Are you looking forward to remodeling or refurbishing of your bathroom design? Then why not try something on your own and workout a design plan that suits you best. There are many advantages of doing your own bathroom. First of all, it is budget-friendly because you are doing the entire planning and conceptualizing yourself. Secondly, it also means that you would be able to get a lot of assembled or DIY ideas and products that helps in reducing costs as compared to custom made ones and this also saves time. So as a whole you are getting a win-win deal where the entire planning and design turns out in your favor.
Here is a Step-by-Step Guide to the Same:
Analyze the bathroom before you start working on the bathroom design. How small or big is your bathroom. Are there any issues that you want to deal with like dampness or clogging of drainage pipes? Besides this, you also need to take into consideration the purpose of remodeling. Do you want it to appear more spacious or luxurious or want to make it more kid-friendly? Once you have analyzed these factors you can start with the next step.
Researching is the next step to doing your own bathroom design. Now it means that you will have to dig through and scout magazines, online sites and even other people’s bathrooms to get an idea of what exactly you want. Obviously, for that you must have clear picture in your mind on a kind of bathroom that is right in your catalogue. You could want a mix of 2-3 different bathroom themes. All of these factors should be researched and you must have a few ideas and prints handy or even save them on the mobile.
Setting your budget and finding carpenters and plumbers is the next level here. Now if you are redoing the entire bathroom design then of course the cost would be much higher as compared to just doing a bit of refurbishing or changing the tiles and faucets. So here you will have to get quotes from different plumbers and handymen and also stores to get an approximate idea on what kind of a bathroom budget you would get. And be prepared that it is likely to go 10% overboard. Here’s what you can do. Take an excel or even a sheet and note down the costs for-
- Tiles/ flooring
- Vanity case
- Geyser (if required)
- Other plumbing and labor costs
Once the math is done, you can move to the next level of the bathroom design which is whether or not it fits your budget. Don’t worry there are plenty of alternate options available and you can easily get a slightly lower variant. For example, instead of wood you can go for faux ties that looks like wood. Go on and try to get the best rates from the wholesalers and negotiate the prices for all. Doing so would really help to reduce your overall bathroom budget.
You will also have to ensure that you work out a contract with your plumber and handyman. Doing so turns out to be more economical as most of the tearing down and assembling is handled here. Besides this, also check with the legal norms or tenancy norms for bathroom designs. These little facts will help you to put together in a bathroom that is custom-made for you by YOU! And that too for a much lower cost.