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Bathroom Renovation - A Step by Step Guide

Bathrooms are one of the smallest rooms in the home and they are also certainly the most costly to renovate. Bathroom renovation is often a job that, if done well, may add value to some home as well as a great space packed with design and lightweight.
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Bathroom design
Bathroom design will be the first part of your bathroom renovation you ought to get right. Just replacing the prevailing bathroom with the same design may not be enough. The key to great bathroom design is always to design it while using people that are going to apply it in your mind. However make certain that your bathrooms design boasts a general use factor as well.

For example: If you were designing your bathroom for families you might still design the restroom with quick access for the shower and bath. This would ensure that the structure would also work for those who have limited mobility. This means if you choose to sell your property or if you're renovating for profit your design carries a wider market appeal. Great bathroom design also uses the room well, taking into account the light or window space, sized fittings, and drainage options. Draw out an idea to scale and all the way down the sizes of the room. Mark the existing drainage points and then and water inlet points. Write down a wish list of the restroom fittings to want and need using sizes. Now marry the two together and see what fits. Note: Most bathroom drainage and water inlet points might be moved but this certainly does come at extra cost.
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Bathroom remodel
If you've decided to perform the job yourself or part of the job it is time to employ a skip bin and take out the previous bathroom. If your home is made pre 1980 you could have fibro bathroom wall linings with asbestos inside and great care must be taken. You will need some full body disposable overalls, eye protection, and quality dust mask. Check with any local building authority or council in connection with regulation on bathroom asbestos wall lining removal.
Remove everything except the plumbing. If you keep the bathroom plumbing set up you'll not must turn the river off for your house. Also you should jack hammer the ground tiles up and the sand and cement bed actually laid on.
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Bathroom Renovation and construction
Bathrooms should be construction properly from the ground-up to make sure that the finished job is correct and true. This also ensures the design and appearance of the restroom could have a great finish
The Bathroom Renovation Process

Install water and drainage pipe and electrical wires.

Install wall lining and ceiling and then install the bath hob and bath.

Waterproof the ground and shower and bath recess.

Correct late the ground with sand and cement ready for tiling.

Lay floor and wall tiles after which grout.

Install new bathroom vanity, fittings, and taps - install new electrical.
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Paint ceiling and final  one - Plumbing and electrical
At now all new plumbing is installed for clean cold and warm water and drainage. Careful attention should be taken when positioning the newest plumbing in order that the plumbing fittings are correct if the tiling is fully gone. For example: To centre a fitting in the shower recess you need to take into consideration the thickness with the wall board, tile glue and tile therefore the fitting will be centred following the tiles are in position. The same applies to installing drainage pipes for any toilet; the wall lining and tile thickness must be taken into account hence the pipe is incorporated in the correct position once the toilet is installed after tiling. Also rough inside the any new electrical wires without connecting them towards the mains power.
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Step two - Install wall and ceiling linings
Install your 6mm wall lining the constant maintenance to nail the fibro board every 150mm without nailing into the modern pipes and electrical wires. The best way is to measure and mark the pipe and wire layout on your new wall board having a pencil because you go. Screw up (or nail) the ceiling lining, plasterboard is the most common. However if you are laying your tiles from floor to ceiling do not install the cornice because most effectively achieved after tiling. If you are not tiling to the ceiling proceed to install the cornice following your wallboard and ceiling lining have been installed. Also if your bath isn't freestanding it's simple to make up the frame and install the tub. Ensure the bath is installed correctly allowing for the thickness with the tiles and  sure to check all linings and pipes before you decide to continue with your bathrooms renovation.

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Step three - Waterproof a bath room
Waterproof a bath room floor, shower recess, and around the tub. When waterproofing the ground make certain that the waterproofing comes 100mm in the walls. The shower recess will need to be waterproofed 100mm over the shower rose outlet. Also the tub ought to be waterproofed 100mm across the lip with the bath about and on the floor. At the doorway install a 25 x 25mm aluminum angle glued into place with quality silicone and waterproof in the lip. Your whole bathroom should now the tanked, and so the all water is only going to drop a drain. Bathroom waterproofing tip: waterproofing is a simple job but quality and accuracy is most significant.
Step four - Lay inside the cement screed for a floor.

Before the bottom tiles can laid the ground have to be smooth and fairly flat which has a slight fall to the drainage outlet. To do this you must use sand and cement mix in fact it is advisable to put in a waterproofing agent into this as well. With a level, set a floor level on the doorway. Use the top aluminum angle since the finished floor level and measure along the thickness of the tile plus 10mm to the glue. Mark about the bathroom using a level then screed within your sand and cement mix which has a 1 to 3 degree fall for the top from the drain outlet. Take your time and obtain it right while using finished level as smooth as you possibly can. When the sand cement mix has set but isn't dry (you can walk about it however you it's still a bit soft) rub it over using a house brick. This will remove all of the small highs and lows and check which has a level because you go. Let the lavatory floor fully dry then you should have a great surface to tile onto. Tip: the harder work you set into the bottom screed the simpler your tiling will probably be.
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Step five: Tile floor and walls
Lay your tiles on the bottom first and then grout. Then lay your wall tiles making certain that they are level when you lay. Once the bathroom tiles have been cut and laid, grout all of your tiles and after that buff the tiles clean.
Step six: Install plumbing fitting and fixtures
Install your plumbing fittings and taps. Also fit all your towel rails and soap holders. Fit a new bathroom vanity ensuring that it can be level and sealed across the top with silicone and also seal around the tub. Tip: make sure they are in the right place when you drill to your tiles.
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Step seven: painting, and cleaning - enjoy
Paint your ceiling and perform final clean making sure things are fitted correctly understanding that there won't be any leaks inside your plumbing. - Enjoy your new bathroom.

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