Do It Yourself Remodeling
Think twice about do it yourself bathroom remodelingIt's probably true to say that most people reading this, including you, are capable of remodeling their bathrooms themselves given enough time and patience but would you want to? Do you really want to be the DIY bathroom man with the spectre of do it yourself bathroom remodeling hanging over you for weeks if not months?
How ambitious is your do it yourself bathroom
The decision regarding how much of the work you do yourself will depend to an extent on how much remodeling you are going to do. Is your bathroom design small enough to need just a simple paint job? It can work wonders and it can be considered a remodeling project. Giving you bathroom a new coat of paint is within the capabilities of most of us, it's quick and your bathroom will not be out of use for any length of time. Go for it.
Is cost a consideration?
Many people make the rash decision to do all the work on their bathroom themselves because it promises to make the whole job cheaper than it would if they hired people to do it for them. If this is the only reason why you are choosing to do it yourself then please consider it very carefully because you might be biting off more than you can chew and it might even cost you more in the long run.
If you are able to earn money by doing something that you enjoy then I suggest that you go and do as much of that work as you can to earn enough to pay the labour costs of the redesign. This is far easier than remodelling the bathroom all by yourself.
Do it yourself bathroom remodeling projects get complicated very quickly
But what if your plans are a little bit more ambitious than a simple coat of paint? What if you have to do some do it yourself bathroom plumbing or electrical work? It will most likely require some heavy labour too. When I remodelled my own bathroom I wanted to fit in a shower cubicle where there was no space for one so it meant rearranging all the fixed units as well as ripping out the old and installing new of everything. There was plumbing, electrics, tiling, flooring and fitting to be done. Thankfully there were no walls or windows to move as this would have meant even more work and more skills required.
How to decide whether you should remodel your bathroom yourself
Before attempting to a do it yourself remodeling project yourself you should ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you have the necessary time to complete the project?
- Do you have or are you prepared to learn the skills that you will need?
- Are you enthusiastic about the project?
If you think that doing all of the work on your bathroom remodel might be too much for you then you should consider hiring contractors and supervising the project. This option is covered in the article Be the supervisor of your bathroom design and remodeling