Remodeling a bathroom can be a complicated and tricky process. There are many different aspects to consider, from stylistic touches such as counters and mirrors, to the plumbing and technology in the sinks, shower, and toilets. With careful planning, you can remodel even the most outdated bathroom into something modern, comfortable, and sleek. Here are some steps you can take to make remodeling your bathroom easy and painless.
For a complete bathroom overhaul, you will need to take out the original tiling, paint, and anything else you know you don’t want. This process can be very satisfying if you have been living with a bathroom you dislike, but it can also be somewhat disgusting, so make sure to wear protective gear. You may find mold, mildew, or other debris hidden in the framework of your bathroom. When taking apart the bathroom, it is also important to avoid damaging any of the original wiring or plumbing, as you could lose functionality. Once you have this out of the way, you will be able to start making space your own.
The shower is likely your biggest project, so start with that first. You’ll need to decide how you want it to look, so make sure you have ideas about a new door, base, showerhead, and tiling. Once you have taken the old door and baseman out, you will need to install the drain. Then, you can fit the pan. These are both items you can find at a local home improvement store. From there, add any tiling and other detailing (such as shelving) to the sides of the shower, ensuring that everything is properly caulked. Finally, install the new showerhead.
While everything is settling in your shower, you’ll need to do the floor of the bathroom. Most people choose to use tiling for this, although there are other options. You’ll need to set your tiles and let them dry for a full day before applying your grout.
This is also a good time to repaint all of the walls in the bathroom. This is when you can start to get a little more creative and improve the aesthetics of the space. You will be surprised at how much of a difference a coat of paint can make towards brightening up a bathroom.
Lighting is another aesthetic element that can change the look of your bathroom. It is best to hire an electrician for this process, but you can find new sconces or lighting installations specifically for your bathroom at many home improvement stores. You can also change out the bulbs in your shower to add more light.
Changing your cabinet space will not only help your bathroom appear sleeker, but it will also provide you with more efficient storage space. You can order completed bathroom cabinets online and install them easily with screws. Add stylish knobs to complete the look of the bathroom.
Take out the original sink, and replace it with a new and improved countertop as well as metal hardware. The sleekness of the sink can make an impact on the overall look of the bathroom, so choose something that fits your style and flows well with the other accents in the room. If you are overwhelmed when dealing with the pipes, call a plumber for assistance.
Now all that is left is to add your favorite decor elements and essentials to your new and improved bathroom!