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Q. What are the steps I should take in updating my bathroom, if I don’t want to do it all at once?

A. When it comes to updating the bathroom, there are certain steps you should follow. By completing the project in an orderly manner you can save yourself from the hassles of clean ups and blunders. However the order of operations depends on the degree to which you are planning to update your bathroom. The following steps should guide you in the update of your bathroom without it becoming overwhelming.

 

Prepare

The first thing is to make a clear and concise plan regarding your bathroom update. Go through magazines, books, internet, and decide what and how you need to change. Visit a local home improvement store with exact measurements and specifications of your bathroom. Nothing is more annoying than trying to purchase new material without measurements. Purchase everything in advance for your remodel.


Begin at the Top

It does not matter whether you are demolishing wall material or just repainting it, you should always begin at the top of the room. You should always update your ceiling first, then walls, and lastly floors. These steps can help you prevent damage to your new elements. For instance, installing a new hardwood floor and then painting the walls can set you up for staining your or denting your floor. By completing the walls and ceiling before you move to the floor, you can avoid some simple mistakes.


Fixtures and Features

Updating or repairing existing fixtures and features is one of the important parts of the remodeling process. Consider buying new shower heads and faucets. If your budget is quite tight, you can simply make a difference by repairing leaky faucets. It is important to update your current mirrors and shower doors. Make your old mirror look brand new by simply giving a fresh coat of paint. Also, update your hardware to change the overall appearance of your bathroom.


Clean Up

Once you are done with tear out, installation and replacement operations, it is time you start cleaning up. Keep the surfaces clean and remove any residue left behind. Once again begin from the top and work your way down.


Accessorize

Add new accessories like new towels, soap dishes and wash clothes to give a final definition to the updated bathroom.

 

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