En-suites are the pinnacle of luxury living when it comes to average day-to-day life. They are also uniquely popular amongst homeowners and budding homeowners, representing a major convenience with direct impact on quality of life. If you have the space to build one, you should consider doing so – but how should you go about such a thing?
The Advantages of Building an En-Suite Bathroom
En-suite bathrooms are a luxury in and of themselves, providing you with unmatched convenience when it comes to installing one in your master bedroom. Being able to get yourself ready in the morning without padding around your home can add crucial time to your morning.
But the benefits are not merely rooted in your morning and evening habits. Building an en-suite can also serve to greatly increase the value of your home, being a sought-after feature with significant value to many on the property market. The right en-suite can also improve the appeal of your property on the market, making it easier to sell when it comes time to do so.
Planning Your En-Suite
Building a luxury en-suite is something of a major undertaking, though, and one that requires serious planning to pull off effectively. For one, installing a new bathroom requires the extension and installation of plumbing as well as electricity – skilled work that should not be undertaken DIY, and can cost a large amount of money in labour.
There is also the matter of your en-suite’s décor. For the luxury feel, you will need to pay close attention to the layout and your plans for acquiring materials. Luxury en-suites make the most of their ample space, with features like freestanding baths serving to elevate the space.
Gathering Tools and Materials
Just because your finished bathroom will be luxury incarnate does not mean you are required to spend a large amount on labour costs. Indeed, you may be able to perform a majority of the work yourself, with the provision of the right tools and equipment. An SDS Max drill or power tool means you can quickly and effectively remove material in the existing space, and even cut into masonry for key additions such as plumbing outflow pipes.
Meanwhile, an angle grinder can be indispensable for the cutting of tiles down to size, for self-installation in the style and design of your choosing. Otherwise, much of your bathroom can be completed with simple hand tools and good old-fashioned elbow grease.
Tips for Building
As mentioned before, it would be wise to leave the skilled work to skilled workers. Redirecting plumbing to incorporate a new bathroom can be difficult to perform alone, though you may be able to complete some preliminary work to bring down costs.
However, final installation of shower units, baths and sinks can be undertaken by yours truly in order to bring costs down. This also gives you executive control over their installation and placement, allowing you to ensure your en-suite bath is finished to your specification and on your time.