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How to Renovate Your Bathroom without Spending a Pile of Money

Written by Posted On Thursday, 14 August 2014 06:38

No matter how long you keep on delaying it, you know you need to start renovating at some point. Even though you can find all kinds of excuses not to do it now, you should be aware that there’s always going to be something more important. In the end, when you come home after a long day at work, it’s difficult to start a personal project when you can relax and simply do nothing. In order not to get disappointed every time you enter your bathroom and still have time to unwind, you should take your renovating step by step. Check out the next list of pointers that might be helpful when it comes to finally having that perfect bathroom you’ve always wanted.

It’s catalogue time!

Before you even start creating any kind of plans, you need to get the general idea about how you want your bathroom to look like when the renovation is done. No matter if you have a couple of pictures in your mind about some bathroom elements you’ve seen or not, it’s important to spread your horizons on to some new and modern ideas and think outside of the box. If you’re not exactly a magazine person, you can check out a couple of different websites which are interior-oriented, and you’ll be amazed with how many different projects there are to check out.

Once you start browsing, you’ll probably end up doing that for hours, but have in mind that you need to stick to those ideas which are appropriate for the size of your bathroom. You wouldn’t want to like something too much and finally realize that it’s not doable.

The second step: scouting

When you figure out what’s working out for you, it’s time to get out and find the elements you need. It’s crucial to do this part for yourself, because that’s the best way to save money. If you do this part using a third party, you can count on spending some extra money on the service. The best way to pay the realistic amount of money for those elements you find necessary is to go straight to the supplier.

It’s recommended not to purchase anything in that first shop you enter, but go to a couple of different ones and compare their quality and prices as well. Make enough time for doing this step – if you get overloaded with information too soon, you can always take it slow and visit one shop in one day. This way, you’ll have enough time to process everything, and avoid making some rash decisions.

Limit your budget, but be real about it

Renovating a bathroom isn’t something you’ll do again anytime soon, right? Having that in mind can stretch out your budget a bit, but make sure you’re not paying for unrealistically overpriced elements – consider it unnecessary luxury. It’s always a good idea to consult your friends and family who renovated their bathroom recently and who have enough experience to give you good advice.  

Is hiring a handyman unnecessary?

This is a tough one. An optimal situation is doing it all by yourself, but there’s a good reason why there are experts in this area. If you’re determined to save money, you should be realistic and pick out only those projects you’re definitely sure you can complete without making a single mistake. Following this rule will free you from unnecessary costs, because if you do make a mistake, you’ll have to hire a professional to fix it and probably pay for additional material that’s been ruined.

Hiring a professional handyman to do all the heavy lifting will definitely save you time and money. You can count on their experience, which was built for a long time now, and that’s irreplaceable. No matter how many tutorials you plan on watching, you can never be sure that you’re doing your bathroom remodeling properly, because you’ve never done it before. However, if you’re handy in general, and if you’ve completed several DIY projects successfully by now, you can hire a handyman so that you can consult him or her.

In the end, let’s summarize – don’t rush into anything, take your time with the final interior appearance, make sure you’re not paying for overpriced elements, but don’t be stingy when it comes to paying for the necessary services. It seems like a lot of work, but you can’t really put a price on feeling good about your place.

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