Overview of Renovating A Bathroom
When you move into a forever home, you will continuously have to make improvements to keep it up to date. Figuring out what improvements you want or need can be a huge task. There are many questions you will have to ask yourself before starting. What do you need to be done? Can you do it on your own? Do you have all of the skills to do it? How many supplies will you need?
Then there are more specific questions to ask. Do you need the floors done, cabinets done, new countertops? Well, we can help you with all of those questions, but we know that one of the best things you can do to improve your home is to start with the bathroom. You use it every single day and making sure it is not only up to date in plumbing, but also beautiful can help change the vibe of your whole home.
Why renovating a bathroom is a good idea
If you have an existing problem, this will be the time to fix it. If you have a leaky pipe, you can not only tear the whole thing down but replace anything that needs a new part. This can improve the way your pipes work and run throughout the bathroom.
It can be an excellent way to add extra storage all over the bathroom. If you need more space for towels and other things, it is the perfect time to add in another closet or more cabinets exactly where they are most convenient for you.
Overall upgrading your bathroom will make your house worth more when you decide to sell it. If the style of your bathroom is horrendously out of date, it will decrease the value of your home. If it is upgraded with a modern look and new technologies, it could change the cost tremendously.
Should you do the renovation or pay someone
You may be wondering if you can do a bathroom renovation alone without spending the extra money on hiring a professional. Well, there is no right answer to that question; it solely depends on you and your lifestyle. You will want to evaluate your bathroom and decide if it will be a large or small project.
Depending on what you need to be done, it may be worth it to pay for a professional. If it is something easy like changing the wallpaper or adding outside storage in the bathroom, you can for sure do that yourself! If you are wanting to add a new tub and toilet in, it will require a lot of time, skill and you will have to figure out how to do the plumbing.
If you have time and can teach yourself to do the necessary skills to renovate your whole bathroom, then it will be an experience you will never forget. If you have any complicated problems, it may be best to at least involve a plumber.
How to deal with the plumbing
Plumbing can be a tricky thing if you don’t know anything about the pipes or foundation in your house. Toilets are rather easy to install and pretty straightforward if you are only replacing your toilet you can easily YouTube how to do the plumbing yourself.
If you are needing new facets or a bathtub, it may be best to pay a plumber to do the hard work. These can get tricky to put in and fix if you are renovating your bathroom. If you are near a supply store, they may have some great plumbing books that you can pick up that will help.
Getting a permit
Generally, to modify or change your home when it’s more than surface-level changes, you will need to apply and get a license before starting your project. If the project isn’t hard or you are not changing too much in a specific area, a permit will be very easy to get. If the project is more difficult, a license will be more challenging to acquire.
If you are trying to improve your house, renovating the bathroom is not only a significant step, but it could drastically improve the value of your home. Most things are easy enough to do yourself, but other things may require the help of a professional.
Upgrading your bathroom can not only give you more storage space but really give you the bathroom that you have always wanted. As well as fixing any problems that may have gone missing over the years. If you’re looking for new design ideas, Pinterest and step by step guides that will allow you to get a feel for the skills you will have to have to redo your bathroom.