How to refurbish your kitchen and bathroom

Many people seek to add value to their home while also enhancing its look and feel. One way to do this is to focus on kitchen and bathroom refurbishment. Focusing on these rooms can improve the appearance of your home as a whole, and it's relatively easy to do. There are several areas you can focus on when improving the design of your bathroom and kitchen, so here are a few ideas to get you started:


Fittings and fixtures

These make up a large area of your bathroom and kitchen. Replacing your kitchen cupboards and bathroom suite can give the rooms a new lease of life. It is first important to decide on the design that you wish to incorporate into the room, and many people now choose more of a classic feel. This kind of aesthetic can work well in older homes, particularly Georgian or Victorian. The benefit of choosing a design like this is that many bathroom items in this style can be picked up second hand at car boot sales, or online for a reasonable price. 

Remember not to neglect the finishing touches when it comes to kitchen and bathroom refurbishment. This means remembering that the little things count. For the bathroom, things like light pulls, mats and toilet brushes can really complete the look. With your kitchen, don't forget about cupboard handles and doorknobs. Keep in mind that these little details can really make a difference.

Tiling: advice on how to tile your bathroom

Tiles can really enhance the feel of any refurbishment and transform any room. Tiling your bathroom isn't as difficult as it appears. With many suppliers like offering supplies to tile your home yourself, it couldn't be any easier. Tiling allows you to really get creative with your designs and mosaic tiles can give your bathroom a really unique feel. Most bathrooms can be tiled in a day and will be ready to be used the following day. Using mosaic tiles can work well in a classical feel bathroom but can also be incorporated into many different design choices. 

If you've never tiled before, you'll need to make sure that your walls are suitable. This means ensuring that they are flat and free from debris. Once you have done this, you will need to apply an adhesive to the wall to hold your tiles. The amount of adhesive required will be dependant on the type of adhesive and the size of the tiles that you choose. You may also need to purchase additional tools for tiling, such as a tile saw or cutter. This will allow you to customise the tiles to fit your bathroom. You will need to place spacers between the tiles so that all tiles are evenly spaced. Once you have laid the tiles, you'll need to grout them. This is a simple process, that can be made easier with the right tools. Investing in a grout float will allow you to spread the grout easily over the tiles. Once you have grouted, you'll need to make sure that you have removed any excess grout that remains on the tiles before it sets. 

Once you have grouted your tiles, you'll have to wait for the grout to set. The time that this will take will depend on the specific grout that you use. Don't be tempted to clean the tiles until the grout has set. You can clean your tiles and make them shine once you are sure the grout and adhesive have been left untouched for the amount of time required for setting. 

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