Save Money by Reviving Your Old Bathtub

Two male children playing and taking a bath together

After several years of faithful service, your tub is bound to buckle under below the pressure. It frequently occurs over an extended span until your toilet is not any longer, what it really used to be, and you also barely see the change. However, you can transform the look of your own bathroom without having to spend an excessive amount of cash. You’ve likely been cringing at the expenses of new tub setup.

More economical to fix than replace
It just requires one man reglaze and to repair the tub. You might need about three or four individuals to install the brand new bath and the labour prices are shot up by this. Not to mention the quantity which you spent on the brand new bath. Refinishing tools are rather affordable too as well as the procedure takes about two days, which makes it more affordable.

Toilet downtime that is brief
Tub replacement may take rather a number of years, about four or three days. In this period, your toilet will soon not be totally accessible since all the pipes lines to the toilet will soon be shut off. When ripping up your old tub that can make the procedure take even more the setup specialists could also encounter other issues. Bathtub reglazing will not entail any major restoration.

Keep a quality tub that is great
You might have a classic tub layout or a well-made piece that you’re not quite prepared to give up. You really do not need to toss your tub out rather yet, particularly when it’d excellent craftsmanship that is initial. The tub refinishing is not impossible for almost any tub surface including grout, fiberglass, ceramic, porcelain and plastic.

For more tips on reviving your old bathroom, check out Specialized Refinishing. Bring back the beauty of your tub, tiles, and countertops without the need of total replacement.

Things To Keep In Mind When Remodeling Your Bathroom

I am sure you understand, especially if you have a large number of people living with you, that the bathroom is the most popular room in your house. The majority of people probably spend around an hour in the bathroom everyday. When you’ve got a household with many people, you’ll find that there is always another person in the bathroom. The crazy thing is that often for a room that gets more use than just about any other room in your home it is also normally the smallest room in your home. But before you choose to upgrade your bathroom we are going to cover a few things you may want to keep in mind.

The first thing you should consider is including a shower stall instead of a bathtub. It will always be few and far between when people utilize the bathtub to take a bath. If there are small youngsters in your household, then you should get a bathtub. When you have youngsters that are above 12 years of age, then a shower is better. By building a shower stall rather than a bathtub, you will add more room to your bathroom. For those who have a tiny bathroom, you’ll get pleasure from the newly found space.

Also in terms of replacing your sink in your bathroom select one that is made out of lighter colors. Dark-colored color sinks will really show water spots, hard water stains and even soap scum stand out more. You end up maintaining your bathroom sink more than once a day. So if it comes to the color of your new sink, keep it light.

Also if you propose on switching the color scheme of your bathroom and you want to get colored fixtures, you will need to make sure you get the fixtures before you begin your remodel. Buying fixtures in a variety of colors is usually time consuming and usually will have to be ordered. In fact if you’re not too choosy, stay with white or off white colors for your fixtures. These types of fixtures are usually purchased in just about any home improvement store. And also this makes it easy so that you can replace it later on in the future.

When you add tile into your new shower stall, remember that you may need to hold out a few days so that the glue can dry. So whether or not this took a week to upgrade the bathroom, you may need to wait a few more days to use the shower. You’ll find yourself doing more work if you add tile to your shower stall than if you didn’t.

A very important factor you simply must plan for should you only have one bathroom, is that you will need to have a friend or neighbor nearby that will let you use their bathroom until the renovations have been completed.


Containers for the Bigger Projects

Not every project is going to be the simplest. What starts off as something that will only take 7-10 days can have the potential to turn into a bit more than what was expected. That recently happened to us. While we make every effort to be sure we know what we’re getting into, and what we as well can tell our clients to expect when we start on their home remodel project, stuff happens.  In this case, it was an old leak that had gotten into the bathroom walls near the shower. It honestly looked fine from the outside, but our guess was that this maybe happened an owner or two ago.

While it maybe wasn’t an immediate problem at that time, over the years the issue became worse.  Once wood becomes wet, it starts to lose structural integrity and can start rotting. If you are using pressure treated (or simple “treated”) lumber for a project, then it’s not an issue. This is why outside projects are always done with treated lumber – heck those pieces of lumber can be stuck straight in the ground and handle all types of inclement weather for the most part. Granted if a finish isn’t put on them, eventually, they WILL require replacement, but treated lumber can hold on for years.

However, when an untreated simple framing stud – a 2×4 – gets sprayed with water and dripped on over time, there will usually be problems. While the walls there did NOT show any major bulges or weakness, when we went to repair some of the tiles, we could immediately tell there were issues with the wall. The backing plasterboard was way too crumbly – pretty much falling apart when we removed some of the tiles. That in turn led to checking out the area behind the walls – and discovering that a water leak had been there at some point. Now not only did we have to replace the wall, but we also had water damage spreading down into the studs and down into the flooring unfortunately.

Over the years, the materials had weakened and now we were going to have a bit more to do than to just replace a few tiles. Good for us (well, sort of – we hadn’t planned the extra time for this), but bad for the homeowner.  Whenever we start ripping walls, we have to admit, there’s usually a lot more stuff than we like to throw onto the front yard. This would prove to be no exception. As we started removing sheet rock, then studs, ripping out some weakened flooring, we needed to contact another vendor to bring out a storage container. Just a small one was all we really needed – a quick 10×10 is often enough for the bathroom remodels we do. This one was a bit more due to the extra work we were going to be doing, but it all would fit in here pretty clean.

There are two points here –

  1. You absolutely NEVER can be sure what you are going to walk into until you get going.
  2. Find a good shipping container company if you’re serious about doing remodeling.

As it always does, everything turned out great. We were happy with the finished results. The clients were NOT particularly happy about it turning into more than what THEY had expected either, but they understood. Though when it came ot the finished bath look? They were ecstatic. Getting rid of that old 70s look made them some happy folks. As well, knowing that their structure was solid again (though it WAS a surprise that it wasn’t) was a relief to them.

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