Is this your first time remodeling a bathroom? Well relax, it doesn’t have to be a stressful and impossible task to take on. In fact, it can be a great experience with lasting results that you can be proud of. No matter what, once successful, it will be something that you end up showing off for a very long time to come.
Before you get going though, take a moment to look at the information below. These are some important dos and don’t’s for bathroom remodeling. These are things that will hopefully help you as you get going with your project.
Do price shop
Home remodeling, and especially bathroom remodeling, is a huge industry. There are people, both amateurs and professionals, taking on these tasks all of the time. What that means is that there is a lot of business to compete for and a lot of stores competing for that business. That’s all the more reason for you to shop around for the best prices when it comes to every little thing you are going to buy.
Don’t get in over your head
There are two rooms in your house that you don’t want to take chances on. One of them is your kitchen. The other one is your bathroom. These are rooms where the slightest mistake can prove costly. If you have to do something in your bathroom remodeling project that involves a complex plumbing task, or even a simple one you don’t fully understand, stop. Do some research. Ask questions. Hire help if you need to.
Do consult local bylaws
There are always different bylaws in different regions regulating how you should go about even the most minor remodeling project. It’s important to know what these laws are. Chances are, the most you’ll need to do is get a permit but it could be that there are now laws regulating things such as how much water a toilet can use per flush. Be sure you understand these laws before you get going.
Don’t cut corners
Cutting corners in any remodeling project can be harmful and even costly in the long run. If you can’t afford to remodel your entire bathroom well, then maybe start by doing only a couple things now and then moving on to more later on. If you wind up cutting corners then you’ll have to pay for things to be fixed and replaced in a short while down the road from now. You’ll also risk winding up cutting the overall value of your home if those cut corners prove to be obvious.
Don’t be afraid to ask
Doing it yourself is one thing but doing it without needed help is just ridiculous. If this is something you’ve never done before then you shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions and there are a lot of places where you can ask. The places you go to buy the supplies is a great place for information. When you buy any of the things that you need feel free to ask for any installation advice they can give you.