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Mar 11, 2013, 09:57 PM
Readingteach
Renovating Small Bathroom
Hi there!
I need some advice concerning my bathroom. We only have one and it needs an update badly. The tub is rusty, the paneling looks terrible, it needs new faucets, etc. Did I mention that the toilet and tub are blue?!

I'm living in my family home that was built in the 1950's and I'm getting married in a few months. I'm working within a budget and I want to update what I can. What do I prioritize? The whole room just needs a facelift and I'm not sure where to start.

Please help!

Thank you!!!
Mar 11, 2013, 10:23 PM
Jaybee
However you do it, it is best for a one bathroom house to be empty while the renovations are going on. While it is possible to make a functional (but ugly) bathroom at the end of each days construction, doing this will cause it to take much longer and cost more - even if you hire a pro.

Best option - Hire a pro to completely renovate your bath. Assuming you can afford it.

Next best option - Do it yourself but do the whole thing. Demo everything then go from the floor up. For fast speed and lower budget, use pre-fab tub and shower enclosures. Plan and purchase all your major materials in advance so you are not waiting for deliveries. Plan out the entire project in advance, from what to do with all the debris to how to handle electric and plumbing changes. If you cannot do some parts, hire a subcontractor for these areas.


Jaybee
Mar 13, 2013, 05:44 AM
Christine Welby
I agree with Jaybee! In order to perform a bathroom remodeling, you have to begin from scratch! If you don’t have the money necessary to hire a contractor, you must focus on DIY.

Start with making a plan – what you can improve and what you must replace! There are a lot of products that help you do the job by yourself. For example, to install tiles I recommend you to use Bondera. This is a short video that might help you get the idea http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JegIxRKab_8. Get some simple and inexpensive tiles (subway tiles are perfect for bathroom wall).
Hope this information will help you in your remodeling project! Good luck and don’t forget to share with us your opinions.

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Mar 14, 2013, 03:26 PM
Frodo
if your a handy person.. watch video...
if not, it may be cheaper to have the tub reglazed by a pro.
after the tub and tub surround is complete,
switch out the toilet and the sink cabinet
at this time you may want to retile floor and paint walls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIB33p8G0yQ

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Mar 19, 2013, 02:58 AM
ron45
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Apr 16, 2013, 06:07 AM
Marlo22
YouTube is best source to checkout for diy person. anyone can easily renovate home by watching youtube videos. see how 75 year old bathroom renovated here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PbrtQhyoh4

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Apr 16, 2013, 09:40 AM
Jaybee
quote:

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Jaybee
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