How To Remodel Your Bathroom DIY Style
With the signs of spring starting to appear everywhere, and spring cleaning coming in full force, you may be wondering how you can make simple, cheap but effective changes in your home for the year. One of the main rooms for DIY remodels is the bathroom, and for good reason too! Basic bathroom remodels are inexpensive, relatively easy, and can even be fun. Not sure where to start? Here are the top 4 steps on how to kick off your spring with a remodeled bathroom.
Keep Your Plumbing Where It Is
Moving and removing existing plumbing structures is a costly and difficult task, so the best way to remodel your bathroom by yourself is to keep your plumbing where it is. This way, you can use the existing piping and save yourself time and money. This doesn’t mean you have to give up your dream aesthetic, however! You will still be able to fashion your utilities how you want, just in the area, they were before the remodel.
Salvage What You Can
One thing a lot of people don’t realize when remodeling their bathroom is how much stuff they can save and just refurbish. A good few good examples of this are your mirror and toilet. Instead of replacing your entire toilet, try just updating the lid and seat. Chances are, your actual toilet works just fine and needs a cosmetic pick me up. By just replacing the lid and seat, you’ll achieve this fresh look without the expense. You can also keep the mirror you have in there now and just reframe it.
Be Hands On
Instead of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on a new piece of furniture, such as a faux antique sink vanity, you can hit the antique shops or thrift stores and find plenty of furniture to upgrade to fit your needs. Take an antique dresser for example. With just a few smart cuts, you can easily turn it into a one of a kind sink that will be all the talk among your guests.
Pay Attention to Details
It’s the little things that really make the difference when you remodel your bathroom. Choosing paneling over tiles has become a very popular choice due to the rustic vibe it produces. More and more people are also choosing minimalistic, open shelving. Lighting also makes a huge difference in the overall atmosphere of your bathroom.
While some DIY projects can be a fun and unique experience, there are some projects that may prove more challenging than originally anticipated. If you’ve changed your mind about a DIY bathroom remodel project, or are just looking for some professional advice, be sure to give our bathroom remodel experts a call at Gold Hammer Construction.