How do you I recently rehabbed a bathroom in our basement. It was still the same bathroom since we moved in 5 years ago and was initially built 35 years ago. I knew it was going to be a tough project as everything had to be gutted and rebuilt from the bottom up.
The tough work ahead was just one racing thought. Next I asked myself the next set of important questions that all “do it yourself folks” should consider. I created a checklist with questions to make sure I covered all grounds of the project.
Questions such as:
- What do I want my bathroom to look like?
- Do I install a new window or keep the old glass blocks?
- What type of tiles do I want and what color and size?
- Will I be painting the walls plain white? Shower or tub?
- What type of toilet?
- What type of cabinets?
- Should I get a marble or limestone vanity?
These are just some of the basic questions that had to be considered before going about the project.
The demolition was by far the worst part as it is strenuous and tedious but it didn’t last long as I was determined to get through it as fast as possible.
Once the hardest part was out of the way, everything folded together nicely. The piping, the insulating, the painting, the laying of the tile, placing the toilet and installing the shower went by like a breeze. When you have all of the supplies you need to get the job done, projects flow well.
I was glad I had everything I needed and I experienced no frustration throughout the project. If I did experience a problem, I’m sure I would have handled it well but overall, mistakes or not, I enjoyed doing the work to my bathroom because the feeling of satisfaction upon completion is priceless and worth all hard efforts.
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