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Optimizing The Space When Renovating Your Bathroom

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One of the smallest rooms in the house seems to always be the bathroom. The space allotted for this room is sometimes so small it is hard to really move in it. But renovating the bathroom in your home can be a good time to make some much-needed changes and create a space that is much easier and much more comfortable to use.

Laying Out The Space

The first thing you need to do is to remove everything from the space. If you are using a contractor for your renovation, they will need to remove the sink, vanity, shower or tub, the toilet and anything else that is in the room. If you are doing the work yourself, you can remove all these items and if you are not reusing them, you don't have to worry about damaging them as they come out. Make sure you shut off all the water in the room before you start the demolition or you could end up with water damage to repair as well. If you are not sure how then call a plumber and have him come deal with the items that have water going to them. Now you can start to plan the layout of the space and get ready to start putting it all back together.

Hiring A Plumber

If the new layout of your bathroom involves moving things like the shower, tub, sink, or toilet, it is best to hire a plumber for that part of the job. They can move the pipes for you and get everything set before you start putting in flooring or anything else in the room. In some states, it is a requirement to have a plumber do the work for you so check your local laws before trying to do any of it yourself. The plumber will need to come to rough in everything then he will need to come a second time to install the fixtures when you are ready for that part of the renovation.

Doing It In The Right Order

Once everything is out and you are getting ready to start rebuilding, you want to do things in an order that makes sense. The walls should be painted first, lighting and switches changed, the flooring installed, and then the fixtures installed. This order is the best way to avoid problems along the way. If you put the new floor in then paint, the potential for paint on the new floor is there. Don't get in a hurry. Just take the time to do things right and bring in the tradespeople needed if you do not know how to do the work yourself. It will make for a much nicer finished room and one you can enjoy for many years to come.