New Bathroom Check List

Redesigning your bathroom can be a daunting prospect

,My name is Grant Bliben the owner of Aquarooms and for over 32 years I have been involved in the bathroom  industry. Many things have changed in that time except for the need of quality materials and true craftsmanship. Now I’m providing this information to you.

It is my goal to provide a comprehensive bathroom guide that will take you through the entire process from start to finish and answer all questions.

Plus help everyone achieve the best possible results.

Are you frustrated or confused by your bathroom  project?

I have seen many projects go wrong. Then the homeowner calls me to fix the mess. This doesn’t need to happen. Learn all the tricks and tips from start to finish.

Do it right the first time and have many years to enjoy your new Batrhroom.

A new Bathroom is still the best way, after a kitchen, to increase the sales value of your home. Done correctly can add a higher price when you sell your home. Even if you do not plan to sell in the near future, a new bathroom can make life easier and more enjoyable for your family

Bathroom Checklist

Once the decision has been made to renew your Bathroom, the real work begins and there are a number of factors you should address very early on.

There are decisions to be made and these decisions will not only determine the cost of the project, but will have a direct impact on the success of the final result.

It is crucial that you spend time addressing theses issues prior to the work starting as planning is the key.


• What is your budget?

• Are you keeping the same configuration of the bathroom as the existing layout?

• What do you like most about your current bathroom?

• What do you dislike most about your current bathroom?

• Are there currently enough bathrooms in the house for your family, as it expands for children,teens or live-in relatives?


• What will the bathroom be used for?

• Master bath, child’s bath, guest bath, powder room

• Who will be the primary users of the bathroom (adults, children, guests)?

• How many people will be using the bathroom at one time?


• What features would make the bathroom more comfortable?

• Are there enough basins and counter space available?

• If multiple family members are sharing the bathroom and they are separate, do you need private

bathing and/or vanity areas that are required?

• Bath or Shower Enclosure or both?

•Wet Room, Steam Room

• If it is a shower, do you want a Arcylic resin shower tray or tiled.

• Arcylic resin trays are more cost effective than tile, however tile is much more

aesthetically appealing and adds more value to your home

• Do you prefer to take showers or baths?

• If you like baths, would you prefer a bath and shower combination unit or would you like

to have them separate

• Would you like to install a whirlpool or steam shower? How about for you bathtub, would you

like a Jacuzzi jet tub, standard tub, or a walk-in tub


• What type of storage will you need in the new bathroom?

• Will you need storage for cleaning supplies, toiletries, linens, first aid items, hair appliances or


• Do you prefer mirrored cabinet storage over vanity storage?

• Will you be storing items such as hand towels, towels, washcloths or have a stock on hand of

toilet paper, soap, cleaning supplies?

• If you choose to have a vanity cabinet, some things to think about are:

• Type of wood or colour

Other Considerations

• Do you need additional lighting over a shower or bath?

• Do you want lighting around the vanity?

• Wall mounted or recessed lighting ?

• Do you want shaver sockets?

• do you want two have separate light control outside the room

• Installing or replacing extractor fan?

• Keeping light fixtures in the same location will of course same you money

• Wall coverings:

• Paint, wallpaper, tile or a combination?

• Flooring covering:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Under floor heating

• Heated Towel Rails or Radiator

• If there is a window, is it ideally situated does it need to replaced?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Are you going to be replacing the bathroom door?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tile selection                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Stone, Marble Tile, Tile that is ceramic or porcelain, other?

• Same tile for the floor and walls & shower enclosure?

• Any decorative tile additions?

• Any recessed shelving ?

• Shower seat?

• Material and colour choices are almost infinite as the price points

•  Bath for single or double use.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Toilet wall mounted, back to wall, close coupled round or square design:

•  White or a special colour?


Prices change dramatically for designer bathroom fittings and even the color can change the cost 

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