Updated: Jul 12, 2019
We use different spaces everyday at different locations, whether at work, home or restaurant. We can eat in the office, have a Skype meeting in a cafe, or sleep in the living room (or not sleeping at all). But bathroom is one of the space that is, as Thanos said it, inevitable.
In the course of all the home renovation, intervention and makeovers that we have done, I have come across many reasons home owners in Malaysia used to justify a bathroom makeover. Some due to existing issues (leakage, faulty sanitary fittings), some to refresh the aesthetics and some to improve conditions to match their lifestyles (additional basin for Master Bath).
Whatever the reason is, it is helpful to be clear of the goals of a bathroom makeover. This will help you put into perspective the extend of the works you want to do and/or assign an appropriate budget for it. Depending on your needs. below are types of makeover that you may need or want:
1. Baby-Bear Makeover
Dry makeover without hacking or plumbing works
Addition or alteration of ceiling lights
Addition of mirror and carpentry for storage
Common among new property owners
2. Mama-Bear Makeover
Alteration of tiles (which involves new layer of waterproofing post-hacking of existing tiles)
Plumbing works are common for cater for new sanitary fittings
Common for older properties when tiles are dirty and/ or dated
Allows for concealed electrical works (new sockets, concealed lighting)
3. Papa-Bear Makeover
Major/ total makeover which includes new plumbing, brick wall, new ceiling design/ lighting and even relocation/ addition of sanitary fittings (additional basin, bath tub)
Common for small or odd shaped bathrooms
Due to the time required, usually only considered when involving overall home renovation.
Whatever the changes made, it is safe to say that you'll be able to enjoy this new space more than twice a day.