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What You Should Know Before Renovating Your Bathroom

A completed bathroom renovation will simultaneously be the most challenging and most rewarding work you do in your home. But like all big projects, you shouldn't start it without sufficient planning. Here is what everyone should know to make their bathroom renovation a success.

Checklist For a Bathroom Remodel

Committing to a bathroom renovation can be a scary process when you haven't done it before. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of what could be achieved. But, unfortunately, all the ideas of what you could have can blind you to questions you should be asking yourself.

So, you're probably wondering, when renovating a bathroom, what to do first? Consider the list of questions below as a starting place:

  • Do you need more storage or less?
  • Do you need tiles everywhere or just in particular places like the bath, shower and basin?
  • Do you want to change the lighting?
  • Are your changes just cosmetic, or do you wish to change the layout too?

Once you've considered these initial questions, more will come to you. Therefore, it's essential to answer them before committing to any budgets or renovation plans.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

We all want our bathroom renovations to go smoothly, but the number of things to consider makes it easy to make costly mistakes. Our experience with renovations when it comes to bathrooms in Cumbria has shown us some of the most common renovation mistakes that people make.

Insufficient storage space. We all have plenty of toiletries we need daily, and they take up a lot of space. Forgoing storage for a minimalist look can initially seem like a great idea, but having all your toiletries scattered around the room can ruin it quickly. So, when planning your new layout, make sure to consider some storage solutions.

Don't discard the bath. Each family has their taste when choosing to use a bath or shower. People who choose the latter may feel that they could gain more space in their bathroom by removing the tub and just keeping the shower, but this would be a mistake. A bath may take up a lot of space, but not having one will hurt your home resell value; most buyers will, at least, want the option of keeping one or removing it themselves.

Lack of planning. With our extensive experience of home improvements in Cumbria, we have learned that it doesn't matter the scale of the renovations you want to make; you will always have to consider the layout. Of course, the more extensive the renovations, the more expensive the upgrades will be. But even small changes can become very expensive if they are an integral part of the room's layout.

What do I mean by the layout exactly? It's the configuration of the pipes and crucial walls that the bathroom needs to function. These are all the parts of the bathroom that are easy to miss with bad planning. Some layouts have room for change, but some are fixed and require a complete rebuild. So, investigating your bathroom layout is always a good idea before committing to renovations.

How to Renovate A Bathroom on a Budget

It has become an increasingly popular idea to remodel your home, whether to give it a fresh new face or increase its resell value. But, unfortunately, too often, remodelling an essential room like the bathroom can impact the family, since it takes time (and expense) to do the work.


It may seem impossible when planning it, but it's entirely possible to get the bathroom you want and on a budget too. With some outside-the-box thinking, you can still achieve the style you wish for at a much lower price. With our complete design and installation team, we can help you to find the best options at the best prices, so talk to us if you’d like more information!

Refurbishing is a great way to cut costs. Instead of removing and replacing everything, this solution can improve your current space and make a huge difference.

  • Refinish your bathtub and shower fittings. Cosmetic problems like yellowing or cracking can easily be fixed with a refinish.
  • Refreshing those cabinets with fun new hardware will leave you surprised at how much they change the room. But make sure the new items’ screw alignment matches the existing ones, so you don't have to drill new holes.
  • Resist the urge to move the toilet or bath. Choosing to change the significant plumbing in the bathroom can be a little more expensive. However, we can also help with the plumbing, so let us know what you have in mind and we’ll do our best to bring your vision to life.

Most of us begin and end our day in a bathroom. One that doesn't work for you can start your day off wrong, but a good one can help you unwind and relax in a way only the bathroom can. Our bathroom fitters, based in Cumbria, are eager to help you with your renovation dreams.


Our experienced complete design and installation team can help ensure a seamless project and take as much work off your hands as you wish. So, don't hesitate to get in touch with Panararmer today for all your home improvement needs and information about Kitchens in Carnforth and bathrooms in Kendal or visit our bathroom showroom in Lancaster and our bathroom showrooms in Kendal. We are more than happy to help you.

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