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Ups and downs of bathroom remodeling ideas

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Finding the best time for home projects

It seems like when you own a home there are always projects that need to get completed. We try to organize our projects by the time of the year and what we have going on. Some of this is common sense. You probably do not want to do a window replacement project in the middle of winter when there is a great deal of snow and cold. You also do not want to plan a demolition type remodeling job if you are hosting an event or just prior to a holiday. We find that with most our projects that we need to plan for a greater length of time to complete, expect at least one thing to not go according to plan, and that the project is going to cost a great deal more than you anticipated.

Remembering the past

We had to remind ourselves of this list as we started throwing around bathroom remodeling ideas. We know that when you start talking about remodeling the bathroom you are going to require a great deal of patience, and be willing to put up with the inconvenience of going down to one bathroom, at least for a portion of the project. This is not the first time we have looked at bathroom remodeling ideas. We remodeled a bathroom in our other house and it was the worst two months we spent together. Our old house was a rambler with a master bedroom that had a three quarter bath and a full bathroom in the hallway. It was just my husband and I in the house so we were used to having our own bathrooms. We decided to update the hall bathroom. We wanted to put in a deeper tub and a new toilet as well as a new vanity. We had a general idea of what we wanted and we looked at the contractor’s bathroom remodeling ideas. We decided that is we flipped the layout of the bathroom we would gain some space. When remodeling bathrooms, even though it is the smallest room in the house, there are so many people to coordinate. We had to have a plumber, electrician and a person that works with dry wall come out. We kept getting delayed because one of the skilled people would not be available. We ended up sharing the small bathroom for two months. Once all the skilled labor was done we needed to paint the area. Painting a bathroom is difficult and time consuming because there are so many things to go around, especially behind the toilet. The end project was very pleasing to us. We are sure we will be pleased once our new project is done, it is just getting through the remodeling time.

I hope this article will not discourage you from remodeling your bathroom.
Published: 2007-09-18
Author: Isabelle Chartrand

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