Array
Building & Renovating

5 Questions To Ask Before You Renovate Your Bathroom

Get rid of the white tiles and make sure your T&B matches your personality

Shares
Original Article: Amillah Rodil Photography: @falat.official via Instagram and courtesy of Toto (Main Photo)

Every homeowner knows there's so much that goes into remodeling jobs—especially when it comes to bathrooms. Not only will you plan the theme and the budget, you also need to think about the possibility of working with a professional. Just like in any other home improvement project, it's important to have a general knowledge of what to expect and what to consider. Whether you're planning to renovate your space or you're in the early stages of the whole process, here are some of the things you should be asking to make sure you end up with the T&B of your dreams: 

1. "What will I use the bathroom for?”

Ask yourself what you usually do in the bath. If you’re sharing it with someone, take note of their preferences and habits, too. Decide on which activities you want to accommodate like dressing up, putting on makeup, reading, or even listening to music. Include furnishings that are needed to support these like bigger mirrors, better lighting, and a magazine rack, to name a few.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

2. “What’s my decorating style?”

Do you like modern, rustic-industrial, contemporary, or shabby chic? Scour the Internet and collect photos of the spaces you like. Give these to your contractor so that he or she will have an idea on the type of design that reflects your personality best.

3. “How much time and money am I willing to spend for this project?”

Installing new cabinets can be done in one weekend, retiling may take more than a week, and replacing fixtures can take a day—depending on the size of the bathroom. Remember to take into account everything you’re going to buy for the project and the amount of work that needs to be done. 

4. “Do I need to consult a professional?”

For large-scale projects like this one, the answer is always YES. Experienced plumbers can take a look at existing water and waste lines before installing new fittings; while architects and interior designers can suggest creative solutions you may not have thought of. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

5. "How much space do I have to spare?"

Never sacrifice function for style. If going for a specific design will turn your bathroom into an inconvenient space, it might be a good idea to rethink your decision—make sure that your choices are practical for the long haul. 

Read the original article ("More Bathroom Looks") in the June 2005 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares
Recommended Videos

Latest Stories

Maggie Wilson's Casa Consunji Will Make Your Tropical Dream Home Possible

The store boasts of modern signature pieces made from natural elements.

5 Steps to Starting Your Own Organic Container Garden of Herbs and Vegetables

You don't need a green thumb to grow your own veggies and herbs at home.

7 Ideas to Make Your Small Bathroom Look Big

It's important to be smart about how you decorate and organize.

5 Reasons Child-Sized Furniture Is a Worthy Investment for Your Home

For one, smaller furniture is much safer for young kids to use.

7 Stores to Shop for Kids and Child-Sized Furniture (Beds, Chairs and Tables, and More)

Let your child's personality shine by choosing unique pieces for her room!

The Favorite Furniture Stores of Manila's Most Discerning

If luxe and exceedingly stylish furniture is what you're after, check this list out.

Porcelain vs Ceramic for Bathroom Tiles: Here's How and What to Choose

Should you go for porcelain tiles or ceramic tiles? A licensed interior designer gives her advice

10 Cute Pots for Your Plant Babies

Give your little green friends the home they deserve!

Andi Manzano Offers a Peek at Her Line of Child-Sized Furniture (Available in October!)

The actress collaborated with a home store that specializes in furniture for babies and kids.

Where to Find Wall Stickers for Your Child's Bedroom (No Need for a New Paint Job!)

You can get wall stickers in lots of unique colors and designs.

'Walang Trabahong Pang-Forever': 5 Lessons on Investing from Dimples Romana

Dimples and her husband have been investing in real estate properties since 16 years ago when they got married.

Take Note: Here's How Often You Should Wash Your Bed Sheets

There's a recommended general rule of thumb you should remember.
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!