Re-modelling a bathroom can be costly. Especially since you will need to bring in professional help when it comes to making sure that the room is impervious to water as well as to handle all the electrical work. This is necessary from a safety perspective and it will lead to expenses that you simply won’t be able to avoid, and shouldn’t avoid for that matter.
However, there are ways to save a few bucks by adding a little DIY spirit to the mix. It’s easy to, for instance remove damaged remnants of the sealant yourself, as well as strip the bathroom of old interiors. By doing a lot of the preparatory work yourself you will be able to control the process and most importantly, the costs.
3 reasons DIY is the perfect solution for your next home improvement project
1. Controlling the costs
Anyone who has ever conducted a home improvement project knows that costs have a tendency to spiral out of control if one is not careful. It doesn’t matter if you have a budget or not, if you opt for less expensive material, if you ask friends and family for help, it more often than not ends up costing a pretty penny.
However, recent trends indicate that people are getting more and more comfortable when it comes to applying the element of DIY. As it is possible to obtain a lot of information online via different types of media, all of a sudden it is no longer impossible to learn secrets of the home improvement trade.
2. Controlling the process
Aside from cutting some of the costs while, in this case re-modelling your bathroom, by adding the DIY element you are also keeping control over the different steps of the process. If you are able to strip most of the bathroom clean of its interior, remove old tiles, wallpaper and/or paint, you will have a better sense of what the overall damage will be.
Even if there is something to be said for bringing in contractors and decorators, especially when it comes to stress levels, there is always that element of surprise that is difficult to control.
3. Controlling the outcome
Once the bathroom has been stripped down thanks to a little DIY and the professionals have done their part in making the bathroom waterproof as well as fitted for electricity, the fun really starts. I.e. it’s time to start decorating and fitting it for appliances. Hopefully you can still use your old appliances and there are great ways of making sure they are running like clockwork even after they have been moved back and forth.
DIY next time and enjoy the challenge
DIY home improvement projects are a great way to control costs, stay in charge of the process as well as making sure that the outcome is to your liking. Hire professionals when you absolutely need to, but for the most part, conduct large parts of your home improvement project yourself and enjoy the challenge.