We’d all like to think we can take on the whole bathroom renovation project ourselves. Still, no matter how much of a handyman you are, there will always be work that requires some advanced skills. That’s why sometimes it’s better to call in professionals and let them do all the work for you. But which bathroom renovation tasks can you do yourself and which of them you should leave to the pros? Keep reading to find out.

Flooring

Lucky for you, installing bathroom flooring is a rather simple task for a DIYer. Of course, this depends on the type of flooring you decide on. But when it comes to installing a tile bathroom floor, you should be able to do all the work without anyone’s help. The best thing about this is that installing a tile bathroom floor isn’t a power-through job and you can take your time with it. Also, if you go for something luxury such as vinyl plank, you’ll have your flooring down in a single day. There are tons of tutorials online which are guaranteed to help you with the installation of this type of flooring.

Walls

This is pretty much up to you. Most of the pro drywallers will provide you with absolutely flawless bathroom walls but paying them will take a big chunk out of your budget. On the other hand, you should be able to do this yourself, but you’d have to accept some flaws, and it’s these flaws that separate a DIY enthusiast from a professional drywall contractor. Still, if you can live with these, you’ll definitely save some money that can be spent on other aspects of your bathroom renovation project.

Cabinets

Since most of the bathrooms are quite small, installing cabinets is another task you can do without having to call in a pro. Most of the vanities come with prescribed width, which means you should be able to handle them by yourself. Also, they come paired with vanity tops, which makes counter installation a real piece of cake. However, if you have a large bathroom, there will be no room for error and in this case, turning to professionals is a much better idea.

Plumbing

This is the most important part of your bathroom renovation, and that’s why turning to professionals is always recommended. Moreover, you probably don’t have much experience in dealing with plumbing and even the tiniest mistake can be quite a big deal when dealing with plumbing. On the other hand, professionals will have all the necessary tools and they’ll know exactly what to do in order to get all the work done correctly. If you do decide to try tackling this yourself, make sure you have a good 24 hour plumber on speed dial, just in case.

Electrical work

When renovating your bathroom, there will always be plenty of electrical work that has to be done. And with water everywhere around you, it’s a much safer option to leave this to the pros. While you might be able to identify all the existing circuits, you’ll need a pro who will upgrade or replace the wiring in your bathroom. Luckily, paying an electrician to do this for you shouldn’t be too expensive, which is another reason not to go all DIY. Still, don’t forget to include when setting up a budget for your project.

No matter how much you decide to rely on professionals, renovating your bathroom is always going to require a lot of time and energy. Still, all the effort is going to pay off and you’ll have a brand new bathroom where you can relax and prepare for a hard day at work.

 

Published by Emma Lawson