When you’re looking for ideas to save money or put extra cash into the quality of material finishes in your reno’s, then this is for you.
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DIY Home Renovation Idea
Through the years, I have found a lot of homeowners are willing and able to do some of the work required for the renovations they wish to get done. By having the homeowner taking part will give better savings or extra money for better quality materials.
I have also come across some people just looking for information on how to do the work for the entire renovation job themselves.
Either way you will save money or get a lot more for your money. When it comes to knowledge that is half the battle, the other half is the ability actually to be able to do the work. Once again let’s use for an example a renovation of gutting out a bathroom and rebuilding it.
- What is your overall plan?
- Is this the only bathroom or are there others?
- You have a budget, and that should be the total cost?
Let’s get started!
You need a plan before you can begin any demolition on what you’re going to do.
- Does your existing bathroom have the space required for the new makeover?
- Are you going to knock out walls for extra or less space in your design?
- Do you even know your design or what you can do?
- Once you do know what you want, do you know how to do it?
- What’s the most cost elective way to do it?
Here are just a few questions you may need to consider which is why so many people get a hold of me to ask for advice.
If you only have one bathroom, then you obviously need to make other arrangements during the downtime of your bathroom. Secondly having only one bathroom you should always consider resale values on what a house can sell for with or without having a tub.
Some people feel where they mainly shower and never use the tub a bathroom can look and function much better without the tub. Young families always want the use of a tub for washing younger children, something to keep in mind.
If walls are going to be changed to create extra space for the new bathroom, you need to know about:
- Is there a load bearing walls involved?
- Do you know how to deal with load bearing walls?
- Do you know how to create new walls?
- Is there any plumbing to be added, removed or moved?
- What about rerouting or adding any electrical?
Electrical and plumbing should always be done or at least certified by a licensed tradesman. Certification one area where you never what to compromise on when it comes to quality.
You can see by the few questions that I just pointed out how much one can expect with performing even a small, simple renovation of one bathroom. Any DIY Home Renovation Idea will have questions needing answers regardless of size, they just change in what types of issues and how many. That’s why I have recreated my site over to a blog site from scratch to start adding many of the questions and answers to renovations on a weekly basis among other topics.
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