For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term DIY, it is actually an acronym for Do It Yourself…and this tiny acronym has taken the country by storm!
Paying someone else to design and do the work was beyond the budget we set for ourselves. I found many different kits online that were more affordable. As we evaluated them however, we saw numerous things that made us fearful we could botch the job up nicely, although anyone who has done a bit of DIY work competently in the past could probably handle it. I’ll include some of the things I found below.
Buying a new toilet might not be exciting, but it is necessary during many bathroom remodels. The major expense here, as you might guess, will be the price of the toilet itself. If you can deliver the toilet to your home alone, then the installation cost will be minimal. On average, the cost of a new toilet as well as installation comes in between $360 and $492.
If you are considering major remodeling, engage a professional to design the work or draw up the plans. Except in cases where you or someone you know personally who is advising you has professional experience in design and construction, you may not be satisfied with the DIY results. Professional designers will be able to create meaningful plans to construct from, ones that also meet all local building restrictions.
If you have heavy furniture or haven’t purchased any yet, it helps to measure the room and its features first. Then draw the dimensions (graph paper makes it easier), translating the measurements into a scale. For example, if you use a scale of 1 inch on paper = 1 foot of space, a room that is 8 feet by 10 feet will be drawn as 8 inches by 10 inches; if you use a scale of 1/2 inch = 1 foot, an 8 foot by 10 foot room would be 4 inches by 5 inches on the paper, and so on. Note the location and size of doors, windows, hearths, or other features you will need to consider.