The two quickest ways to add value and personality to a house are by remodeling the bathroom or kitchen; the bathroom generally being less expensive with greater creativity. For this article, we assume DIY (Do It Yourself) where possible.
Start with your budget:
Work out beforehand how much money you have available for the project and proceed from there. Build in a ‘cushion’. Any project takes longer and costs more than originally planned. A good rule of thumb is to take 10% off for these contingencies. (Remember to subtract it from the usable budget. If, for example, you have a TOTAL of $5,000; your budget is $4,500. That 10% has ceased to exist as far as you are concerned.)
Make a scale floorplan:
Map out on graph paper both the bathroom and the surrounding area. Measure multiple times to ensure your measurements are correct. Knowing the surrounding area as well …