Your guide to bathroom remodeling

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Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
6 Steps to Planning a Bathroom Makeover
  1. 1. Discuss details with a plumber

    Allow your plumber to assess the bathroom for any hidden problems. Older homes tend to have several undetected problems such as water damage and poor floor framing.

  2. 2. Determine your expected budget

    A rough budget works as a baseline for deciding what to include in the remodel. Be sure to figure in the cost of labor.

  3. 3. Set timing for project

    This depends on the size of your bathroom and the details of the remodel. Ensure you make arrangements for a temporary bathroom to use during the project.

  4. 4. Choose your style

    Factor in things like tiles, showers, paint color, faucets, tubs, and vanities. Think about the resale value of your house and the general house design.

  5. 5. Select a convenient storage

    Common options include cabinets and shelving. Work with your contractor to customize a storage option that is functional and spacious.

  6. 6. Find functional lighting

    Install 4 watts of incandescent lighting per square foot. However, it is advisable to maximize the use of natural light during the day.

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