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Bathroom Remodeling Basics

Yes, it is the smallest room in the house. Yes, people may spend less time in it than in other rooms. But this small room can be one of the most difficult ones to remodel. It is also the room where so many DIY home remodelers come to grief. You may be able to fix a leaking faucet or unclog a blocked drain. Those are repairs, not remodeling. Bathroom remodels can range from the simple renovations and freshening up to a complete makeover that give the home a completely new bathroom. It’s important to know what you want to do and to have your budget in place before you begin. Most importantly, you need to be sure of your abilities – if you have not done this type of job, on a similar scale before, it’s advisable to seriously think of calling in a professional. You may think that doing the job yourself will save money. But if it is too much for you, the end result will be a bathroom that no one will want to use. Alternatively, getting in a remodeling contractor to do the repa…

Remodeling an Old Home

Older homes often have a lot more character than newer ones which is why so many people prefer them. But the years do take a toll, and even the best maintained of old homes usually need remodeling sooner or later. There are 2 aspects to remodeling old homes – renovation which add new spaces, features or functionality to the home and restoration which repairs and restores those parts of the home that are not going to be changed. Striking the right balance between renovation and restoration can be a huge challenge. For example, there may be a beautiful sitting room that needs to be restored. But a gym has to be created and the only place is next to the sitting room. It’s not going to work. And restoring the old room involves a lot of specialist work like getting molds or blades made to exactly replace damaged ones.
The best thing the owner of an old home can do is to have the remodeling done by a contractor with design-build capabilities. This will ensure that space utilizat…