Bathroom remodeling is a project that many homeowners wish to tackle. An up-to-date bathroom with modern-day fixtures certainly adds to the appeal of the home, and the job is one that can be done at reasonable costs for the most part. However, if you want to save more money, making the bathroom remodeling job a DIY project is something that you can opt for. While it is true that you might need to hire a plumber or electrician for certain parts of the job, for the most part, most anyone can remodel their bathroom without hiring a contractor.
DIY Bathroom Remodeling
If you want to determine if you can remodel your own bathroom, consider the following:
- Are you creative?
- Do you have the time?
- Are you handy with tools/appliances?
- Do you have all of the necessary equipment to remodel the bathroom?
Being creative is important any time you plan to change things around your home. No, you do not have to have Martha Stewart genes, but you do have to have some sort of inspiration inside. If you are not at all creative, there are many idea books and online sources that might be able to help you.
Bathroom remodeling is a quick and easy job in most cases; however, when you plan to DIY you must ensure that you have the time to take on this extra chore with all that you already have going on, such as work, dinner, children’s activities, church, etc. If you do not have time to sit down already, you might want to let someone else have the job instead.
There are several different tools needed to remodel a bathroom. Make sure that you at least have the basics, such as screwdrivers, wrenches, etc. other tools may be rented from local hardware and home improvement stores for a low price. You also must have a budget in place before you begin the job. This is probably the most important part of it all, since you cannot work with more money than what you have. Consider all of the things that you want to replace when you remodel, and be sure that you compare to get the best prices on all of the additions that you want to add.
Along with tools, you must ensure that you can purchase the equipment needed to take on this job. Items that you might need (variable depending upon your remodeling needs) include countertops, cabinets, sinks, lighting fixtures and plumbing fixtures.
If you feel that you are ready to remodel your bathroom on your own, the first thing is to set a budget. You do not want to go broke to handle the task, nor is there any reason to do so. You should Compare costs on all of the items that you want to purchase and consider alternatives if you are limited on the funds available. When you can do this, remolding your bathroom on your own will be a fun, worthwhile project that changes the entire ambiance of your home.