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Expert Advice: 4 Things to Ask Before Renovating Your Bathroom

Discover tips and let these answers help you make the most of your budget

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Before anything else, know that a complete bathroom makeover is a major expense. It’s not just some project that you can start, put on hold, and continue doing after a few months, so you need to set a budget early on. It doesn't have to be a huge amount of money, just decide on how much you are willing to spend. From there, you can make a list of your priorities, then allocate an amount for the different items within the scope of your project.

These items include—demolition works (removing existing fixtures, tiles, walls if necessary), plumbing works (replacing existing bathroom fixtures, transferring water lines/drains, changing the layout if needed), electrical works (additional outlets, exhaust fan, water heater, lighting points and switches), tiling works (installation of new floor and wall tiles), carpentry works (for new cabinets, open shelves, storage pieces, a vanity), painting works, and styling, to name a few. Here are four important things that you need to consider before working on this private space:

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