Do you want to breathe new life into your existing bathroom?
Here are some top tips for some great DIY in the washroom, to help you create the bathroom of your dreams.
Decide what is essential and what will be the cherry on top
Some of your renovations may well be non-negotiable while others may only be classed as "nice-to-have". It pays to decide early whether you require underfloor heating or a rain shower, or if you can make do without them.
Deciding which aspects will be necessary - such as storage space - could help you to nail down that budget.
Choose your colour scheme
Before you begin to select paint, cabinets, fittings and other aspects of your bathroom, make sure you have your colours in mind.
Remember, that light colours such as whites and neutrals can give the illusion of more space. If you do want to pop of colour, you could include bright and cheerful accessories and bath towels.
Design with the future in mind
When you are planning your bathroom, make sure you keep your predicted future requirements in mind.
Are you thinking of expanding your family or do you have plans to retire? This may encourage you to create a space for everyone to use or add safety features such as rails in the shower, so that the design will work in the future.
If you plan to sell the property in the next five years or so, it is important to bear this in mind, too, as you will need to keep the design neutral to appeal to a wider group of the population.
Plan to use all available space
Whether you are working with a small space, or have plenty of room to play around with, it is essential to make the most of what you've got.
This could include adding tall storage cabinets to maximise space or building recessed niches in the shower to hold those shampoo bottles.
Select durable flooring
Choosing appropriate flooring can help your bathroom achieve an elegant and timeless appeal.
Concrete, stone and marble tiles have the advantage of being both durable and water-resistant. Plus, these are a good choice if you have decided to splurge on underfloor heating as they can retain heat better.
On the other hand, well-sealed hardwood floors can offer a more natural warmth and also a warmer aesthetic.
They are great for balancing the cold, hard surfaces of the bathroom, making it a cosy and comfortable space.