Bathroom and Toilet

Planning a Bathroom

Planning is an essential part of preparing for any home project. It is a key element in ensuring that projects go smoothly and more importantly that you get what you want at the end of the day.

First things first

The initial stages of planning should be done by you, the client. You’ve decided that you want to upgrade your bathroom or wetroom and now you need to start thinking about what you really want. It starts by taking a long hard look at your bathroom.

Factors to be considered will include:

How long do you plan to stay in your property

An important consideration when deciding on installing a new bathroom is whether you plan to stay in your property for a long time, or whether you think you might move on in a couple of years. If you are going to be living in your property for a number of years, then you may wish to spend more time and money on your new bathroom. You may consider splashing out and getting a wetroom or spending more money on the bathroom fittings.

If you are looking to sell your property in the near future, then you might not need to be so choosy about the fittings; you can go for a style that is more functional and will appeal to people who may be looking to buy the property.

Is the bathroom for your own home or a rental property?

Obviously, if the bathroom is going to be in a rental property, then you will need to look for more hard wearing fittings that are cheaper to replace or repair than some of the designer furniture. We call this type of fitting “contract”.

What is your budget?

Luckily, these days there are many different designs and styles available on the market which accommodate every budget. Before you start anything, you need to be sure of what you have available to spend.

Work out your style. What do you like and dislike?

You need to do some soul searching to work out what your style is. How can you tell? The best way is to get a big piece of paper or card and cut out pictures of bathrooms or wetrooms that you like the look of.

If you buy a copy of Homes and Gardens or Kitchens and Bedrooms and Bathrooms. This is a good starting point. Just cut out pictures you like the look of. Even if you can’t explain why, it will start to give you a pattern and an idea of what your likes are. Also, you might see colours that you like. Stick this on your card as well.

Remember, this will be a bit of a project for you and so you need to put some time in now so that ideas start to form. Once you have a rough idea of what you like, then you can show us your ideas and we will help to make sense of them and make suggestions for you.

Armed with this crucial information, you will then need to call us! We will organise a FREE visit so that you can discuss your ideas with our senior fitter. During our visit, we will start to help you plan your new bathroom by spending some time with you finding out what you really want and what is important to you.

After you have decided on what’s important to you in your bathroom design its time to move into the next phase of designing a bathroom that’s perfect for you.

Bathroom, wetroom and shower room design

Here at Ardeco we have more than 10 years experience in the design and planning of bathrooms, shower rooms and wet rooms.

Craig Herbert is the Project Director for the company and he has personally fitted numerous bathrooms and wetrooms before becoming a director of the company. He will help you with all stages of your project starting with the design and ending with the installation and final finishing touches.

Once you have done some research to help you to decide what you like, and a budget has been considered, we can jump into action and start working with you on the design of your fabulous new bathroom.

Free Bathroom Consultation

After your first call to Ardeco , we will arrange a FREE consultation so that you can meet with Craig and discuss your ideas. Don’t worry if you’re still not sure about what you want yet, most people still feel confused at this stage because there is such a wide range of choice and colours. We will guide you through the process and share some of our bathroom ideas with you until you are happy.

3D Cad Drawings of your new bathroom

Our senior fitter will take measurements of your bathroom which will enable our CAD designer to put together a 3-dimensional drawing of the existing layout and any proposed layout. We can move things around if you think your existing layout needs to change. The world is your oyster when it comes to design and we have the experience to help you when you have difficult decisions to make.

Using the CAD, we can show you what is possible so that you have a better idea of what the finished look will be like. Don’t worry whatever you choose, your new bathroom will be amazing and we have many clients who will vouch for that.

Bathroom Fittings

As well as helping you with the design, we can make suggestions of suitable bathroom fittings that you will love at an affordable price. We have a wide range of experience in fitting many different styles and types of bathroom furniture from a simple refit to an extensive wetroom.

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Bathroom Installation

Once you are happy with your new bathroom design and you have selected the bathroom furniture that you like, we are ready for the next stage in our journey towards your ideal bathroom.

We are now moving into the installation phase of your bathroom fitting. All your hours of hard planning are about to become real as we start the project for real. At this point, we will start to organise our fitters and obtain materials ready to start work at your property.

Bathroom Fitting

All our fitters are qualified and experienced and they work well together as a team. You may notice that you have a number of different people working at your house. This is because we have different tradesmen carrying out different skills.

It is not unusual to have different people working in the house at the same time. Those people might include: a plumber, carpenter, electrician and a tiler. Sometimes you might need a plasterer as well for a really smooth finish on the walls or ceiling.

Don’t worry though, we will co-ordinate each member of the team from start to finish so that they all come in at the right time and know what needs to be done.

We appreciate that we are working in your home and we will respect your personal belongings.

Full advice on what to expect will be given to you prior to us starting work on your bathroom installation. We need to prepare you for this stage too so that you are ready to have us work in your home.

If you want to find out more, take a look at our real life case study. This will give you some idea of what an installation is all about. At the end of the project, you may wish to have your home deep cleaned and we can arrange for this to happen if necessary. Just let us know.

Throughout the entire process the project will receive bespoke project management where our fully qualified project manager will oversee every detail of the project.

Bathroom Project Management

Overseeing your project will be an experienced project manager and we even have someone who is a Prince 2 qualified practitioner at the company.

What this means is that the installation should run smoothly from the day we start to the day we hand over your amazing bathroom.

10 simple stages to your bespoke bathroom by ARDECO

Give us a ring to discuss your ideas and tell us whether you would like a new bathroom, wetroom or shower room. Our job now is to arrange for our senior bathroom fitter to come along and meet you and to see your existing bathroom.

We will arrange to come and see you at a convenient time. It takes a little time to go through things so make sure that you book the appointment when you have a couple of hours free to discuss things. During the visit, our fitter will take measurements and look at what is and what is not possible. Sometimes, we will arrange for a tiler to come along as well to discuss the tiling aspects of the bathroom.

Our fitter will ensure that we have all the details of your bathroom and he will make sure that he understands exactly what you are looking for in terms of style and design. We will work with you to help you decide what bathroom fittings and tiles you would like.

We will put together a full estimate of work for you which will show you exactly what we propose to do. This will be another chance for you to run through things to check that we have understood your requirements.

As part of our design service we will carry out a CAD for you. For a small additional cost, this could be supplied to you to keep. Of course, if you do choose to go ahead with us, the cost of the CAD drawing would be deducted from the cost of the bathroom. The CAD will show you exactly what your bathroom will look like when it is finished; it can be used to see any proposed changes to layout that you are considering.

Once you give us a call to say that you would like us to carry out your bathroom installation, you will be allocated a Project Manager who will be your first port of call and who will oversee your bathroom installation. A date will be agreed and any financial paperwork will be dealt with.

Your Project Manager will order all the materials and to ensure that the correct fitter and tiler is allocated to the project. Materials will be ordered in preparation for the fitting. Your Project Manager will be in contact with you throughout the project.

Our fitters will arrive on site and get started on the work. The bathroom will begin by stripping out what is there at the moment and the initial plumbing will be carried out in readiness. There may be a number of visits from different trades including tilers, carpenters, decorators and plumbers.

After all the work has been done, the senior fitter will come over to check that you are happy with everything and make sure that everything has been completed to a very high standard.

We are here for you after your bathroom has been fitted. All notes from your project will be kept in a file which can be found if there are any queries. We hope that you will have many years of pleasure from your bathroom!

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