Renovations - The Basics and Beyond

So you know your bathroom is in desperate need of an update but where to start?Planning, picturing and process is the answer to an inspiring result and stress free renovation experience.

Living with a tired, dated, dripping or just plain daggy bathroom can really drag the value of your property down.

Yet the idea of embarking on a renovation can be a little overwhelming, this is especially true if your valuable free time is limited or if you have never renovated before.

That practical, clean, fresh bathroom you’d love to live with is closer and easier than you may think. The solution is to start with some planning.

First write a list of must haves’. Then make a second list of would likes’. Finally put down a few words that describe how you would like the space to feel, picture yourself walking into your new bathroom and put that image into words.

Now if you’re brave, its time to start the process of selecting all the bathroom fittings, fixtures and finishes.

Look for items that get as many ticks as possible on all three of your lists. The ones that have the highest number of ticks are likely to be your ideal purchases.

If you run into confusion or doubts at this point, don’t worry it’s natural.

The good news is you’re not alone. What you need to do, to get back on track is get the help of an unbiased, experienced professional one that is working just for you - not trying to sell you a tap, tile or bathroom package.

If the idea sounds like it would be a relief then a consultation could be all you need to get your head straight and give your ideas a bit of a polish.

Or, if it’s the look and style you’re stuck with then you may just need have someone else translate the look you like or style you love into design inspired and budget conscious tiles, taps, bench tops and vanity units.

It’ll give your project the X factor and let you get on with the other important renovation decisions you need to make.

Alex Honey Sterling Interiors