Shopping Tips for Fall

Are You Remodeling Your Master Bathroom Yourself?

Have you decided that the time has arrived for you to remodel your master bathroom? Perhaps you have moved into an older home that needs a lot of renovating. Or, it just might be that your present master bathroom has need a redo job for quite some time. Either way, if you are remodeling your master bathroom yourself, from selecting new countertops to buying shower pans for a shower installation, here are some ideas that might help you to design a practical and attractive room.

Organize Your Project -

It helps to write things down so that you can cross them off your list.

  • For example, if you write down all the supplies you need at a hardware store, you'll be better organized as you do your actual shopping.
  • Depending on the extent of your remodeling project, set dates for when you want to accomplish different projects.
  • Keep a folder that will contain pictures you've liked in magazines or of ideas that you have thought of yourself.

The Big Projects -

Think of doing the big projects first and then finishing with decorative accents at the end of your remodeling project.

  • Are you adding a shower to the master bathroom plan?
  • If so, what kind of materials will you use?
  • No matter what kind of materials you select, you'll need to first install a shower pan.

Shower pans are a very good example of the question, "What goes on behind the scenes?" No matter how pretty your shower looks, it won't work at it's optimum without the installation of a shower pan under the materials that show. Whether you choose a tile shower pan or a copper shower pan, the results will be the same. It will catch water that could have seeped through grout or tile and it will direct the water to a drain.

After you have finished the mechanical parts of the remodeling job in your master bathroom, the decorating comes next. Will you be using wall paper for the walls? Do you want an elegant look or a casual look? What kind of knobs do you want for the cabinets? Think of shopping at antique stores, thrift shops, and at boutiques to find unique items that will give your master bathroom a personal touch. Don't forget to decorate with things that you love. After all, you will more than likely be spending quite a bit of time in your newly remodeled master bathroom