Three tips for deciding on a bathroom renovation plan as a couple

Posted on: 9 January 2017

When it comes to renovating, you'll be hard-pressed to find a room that causes more arguments than the bathroom. For one thing, cost alone can be a complicating factor. But more than this, the actual cosmetic changes need for bathroom renovations can be a point of contention. However, it doesn't have to be this way. Here are three tips to keep the peace (and ensure your bathroom is something to enjoy and be proud of).

Determine your mutual tastes

Part of being a human is that we are all different. Some of us love listening to smooth jazz; some of us want to hear the latest Metallica album; and some of us can even find room for both. However, it's borderline impossible to find two people (even with disparate music interests) to have zero artists that they both mutually enjoy. Similarly, a similar logic can be applied to tastes in architecture and furnishing. If you both really want to see a specific style that grates harshly against the tastes of your significant other, then it might be a good idea to find a happy medium. With so many different styles, having a wide array of choices at hand will give you a really good chance of finding a layout that you both really like.

Set a budget

Even billionaires should have budgets. There's no point in pouring money down the drain for diminishing returns. While you don't need shower glass made from bulletproof material, you still probably want to get a cut of glass that is pure and robust. Also, it is imperative to remember that money is not necessarily indicative of quality. Additionally, If shower heads and masonry requires repairing or replacing, it is also highly advisable to factor this into the equation.

Prioritise repairs

As an extension to budgetary constraints, it is also useful to prioritise items based on their relative importance. However, perhaps even more important than this is to not overextend yourselves. Renovating can be physically, emotionally, and financially taxing (not to mention romantically). By focusing on the important issues, there is less chance of becoming overwhelmed with the whole process. A simple example of prioritisation would be if you were deciding upon retiling the shower floor to match the bathroom wall. If your shower head is acting up, then you should be more concerned with first addressing this issue before considering a step as significant as retiling the shower floor.

Contact a company like Vickers Home Improvements as you begin your plans so you can have some professional insight.


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Hello! Ever since I was a little girl, I have always dreamed of living in a palace, like a Disney Princess. While I never met my Prince Charming, I didn't give up on my dream. I worked two jobs while I was attending college and when I graduated, I saved every cent I could. By the time I was 25, I still hadn't found someone to settle down with, I decided to buy a house of my own. The house was in a suburb of Syndey. It was a nice spot, but the house itself needed a lot of work. I called in contractors to fix the plumbing, repair the wiring and to construct an extension. It took a while, but I can finally say I have my own little palace. I started this blog to inspire others who dream of living in their perfect home.