How to Renovate a Bathroom – Which Steps Are Most Important?

If you are looking at a bathroom to makeover the way it looks and feels then you are probably wondering how to renovate a bathroom and still keep costs down. We have all been there when renovating a bathroom costs you loads of money and you are left with little but a real eye sore bathroom. It is important to consider how you plan to renovate a bathroom so that you do not run into any costly problems during the process. We will take a look at some of the things that need to be considered when it comes to how to renovate a bathroom.

How to Renovate a Bathroom – Which Steps Are Most Important?


Firstly when you are considering new furniture and fittings for your bathroom, you need to make sure that the items you purchase are compatible with each other. You need to ensure that your new bathroom furniture and fittings will work well together as this is essential. If you buy some items and they don’t fit well then this can cause problems in the future such as when you try and fit them again and realize that they won’t fit again. This may mean that you will need to buy new furniture and fittings.


Bathroom sinks and cabinets need to be considered as well. They too can be very expensive and it is important that you consider what the budget for your renovation is. You should therefore only buy sink and cabinets for your bathroom, if you know how much you can afford. Buying large sized sinks and cabinets will mean that you will need to replace them more often, which can increase the costs substantially. You also want to buy countertops for your sinks and cabinets so that they fit properly and look good.


Other costs when planning how to renovate a bathroom are things like plumbing, tiles, flooring, tiles and lighting. The plumbing is essential for any DIY bathroom project as this is where your pipes and drainage will connect. The flooring needs to be waterproof so that the floor does not leak and the tiles will not get stained. Lighting is essential as it will create the right ambience and mood in the room.


These are some of the basic tips that anyone can follow to help them get started with their DIY bathroom renovation projects. A lot of people make mistakes when it comes to planning these sorts of projects as they try to do everything by themselves, which usually leads to them buying things that are not necessary or they try to renovate their bathrooms at the end of the day when they should have left it as a complete DIY project. One of the best ways to ensure that your renovations are budget-friendly is to set yourself a spending plan when designing your bathroom. This way you will know exactly how much money you will need to spend in order to get the bathroom done.


Toilets, sinks and cupboards are the most important fixtures in any bathroom. When you are looking to renovate a bathroom for the first time then you should consider getting brand new toilets, sinks and bathtubs from a supplier of bathroom products. Bathroom suppliers generally sell these items in sets which include the toilet, the sink and the tub which are all very important. If you are looking to renovate a bathroom yourself then you may want to replace some of the fittings to save some money but this is something that you will have to discuss with a plumbing supplier or a plumber who will advise you on what you can and cannot do.


Tiling is another major component of any bathroom project. It is possible to get DIY bathroom tiles to fit onto your existing tiles but it is best practice to hire a qualified tile fitter to fit the tiles for you. Most DIY tiles will be pre-glazed to make them easier to fit but the key thing to remember is that if the tiles are not fitted correctly then you may have to reinstall some of them. As, well as re-installing tiles once they are too worn you also run the risk of damaging your floor or wall. You may want to ask the supplier for advice about how to measure for the DIY tiles to ensure that you get them fitted correctly.


It is always best practice to consider adding some additional equipment such as a bidet or commode if you do not already have one fitted. This is especially important if your local area has a low population. A bidet will allow you to wash yourself without having to go to the toilet and this can be a great benefit. It is also worth remembering that bidets are more expensive than toilet/shower combos and the cost of using a bidet on a daily basis can add up quickly so it is worth looking at your budget carefully.