Bathroom Gutting and RemodelingBefore you delve into a bath remodel, whether it’s a minor bathroom remodel or a major bathroom remodel, you should know it’s not going to generate a worthwhile return-on-investment.
Bathroom remodeling is tricky because both plumbing and wiring are typically involved, hardly things you want to mix together, and it means you’ll need a plumber and an electrician as subcontractors. No two bathrooms are the same: Thus, bathroom remodeling prep steps are likely to be modified for your project, but there are also several universal concepts that can be applied before you [begin]. —Home Advisor.comIn fact the annual Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value report reveals bathroom remodeling to be the 15th on the list of nineteen remodel project ROI. The study shows an average bathroom remodel costs $18,546, but returns $12,024 or 64.8 percent upon property resale.
Best Bathroom Gutting Tips for St Cloud Residents and BeyondIf you feel confident the project is worthwhile, you’ll need to tear out the space to begin the process. Now, here’s where the labor really becomes intense. Sure, design is a big concern, but getting through the actual teardown is tough. So, here are some helpful bathroom gutting tips you can use:
- Keep kids and pets away. Kids and pets are quite curious when it comes to such activity. But, they don’t belong anywhere near a construction zone, even if it’s in their own house.
- Turn off and disconnect the water and electric supply. Start by turning off the water and electric supplies and then disconnect the supply line(s). Depending on how the bathroom is configured, there are probably a few supply lines coming into the space.
- Disassemble the toilet. With the water off, flush the toilet and then take it apart. If you are not going to remove the fixture, cover it with a drop cloth. If you need to temporarily move it out-of-the-way, don’t disassemble it but unbolt it from the floor and carry it out whole.
- Remove all fixtures. Strip all the fixtures from the walls (medicine cabinet, towel racks, and more). Then, remove the vanity first, toilet next, and finally, pull out the tub/shower. This will create more space as you remove each one so it’s easier to get the larger fixtures out.