Bathroom Remodeling? Where to Start and How to Save a Lot of Money by Purchasing Directly from the Manufacturers through DirectBuy of Indianapolis - Bathroom Remodel 101

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Remodeling a bathroom is one room remodel that will increase the value of your home; this is not a place to cut the budget, but how can you get great quality and a great price? Let us tell you how and the steps to take in the remodeling project.

Increase Home Value with a Bathroom Remodeling and Save Big at DirectBuy

A little spring fever might get one to start looking around the house and thinking about making some updates or a few changes to a few select rooms.

In considering rooms to remodel and update that will increase the value of a home, take a serious look at the kitchen and the bathrooms.

The renovation of a bathroom is not a good place to cut budgets. But there are ways to keep the quality and save a lot of money.

The professionals for DirectBuy of Indianapolis, Holly Deniham who is a professional in cabinetry and preferred vendor Jon Knight of Emmons & Associates, who specializes in remodeling projects gave the steps in remodeling a bathroom.

The first suggestion is to dream and gather. Dream about the changes in the current bathrooms and what to keep in the bathrooms, make a list.

Gather pictures of bathrooms; magazines, websites, pinterest, visit home shows and open houses and then divide the pictures into two sets; must have and would like to have. This will be important to know when it comes to working on the budget.

Next, meet with the contractor, DirectBuy can give a referral list, have them come to the home to discuss the extent of the project. Points to discuss:
Do walls need to be moved or eliminated?
Do electrical outlets need to be changed or switches relocated?
Does plumbing need to be moved? Inevitably the answer to this is always yes.
Will new fixtures and valves need to be installed?
What products are needed?
Discuss the budget and the timing.
Have them take measurements.

The third step will be to pick out finish items: countertops, cabinets, tile, fixtures, etc. Also, consider special items like floor warming systems for spot warming or for the whole floor; a quality company to consider would be "Warmly Yours".

The size of the cabinet/vanity that is selected will need to be taken into consideration to design the layout of the new bathroom. Will the new design include replacement items such as:
Sink or multiple sinks
Counter tops material? Laminate? Granite?
Tub (stand alone or tub w/ deck, face and splash)
Sink, tub or shower fixtures
Lighting (wall fixtures and ceiling)

The next step will be to consult with the cabinet designer. Schedule an appointment with the cabinet designer to pick out the cabinets and begin the design layout, this is a free service through DirectBuy. Take into consideration:
The budget
The needs
The wants

The next step is to pick out the sink, faucets, cabinet hardware, back splash tile, paint colors and the flooring. The flooring material can range from sheet vinyl (low cost) to natural stone, with accent and patterned installations. These decisions will be based on personal preference as well as budget.

With this information a budget can be finalized. Review the materials and labor, gather the lead times of the products and discuss the timing with the contractor.

Basic steps to begin the project:
Order the cabinets, flooring, sink, and faucet, water fixtures, lighting fixtures.
Contractor begins the demolish step; taking out walls, flooring, old cabinets, etc.
All electrical and plumbing movement should be addressed at this time while bathroom is in rough phase.
Finish drywall (prep for paint)
Scratch coat of paint applied.
Install tub or have shower roughed in.
Install cabinets.
Measure for cabinet tops and order.
Install cabinet tops, sink, faucet and additional appliances
Install back splash
Install flooring.
Install any wall tile or wall applications, shower wall or floor tile.
Install any finish items such as lighting fixtures, switch covers, plumbing finish fixtures for shower or tub.
Finish coat of paint/touch up.

Then the finished bathroom is finished.

DirectBuy can provide great savings for all of the remodeling or building needs.

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