Tips for modernisation

A simple guide to renovating your bathroom – for lasting comfort

Could your bathroom do with a bit of a facelift? Design and technology as well as comfort-related requirements are all constantly evolving. Perhaps you want to focus on sustainability too? There are plenty of good reasons to renovate your bathroom and bring it up-to-date while still using the existing structure. The hansgrohe whitepaper provides a step-by-step guide on the best ways to do this.

The Raindance and Crometta lines by comparison.
A breath of fresh air in the bathroom: a new hand shower, basin tap or thermostatic shower mixer will create a modern look and add a feeling of comfort to your home.

Guide to successfully renovating an existing bathroom

Want to improve the look of your bathroom? The possibilities range from a simple facelift with a fresh lick of paint through better lighting and a modern hand shower to the stunning before-and-after effect. Even replacing the tap can give your wash basin a new lease of life. Plus, a new tap is almost as easy to install as towel rails and shelves.

Anyone looking to renovate their bathroom has lots of questions: how do I go about it? What considerations are an absolute must? The whitepaper guides you helpfully through all the stages of planning a bathroom, explains technical aspects and suggests where you can find the help you need to create your dream bathroom.

Step-by-step to your dream bathroom    

You’ve probably made a list of all the things that annoy you about your old bathroom. And all the things you’d most love in a new one. You’ve most likely also considered how much time, effort and money you want to invest in upgrading. The whitepaper tells you what to expect when renovating and takes you step by step through all the most important elements:
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  • Before getting started, there are several things you should consider: who uses the bathroom and what are their preferences? Do they love showering or soaking in the bath? You should also think about health aspects and future requirements, as well as the spatial conditions.
  • Get some ideas together. And if you’re wondering where to find inspirational bathrooms and attractive products to help you with your renovations, the whitepaper will tell you where to look.
  • Be well-prepared when you visit a dealer: the whitepaper provides a checklist so that you can have all the important information to hand when meeting with a professional.
  • How does professional bathroom planning actually work? Read our interview with an expert to discover how you can benefit from a professional planner’s expertise.
  • Don’t be afraid of the building site: the whitepaper tells you how to avoid stress and dirt while your dream bathroom takes shape. 

Big or little changes? Renovate to your budget

Start by setting a budget but remain open to a “plan B” as the professional advice from the dealer may present you with options that you hadn’t previously considered. One thing is certain: modernising a bathroom using quality products from hansgrohe is a long-term investment. Moreover, hansgrohe offers 15 years of guaranteed availability of spare parts. Also consider taking a gradual approach to your renovations. Some alterations may be subsidised by the government. We suggest that you look into this.
Floor-level shower with Crometta showerpipe.
A floor-level shower is a favourite when modernising bathrooms. The Crometta showerpipe is particularly ideal for renovations as it can be retrofitted to existing connections.

Renovate the bathroom stylishly and with smart technology

Our tip: select a specific style so that it is easier for you to narrow down the choice of tap designs. hansgrohe offers three different styles of bathroom products: “Avantgarde”, “Modern” and “Classic”. This helps you choose from perfectly coordinated designs. The new hansgrohe products can also be combined with existing ones – for a harmonious bathroom renovation.

Brighten up the shower area and make it future-proof

With many bathroom-related developments in recent years, you should also find out about innovative technologies. hansgrohe offers a wide range of bathroom products that are ideal for renovations, including both shower systems and shower sets. Moreover, replacing an exposed installation tap with a hansgrohe ShowerTablet with shelf area offers added convenience when showering without the need for any extensive renovation work.

Do you also need to consider the bathroom users’ future requirements? Lots of innovations support the creation of cross-generation bathrooms. Even if introduced gradually, these provide you with better ergonomics and safety. Are you thinking about a floor-level shower instead of the old solution with a step? This investment in your bathroom’s future viability is very much achievable but will require more extensive planning.

Retain your bathroom’s versatility when renovating

Whatever you decide, with hansgrohe products, you will enjoy top brand quality, durability and spare parts availability. By installing an iBox universal when you renovate, you will also be prepared for any changes to your needs and requirements as this concealed technology enables you to connect whichever control system you like at a later date. It also give you the option of switching to a different hansgrohe design line without having to change the technology behind the wall.

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