Remodeling Tips Should You Do The Remodeling Yourself?Written by Judi Singleton
When we decide to remodel often we have tastes that outway our budgets. We have a vision of just what we want, then we get bids from contractors, they are far beyond what we can afford. So we suddenly see ourselves as do it yourself contractors. We can save labor costs and do it ourselves we think.
But should you do work yourself? Well we have to look at a number of things. Do you have skills or can you aquire skills, do you have tools and safety gear? Can you rent tools and safety gear and still save money? What about your time can you take time it is going to take to complete job? What is your time worth in dollars and cents? Do you really want to do labor? We have to look at these questions and decide an honest answer to each one before taking on tasks at hand.
Unless you are a highly skilled do-it-yourselfer, avoid taking on jobs that may be dangerous, particularly difficult, or where a mistake can be quite costly. Some jobs simply are not worth risk. For example, think twice before doing:
Unless you are a highly skilled do it yourselfer then you should avoid jobs that could be dangerous or that take a lot of skills because mistakes can be more costly than hiring someone else to do job righ in first place.
So You Decided To Remodel Your BathroomWritten by Judi Singleton
Bathroom remodeling ranks up there with kitchen remodeling in U.S. I thought when I thought I should remodel my bathroom that a simple spruce up would do costing maybe tops $1000. I had a new toliet and vanity. I badly needed a new tub. I didn't count a wall having to come out to accomodate a new tub. Also that meant that new tub surround I had installed just two years before had to be taken out. The bids I got were closer to $10,000. Too much we would just have to put up with old bath. My new toliet did not work very well. While toliet itself looked just fine it did not flush well. The federal government outlawed standard toilet homeowners have used for decades, so they are no longer being produced. Now, you must install a toilet that only uses 1.5 gallons of water per flush. So if you have an older toliet you may just want to replace inards toliets don't wear out. Some higher-end toilets also come with pressure-assisted flush mechanisms. Available for years in commercial market, these toilets use compressed air to assist in flushing. However, these toliets can cost from $150. to $500. So think about whether it is worth new look or toliet flushing well before you buy a toliet.
While you are thinking about remodeling bath you might think about your needs changing in a few years and safety factors.
Bathrooms should be designed with floors that do not become slick when wet. Avoiding things like sharp corners, hard edges, and scalding hot water. This can make everyone using them safe.