Plan A Home Remodeling Project—Effectively & Easily

Here’s the rundown of the work I did. I began by tearing down all the wood plank paneling, the ceiling tile paneling (don’t ask), the tiled tub surround and the tile floor. Then I ripped down the wall covering on the insulated outer wall and installed a window (can’t believe there wasn’t a window!) and new insulation. Rather than living with drywall dust, I opted to install bead board panels on all the walls and the ceiling. I installed 1×6 pine baseboards and 1x2s for crown molding with 1x4s and 1x5s for trim with a few special trim pieces to make the space look more vintage.

Accessories: What makes cabinetry these days so different than it was 15 years ago is the interior storage items that are now available. Plate storage, spice pull outs, towel racks, mixer lift outs and adjustable roll out trays have made cabinetry so much more user friendly and modular. With the imported cabinets, you will be forced to accessorize your storage needs yourself, hoping that the roll out you bought at Lowes fits the cabinet you bought from China. Any storage items that do come with your cabinet are of lower quality, typically a white coated wire.

Base on what we know to be prices of materials and what you have in here we estimated and budgeted $ 11-12,000 for our project which included us doing the demo. When the contractors on your service came for estimates we were shocked to see Estimates over $22,000. We are back to the drawing board and plan to probably be our contractor and sub out the work we cannot do.

Now that you’re committed to the idea of a new bathroom, you probably want it done tomorrow. But poor planning is the leading cause of cost overruns on these projects. Nothing is more expensive than doing things twice,” says Elizabeth Goltz, owner of Design by Orion in Kansas City. Depending on the size and scope of your bath project, you should spend several weeks to a few months on the planning process. If you don’t have a Pinterest account yet, consider one. This website lets you keep a digital ideas file of inspiring images you find on the Internet, say for tile styles, favorite fixtures, and clever designs.

Even the smallest of bathrooms can be made to look larger than the square footage. Some of the most common ways you can do this is by using a free floating sink and shelving that hangs on the wall. Instead of a dark shower curtain use glass surround doors or a clear curtain. This will open up the space to make it appear larger. Using see through décor in small bathrooms is essential to give it a spacious look. Larger mirrors can help along with strategically placed lighting that we’ll go over further into this article.

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