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  1. Know exactly: what, how, when

You might have to order parts weeks in advance for a bathroom/washroom renovation. Patience is indeed a virtue. Don’t do a thing until all your ducks are in a row, and you have all you need right on hand for the renovation, including the tile, tub, new lighting, fixtures, vanity, etc. You don’t want to have to make new adjustments in your renovation plans mid project, it can prove frustrating and costly. You also don’t want to have everything on hand – this way, you can still use your bathroom until you are really ready for renovating and you won’t be out of an accessible bathroom as you wait six weeks for the special fixtures you ordered to finally make it to your house. With everything on hand you will know exactly what needs to be done, how, and when.

2. Plan and Think About the Options Before You Act

Explore your sources for bathroom vanities and counter tops. You might find what you want at a local store, and you might have to order the pieces you need special order. You can have some pieces custom cut for your needs. You will need to know the measurements you require. You also have the option of using online means to shop. You can actually save several hundred dollars doing so. It is possible to get a framed mirror, under mount sink, marble top, and a sizable vanity for as little as $1300.00 for everything. Shopping around is key.

3. Strategize Your Shower Storage

Don’t you hate it when you climb in the shower and the soap hits the floor, the washcloth drops to your feet, the shampoo spills over, the razor hits the tub floor and you have to bend over eight times to pick up everything that just hit the floor of your tub? Great exercise, but not much fun really. When it is time you need to strategize your shower storage. The units that are built in the shower wall or those that hang from your showerhead will not cut it. It is a better idea gets shelving made of ceramic tile and installing it in a shower corner. It can run around $10 in terms of cost at the store or a home center in your local area. You can also install in the wall shelves (You can do this when the shower is removed, tile the shelves, and then install the new shower around it). Everything can fit nicely on the shelves and the embedded look is attractive.

4. Underlayment Removal

Instead of stripping the old floor tiles or vinyl, which can be a royal pain in the neck and never work out quite right, it is better to take up the underlayment in small sections along with the covering on the floor. This action is performed easily enough if you use a circular saw to cut into the plywood underlayment deep enough to remove the plywood but not the subflooring. Then, you can replace the underlayment with cementboard or plywood as it is an inexpensive replacement and you start out with a nice surface for your new floor application. It also helps in clearing any underlayment that might already have water damage due to the toilet and condensation or small leak issues.

5. Dress it Up with Colors and Patterns

Glass tiles and Mosaic options are definitely costly – you can expect that it will cost you about $5.00 per 12-inch square tile sheet. Bear in mind it is not necessary to use a lot to make a major change in your bathroom’s look. You add the tile as a thin border or even create a cool pattern to bring the room to life with color contrasts.

If you want some more tips on washroom renovation, make sure that you call the professionals at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services. They will be able to help you make the right choice for your bathroom.

Give us a call today: 613 791 5777 for a free upfront estimate!