La bathroom renovation home is a job that requires commitment and resources. It is not a do-it-yourself activity, even more so if it is not just a question of furnishing, but rather of changing the bathroom fixtures, transforming the bathtub into a shower tray, choosing the toilets on the basis of functionality, as well as beauty. In fact, the solutions proposed by the experts in the sector are based on the logic of practicality, offering proposals with clean and elegant lines, which can be combined with any type of furniture you want to choose. There are no longer huge and bulky sinks, with underlying cabinets inside which to store detergents and wipes. The sink, today, is a trendy accessory, obtained for example from a single block, resting on a shelf that streamlines the geometry of the bathroom making the room spacious and tidy.
The bathtub is also replaced by the shower tray. Think of the latest generation apartments, very small and specially designed for those who live everyday life by dividing themselves between home, work and hobbies. The shower tray lends itself well for its practicality, and for its ability to take up little space (the smallest dimensions are 70 × 70 cm), even more so if installed in a corner rather than in the center of the bathroom.
The shower trays can be transformed into multifunctional cabins, much larger and more equipped, which allow you to experience moments of pure relaxation by carrying out one of the simplest daily gestures. Even the furnishings maintain their beauty becoming functional and modern. In order to take up as little space as possible without subtracting practicality in their use, many of them develop in height, rather than in depth, while others extend in length, to occupy only a small portion of the entire wall.
The streamlined and clean lines are the result of new technologies that allow flushing of toilet drains and toilet, sink and bidet pipes into the wall. The final optical effect will be a large bathroom despite it having a reduced floor plan, and the feeling of order will reign in every corner.
The coating plays a fundamental role. Tiles furnish with elegance and style, even more so if you invest in architecture comparable to works of art. Mosaics, laminates, parquet-like tiles are the latest trends in the field of coverings. But someone recommends taking advantage of the potential of painting to save something without sacrificing the beauty of a decorated wall. For example, you could cover only the corner of the shower, preserving the wall from humidity and water, using concrete-effect paints for the walls to recreate the urban atmosphere, or rust-effect paint to give a touch of light. and modernity.
Taps also become special accessories, especially if combined with the type of furniture chosen: a rustic style requires the use of bronze or copper plated taps, while futuristic lines are combined with linear and modular furnishing accessories. Each element must harmonize with the rest of the furniture creating a concert of furniture with a strong impact. And this is why it will be necessary to rely on an expert in the sector to choose the right products and ideal colors. A good architect will propose excellent solutions even for smaller bathrooms, difficult to set up due to poor geometry. He will study every proportion, recommend the dimensions of the shower tray, evaluate the style to choose to transform the bathroom into a masterpiece of fashion and art.
You could browse the magazines of the sector, or visit the numerous sites that offer variants of all kinds, but the presence of a professional on the spot will allow you to solve any problem related, for example, to the choice of accessories. The architect will also play a key role in the use of materials. You could prefer marble for the countertop and sink, while ceramic will adapt perfectly to the toilet and bidet. Stone is also a very popular material in modern homes: it is easy to treat, it does not suffer damage, it can be cleaned without ruining the aesthetics and, more importantly, it gives a retro effect that recalls the bathrooms of the ancient baronial houses. Whether you choose to completely renovate the house or completely renovate the apartment, all the more need to determine a style that matches the rooms with taste.
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The renovation of a bathroom requires the support of several professionals, each of which will carry out a specific activity. A real working staff will perfectly carry out the change of the tiles, the whitewashing of the walls, the replacement of the toilets, the installation of the shower and the replacement of the pipes. It is possible, before starting the work, to request a virtual project 3D of the renovation, to determine what the new bathroom will look like and make any changes in the design phase.
The bricklayer, for example, will have the task of dismantling the floor and coatings, removing the bathroom fixtures without damaging the pipes or irreparably ruining the walls. He will level every surface using fillers and plasters, and will assist the plumber's work if it is necessary to pierce the walls for the passage of new pipes. It will replace the bathtub with a modern shower tray, setting up the appropriate space in case you choose a different corner within the room. He will build the famous step to separate the shower area from the area reserved for the toilet and bidet and, last but not least, he will modify the bathroom according to the customer's needs.
The tiler will cover every surface flawlessly, using sophisticated tools to cut each tile. It is a type of work that, in most cases, is also done by the bricklayer. But when it comes to geometry, proportion and perfection it will be necessary to use the labor of an expert. Even more so if you have chosen a mosaic or tile covering with a precious and delicate material.
If you need to renovate an old bathroom it will be essential to replace the pipes, which could be worn by rust. A perforated pipe can cause extensive damage to the neighbors, as the filtered water between the walls generates humidity and mold, ruining the furniture of those who own the apartment below. The new solutions involve the use of PVC, polyethylene and polypropylene pipes. They are materials similar to plastic, very light and easy to install, the main feature of which lies in the ability to resist moisture, remaining intact for several years. The assembly of drains and any filters is an activity that should not be underestimated.
