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Bathroom Renovation: What to Consider
It seems like everyone's redoing their bathroom and it's probably only a matter of time before you'll want to do the same at your home. You can freshen things up by just updating the look of your accessories, or you might be able to replace a few fixtures and feel like everything is new again but in some cases, nothing short of a complete renovation will do.
Let's take a look at some of the things you should consider before launching a bathroom renovation.
Your vision for your new bathroom may be a personal retreat fit for a king but to accomplish that level of renovation may require a princely sum.
You really need to have a good idea of your budget before your vision is set in stone. Your budget will also have a big impact on the type of materials you use in your bathroom renovation. Using the highest quality materials you can afford will lower your maintenance needs and help your work to last longer.
Whatever your budget, you should prepare for overruns. Bathroom renovations are notorious for surprises with a price tag.
DIY or bring in the pros
Deciding whether to do it yourself or hire a professional goes for both contractors and designers.
A full-scale bathroom renovation is a complex project. A professional designer can help get your vision down on paper and translate into something that can actually be accomplished. A good bathroom renovation contractor can help keep things on a schedule. A contractor also has more experience and expertise in meeting building codes. Plumbing, electrical and safety codes all come together in a bathroom renovation. It would be crazy to ignore them.
Prepare for surprises
Bathroom renovations are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. When you start your bathroom renovation and pull up the bathroom floor, everything may be fine or you may find water damage that's been hiding for years.
If you've considered everything we've talked about so far and made decisions that you're happy with, then you should be able to take everything in your stride.
More ideas on how to makeover a bathroom on a budget.
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