When my husband and I bought our house this last May, we immediately knew that our master bathroom needed a complete makeover. We honestly hated everything about it and what made matters worse was the shower was unusable (yuck!). We started the re-model at the beginning of February. We hired a contractor to assist us with removing the old shower and installing a new soaking tub. My hubby did all the other work on his own. He is amazing!!!
in reply to flowergardener Um.. er.. no. 🙂 To be honest, we made out well financially with the sale, so that made moving out a LOT easier. Not to mention the house’s proximity to the railroad crossing and the train horns. (Flagstaff gets over 100 of them on some days. Talk about noisy!) Someday, we’ll have a home that we’ll hold on to, but, for now, we’re really happy living at Lowell Observatory, where my husband works.
While tricky or potentially dangerous home improvement jobs are best left to professionals. But there are many things you can learn to do around the house yourself. Learning to perform home improvement jobs is an immense confidence booster and will allow you to take control of your property. These tips should help you build a better knowledge of home improvement.
You can purchase some all-purpose premixed green cleaners that are mostly vinegar & water with a few essential oils added but many times these cleaners can leave streaks, especially if your flooring is a darker color. I am including a recipe that my aunt passed down to me once we had finished installing ours a few years ago and it works well for me.
Another key piece of the bathroom is the vanity. Out-of-the-box vanities are available online and at many home improvement stores and will be the most affordable option. However, for a more custom look, you can piece together a vanity with cabinetry topped with a material of your choice and a sink. When looking at vanities, storage will likely be a key part of the decision.