There was talk of drains and houses embedded in the walls, which hide the pipes inside the walls. A poorly done job risks causing stagnation of humidity, compromising the tiles and walls. Moisture turns into mold, smelly and dangerous if not properly treated. Think of the toilet cistern built into the walls: if the float causes problems, you will need to remove a special hole to extract the various components of the drain.
The electrician also plays a vital role in the bathroom renovation. In addition to modifying the electrical system if it is not standard, he will have to install the shower, even more so if the multifunctional cabin has been chosen. The latter is nothing more than the vertical version of a common whirlpool tub, but the electronic functions (such as regulating the water temperature or the possibility of having an emotional shower) require the experience of a professional who knows how to perform a clean and legal job. You can choose to replace the chandeliers with recessed spotlights or with a track system, which guarantee homogeneous lighting in every corner of the bathroom, allowing energy savings if you choose to use LED solutions.
Finally, the working staff will consist of a painter, whose main purpose will be to paint the walls according to the customer's taste. It is not just a question of brushing the surface not occupied by the coating. It will be necessary to pay attention to the tiles, which will be covered so as not to be soiled by the paint, even more so if they are made with sophisticated and delicate materials. It will also be necessary to sand the old paint to remove dirt and mold. It will be necessary to treat the walls with special products that repel the humidity and condensation created during the day.
Only at the end will the painter be able to paint the walls, paying attention to any frames and rosettes. Painting a bathroom does not require the use of sophisticated techniques, unless you opt for paints with particular effects. This is the case mentioned above with concrete effect paint or rust effect paint. It should also be remembered that the ceiling requires a different color than the vertical walls, to create a separation between the two elements.
Once the best solution to renovate your bathroom is evaluated, you can proceed with the determination of a quote, to consult online (by contacting suppliers and specialized companies) or by roughly calculating the cost of materials and labor. Every product used has its price, which can vary depending on the quality and the chosen brand. For example, the cost of painting is assessed per square meter, and the number of buckets needed is linked to the actual surface to be painted, including the ceiling.
A simple painting, white in color, costs very little, but the price rises if it has particular characteristics, such as being anti-mold, anti-humidity, anti-condensation and thermal insulation. Even the odorless paints, made with biological products with zero environmental impact, have a higher cost than all the others, with the difference that they will breathe harmless vapors instead of harmful odors. A cement-effect paint has a greater value than a traditional one, but the end result will be worth the expense, because you will have a bathroom that is beautiful to look at and embellished with refined colors.
Il cost the coating will be more important to support. The price of the tiles is defined by the square meter, but the material and imagination adopted can increase the value. A mosaic tile is produced according to sophisticated techniques, which combine numerous single squares in a single rectangle.
The particular workmanship affects the price, as could the presence of designs, sequins, luxury finishes and peculiar colors. The new trends offer laminate or ceramic tiles in geometric textures for a modern touch. It would be enough to search online for the different models to get an idea of how much a coating can cost per square meter. You could save money with the solution outlined above, that is to cover the shower corner and the sink area, but it will be necessary to combine a paint that recalls the chosen tiles.
In the estimate it will be fundamental to calculate the cost of the sanitary ware, which could vary according to the type chosen. Traditional ceramics maintain standard prices, as market competition is quite high. The price difference will be felt if you opt for marble or stone sinks.
These are unique pieces worked individually, whose value is linked to the designer who proposed it and the brand that creates it. In other words, in addition to the functionality and particularity of a different sink, you will buy a piece of contemporary art, practical to use and beautiful to admire. The same goes for the taps. If the material, the lines, the design are refined and sophisticated, the expense will be substantial and will affect the budget. There are, for example, cascade taps, in copper, plated and with glass drain. They furnish the bathroom, embellishing it in detail, and do not lose the functionality with which they are conceived. Remember that the model and color of a faucet must be the same in the sink, shower and bidet to maintain the right harmony in the chosen furniture.
The estimate will include the cost of flooring and pipes. The latter, if purchased in PVC, polyethylene and polypropylene, do not greatly affect the final cost, while labor and installation can make the difference. It is possible to dismantle a floor, or choose to lay the new tiles on the existing one, using specific adhesives that will guarantee their anchoring.
The concrete, another important material, will be used to fix the pipes and toilets, as well as to level the space left by the disassembly of the tub. The materials could include the electrical wires for the installation of a new system, or the preparation of the outputs if the use of recessed spotlights has been chosen. The adhesives for frames and rosettes will also be calculated if included in the project, and their price may vary depending on whether you buy a polystyrene or plaster frame. Finally, the manpower. The companies propose estimates, even online, based on the type of work to be carried out, assuming a time within which to complete everything. Do not forget the remuneration for the architect, which constitutes a small investment to obtain satisfactory results, worthy of any magazine in the furniture sector.
One last note. The renovation of the house can, in compliance with some requirements, be deducted from the tax return, obtaining a tax benefit proportional to the expense incurred. Ask for advice on how to proceed to enjoy a double advantage: to have a nice functional bathroom while benefiting from a tax reduction. Furthermore, it is always possible to request tax deductions for restructuring.
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