Are you sick of the drab bathroom in your home? Are you looking for ways to increase your resale value? If you are, then renovating your bathroom is the perfect option. Not only will you be able to create a more accommodating bathroom to enjoy now, you can also expect to get more money for your home when you go to sell it. If you are not sure where to begin renovating your bathroom you have come to the right place. This is a brief guide on the steps you need to take to successfully renovate your bathroom.
Set Your Budget
The first step to any successful renovation is setting a budget and sticking to it. The best way to ensure that you will stick to your budget is to consider every detail before you ever get started. Are you going to do the entire bathroom in tile, or do you want to use carpet flooring for some of the areas to create a cozier feel? Do you need to remove everything and start from scratch or can you reuse your shower door and/or cabinetry?
Draw Out a Plan
The next step is to draw out a plan. You will want to make this plan as detailed as possible so that when you start the shopping process you will end up with enough supplies. It is also a good idea to allot for extra amounts of tiles or flooring in case you have to replace some in the future.
No bathroom renovation is complete without buying new items. However, you need to do your homework to make sure you are not overpaying. Check with local home improvement stores as well as salvage yards to find the best pieces at the best prices.
Get to Work
You will want to begin with demolition, or tearing out all of the old stuff. This is a great task that you can complete yourself to save some money, just be careful that you don’t destroy any pipes or wires in the process. You can probably do a lot of the basic installation of carpet flooring and cabinets yourself as well.
Know When to Hire a Professional
As much as you would love to be able to do the entire renovation yourself (hey, it would save you a ton of money), it is important to know when a professional is needed. For example, when it comes to anything electrical or plumbing related, it is always a good idea to be safe than sorry. After all, the peace of mind it will give you is priceless.
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Jamie Daniels regularly writes on topics including home improvement, home design, and interior decorating to provide tips to new home buyers.