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Great Bathroom Remodeling Tips for First-Time Homeowners

Great Bathroom Remodeling Tips for First-Time Homeowners


First-time homeowners usually have more questions about their house than anyone else. Most of their questions revolve around bathrooms. A range of problems covering both plumbing and electrical aspects surfaces unexpectedly to make life miserable for these people. Thus, an experienced bathroom plumber in London shares some tips in this blog for the people who are dealing with bathroom-related issues.

Redesign the bathroom

If the home you have purchased is not very old-fashioned, just a little bit of work is sufficient to redesign your bathroom. On the other hand, if the property is considerably old, the bathroom may need a complete overhaul. The best way out for you is to remodel your bathroom as soon as it is possible.

Most people redesign their bathrooms just before they are selling the house.  This is a technical mistake because nor can you recover the money invested in the remodeling nor do you get to enjoy the newer facilities. Therefore, you should get this overhaul job done as soon as you can afford to after moving in your new home.

Select energy efficiency over anything else

Energy efficiency should be your central concept in bathroom remodeling. Older homes with old-fashioned bathrooms usually have a lot of installations that waste a great amount of water and consume more energy. These include faucets, lighting, showerheads, toilets and others. Even if you can’t afford money for the complete overhaul, at least replace those older items to save money on your utility bills. Make sure to hire only qualified and registered plumbers for such partial overhauls to ensure greater value for your hard-earned money.

Working with the bathtub

Bathtubs installed in older homes usually appear a bit dated. But that does not mean you have to replace it right away. Rather, you should consult with an experienced and reputable plumber whether refinishing the bathtub will be enough to serve your purpose. Bathtub refinishing is definitely more cost-effective than going for a complete replacement.

  • Usually, a bathtub is replaced when it has been majorly damaged. People also replace this bathroom installation if it is in an odd colour like green.
  • On the other hand, you can get the tub refinished when it has worn out but is still in a good condition.  

Moreover, you also have the caulking option too. Caulk can freshen up the entire appearance of your bathroom. You don’t need a plumber for this job and can do it DIY. The job will hardly take a weekend to be completed.

Combat mold and mildew

Bathrooms are undoubtedly the dampest rooms within a home. Mold and mildew thrive in dampness. It is your responsibility to combat the dampness to prevent the growth of molds and mildews. Give the entire bathroom a thorough scrub as soon as you move in. Make sure a fan is installed in the bathroom. This will further help with dampness.

Integrate your style and identity

When you finally own a house, you can decorate it according to your taste and choice. While decorating, do not forget the aspects of practical functionality and resale value of the property. There is an innumerable number of bathroom inspiration available both online and offline to equip you with ideas. Blend your own expectations and creativity with those built-in themes for the best and most desired results.

Make the right investments

Finally, it does not pay off when you cut corners on bathroom overhauls. Start with a realistic budget and if that means you’ve to wait a year or so to build up the funding, that is alright. Do not rush into your bathroom remodeling project. People usually spend lavishly on remodeling the house and are hardly left with enough fund to remodel the bathrooms. You should allocate enough budget for your bathrooms to ensure greater efficiency in the long run. Follow the tips discussed above to enjoy a greater value for your money. These tips are shared by highly qualified and skilled plumbers associated with 4D Heating and Plumbing – a reliable and reputed heating and plumbing company in London.