If you have been thinking about remodeling one or more bathrooms, there are some things you should think about before you get started. Here are some thoughts about budgeting and staying safe if you do it yourself.
Set Your Budget Before You Start
When you redo a bathroom, you need to plan and prepare. Perhaps you have moved into a new home and don’t like how the current room is configured or maybe you are just ready for a change. You need to decide how much money you are going to throw at the project and whether you plan to do it yourself.
If you decide to hire a company to do all the work, you need to know that the price tag varies and can be fairly steep. That is because of the different skills needed to complete the project, including plumbing, cabinetry and tile work. Get several bids to help you know what a ballpark figure might be and be sure to check out reviews. You may just decide that doing it yourself is the least expensive way to go, especially if you have some of the necessary skills and know people who are willing to help you.
Stay Safe While Working
If you decide that DIY is the way to go, be sure to take all necessary safety precautions. Using a standard ladder is often unpractical in a small bathroom. Using a stool that has spring loaded caster wheels is much safer than standing on a folding chair to reach the light fixture above the mirror. Be sure you know where your first aid kit is in case of a minor accident. Make sure that animals and small children are not nearby when starting the demolition of the old countertop and floor.
While there are many other considerations when remodeling the bathroom, budget and safety are definitely two of the most important. You can stay within your budget and stay safe when fixing up a bathroom.