Diy Bathroom Renovations

Plan your DIY Bathroom Renovations carefully!

DIY bathroom renovations range from projects that involve ripping out baths, basins and toilets to projects that simply require a decorative touch. You will see that DIY bathroom renovations may be as simple as painting walls or replacing curtains or blinds. But the idea of bathroom renovations will always be the same: the aim is to improve your bathroom yourself. If you don't get involved and get your hands a bit grubby, it's not DIY.

The decision to renovate a bathroom will usually be driven by the fact that you have bought a new house and don't like what you have inherited, or because your bathroom has simply become dreary and outdated. Smaller renovation projects will usually be motivated by a desire to revamp and smarten what is often the most neglected room of the house.

If you are planning to tackle a major renovation that involves changing fixtures and fittings, you will need to assess right from the start whether you need the help of a professional plumber. Even if you do have to call in a pro, there will be a lot that you can do yourself, including the ripping out or dismantling of existing units. Just be sure to turn off water supplies or else you'll start a flood. Also, don't start destroying an existing bathroom until you have everything in place for the renovation. This means you need to buy the new fixtures and fittings, as well as tiles and other materials, and work out a schedule for the job. You'll want the project to move as quickly as possible unless you have a second bathroom, or aren't living in the house. Bathroom renovations can be quite disruptive for those living in the house.

Also remember that plumbers are not necessarily the only qualified people you may want to involve in your bathroom renovations. For example, if you're plumbing in a new bath, there may be brickwork involved, and you might want the help of a bricklayer. If you are changing a hot water cylinder or bathroom lighting, then an electrician (and in case of the cylinder, a plumber as well) will be essential for the task.

Small renovation jobs don?t have to be disruptive at all. For example a repaint can be done in a day. But they still need through planning and a schedule to work from. Bear this in mind when you plan your DIY bathroom renovations.

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