4 Tips on Renovating Apartment Bathrooms
The process of renovating apartment bathrooms is never easy. That’s why our team at Marriott Constructions has come up with these tips on how to get started and how you can manage this project hassle-free.
Talk to your neighbours
There’s a lot of advantages to living in an apartment. The dwelling is ready for occupancy, so all you need to do is to move in. Many communities are also safer than some houses as they have controlled access and are often equipped with security cameras. Plus, you can always approach your neighbours for socialization or just ask them to lend you a hand during a plumbing mishap.
But having neighbours is also the trickiest part of renovating apartment bathrooms. Renovating a bathroom is not the quietest of tasks, and it can create a ruckus especially for those working from home. To this end, always talk to your neighbours first before the work starts. Know their schedule and work around it to minimize any noise or disruptions. In addition, keep the common areas clean at all times.
Get all the professional help you need
Welcome to the golden age of DIY where anyone with a circular saw, a nail gun, and access to how-to guides on the internet can have at it. But just because you can do it doesn’t you should. When it comes to renovating apartment bathrooms, doing-it-yourself doesn’t always cut it. Go for professional help by hiring a reputable and licensed general contractor as they already have a team of tile setters, plumbers, and other essential workers on standby. This minimises the hassle for you as you don’t have to interview, hire, and supervise subcontractors.
Have a budget and stick to it
You might want to get rid of that compact soaking bath, but the other options are quite expensive. You’re tempted to upgrade your exhaust fan or get a touchless bathroom sink faucet, but they’re just not on the list of priorities right now. It can be easy to go overboard with your budget when planning a bathroom renovation but don’t give in to the temptation and stick to your budget. You can always add or upgrade those fixtures when you have extra cash.
As they say, you get what you pay for, so don’t skimp on the bathroom materials. Buying a cheaper faucet or shower could cost you in the long run. This is also applicable to labour. You might think that you can save a lot of money by hiring the cheapest tile setter or electrician you can find, but it might backfire later on.
Maximise every available space
One distinct disadvantage of renting an apartment is the size of the bathroom. You can’t install a full-size or circular bathtub here as the space is pretty limited. Some bathrooms are so compact that they only have a shower, a toilet, and a sink. Plus, there isn’t a lot of elbow room every time you’re brushing your teeth and your partner is shaving.
But instead of pining for something you can’t have, why not maximise every inch of available space to create your dream bathroom? Get rid of that partition wall entirely and choose a bathroom version of an open floor plan. Replace that old, chipped mirror with ornate Art Deco or simple minimalist mirrors. Replacing lighting and bathroom fixtures is also a good way to give your apartment bathroom a makeover without expanding it.