I’ve ripped out and redesigned 14 bathrooms – these are the 14 lessons I’ve learned
I’ve talked about the five times I’ve moved home before, slowly trading up from tiny one bed apartment to my current home, a five bed Victorian. Each home I’ve had, I’ve renovated from top to bottom. When I was younger, and much poorer, I did all the work I could myself; as I’ve gotten older, and busier, I’ve employed professionals. My first home had a tiny over-bath shower room; my second apartment, a more generous bathroom. My current home has two full bathrooms and two shower rooms, plus a further two powder rooms.
In all, I count around 14 bathroom remodels, that I’ve done myself, excluding powder rooms. And that’s not counting all those bathroom design ideas I’ve helped friends and family with. Home additions aside, remodelling a bathroom is second only to a kitchen for spend, necessary forethought and planning, so getting it right is vital.
Over the years I’ve made both good choices and bad, and every single bathroom renovation has taught me something new. I’d like to share the vital ingredients to a successful bathroom design with you here.