Unique and Innovative Bathroom Products
Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Remodel That Bathroom
A small powder room down the hallway, guest bathroom, or master en suite all need to have a practical design that works well for you. There is, after all, no point in putting up with a space in your home that doesn’t accommodate you, your family, or your business. Unfortunately, some homes built long ago or houses that weren’t carefully thought through often have a few snags that cost time, money, and effort to redo. Where to even begin is another concern many business and homeowners face. If you are at your wits’ end when it comes to your bathroom, it may be time for a remodelling project. While there are a few significant decisions to be made, we walk you through primary concerns to bear in mind before investing in something you don’t really need. We will also explore our unique and innovative range of products ideally suited to just about any bathroom application.
Why Function and Aesthetics Are So Important
As a property owner, you are always on the lookout for ways to enhance liveability within your surroundings. Continual improvement in your home or business building is essential. Investing in areas like a bathroom or kitchen is wise, as these add value to your property. It’s no secret that, when first looking for a space to buy or rent, prospective tenants pay special attention to the bathroom and kitchen for tell-tale signs of negligence or structural issues with the residence. Keeping these parts of your home (especially the bathroom, which is prone to problems relating to moisture) in tip-top shape is a good indication that the property is worth the buy.
Then there are the more personal reasons. Living with a bathroom that is cramped, cluttered, or not at all aesthetically pleasing is frustrating. Not only will this be a room you avoid, but it will create a sense of unease in your own home. A powder room is about more than just a place to shower and brush your teeth. Like within the rest of your home, you are meant to feel comfortable and at peace when you enter your bathroom. A sense of serenity and tranquillity can be created in this space, but you need to know what to consider first.
The Extent of The Remodelling Project
If you have determined that you are going to continue with your renovations, you need to figure out just how extensive this “makeover” will be. Will it be a complete overhaul of everything from the ceiling to the plumbing? Or do you perhaps feel that a few smaller, but significant, changes will be enough to fill your requirements? If you are using a contractor for wet work, breaking through walls, or tiling, then it is crucial that you don’t just assume they know what you want. Have a thorough plan and get into the details of what you need done, don’t just give anyone free reign without regularly checking in on their progress. No specifics are too obvious and it is crucial that you spell it all out for anyone you hire. Then, keep in mind that ensuring the exterior is structurally sound before you begin interior work is key.
Don’t skip steps or rush foundational work just because you want it done quickly. If your remodelling is more superficial, it is essential that you invest in components that make sense for your space. On a side note, if you ever plan on redoing your lighting and heating, this is best done during a construction overhaul. It’s just more cost-effective and saves you the effort in the future. For all the trimmings, invest in a bathroom light dimmer that not only sets the mood but may save you electricity too.
What the Space Really Needs
You will need to be realistic about the amount of room you have in your bathroom. A shower unit, bathtub, toilet, basin, and storage space are a lot to pack into what is usually a very small segment of the house. When remodelling, it is tempting to want to go above and beyond with all the extras but the key is to remember that less is more. A more spacious bathroom looks and feels more inviting – there is room to breathe. It’s difficult to relax in a bubble bath when the entire area about you feels confined and restricted. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to create a modular, space-saving layout that will give you what you need practically without compromising on an open feel to the room.
What to Do with the Walls and Floors
The trick to remodelling any space is to begin with your canvas – the wall and floors. Everything else is either functional or aesthetic. You may find that replacing your tiles already gives the room a major facelift. For a spacious, clean feel, opt for lighter-hued stone tiles that are on the larger side. You can also choose to redo the grouting of old tiles using white grout for a fresher look to the room. Vinyl tile stickers for the wall tiles may not last forever but they’re an excellent idea for a temporary improvement. Any exposed wall can be given a new coat of paint and a whiter ceiling will also add a revitalised feel.
Choosing Between a Shower Unit and Bath
Many bathrooms are able to fit both a shower and tub; this is generally wise, as most people have a preference. Not only are you giving those who live in your home the option of choosing what they prefer to use, but you are adding value to your home. Baths are ideal for homes with children and are generally seen as a must-have. Bathtubs are also best for people who want to relax and unwind after a long day, which is why it is considered a luxury item. Showers, on the other hand, save water and time and are a great way to refresh yourself in the morning. For more compact spaces, a corner shower is the ideal space-saving bathroom component and is sure to add a modern twist to your bathroom.
A Matching Set… or Not
When purchasing bathroom components (such as a basin, bath, and toilet) in a matching set, you eliminate a lot of the issues that come with buying these components separately. Not only do you save time on shopping, but you invest in something from one supplier – this means you know precisely where to head if there is a problem with any of the products. It also means your components will look alike in colour and design so that you won’t be stuck with a tub in off-white and a basin in beige. This creates uniformity in the room and adds harmony and flow to the overall aesthetic. Not everything needs to match, of course, but sticking to a theme is recommended for a communal part of the house such as this one.
Why Our Unique and Innovative Range is Ideal
At GEZA, we’ve been around the block a few times, and we know what customers look for in bathroom units. Since 1999 we have been refining and improving our bathroom products to suit a number of applications. From baths, basins, and toilets, to the impressive shower units we have for sale, we are industry leaders when it comes to innovation. We work closely with renowned design partners such as Kwikot, Vaal, Libra, Apex, and National Glass to bring you a range suited to homes, businesses, and housing projects and developments. The best part is that installation takes little time, and a complete bathroom redo is possible without much fuss. Our DIY kits are easy to assemble and you won’t need to hire a professional contractor to put together one of our wall-mounted basin units or shower cubicles. With quality upon which you can rely, you can rest assured in the knowledge that partnering with us means great service and products that last.
Home improvement has never been so straightforward and easy, whether your space is large or small. You also won’t need to do any brickwork, plastering, or tiling to install our products. Our after-sales services are run by a full-time maintenance team in Gauteng and available every day of the workweek to assist you with any emergencies. We also stock spares in store and other general plumbing supplies you may require. To find out more, send us a message and a member of our sales team will get back to you.