolonging the duration of the work and unnecessarily depriving yourself of your plumbing fixtures when you need them the most.
Take advantage of the absence of plumbing fixtures to paint the walls. Think about it: fewer obstacles to get around and little cutting.
If you prefer not to touch the plumbing and plumbing fixtures, select fixtures with the same drain location. Otherwise, it is best to leave the installation to a professional.