Laminate wood floors are more popular than ever, they look good, they are fairly inexpensive and they are easy to maintain. If you have or are thinking about installing new flooring, you will want to find out how to clean them that will preserve them and keep them looking new!
Now that you already know the materials you want in your bathroom, sit down and write up a good scope of work to share with your contractor. This is very simple and anyone can do it. It will usually consist of demolition and haul away, installing new cement backer board at floor and surround, installing tile at floor and tub surround, installing tile grout, installing all new fixtures and connect plumbing, installing hardware and prep and paint walls. You can get more detailed but even this basic scope of work will help tremendously with your bidding process and eventual construction contract.
Hallways – To make the layout of the space flow more smoothly, hallways frequently end up with walls that may have quite a bit of dead air behind them. Finding these spots can be perfect for adding a linen closet, bookshelves, or display space. Take a look at where a wall starts and stops to determine if there might be unused space behind it. Remember, we’re not talking about removing studs or doing anything that compromises the load bearing structure of a wall. We’re merely looking to remove sheetrock and replace it with cabinetry or shelving.
Installation of the perfect showers and bathtub. In some cases (when opting for a new one), the existing bath tub is measured and a new one is fitted over it, for a very quick remodeling. In other cases, the old bath tub is simply cleaned (in a professional way) to make it look like a new one again. Make sure that you appoint a bathroom remodeler that could take care of all the scratches, chips and water stains on the bath tub and the shower area professionally. Reconditioning the bath tub is not an ordinary task and it takes a trained remodeler in this particular job to do it rightly.
Remodeling is an easier option that can save you money, by replacing whatever faucets and fixtures you don’t want with new ones of the same size or design. Gutting an existing bathroom to the studs and subfloor will give you the best opportunity to check all plumbing, wiring and heating; and upgrade as needed. Including, installing sub floor heating; special lighting in the shower area; or, even a towel warmer rack that keeps your towels toasty warm. Another important point to note, is that when you strip the walls, floors and ceilings, you get to see what kind of damage you have from if any, years of water or moisture penetration.