4 Essential Steps to Refinishing Your Bathroom

Brooke Chaplan

Are you thinking about how you can refinish your bathroom effectively? Well, you are not alone. Bathrooms are the parts of the home that provide privacy, relaxation, and fundamental hygienic functions. As such, many homeowners constantly think of adding character, comfortability, and quality design to their bathrooms. For others, refinishing the bathroom helps remove imperfections such as shallow cracks, tough stains, or wall scratches. Therefore, if you are planning to refinish your bathroom, the following steps will help you know what you are getting into.

Gather Essential Tools and Supplies

The very first thing you need to consider is having your tools ready for the job. Note that having the right tools and supplies in place will make the refinishing process easier and more efficient. With that said, think of safety gears, measurement tools, and hammers when looking for supplies for your upcoming project.

Choose Specific Appliances

If you have fitted a new bathroom recently and now need to buy bathroom appliances, you should keep the following factors in mind when making these purchases.

It’s important to take the size of your bathroom into consideration when choosing specific appliances; if you do not, the things you buy may either end up looking disproportionately small or far too large for the room. For example, if you have had a compact shower cubicle installed, which is just barely large enough to fit one adult, then it might be better to choose a shower with a small integrated mixer tap (i.e., a shower that is connected to your property’s gas heating system), rather than choosing an electric shower.

The reason for this is as follows: an electric shower’s bulky base unit will protrude out from the wall and thus take up a lot of space. Given how small the cubicle itself is, this could make it harder for you and other members of your household to avoid bumping into it when washing yourselves. Similarly, if you need to buy a heated towel rail for your small-sized bathroom, it might be best to choose a rail which features straight bars, instead of one with bars which curve outwards, as the latter will take up more space.

Conversely, if your bathroom is large, then it might be better to choose larger bathroom appliances, which will not look out of proportion in this spacious room.

Remove Bathroom Fixtures

You need to demolish bathroom structures using the appropriate tools to pave the way for a new design or finishing. As you do that, make sure you remove the toilet and the bathtub nicely to avoid any spills or damages. Also, ensure the wall insulations are well taken care of during the demolition phase. If you aren’t confident in your plumbing skills, you can as well consult a technician. You can read online reviews in order to find a plumbing expert that will be capable of assisting you with your project.

Optimize Your Space

Once you have removed the unnecessary/old structures, you can now start to install new features. Make sure you adhere to your new design in advance to avoid any inconveniences. If your bathroom is spacious enough, you can consider combining the bathtub and the shower to make more room for storage. Confirm that everything is in place, including the electrical wiring and other power outlets. Last but not least, lay down your tiles for a perfect finish.

Finish the Room With Fresh Paint

Once you are through with the concretes, tiles, and drywall, it’s time to bring your bathroom’s new color outlook. Painting is often easy and fun. In order to achieve fine paint, you should ensure the walls are smooth and fine. Also, tape off the intricate area you would want to be painted. Then, apply a primer before finally applying your favorite color.

Choose Your Decorative Theme

When shopping for bathroom appliances, it’s also worth taking the bathroom’s decorative theme into consideration. If you don’t intend to change the current flooring materials, tiles and wall colors for the foreseeable future, then it might be a good idea to choose appliances that match your current decorative theme. For example, if your bathroom features wallpaper with gold flecks in it and metallic-gold wall tiles, you could opt for a gold-colored heated rail and shower head.

However, if your existing decor in the bathroom is quite trendy,and you suspect that it may begin to look dated (and thus may need to be changed) in a few years’ time, then it may be best to choose neutral-colored bathroom appliances that will blend in nicely with other decorative themes. Doing this will save you the cost of having to replace these appliances prematurely.

The bathroom is probably one of the smallest rooms in your house. However, they have a lot more within them than most rooms. Hopefully, with the above-mentioned steps, you will be able to refinish your bathroom with ease. Good luck with your bathroom refinishing plans!