Before embarking on such a project, it is obvious to know exactly how much money there is for the job. Bear in mind that a remodeled your bathroom or kitchen can turn out to be an expensive exercise if not planned correctly. If the available funds are known upfront, this knowledge will serve as a guide through the rest of the process.
Once the finances have been sorted, the remodeling process can easily be divided into a few distinct phases.
- DIY or Contractor
- Finding a Suitable Contractor
- Source of material
- On site visit and inspection
- Prepayment visits
- Payment for work completed
After the finances have been sorted, the next phase of the remodeling process is the assessment phase. During this stage of the project, it is important to have a solid idea of what is required. It is always a good idea to make a list of exactly what is required or desired. Areas to concentrate on include the toilet, bath and wash basin, shower where applicable, piping, seals, plugs, walls and the floors.
DIY or Contractor
Once the assessment of what is required has been concluded the next huge decision comes to the table. This involves whether to go DIY or to get a suitably qualified contractor to do the job. Although finances govern any project, this should not be the sole bases for the decision on which route to go.
The over-riding factor, especially in the case of a bathroom and kitchen, must be the level of skill available to complete the job. Any remodeling of this part of the home must be done by an expert. If there is any doubt about the ability or knowledge of the work, then getting in an expert is the obvious way to go.