Do It Yourself Kitchen Re (2)

Let’s get to it. Here’s a very simple, very effective way to effectively plan a remodel project and…..(ready?)…..have FUN doing it!

In your discussion with the contractor, tell him that you only want him to provide labor. You may not feel comfortable buying all the miscellaneous items like drains, P-traps and water lines so you can negotiate to have the contractor provide those. But just consider the fact that if the contractor’s employees have to go to the hardware store then he’s still got to pay his employee’s $58 an hour to roam the aisles of a big box store. Work with the contractor to get a detailed materials list before going shopping.

The wall-hung toilet’s supply line must have a male adapter with a temporary galvanized cap. Check the instructions on the toilet to get the proper location. Routing water supply lines is different in every bathroom, so you’ll have to adapt runs to your situation. But run the plastic drain lines and vents before starting any supply work. It’s much easier to route water supply lines around drain lines than to route drains and vents around supply lines. The same thinking applies to electrical work: Wait until the water supply work is finished before wiring.

When shopping for bathroom sinks, don’t consider price alone – value is much more important. Carefully read the features of bathroom sinks and vanities before making your final choice. If you’re planning on staying in your home for several more years, your bathroom sink will get a lot of use from you and your family. If you’re undertaking bathroom remodeling to increase the value of your home for a future sale, rest assured that potential buyers will be paying close attention to your bathrooms!

If your bathroom update or remodel includes installing new countertops , you’ll want to pick a winner. You certainly have many choices of material As your first decision, you’ll likely pick a natural material such as granite or marble, or a synthetic one like manufactured quartz or Formica. Granite and marble countertops are popular choices and can provide an upscale look to a new bathroom, but they come with some drawbacks. Granite and marble countertops are often more expensive choices. Because they’re porous, natural stone countertops can also be susceptible to stains if they’re not sealed on a regular basis.

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