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How to Plan Bathroom Renovations

Watch more Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Make a plan before undertaking bathroom renovations. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Decide on a budget Decide on a budget. Things can get out of hand with home renovations. The costs can add up quickly, so decide how much you can spend before you even begin. Tip Use give-and-take with things you want. Need the more expensive tub? Then buy a more basic vanity or toilet. Step 2: Examine the space Measure and draw up the space before dreaming up a design. You don't want to get your heart set on a shower that won't fit. Tip Don't move plumbing. Most of the time, the expensive of moving a plumbing line, like the one that leads in and out of your toilet, is not worth it. Step 3: Make a list Is the renovation as simple as a new coat of paint or as big as installing new fixtures? Make a very detailed list of all the items you want so you don't get overwhelmed. Step 4: Shop around If you are using a contractor, shop around. Compare price quotes and make a list of recommended contractors. Consider them all carefully before choosing one. Tip Don't always go with the lowest price or first contractor you find. Make sure to check for references from past customers. Step 5: Check for legality Make sure everything you are planning to do is legal. You may need permits if plumbing is involved in your renovation. Your contractor should know this information. Step 6: Be prepared to wait Get an estimate on the time that renovations will take, but know that they often take longer than the contractor's original estimate. Remember--good things come to those who wait! Did You Know? Sir John Harington invented the flush toilet in 1596.
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