A bathroom remodeling project is one of the most time-consuming and complex task. Manta Property Service Group offers dedicated architects and mechanics to inspect your current bathroom and offer you viable and budgeted solutions. However, if you insist on remodeling your bathroom yourself, it would be better to follow some simple steps.
Create Your Remodeling Plan
First, you need to decide which sanitary appliance you will replace. You need to know where the main water valve, the power network wires and sockets are. Then you should drain all the faucets and switch off any appliance. Creating a master plan to start the remodeling process is important to guide you safely to the following steps.
Gather the Right Tools
A bathroom combines both structural, plumbing, and electrical equipment. That’s why you need to be extra careful when remodeling such rooms. It’s better to gather the right safety tools (gloves, masks, glasses), power tools (drills, vacuums), and hand tools (shovels, chisels, screwdrivers, wrenches, and hammers) to ensure you will not leave anything incomplete. You will also need some structural materials like cement and a secure way to dump the older ones for the bathroom remodeling.
Demolish The Old Tiles And Wall Coverings
Most bathrooms are covered with tiles both on their floors and walls. Others have a vinyl coating that needs to be demolished to find the plumbing, sewage, and electric networks. All this should be done with extreme care and ensure the demolished items and equipment are properly directed to the designated waste management. That’s the right time to detach all the sanitary appliances, faucets, and showers that you will not use anymore.
Repair All The Underlying Issues
After several years of use, water damage could have happened underneath your bathroom floor. At this point, it would be better to seek guidance from a professional carpenter. You should repair any inspected damages on the spot, and then you are ready to proceed to the next steps of the bathroom remodeling.
Inspect And Connect The Plumbing and Power Lines
It’s time to decide if you want to move your sinks, faucets, toilets, and showers. To do so, you must inspect the current lines and place some bypasses to transfer them to a new position in your bathroom. It’s a delicate task that may require extra care and the surveillance of an expert. Power and hydraulic connections need to be thoroughly inspected to ensure no dangerous and costly leakages in the future.
Install Faucets, Showers, and Toilets
Right after these steps, you can start installing the new faucets, showers, and toilets. You should directly connect them to the sewage and give extra care to the solid connection without any possibility of leakages. It’s one of the most pleasant tasks since you can start imagining how your bathroom would look when you are done. You may also replace your current bathtub and install a freestanding one without the need for extra construction work later.
Fix The Walls And Floors
The next step would be to fix the walls and floors. After promptly connecting the power and hydraulic networks, you are free to cover the mess with concrete and a solid floor. Most people prefer cement that dries faster and allows you to install tiles on top. Others may prefer to use silicone and vinyl floors that are easier to install and require less time to dry. Regardless of your final decision, it would be best to devote extra time to selecting the right materials since these will give your new bathroom its new appearance.
Paint Your Bathroom
Finally, when you are done with anything else, you should consider painting your bathroom. A fresh paint matching the colors of your cabinets and sanitary appliances would make your bathroom look stunning. It would help if you always used oil-based paint for the walls and ceilings. That kind of paint is thicker than the others and blocks the liquidation of steam. It’s the best option to avoid moisture damages to your walls and enjoy the colors for many years to come.
Bathroom Remodeling Can Be a DIY Task
If you want to remodel your bathroom without getting a contractor, you should be prepared to devote lots of your time. There is an absolute need to have your tools and know how to use them properly. If you make a mistake, it could cost you more time and money to fix. However, remodeling your bathroom appraises your home’s value and increases your satisfaction.