Upgrading Your Home: The Ultimate Guide

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Being able to plan and update the rooms in your home is a great way to feel like your home is more your own. First place to think about is the kitchen very swiftly followed by the bathroom – well, in our opinion anyway! Becoming a homeowner is a moment of pride but most people don’t realise that the work doesn’t stop there. You will be the sole person responsible for the upgrading and updating of your home. Everything from wiring to boilers to roofing will need constant monitoring and management and that responsibility is on your shoulders.

Unfortunately this also means the financial responsibility rests on your shoulders also. It can make a big difference if you are buying an older build house over a new build house as newer houses tend not to need much doing to them unless of course you choose it to be so. If you have been lucky enough to buy your new home while it’s still in the planning stages, you will be able to have some input about how many bathrooms you have there and then and can make the provisions financially for that to be included in your house. If you are buying an old build home you may be looking to update some of the rooms and that’s where websites such as Pinterest really come in handy, as does the services of a great interior designer. Installing new suites and decorating some of the rooms is the chance for you to get your creative juices flowing and this is just priceless for most.

The value you add into the house is fantastic yes but that sense of pride is also huge. Choosing a new bathroom is more than just picking new taps and sinks you’ve got to choose an excellent company to help fit it and plumb it in for you. Companies such as http://www.plasticcentre.co.uk are able to assist with installation and plumbing showers, toilets, baths and sinks. The biggest thing to remember is that your bathroom or wet room should be functional as well as practical. There’s no good installing a bathroom full of fake gold fittings if they don’t do the job you need them to do. Ensuring you have the right bathroom design is key to making this happen! Think about your family first before deciding on a design. Are there children around? Storage may be a priority if so not just for the extra towels and face cloths but bath toy storage, non-slip bathmats and maybe even the type of bath you choose can make a difference in a family bathroom.

Choosing whether you install a shower unit over the bath or a whole other standalone shower in the corner of the bathroom is another factor as you can choose this based on the space you have. If your bathroom is large you can have both separated but if you want both and have a smaller bathroom combining the two is the better idea. Your bathroom may be one of the smallest rooms in the house but that doesn’t mean you can’t be smart about it and add touches of luxury even on a smaller budget. Everything you choose for your bathroom, even down to your tiles makes that little difference. Flooring can be anything you want as long as it’s waterproof.

Carpets and bathrooms don’t really match as soggy floor can lead to stinky floor full of mildew. Replacing carpet isn’t cheap so having to regularly replace your carpet in the bathroom because of it being mouldy won’t be cost effective. You can buy material to help tiles to set properly from companies like http://www.plasticcentre.co.uk. Tiles are great for bathrooms and marble or granite really look classy and minimalistic in a bathroom. You can have treated hardwood floor but it’s not the most practical especially if you have splashing toddlers and babies around! Heating your bathroom especially if you choose underfloor heating can be a really classy touch and it helps dry the bathroom out while preventing mould and damp forming.