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To DIY or Not to DIY a Bathroom Remodel: That is the Question

January 5, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — prestigefloors @ 4:03 pm
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A bathroom remodel is not a quick and easy process. It takes time, effort, and money if you want to do it right. While you may have a vision that you think you can easily execute, you may want to think long and hard before deciding to make it a DIY project. Before rushing out to your local home improvement store to buy everything you (think) you need, find out why entrusting this type of project with a professional might be a good idea.

Consider the Cost

Naturally, you might assume that taking on a bathroom remodel yourself is a cheaper way to achieve the look you desire. After all, you aren’t paying yourself to perform the work but instead, putting that money down on materials needed to complete the project.

However, while you might save when it comes to dollars spent, you may sacrifice when it comes to quality. Unless you’re a general contractor or licensed professional, the chances are that there may be aspects of your bathroom that are done incorrectly or are incomplete. Having a professional ensure the functionality, longevity, and durability of the floors, sink, shower, toilet, and other components can often be worth the added cost.

Think About the Floors

Although it may be a satisfying job to lay your own bathroom floors, you may lack the skill or insight into what is best for this area of your home. While tile is a popular option, it’s not the only one. Nowadays, professionals can lay vinyl planks, laminate, or beautiful porcelain. Many of these are now capable of standing up better to moisture and are easy to clean.

There is nothing to say you can’t install your own bathroom flooring, but you’ll find that professionals tend to provide the best and most visually appealing work.

Be Mindful About Sinks and Faucets

Professionals are often most recommended when it comes to installing your sinks and faucets, especially if the plumbing lines are not already laid. In most remodel cases, this may not be an issue; however, you don’t want to make a mistake and suddenly have water filling your bathroom floor.

Taking your time and hiring a licensed plumber can be most helpful if you want to avoid the challenge of moving plumbing lines and completing hookups.

There are many other considerations to keep in mind when determining if you want to approach your bathroom remodel as a DIY project or one for professionals. From the shower and tub to the paint on the walls and even the initial framing of the room, making sure you choose the right approach will help you get the most out of your investment, especially when opting for professional help.

About the Company

Prestige Floors is a small, family-owned and operated business based in Keller, TX. As a husband-and-wife team, Benson and Ashley Kelly have been improving and transforming the homes of Keller residents and its surrounding communities since 2006. With years of experience and an eye for design, their team is trusted and bonded and offers only the very best flooring for eager homeowners. If you are interested in remodeling your bathroom, contact us at (817) 422-5343 to schedule a FREE in-home estimate.

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