8 things to consider before renovating your bathroom

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The bathroom is one of the most important spaces in a house. (Pixabay pic)

A bathroom or ‘toilet’ is not just a place for personal hygiene. It’s an important part of the house which we use frequently. Spending time to renovate or spruce up your bathroom will give tremendous peace of mind.

After all, what can be more important than a nice warm shower after a long day?

So, where do we start?


You’ll want something stylish, trendy but functional. There are certain tiles that you should avoid for your bathroom, for example, slippery ceramic tiles or even marble.

If you’re constantly thinking about whether you would slip while in your bathroom, that’s certainly going to disrupt that peace of mind we were talking about.

In any event, no matter what tiles you choose, it’s always important to keep your bathroom dry. If it’s dry, no slipping accidents would happen.


Choose neutral painting for the bathroom. You are finding peace in the washroom, so having colours that are too bright or vibrant can kill the intention of a balanced mind.

Avoid bright greens, oranges or purple. Those aren’t suitable colours for your bathroom. Apart from that, dark colours make the walls of the small space recede.


Next, visualise how you want to arrange your bathroom furniture. It should be strategically placed – so that you will not have a difficult time searching for the things you need.

You’ll also want to build storage for just enough toiletries. It’s a bathroom, not a storeroom. Keep fewer things, and only the stuff you need.

Try out the bathtub or the toilet bowl before buying them – as everything has to suit you.

Although Jacuzzis was a trend before, it takes up a lot of space and is expensive to maintain. (Pixabay pic)


Use the space you have. Some of you might like a bathtub or a Jacuzzi in your bathroom, even though these things are becoming increasingly outdated.

They take up a whole lot of space and can be expensive to purchase and maintain. If you insist on having a bathtub, try a smaller one.

Don’t forget to take measurements or get your renovation contractor to do it for you. The last thing you want is a big tub that can’t fit anywhere but your lawn.


Go for a large mirror to really make the place seem a lot larger than it is.

And ladies – remember to choose a mirror that you feel pretty in. You do want to be pretty before work everyday, right?


Add a cabinet or makeup table to keep your toiletries. Your regular carpenter should be able to sort this out for you easily – but if all else fails, you can just contact your renovation contractor.

It is likely that they could get the necessary carpentry work done for you themselves, or get you referrals of other carpenters who can do it for you.

Ensure your lighting, fixtures and cabinets are strategically placed. (Pixabay pic)


Lighting is a truly important aspect of any renovation. Get your electrical wiring right and it’ll save you loads in electrical repairs.

You should always go with yellow, halogen or spotlighting. Stay away from white lights.

Place one halogen light over each area being used, such as the sink, toilet and shower.


Use elegant fixtures or paintings for the walls. This is more towards what you like and are interested in. This will really bring out the character of your bathroom and give it that personality many bathrooms don’t have.

But remember, just keep it simple and clean. Build and place only what you want and eliminate the unnecessary. Do not cramp up your bathroom. Less is more.

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This article first appeared in kaodim.com.

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