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DIY Bathroom Remodeling

Designing a space such as a bathroom that serves so many purposes and is used by many people can be difficult. You spend significant time in your bathroom bathing, refreshing yourself, getting prepared to go out. These tips will make designing your new bathroom that much easier.

Most bathrooms have areas where space is wasted. Find ways to take advantage of all available space and to make the bathroom as large as possible. Open up floor space and provide plenty of room to move around. Cabinets and shelving are often placed poorly within the room. Having shelves in high traffic areas encourage them to not be used much and can get in the way. Lots of medicine cabinets protrude into the room several inches; embed these into the walls if possible to save some valuable space. Also, try moving shelving higher on the walls than they are commonly placed. This will help to make the room feel more open.

If you are on a tight budget for the remodel there are a few handy tips that can maximize the bang for your buck. Forgoing luxury items and spending the money instead of purchasing the highest quality materials possible will certainly extend the life of your new bathroom. Also, allocate a larger amount for high quality plumbing fixtures for your tubs, showers and sinks. These components are used a lot and cheap hardware can wear out quickly warranting expensive repairs and replacements.

If you live in a colder environment you also might wish to think about installing inexpensive radiant heating in the floors. These heating systems are very efficient and can quickly and effectively heat small spaces such as bathrooms for a minimal cost.

You also can do bathroom remodels in stages if you wish. Complete the floor installation one month, cabinets another, then plumbing later. This makes it less of a hit in the wallet and requires less time and effort.

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