Kennards Hire - Hire or Rent Equipment, Tools & Supplies

    What to consider when renovating your bathroom

    Published on 6 July 2014, Sunday, 10:34 PM

    As winter gets into full swing, you're liable to start spending more time in your bathroom. This is particularly the case when it comes to those morning showers, which have a habit of getting longer as the temperature drops.

    With the bathroom getting an increasing share of of your time, you're probably thinking about engaging in a little bit of bathroom DIY and fixing up or updating it. If so, there are a few tips you'll want to consider before diving into the job. 

    First of all, make sure you know the eventual design of your new bathroom before you start tearing anything up. In addition to this, be sure that you have everything you need, from tools to materials, at your fingertips prior to the start of any work. If you've ordered a special-order tile or a large item like a vanity top, they may take some time to arrive. You don't want to rip off any fixtures and be stuck waiting around for products with a bathroom you can no longer use. 

    You'll also want to engage in some research, for multiple reasons. Trawling through home and lifestyle magazines could give you some great ideas for renovating the bathroom, and you'll also want to check in with your local council. You never know if the job might require a special approval or permit, and you'll want nothing standing in your way when you start the job. 

    In terms of design elements, consider in-the-wall shelving for your shower, which will serve as an attractive and understated way to store those shower necessities. Just add framing between the wall studs for the shelving when you're done tearing out the old shower. It'll look better than plastic shelving hanging from your ceiling. You might also think about inserting a curved shower rod for extra space and updated light fixtures. 

    Finally, there's no shame or harm in consulting, whether it's an electrician or plumber, to help you out with those more complex parts of the job. 

    Nathan Mills portrait image
    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.