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Bathroom Renovation - A Step by Step Guide

Bathrooms are among the smallest rooms in the house and they're also one the most expensive to renovate. Bathroom renovation is often a job that, if done well, will add value to a home plus a great space brimming with design and light-weight.
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Bathroom design
Bathroom design may be the first area of your bathroom renovation you should get right. Just replacing the existing bathroom with similar design might not be enough. The key to great bathroom design is always to design it with the individuals who will certainly utilize it at heart. However be sure that your bathroom design also has an overall use factor as well.

For example: If you were designing your bathrooms for families you can still design the restroom with easy access to the shower and bath. This would be sure that the style would work for people with limited mobility. This means if you sell your own home or if you happen to be renovating for profit your design features a wider market appeal. Great bathroom design also uses the room well, taking into consideration the lighting or window space, height and width of fittings, and drainage options. Draw out a plan to scale and right down the sizes of one's room. Mark the present drainage points and then and water inlet points. Write down a wish list of the bathroom fittings to need and want making use of their sizes. Now marry both the together and see what fits. Note: Most bathroom drainage and water inlet points could be moved but this does come at expense.
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Bathroom remodel
If you decide to complete the project yourself or part of the project it's time to work with a skip bin and pull out that old bathroom. If your house was developed pre 1980 you might have fibro bathroom wall linings with asbestos within it and great care must be taken. You will need some full body disposable overalls, eye protection, and quality dust mask. Check with your local building authority or council concerning the regulation on bathroom asbestos wall lining removal.
Remove everything except the plumbing. If you keep the bathroom plumbing in place you'll not have to turn the water off for the complete house. Also you will need to jack hammer the floor tiles up as well as 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 look and look of the lavatory will have an excellent finish
The Bathroom Renovation Process

Install water and drainage pipe and electrical wires.

Install wall lining and ceiling and after that install the bathtub hob and bath.

Waterproof a floor and shower and bath recess.

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

Lay floor and wall tiles and after that grout.

Install new bathroom vanity, fittings, and taps - install new electrical.
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Paint ceiling and final  one - Plumbing and electrical
At this time brand new plumbing is installed for clean hot and cold water and drainage. Careful attention has to be taken when positioning the modern plumbing so that the plumbing fittings are correct when the tiling ends. For example: To centre a fitting inside a shower recess you should take into consideration the thickness in the wall board, tile glue and tile so the fitting will likely be centred following the tiles are set up. The same applies to installing drainage pipes for the toilet; the wall lining and tile thickness must be taken into account so the pipe is incorporated in the correct position in the event the toilet is installed after tiling. Also rough within the any new electrical wires without connecting them on the mains power.
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Step two - Install wall and ceiling linings
Install your 6mm wall lining fostering to nail the fibro board every 150mm without nailing into the newest pipes and electrical wires. The best way would be to measure and mark the pipe and wire layout onto your new wall board which has a pencil as you go. Screw up (or nail) the ceiling lining, plasterboard could be the most common. However if you're laying your tiles from floor to ceiling usually do not install the cornice because best done after tiling. If you might be not tiling towards the ceiling go ahead and install the cornice after the wallboard and ceiling lining are already installed. Also if your bath is not freestanding now you can from the frame and install the tub. Ensure the bath is installed correctly making it possible for the thickness of the tiles and  sure to check on all linings and pipes before you continue with your bathrooms renovation.

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Step three - Waterproof a bath room
Waterproof your bathroom floor, shower recess, and around the bath. When waterproofing a floor make certain that the waterproofing comes 100mm the walls. The shower recess will need to be waterproofed 100mm over the shower rose outlet. Also the bathtub needs to be waterproofed 100mm higher than the lip from the bath right around and on the floor. At the doorway purchase a 25 x 25mm aluminum angle glued into place with quality silicone and waterproof to the lip. Your whole bathroom should now the tanked, so the all water will simply go lower 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 ground tiles can laid the bottom has to be smooth and fairly flat using a slight fall for the drainage outlet. To do this you have to use sand and cement mix and it's also advisable to give a waterproofing agent into this at the same time. With a level, set the bottom level in the doorway. Use the top aluminum angle because the finished floor level and measure on the thickness in the tile plus 10mm for the glue. Mark around the restroom using a level after which screed in your sand and cement mix which has a 1 to 3 degree fall for the top with the drain outlet. Take your time and get it right using the finished level as smooth as is possible. When the sand cement mix has set but isn't dry (you can walk about it but you it is still a bit soft) rub it over with a house brick. This will remove every one of the small highs and lows and look with a level when you go. Let the lavatory floor fully dry and after that you should have a great surface to tile onto. Tip: the more work you set into a floor 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 ensuring that actually level while you lay. Once the restroom tiles are actually cut and laid, grout your entire tiles and after that buff the tiles clean.
Step six: Install plumbing fitting and fixtures
Install your entire plumbing fittings and taps. Also fit all of your towel rails and soap holders. Fit your new bathroom vanity ensuring that it's level and sealed round the top with silicone as well as seal around the tub. Tip: make sure they come in the right place prior to deciding to drill in your tiles.
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Step seven: painting, and cleaning - enjoy
Paint your ceiling and do a final clean making sure everything is fitted correctly and that there aren't any leaks with your plumbing. - Enjoy a new bathroom.