5 key considerations when planning a bathroom renovation

Make sure to take the time to carefully plan a bathroom renovation so any mishaps can be avoided.

By Becca Green | 16 July 2020

Renovating an existing bathroom comes with a number of considerations to make at the planning stage to ensure a smooth process.

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Renovating a bathroom is no small task, but the getting the job done on time and on budget is all down to the planning.

A functional layout

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The layout is primarily dictated by the position of the soil stack pipe for the toilet and whether it can be moved or not. The toilet has stricter limitations than moving pipework due to the fall of the waste. Once you have an idea on where this is going to be placed (whether you’ve decided to move it or not) you can start thinking about where the basin, bath and shower will go.

Once you have a vision in your mind, you can go ahead and create moodboards and choose your products, which is often the exciting bit. Make sure you don’t forget about towel rails and heating when considering the overall look and layout of your bathroom.