Unless you have at least a little experience in fitting bathrooms or plumbing, installing a new bathroom is something you will want to leave to a professional. Obviously, if you can fit a bathroom yourself you will save a lot of money, as bathroom fitters don't come cheap. But by hiring a fully qualified bathroom fitter you have peace of mind that the work will be completed to a satisfactory manner and you will have a new bathroom design to be proud of. |
If you are fitting the bathroom yourself be sure to plan properly, measuring and drawing up diagrams until you have a plan you are satisfied with and feel confident enough to begin the work yourself. Make a check-list of tools you will need and have undertake any preparatory work first, such as removing old baths, sanitary ware or shower units. Make sure you have enough spare time to undertake the job. If you have booked time off work set aside at least a few days at the end of the job to relax. Just in case anything goes wrong you will have this spare time to rectify it. You don't want to be coming back to it at later dates to finish it. Having an unfinished bathroom can prove very inconvenient for all the family.
If you decide to hire a professional bathroom fitting company, don't be afraid to get a few quotes from different companies to compare. Ask for references or to see a portfolio of their past jobs. You can always ask around friends and family if they've used any bathroom fitters and if they'd recommend them. Word of mouth is the best way to find somebody local who has a good reputation. This also applies to tilers, plumbers and fitted bathroom furniture installers.
Fitted bathrooms are now becoming as popular as the more common fitted kitchens and bedrooms, with home-owners opting for vanity units, cabinets and storage cupboards. If you have ordered bathroom furniture which has been especially made for your particular bathroom check that the fitter is experienced in fitting furniture, as this kind of work is very different from installing a bath or sanitary ware.
Whichever kind of new bathroom design you're hoping to create work with your fitter as much as possible to properly convey your ideas, this way you will have the bathroom completed to your exact specifications.
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