This is our second in our series of blogs that will become a full bathroom renovation guide.
The opening chapter looked at the bathroom design ideas. In this chapter, we will look at what the experts are saying about bathroom renovations for 2020.
You may not know the hardest thing about a bathroom renovation and all the ins & outs of what you need to plan. That’s where we’ll help with handy tips and insights.
A great new bathroom for 2020 is on its way.
Where Your Dream Bathroom Begins
Often the hardest thing about a bathroom renovation is seeing the end result before the project has even begun. With the finishing line in sight, you will be able to keep on track and stay sane.
The last thing you want is for your dream bathroom to become a complete nightmare.
What you need to plan for is that something – big or small - will not go according to your plans.
It could be a minor thing like a late delivery of an item or something more crucial such as a supplier going out of business before you get what you ordered or uncovering a serious plumbing problem or structural concern.
The good news is that when your bathroom renovation is done properly, you can recover almost 50% of the cost in the value added to the home.
Suddenly those worn-out or out of date items and fixtures have a new lease of life and the space is more functional and inspiring.
The 2020 Plan
Knowing where to start is the key to success.
Think long and hard about exactly what you want and then stick to your plan. Remember that chopping and changing as you go will add to the cost and extend the timeline.
Larger tiles and the re-emergence of blue as the colour of choice are hot items in 2020.
Forget the double up of twin mirrors over twin basins this year and drop the ornate tiling patterns unless you’re already underway.
The fixation with all things black will take a back step from the middle of 2020, so try to think outside the box when using the darker shades.
The simpler the style and easier to use, the better for you and your bathroom.
Why you need to work with the space you have
Too many bathroom renovations go haywire when the plans don’t fit the reality.
You can’t expect to have an elaborate and expansive bathroom if you’re dealing with limited space. What you can do is make the most of the floor plan and see where you can clear areas to declutter the space.
The Marie Kondo decluttering phenomenon is fading but the idea of taking out, rather than putting more in will be here for 2020 and a few years yet. The tiny house movement is another aspect that shows you can live a simple life and at a lower cost with the right design.
Using the same principles and knowing what you need to plan for in the future will make the renovation as hassle-free as possible.
A look at the bathroom of 2020
In 2020, the idea of using clever design is going from strength to strength.
- Go with expanded mirrors to make the most of the full wall and add space
- Mounted towel rails on the shower door
- Extended the counter shelf over the toilet creates just enough space for essentials
- Rounded or compact vanities will grow in popularity
It’s easy to find ways to save space and what’s the best way to work with the space you have.
Talking to experts and doing research of your own is going to help you avoid the pitfalls of a bathroom
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