bathroom remodel

6 Tips for a Successful Bathroom Remodel

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 …

bathroom remodel

Great Ideas for a Successful Bathroom Remodel

Remodeling your bathroom can be just the thing your home needs. A bathroom remodel can brighten your home, improve its resell value, or just provide you with that extra bit of comfort and convenience you need. Of course, not all of us are contractors or plumbers. Where to begin? Here are a few tips to consider when undertaking a bathroom remodeling project:
Plan ahead – A remodel is not something you want to get done flying by the seat of your pants. Yes, be creative in the execution, but make sure you have a carefully constructed plan going in. Mistakes can be very expensive and very time-consuming.
Know your budget inside and out – Have a very good idea of just how much you can spend on a project, and try to stick with it. Costs can pile up quickly, so make sure that you have a ‘big picture’ idea …