DIY Bathroom Remodeling Guidelines & Tips

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by Jay Baldwin
(Romford, Essex, UK)

Although the bathroom, compared to all the other rooms in the homehas the smallest area, a “major bathroom remodeling” can be costly; in fact can be compared to renovating a small house.

Upgrading your bathroom appliances as well as knocking down walls are generally the scope of “bathroom remodeling” jobs. You will need important help that will include a designer or architect, an electrician, plumber, carpenter, professional tiler and possibly also a “general contractor” to organize jobs and bring everybody together.

For the superlative bathroom remodeling results, you need to contact a contractor because this won’t be a simple do-it-yourself remodeling project.

Benefits of hiring a contractor

The most notable benefit of obtaining the help of a contractor in your major bathroom remodeling project is acquiring “peace of mind” and having to deal with just one person to impart your ideas to or to blame in case something goes wrong.

A reliable contractor carries with him the knowledge and skills to supervise and manage everything in the bathroom remodelingprocess starting from the tearing-out phase up to the installation of the last plumbing piece.

Your contractor coordinates with the plumber, electrician and any other workers needed in your bathroom remodeling project, obtains all essential permits demanded by your city and organizes work schedules in order that no time is wasted.

Design and planning

A collection of architectural and design plans will help not only you but your bathroom remodeling professionals as well visualize the completed project, although any design ideas and preparations may be helpful.

When contemplating major remodeling on your bathroom, the most essential thing to keep in mind is to consider and look into your “bathroom remodeling” project estimate or figures as well as what you imagine is the most attractive bathroom design for you.

Throughout the your bathroom remodeling course, remember to think and look of the remodeling project from all angles such as functionality, overall design, aesthetic appeal, comfort, materials and colors.

While you may avoid crazy designs generally in other rooms of your house, your bathroom can deal with vibrant patterns and colors and whimsical themes. Furthermore, it can be a meticulous depiction of your homes ambiance.

Consult a designer for bathroom design suggestions and ideas, let them know of your design preference so they can give you a sketch or you can examine magazines and cut out designs, ideas and photos that correspond or match with what design you have in mind.

Here are basic questions that you should ask yourself to help you design your bathroom:

• What do you want to accomplish?

• Which do you prefer more, sink or counter space?

• Do you need one more shower compartment?

• Would you like to put in a whirlpool or spa setting?

• Do you need lots of cabinets or just open shelves for storage space?

Establishing a realistic budget for your major bathroom remodeling

When determining your bathroom remodeling budget, bear in mind the bathroom design inspiration and ideas you like as well as if they are expensive.

Remember, it is less expensive when you don’t relocate your bathroom’s plumbing fixtures, like sinks or toilets, so then when you have a much smaller budget, incorporating your present bathroom plan into your new bathroom design can in fact, be very economical.

Furthermore, the cost of your bathroom remodeling project will greatly depend on your choice of fixtures and quality of bathroom appliances you would like to have. Some bathtubs, fixtures and even tiles could be expensive because of their brand names.

Considering that you can spend hours in your bathroom, taking care of your many hygiene and grooming needs, it is very important that you give thorough consideration on how you want to use your bathroom room.

Today’s bathroom is no longer just a place for taking a bath, brushing your teeth, etc. It now can a place where you can relax in the tub, light a candle and read a book and just take pleasure in its calming ambiance.

Bathrooms need to be just as functional, good looking and comfortable as the other rooms of your home.

Enjoy the excitement and fun of your bathroom remodeling project and take pleasure in the many years of contentment and gratification offered by your finished bathroom project.

Updated: November 9, 2012 — 1:09 am

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