You want to renovate your old bathroom and give it a new look? That’s great, but you must be aware that this hard work. When it comes to construction work in an apartment, this is considered one of the most challenging.
What You Must Know Before You Start Renovating Your Bathroom?
Before you start, we advise you to make a detailed plan and think about whether you want to change your restroom layout. This is very important because once the tiles are installed, moving the sink or boiler will be impossible. Any subsequent correction and re-replacement will cost you a lot. Also, you need to know that the bathroom renovation will not be done only by one maintenance worker. Depending on the type of work you will need to hire several of them – electricians, plumbers, ceramists, painters, etc.
Make A Detailed Plan
Having a good plan when renovating the bathroom is very important. The contractors must look at the bathroom before performing work. It’s because they have to make an assessment and see what type of work needs to be done. If you already know how you want to arrange the toilet, and whether you want to install additional heating in the bathroom – you can present your plan to the contractors. They will immediately tell you whether such a plan is feasible and at what time. Be careful when choosing sanitary ware you want to buy. Decide whether you want a bathtub or shower, bidet, toilet cup with a low or high-mounting flush, etc. This will be very important when replacing water or sewage pipes. After you have made a plan – you can go shopping.
Removing Old Tiles, Dismantling Installations
If you want to replace electrical and plumbing installation in your bathroom, keep in mind that all existing sanitary facilities must be dismantled. If you decide to glue new tiles over existing ones, we strongly advise you to replace the installation, as bursting pipes in the wall can cause many problems. The whole job of dismantling and demolishing tiles will not take more than a day.
Changing Water Heaters
Sanitary hot water systems and facilities are indispensable in any space intended for longer stays. The basic division of hot water systems is usually local and centralized. In households that do not have a centralized water heating system, electric boilers are most commonly used in the bathroom, which can be either storage or flow-through. They differ in the heating water method.
Storage water heaters can store a certain amount of water accumulated in their tanks, while flow water heaters currently heat the water that flows through them. On the other hand, modern technology brought us new and exceptional tankless water heaters. As written on Cosy Household, these water heaters have proven their advantages, especially when it comes to lowing your energy bill. These water heaters can run more than 3 fixtures at the same time.
For instance 2 showers and a kitchen sink. Therefore, if you’re going to change your old water heater, maybe you should consider upgrading.
The installation of ceramic tiles can be done in two ways. One way is to completely remove or tear down old tiles and replace them with new ones. Another way is not to remove the old tiles, and to put new tiles on them with the help of strong adhesive. Regardless of which variant you choose, know that both have proven to be quite good. The whole work of laying the tiles will take about four days, depending on how big your bathroom is. We suggest that you agree with the contractors in detail like whether you want the tiles to go from floor to ceiling because you want to make sure your bathroom will get exactly the look that you envisioned.
Painting the ceiling and sanitary installation
The last stage of the bathroom renovation is painting the ceiling, but also the parts of the walls that are not covered with tiles. When painting, make sure to protect the tiles from possible paint spraying. After the paint has dried, the sanitary features can be installed in the order that the size of the bathroom allows. Be careful not to tighten the screws too much, as this may cause the tiles to crack.