Spring starts on or around the 20th of March and this is normally the time when we tend to begin redecorating our homes. It is a curious human trait, the way we align our decorating with the seasons. But what makes spring the better time of the year to take on projects around the home? Naturally at Kings Bathroom we are biased towards bathrooms and making sure you have access to the finest bathroom products at the right time. But why spring and when is the best time to start a bathroom project or perhaps install a shower?
Points from this article
•Spring is a great time to decorate a bathroom
•We love Bank holidays (Especially Easter)
•You need to project manage your bathroom well in advance
What spring means to us?
On a holistic footing, spring is when it all starts; the snow drops and blue bells are launching the countryside into a mêlée of rebirth. Lambs are born, Rabbits go mad, the birds begin to return from their winter migrations and the mornings seem crisp and light. There is no doubting it, spring is a special time of year, some might say an invigorating time, where we are enthused by the growth of the world around us. So why would you ever consider braving the queue at your local DIY store in such a beautiful time of the year? Is spring the right time to decorate or remodel a bathroom?
Just because it is a bank holiday.
The first bank holiday in the year, Easter Bank holiday falls on the weekend of the 23rd of April in 2011 (Good Friday is the 22nd of April). This is the time, where regardless of how much work you plan to do on your home. Be it in your bathroom, en-suite toilet or adding a standalone shower, you want to get it all done on this one weekend. We all slip into single minded home cleaning, trip to the tip, garden modelling, bathroom decorating autonamatrons which happens to be right up the marketing managers street!
As a result of which you will also discover that for the DIY retail industry is ready for you. For weeks during the run up to the bank holiday, your television will be bombarded with adverts about DIY deals. All you want is a mirror for your bathroom or a bathroom cabinet, but have you actually tried to brave the DIY stores on a bank holiday? Just because it is that bank holiday!
When is best to redecorate or update the bathroom?
Project manage, project manage, project manage! A new shower or bathroom is better planned or project managed over a few months. Like with any project you will need to co-ordinate and be organised. Trades (electricians, plumbers and tilers) are busy at the best of time so you need to ensure the bathroom products you have purchased are in the right place at the right time. Last minute buying of bathroom products on a bank holiday weekend or the run up to a bank holiday is not a great plan.
Prices will be higher and the queues will be longer. You will be better off planning in advance and purchasing your goods on-line. Buy bathroom products, (baths, toilets, shower enclosures, basins etc) between August and the bank holiday and put them aside until you need them. At least you know when your plumber comes to install your new bathroom that you have the right bits and pieces on hand!