Bathroom Installation Tips to Keep Your Renovation Running Smoothly

Renovating your bathroom is an exciting, but often stressful, task.

Renovating your bathroom is an exciting, but often stressful, task.

Whether you’re modernising, fixing wear and tear or aiming to increase functionality, bathroom renovation requires some careful planning.

From plumbing to tile colour, every detail matters. To keep your bathroom renovation project running smoothly, here are some tips from our suppliers.


Tip 1: Plan Ahead


Before you get ahead of yourself and start ripping out tiles or tearing down walls, take a step back. 

Take the time to plan your bathroom renovation carefully, and consider your budget, design preferences and any practical considerations. Create a blueprint or layout that outlines the perfect configuration of your bathroom. Planning can help you preempt any challenges or problems.


Tip 2: Hire Professional Help


A bit of DIY here and there can be great fun. But, a bathroom renovation project requires some specialist skills, especially when it comes to plumbing or electrical work.

Hiring professionals will ensure your bathroom renovation project meets health and safety regs. Look for licensed plumbers, electricians, and contractors who have a proven track record. Investing in professional help can save you time, money and headaches in the long run.


Tip 3: Choose Quality Materials


When selecting materials for your bathroom renovation, find the balance between quality and appearance. You want durable products that are built to last. From ties to taps, choose materials that can withstand humid conditions and frequent use.

Think about factors such as ease of cleaning, practicality and aesthetic appeal. It can cost a bit more to invest in high-quality materials, but you don’t want to be paying for repairs every other week. So, the investment can pay off in the long run.


Tip 4: Pay Attention to Plumbing


Proper plumbing is hugely important. Whether it's a new toilet, sink, or shower, make sure you’ve got proper plumbing connections in place. To keep your bathroom renovation project running smoothly, you might want to consider upgrading old plumbing fixtures as you are renovating.


Tip 5: Save Room


When planning your bathroom renovation it’s easy to get distracted by tile choices and paint colours. But, remember to think practically too. When planning the layout of your bathroom, prioritise functionality and comfort. 

Allow for enough space around fixtures like the toilet, sink and shower, to ensure it’s easy to move around your bathroom without bumping into things. Consider the traffic flow and make sure there’s enough clearance for doors to open and close without obstructions.


Ready to Renovate?


A successful bathroom renovation needs careful planning, attention to detail and quality craftsmanship. Following these tips will ensure your bathroom renovation project runs smoothly, leaving you with a functional, beautiful space that exceeds your expectations.

If you are looking for a bathroom supplier for your renovation project, head down to Paton of Walton to see our wide range of stock.

What our customers say

Thank you both - Mark for introducing us to Patons and Steve - you've been a hero and just so helpful and patient in guiding us through.

– Jonny & Arianne

We used Paton of Walton many years back and were delighted with their service and the after-sales care (where it really makes a difference). Having purchased a new house with over 4 bathrooms, we knew we had to go back to Paton. We were not disappointed, we're a huge fan of Dan (one of the brother's who own Paton), but the professionalism, warmth and expertise cascades across the whole team at Paton. They make the buying process straightforward and part with all their wisdom to ensure that you receive an outstanding service and end product. Big Thank You to all at Paton of Walton... we're still a big fan of Dan!

– Vin Chumber

There's nothing they don't know about plumbing, heating and the building trade in general, and nothing is too much trouble for the staff who go above and beyond the call of duty to help their customers. They sell a huge range of bathroom suites and accessories, and you're sure to find something you like whatever your budget.

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