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From A Bathroom Installer – 7 Essential Tips for Planning Your Bathroom Renovation

How to make your life a little easier when you are thinking about designing a new bathroom.
By Andy Williams – Gas & Plumbing Engineer
bathroom makeover and installation with our plumbing, heating and gas services in Bristol and Bath

Having spent many glorious years in the plumbing trade as a bathroom installer in the historic cities of Bristol and Bath, I’ve turned countless bathroom designs from mere sketches on paper into functional realities. I understand the importance of careful planning and bathroom design when remodelling this essential space in your home. 

Today, I want to share some wisdom from nearly four decades of working in the plumbing business to help you plan your bathroom renovation.

Understanding Your Space From A Bathroom Installer’s Perspective

The first step in our journey is getting to know your bathroom space. I’ve worked in all sorts of places – from small tucked-away bathrooms to large, luxury en-suites.

Here’s the thing – size doesn’t always matter. It’s really about how you use the space you have. I’ve seen how a smart layout can make a small bathroom feel roomy, while a big bathroom can feel tight if planned poorly.

In a small bathroom, every inch matters. With some clever planning, we can create a place where everything fits just right, making it feel much larger than it actually is.

On the other hand, a large bathroom can end up feeling empty and uncomfortable without the right design. Even with lots of space, a bathroom must be well-organized to feel inviting and easy to use.

The most important thing is to make the most of what you have. Good planning can turn any space, big or small, into a comfortable, functional bathroom.

Put Functionality at the Forefront of Your Bathroom Design

During my years of bathroom installation, one golden rule has always stood out – functionality comes first. It’s easy to get carried away by looks. Still, we should always remember how we’ll use the bathroom daily.

Think about what your routine needs. Do you like to soak in a bath at the end of the day, or are you more of a quick shower person? Would a single sink work for you, or does a double sink make more sense for your lifestyle?

By focusing on what you need, you can make a bathroom that looks good and works perfectly for you. It’s all about making your life easier and more comfortable.

Creating Your Personal Bathroom Style

With the basics of functionality sorted, we can let our creative spirits fly and dive into the exciting world of style. Do you find yourself drawn towards modern design’s clean lines and minimalist vibe? Or do you have a soft spot for the rich details and timeless charm of traditional designs?

In my years of installing bathrooms, I’ve helped countless homeowners find their unique style and translate it into their space. Whether it’s modern chic or classic elegance, we can design a bathroom that looks good and works well within your budget.

Remember, your bathroom should reflect you – a place where you enjoy spending time, feel comfortable, and cater to your needs. Let’s work together to create a space that ticks all those boxes while perfectly expressing your personal style.

Plumbing and Electrical Are The Essential Nuts and Bolts Behind The Scenes

This is where my years of experience really come into play. Getting your plumbing and electrical work done right is absolutely crucial. It’s not just about making everything work smoothly; it’s also about ensuring your bathroom is safe and meets all the building regulations.

When planning your bathroom, we must consider where the pipes and wires are. This might not be the most exciting part of designing a bathroom, but it’s super important. The location of these elements can really influence your bathroom’s layout. We have to make sure everything is set up right behind the scenes so that your bathroom can look great and function well on the outside.

Consider your Bathroom Renovation Budget To Get the Most for Your Money

With my experience in the trade, I’ve become pretty good at creating great bathrooms on sensible budgets. It’s fun to imagine having a bathroom with all the latest and fanciest things. Still, it’s also crucial to think about what you can realistically spend.

I’m here to help you strike the perfect balance between what you want your bathroom to be and what you can afford. It’s all about making intelligent choices to get the most out of your budget and still end up with a bathroom you love.

Many of my customers choose to buy their own tiles and their favourite bathroom suites directly.

The Importance of Ventilation and Lighting in Your Bathroom Makeover

We must remember two significant parts of any good bathroom – the lighting and ventilation. Ventilation is super important to keep your bathroom fresh and free from mould. On the other hand, good lighting can boost the look and feel of your bathroom and make it much easier to use.

These might not be the first things you think about when planning a bathroom, but trust me; they make a big difference. That’s why I always include them in my bathroom renovation plans. It’s all about creating a space that’s not only beautiful but also healthy and practical.

Water Efficiency – A Must-Have Today

Given the state of our environment, droughts, hosepipe bans and climate change – being smart about water use is really important. Over the years, I’ve seen more and more people choosing things like low-flow toilets, taps, and showers. These smart devices can cut down on water use a lot without making your bathroom any less effective.

I can help you choose from various water-efficient options that fit your needs. That way, you can have a great bathroom and do your part to save water and the environment- a win-win situation!

A Journey to Your Dream Bathroom

As a dedicated bathroom installer with nearly four decades of experience under my belt, my mission is to help you create a space that marries style, practicality, and affordability. The smiles on my customers’ faces as they step into their dream bathrooms – that’s what makes it all worthwhile.

Each project I undertake as a bathroom installer is a careful blend of planning and precise execution, all designed to provide you with a bathroom that’s not just a temporary fix but a long-lasting investment. You’ll be reminded of this each day as you step into a space that’s truly yours.

And remember, whether you’re in the heart of Bristol, local suburbs or soaking up the charm of Bath, I’m here to help. A beautiful, functional bathroom is only a phone call away.

So, are you ready to start the journey towards your dream bathroom?

Let’s make it happen together.

Call or text me – Andy, the plumber (see what I did then!) of ACW Maintenance Services, on 07739 255141 for a no-obligation chat. Get in touch here!

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