bathroom remodel

Contracting Tips When Doing A Small Bathroom Remodel

When a Contractor Makes Sense
There are certain scopes of work in a small bathroom remodel that may require the expertise of a trade specific contractor…someone skilled and trained in that trade. Below are a few considerations that may save you a few headaches down the road.
1. Moving Walls – Consider hiring a home improvement contractor or small general contractor if you plan to move walls. One or more walls in your small bathroom remodel may be load-bearing which means a designed portion of the total loading or weight from your roof or second floor will bear on that wall. To move a load-bearing wall will require engineered calculations, likely a plan review by your local governing authority and a licensed contractor to perform the work. This can become costly and a nightmare if you try to do it yourself.
2. Wet Work – Consider hiring a contractor if …

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Doing a Bathroom Remodel on a Tight Budget

Major bathroom renovations can cost a lot of money, because a bathroom, by necessity, has to contain a number of expensive fixtures. Typical bathtubs, for example, can run from just under $300 up into the thousands, depending on the type you’re buying, and purchasing just a shower stall can set you back anywhere from $350 to $4,000. It’s no wonder that people tend to drag their feet when it comes time to update a seriously-rundown bath. There are some projects you can do to bring your bathroom into the 21st century, though, that aren’t going to cost you more than you want to spend.
Many times, a good cleaning and a coat of paint can work wonders. Start by removing everything you can from the room and cleaning everywhere. Even though you keep a clean house, you may be surprised by the amount of grime you find in areas you …