Remodeling A Bathroom On A Do-It Yourself Basis


As a homeowner, it’s likely that you will want to remodel your bathroom at some point. Perhaps your existing bathroom or bathtub is dated or showing signs of wear; or you have moved into a new home and want a bathroom and a new tub that suits your style and tastes. Whatever the reason, remodeling your bathroom can be an exciting project. To minimise stress and make sure you get an end result you are happy with, there are a number of steps you can take to plan your bathroom renovation.

After you nail down a theme, you want to make one major decision before all the other minor ones. This decision is about the faucets you will use. You want to pick the actual faucet for the sink and the faucet/system for your shower, as well. This will help to dictate the decision for all your other bathroom fixtures.

And then there’s the troubleshooting that happens somewhere in the process. I say over and over again “The glitch is the norm!” DIY and bathroom plumbing projects are a natural, but they lend themselves to glitches.

There’s no need for a full bathroom remodeling contractors when you can make your bathroom more functional and stylish by installing new fixtures. Update the shower with a more adjustable shower head or there are even models that mimic rainfall! New sink faucets, towel racks, cabinet hardware or mirrors are other effective choices. Change out your fixtures and you will update your style with out breaking your budget.

A contractor should be able to tell you how long he or she has been working in the industry. As with any professional, more time on the job means more opportunities to learn and improve skills. New techniques are acquired and it is reasonable to assume that the work continues to get better with time.

Option 2, you can paint your tub yourself with an epoxy based tub paint. This option runs around $40. This will take a lot of elbow grease in preparing the tub for the new paint. The fumes from the epoxy paint can be overwhelming, and it will take several days to thoroughly dry. This option is best if you are on a limited budget. Your results will vary dependent upon the amount of prep work you do and the quality of paint you use.

Choose a mirror with no frame or a mirror with a small frame – this will make the room look bigger and the mirror will reflect light farther in the room.

In conclusion, there are many ways to update and remodel your bathroom. Remember the bathroom and kitchen are the two most important things people consider when looking or buying a new home. You will almost always recoup your investment or possibly more on a bathroom remodel. Hopefully now you will be able to start planning your project and building the perfect bathroom.