New Bathroom: Tips from the bathroom installation experts

Depending on your approach, installing a new bathroom can be a breezy walk in the park or a stormy uphill hike up an adversarial mountain. While most aspects of the project should generally be left to your bathroom installation experts, you can make your life easier and help your bathroom installation project run quicker and smoother if you implement these 5 tips from the experts.

Choose your expert carefully

Installing a new bathroom is a multilayered job that requires lots of different skill sets.The variety of tasks that need to be completed to successfully pull off a bathroom refitDo your research thoroughly, you’re going to be spending thousands of pounds on this project, make sure your installer is someone you can trust.

Depending on the extent of the work, you’ll need someone with the skills of a tiler, carpenter, electrician, painter, decorator, a plumber and possibly a gas engineer to ensure that your plumbing is connected to your boiler properly to ensure that you have running hot water from the jump.

 

Don’t buy anything yet

You’re getting a new bathroom, it’s fun, it’s exciting. You’ve got the budget, you’re ready to go, or that tap you’ve had your eye on has just gone on sale at West One Bathrooms. Your first instinct might be to buy it now and discuss it with your installer later. Don’t do that. Purchasing fittings and furnishings for your new bathroom needs to be a collaborative process with your bathroom installation expert. They’ll know what works best with your chosen layout, as well as the current set up in your bathroom. Keep things simple. Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many choices and extraneous details.  Because you’ll end up not making the best decision.

Have a detailed consultation with your installation experts

That’s where decisions about the layout, design and style are made. Make your decisions early in the life of the project and stick with them. For your installer, there’s nothing more frustrating than having to undo significant work because you’ve changed your mind about a decision that was made weeks ago. Don’t get bogged down in minutia. Ultimately it doesn’t matter what direction your loo roll holder is facing. Silly details can very easily prolong the project. Now, you may not care about your installers frustrations, but bear in mind that not being firm and sticking to the plan will ultimately affect you and leave you without a functional bathroom in your property longer than necessary. No one wants that. Changing ideas after they have been installed, will also add to the cost, and potentially take you over budget.

Don’t be inflexible either

Having said that, don’t be inflexible either. To manage your new bathroom project well, you’ll need to be responsive to whatever challenges come up. Keep an open mind. When your old bathroom has been ripped out, you may discover a leaking pipe or damp on the walls or a rotten joist beneath the floor. Some things are impossible to predict. Be open to suggestions and work to solving problems quickly as they arise – plans may need to be put on hold or changed to accommodate unforeseen circumstances, as will the cost.

Make solid plans for the next 2 – 3 weeks for your morning and evening routines

Because you won’t have access to your bathroom. The installation shouldn’t run longer than 3 weeks depending on the size of your bathroom and the extent of the work required to meet the needs of the design and layout you’ve gone for. You’re going to need a place to shower and brush your teeth everyday. Consider moving to temporary accommodation for the duration of the work, or book the installation for a period when you’ll be away from your home for a lengthy period anyway, like when you’re on holiday.

We hope these tips help you have a stress free bathroom redesign and reinstall.

This article was written by WPJ Heating, plumbing and heating experts based in London.

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