Are you planning to install a new bathroom or conduct a bathroom remodeling? If you are, it is time you plan to and actually take precautions. Installing a new bathroom can be exciting not only because it adds value to the property but also enhances the beauty and adds new features.
This excitement can easily make you overlook various precautions that you need to take. You simply cannot wait for the installation to be completed so you can enjoy your luxurious new shower room or bathroom. It is important to learn to save the excitement until you are sure everything is correctly installed and all supporting appliances are in good condition.
And we also want to consider the environmental impact of the work we are undertaking. In our case, our bathroom is the next in a seemingly unending list of home improvements that we need to undertake. But we are also determined to be as easy on the environment as we possibly can with our plans.
There are many horrific stories where new bathroom installations caused structural damages to the property, resulted in plumbing issues and turned the fun into a nightmare too soon. To avoid such an experience, it is advisable to be very careful when planning a new bathroom installation. Do not just choose the first bathroom installer that you run into or the first ideas that are recommended. There are a lot of contractors out there that will take your money but give a less than perfect experience. Even if you get what you were looking for, it may cost much more than it should. Here are a few insights to help you through the process of installing a new bathroom:
Start by assessing your needs
You are going to have a new bathroom installed. What are the features you look forward to having in the new setup? What appliances and extra installations are required to get the perfect outcome? How much are you willing to spend for the new installation? How old is your house and what risks does the installation present to the building and existing systems (drainage, plumbing)? It is important to have a crystal understanding of your requirements as this is what you use to determine if each need is satisfied to precision.
Choose reputable experienced professionals
Good reputation is always credited to professionals who have consistently met client requirements and you can gauge this by looking through previous client comments and reviews. Choose credible licensed bathroom installers who have a good reputation in the area. It is also advisable to choose experienced businesses that have been around for some time as they probably boast profound knowledge and insights from the years of service and have streamlined service delivery networks.
Consider quality guarantees and insurance
Follow the legal frameworks for structural remodeling and consider the provisions for your state to avoid crossing the law. The business should offer quality guarantees including insurance and liability for any damages directly resulting from their activities. It may be necessary to hire expert to determine if the space is fit for a new installation.
Some of the environmental friendly changes can be:
Install aerators on all water taps.(save up to 50% on water consumption)
Use compact fluorescent or led light fittings where possible.
Install a low-flow toilet
Install a tankless hot water heater or a combi boiler
Use VOC paints and natural fabrics
All of the above will help you to achieve your eco-friendly target and still get a knockout bathroom that you will enjoy.
There are many other minor reasons why you should take care when planning to install a new bathroom. Consider aspects of space requirement, floor plan, affordability, use of durable genuine quality installations. Some new installations feature parts that contain traces of harmful materials so be careful to install safe bathrooms that do not expose you to any risks. It is usually advisable to choose models that have been approved and tested. What’s more, never forget issues of energy efficiency.