You would like to remodel your bathroom or kitchen and you have a pretty good idea what you want it to look like, but where do you start. Who do you call first? Do you find someone in the Yellow Pages or on the Internet? Quit pulling your hair out, because I’m about to share five of the most important things you need to consider before starting any home remodeling project.
1. Go to the library and get some books? If you’re going to remodel your bathroom, find some books on bathroom remodeling and start looking at the pictures, learning about the different styles and then get more books. More books usually means more pictures and more pictures leads us to our next tip.
2. A picture is worth a thousand words. It doesn’t really matter which section of the home your remodeling, if you don’t know exactly what you want it to look like, you’re going to need to start looking at pictures and look at as many pictures as you possibly can, until you come up with something that you truly desire.
3. Will this design work well in my home? It’s never going to be a good idea to install Spanish floor tile in a contemporary bathroom. Make sure that your remodeling project matches the style of the rest of your home.
4. How much is this going to cost? You can get prices for all of the items that you’re planning on installing and this should give you a pretty good start. For labor prices, you’re going to need to contact a contractor, but only do that after you read tip number five.
5. How do I find a good contractor? This isn’t as tough as most people think it is, but you’re going to need … Continue Reading
Completing repair work, maintenance, and upgrades on your home is not a matter to take lightly. Many important decisions go into completing such endeavors and it is always in your best interest to step back, take some time to access the situation, consider options, and make a well informed decision. The consequences of failing to do so are too great. When it comes to remodeling your bath, you need to make sure you have weighed all your options so you have a great outcome and things turn out well. Here is a guide you need to read before starting a bathroom remodeling project.
Make sure you have enough room
Believe it or not, some spaces are more conducive to a make over than others. In some instances, a bathroom can be sized and shaped in such a way that a total construction re-do is the only way to go if you intend to put in a bigger bathtub, new sink, and an efficient toilet. This requires expert advice from construction pros who could do a demolition job safely and properly. If your bathroom is sized and shaped well for a remodel, lucky you, you can begin to plan your next step.
Consider plumbing and electrical
Depending on how old your house is, you may want to consider replacing the plumbing and electrical systems. If you are going to be tearing down walls or pulling out old cabinets, sinks, and tubs, you might as well take a look at the plumbing and make sure everything is working as it should. If not, now would be the time for updated and upgraded plumbing. While you are at it, the electrical wiring and outlets may need to be replaced or updated as well. This expensive up front, can save you money in the … Continue Reading
Let’s face it, remodeling a home can be tons of fun. However, things can quickly turn ugly if you’re not prepared for the work ahead. In this short article, we’ll discuss 3 key steps to follow if you want to make that next home renovation project a success. Hopefully by the time you’re finished reading, you’ll be better prepared to tackle that next DIY project.
The first thing that you must keep in mind, is to have a clear plan laid out ahead of time. The absolute worst thing you could possible do is tear into too many things at one time — instead, focus your energy on completing bite-sized chunks of the project before moving on. This will provide a sense of accomplishment and can be a major motivator.
The second thing that is important is to have a realistic timeframe for your project completion date. It goes without saying that 9 times out of 10, projects will take longer than expected — plan for this and make sure that you are allowing yourself enough time to complete everything. DIY projects should be fun, don’t ruin that by stressing over blown deadlines.
Lastly, be sure that you are familiar with the skills and steps necessary to successfully finish your do it yourself project. Many a weekend warrior has torn into a new project with great enthusiasm, only to realize that the project is too advanced for them to handle.
I hope that this brief article has provided some useful tips on how to tackle that next home remodeling project. Renovating a home can be an exciting adventure, but it requires a great deal of patience and plenty of advanced planning. Stick to the guidelines laid out in this article, and you’ll be on your way to a lifetime of … Continue Reading