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Just A Little Help Remodeling The Bathroom

Oct 12, 2007
The project of remodeling the bathroom is not something that most homeowners want to go through, but depending on the condition of it and how old it is, you may want to scrounge up the money to do this with.

You will want to replace the flooring if it is cracked or even if it is just too outdated for your taste. The benefit of remodeling a bathroom completely is knowing that it will last for many more years than the one you currently have.

When you do remodel your bathroom, you may want to avoid rearranging the plumbing, since this can be fairly expensive unless you know how to do it yourself. The last thing you want to do here is to try and do it on your own and end up with a bad plumbing job that will void all the hard work you had to do in the room.

Consider whether you want a bathtub and shower combination or if you want them to be independent of each other. Having a shower and bathtub that are independent of each other is something that has become fairly popular and convenient, especially if you and your spouse are trying to get ready to go somewhere and you have only one bathroom.

There are a large number of different shower heads available and even massage jets that you can position exactly where you want them, although they will require some custom plumbing installed.

The flooring that you choose to install in the bathroom is extremely important, since the room will stay wet a lot of the time. Water will be dripped onto the floor and probably not wiped up before you leave the room, so the flooring that you install needs to be waterproof.

Ceramic tile, travertine, marble, or other kinds of hard material can be used, but one thing that should never be installed in the bathroom is carpet. This will become molded over time due to the amount of moisture it will absorb, so even though it will feel good under your feet, it is really an impractical choice.

You will also want to install an exhaust vent into this room to help the steam from your shower or bath escape to the outer part of the house. This will stop the ceiling from absorbing so much water and becoming weak and molded over the years.

Ceilings that absorb too much water will crack or sag and if you have noticed your ceiling sagging anywhere toward the middle, you need to replace it as soon as possible.
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