Are you getting tired of your outdated, boring bathroom? It may be time to plan a remodeling project to spruce it up a bit. Bathrooms can be tricky to remodel due to the size and the layout. You need to plan for the toilet, sink, and bathtub/shower in what is usually the smallest room of the house. If you have a large vanity in the room, that also needs to be taken into consideration. However, it can be done. You just have to plan it carefully. This guide goes over a few key points that you might want to focus on when remodeling your bathroom.

Outdated Plumbing

If you live in a house that is very old, the first thing you might need to handle is outdated plumbing systems. The type of material the pipe is made out of will determine the life expectancy. Check exposed pipes in the bathroom and surrounding rooms to see if they are showing signs of leaking. If your house is new, the plumbing is current and show last a good 60 years pending any damage to them.


One of the main focal points of the bathroom is the bathtub and shower stall. It is also the most used. Nobody likes a dingy looking bathtub or shower walls. You should start the remodeling project by replacing the shower with a new one. First, you need to decide if you want a shower and bathtub or just a shower. You can purchase the entire shower and bathtub with the walls at any home improvement center. The installation process is fairly simple and the instructions are included in the box. You can also hire a general contractor to handle the entire job if you don't feel comfortable doing it.


The next thing you need to update is the sink. You can remove the entire vanity and replace it with a new one. Measure the space that you want the vanity to go in and take the measurements to a home improvement store. All the available vanities will have the size listed so you can see which ones will fit in the space. After you choose the vanity you will need to find a sink that fits in it. Make sure you update the mirror at the same time so it all matches.


A bathroom remodeling project can be fun and will bring new life to an old look. Also, take this time to add a new coat of paint to the room. New flooring will also bring something fresh to the bathroom.