you've lived in Cape Town for a while you will know
that Capetonians don't like to splash on bathroom
or kitchen renovations let alone building. We like
to score a buck where we can and believe that if you
take care of the pennies the rand take care of themselves.
This is why it's so important to learn how to save
those pennies when redoing your bathroom.
firstly you need to design your bathroom. Getting
a design done by a professional designer could cost
you a fortune sometimes up to R2000 per design. This
can be done much more cost effectively by downloading
bathroom design freeware. KitchenDraw.com has wonderful
free software that gives you a 3D view as well as
floor plan and 2D views of your bathroom.
you will have to look at the materials you use. Like
with everything in life you get cheap, OK and expensive.
We all always want the expensive but our pockets aren't
always deep enough for that so the "cheap"
option will have to do for now. Instead of using veneer
wood or Duco spray to finish your vanities in you
can use vinyl wrap or melamine. Vinyl wrap is probably
the best to use for the doors as it's waterproof and
will be more durably than melamine. Vinyl wrap is
a bit more expensive than melamine though but is well
worth it in the long run.
considering tiles use Terracotta tiles as Travertine
tiles cost an arm and a leg. Travertine tiles are
also very difficult to install and the spaces between
the tiles have to be 2mm instead of the usual 4mm.
Terracotta tiles can also be use to tile the walls
and shower if needed.
Bathroom accessories like baths, showers, toilets
and basins could cost more than a bathroom remodel
itself so it's worthwhile planning what to install
in your bathroom before you go out splashing. A drop
in bath might not have the modern look of the freestanding
bath but it's much more cost effective and if you
buy brilliant white color bath it could still pull
off the modern feel you want in your new bathroom.
This can be applied to the toilet, basin and shower
way to save money when doing a bathroom renovation
in Cape Town is by using aluminum windows instead
of wooden windows. Aluminum windows also don't have
to be varnished once every six months and the windows
hinges are covered with hard plastic protecting it
from the salt air that rusts the wooden windows hinges.
you dont want to remodel your own bathroom and would
like a contractor to do it for you let us help you.
Our designers would love to draw us a 3D layout of
your bathroom and help you with great ideas on how
to decorate it. Fill in the contact form on the left
or give us a call on the number below:
us on: 021 593