Task – Remodeling The Bathroom
Have you grown tired of that boring old-fashioned bathroom of yours and thought it should be modernized? Even worse, is your bathroom completely safe to use and in optimal condition? If you find yourself upset about cracked tiles and loose wires hanging from the ceiling installations you might be long overdue of a renovation project. Maybe you’ve had some thoughts about renovating but you just don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, it’s not that complicated when you outline a plan. Here are some useful tips on what to keep in mind before you embark on a project of remodeling your bathroom.
Before you start anything you will need to outline the available budget: this is the most critical item on the list. We will start and finish this list with this item because it will play a critical role in the project. Check your finances carefully and estimate how much money you could designate to be spent on the project. Be careful: if you have a tight budget and you fail to calculate your costs appropriately, you might find yourself in big trouble if you decide to implement a flashy Italian style bathroom and run out of money in the middle of the project. Think rationally, write it down and do the math.
First things first:
style. This one is completely subjective, but we will try to look at it from a rational perspective: Are you a person who enjoys the vintage classics or you consider yourself a technology enthusiast? Do you prefer old-looking stuff or you simply can’t live without button commands and degree-dials? There are so many styles to choose from, and it might be a little difficult choice to make. Choose whatever fits your needs best, but always have this kind of thought in your mind: “Am I really going to install that jacuzzi even though I can’t afford it?”
Think about the materials you want to use.
Tiles are used probably most often but there are also some other options like ceramic, glass tile and wood for flooring. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages and it’s up to you decide which will fit your bathroom the best. Tiles are very easy for cleaning and maintenance and also excellent in enduring moisture and humidity but wood has a special design charm of its own. Evaluate your building skills if you plan on DIY and make a list of things you will need.
When you’ve decided which style you want, you need to think about functionality. How much space would a particular cabinet or countertops take, what kind of a tub or a shower you want, how good is the ventilation, plumbing and electrical installations. These are all very important factors to be considered. Also related to the factor of functionality is whether you are going to perform these tasks or call a professional. If you are on a tight budget you could perform easier tasks yourself but when it comes to electricity and plumbing it’s probably best to leave it to someone who knows what he’s doing. Faulty electrical wiresand blocked drains can be a nightmare, so if you decide to DIY and find yourself stuck with a problem you cannot solve, calling an emergency plumber would be a smart choice.
The Time Factor
Another very important factor to be considered is of course, time. If you decide to go with a complete renovation and choose a rather complicated style you might have to wait a long time until the project is finished. This might be a problem for families with small children who don’t have another bathroom in their house. On the other hand, if you live in a duplex apartment with two bathrooms, you won’t be affected as much.
After you’ve carefully selected all the materials you will use, decided which style you want to go with and made up your mind whether you will call a professional or do it yourself, now is time to put everything to paper and calculate the final costs. If you do this carefully you will successfully remain within your designated budget and have a freshly renovated bathroom in no time.