Why You Should D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself)

a plumber may be all you need. But if you are looking to reconfigure the layout of the room, or need help with design ideas, a full-service remodeler may be the better option. The benefit of working with a full-service remodeler like Case is that the design and construction is all under one roof. An experienced designer will help guide you in your design decisions. Once you feel good about your material and product selections a project manager will be assigned to you to oversee the construction of your project. This helps ensure a seamless process from start to finish.

Long before DIY became a household ‘word’, homeowners were enticed by the idea of saving money on home repairs by doing the work themselves. While doing their own renovations was a great idea, the main challenge for a successful completion of their projects was knowledge. The majority of homeowners had no idea how to properly wire electrical outlets, plumb a bathroom, or frame a wall – all according to code.

If you do decide to replace or renovate an existing bathtub or bathtub surround, plan to budget accordingly. Depending on the style, size and material you choose, a bathtub itself can range from a few hundred dollars to many thousands of dollars. When purchasing a new bathtub unit, don’t forget the additional costs of hardware, fixtures and installation, which is a job best left to a professional because faulty installation can result in water damage and mold or mildew growth.

Overall Fit and Finish: While most Chinese cabinets are touting dovetailed drawer boxes, you generally need to assemble the drawer boxes yourself. This often results in rough, unfilled dovetails and out of square drawer boxes – as well as a huge increase in your assembly time. Slides are often marketed as full extension soft close, but the manufacturer is typically another Chinese low bidder and the quality is quite suspect. Hinges are generally fully concealed, but the hinges themselves are of a cheap stamped metal variety and do not have longevity in mind.

A double bathroom vanity is an excellent choice if you have a slightly larger bathroom. A double bathroom vanity often takes up close to the same space as placing two single vanities together. With a double vanity, you can use either a double sink setup or a single sink setup. Sinks can be under hung or vessel type sinks. Many homeowners choose a double sink with a double vanity when there is more than one person expected to use that particular bathroom. A double bathroom vanity also offers more storage space for personal items and other toiletries. Plumbing fixtures to and from the sink are easily concealed underneath a double bathroom vanity.

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