Toronto Bathroom Renovations – Do-it-yourself or Hire a Professional
Are you embarrassed about the way that your bathroom looks?
Do your bath tub or shower and tiles show their age?
Do you have leaky faucets, old fixtures and cabinets that look like they were installed in the last century?
If so, maybe it’s time to do a few bathroom renovations. Some jobs may require you to hire a contractor, but there are many jobs that are easy to do yourself, as long as you know how to use a hammer and a screwdriver.
If you live in Toronto and are planning on doing bathroom renovations, it is important that you get all of the information. Based on our experience about 95% of the time a building permit is not required.
At the City of Toronto Building Division you will be able to learn about your options.
Click here to access the forms that you will need to apply for a building permit should it turn out that you do need one. NOTE: You will need a permit if you are creating a structural (simply put, are you pouring cement for a foundation?) If it is not load-bearing or structural, a permit is not needed. Talk to a professional contractor who knows the Ins and OUTs of permits.
Bathroom design Toronto – professional contractor
You should start by looking at a well-respected contractor or remodeler design books or portfolio. They will share with you what is popular for different sized bathrooms and what fits your budget.
Some people choose to hire a professional because they will point out possibilities that you have not considered. They can make suggestions to ensure the space is more functional. For example moving the toilet and shower to give more room at the sink and vanity.
You may see a bathroom in a magazine or at a friend’s house that is designed much like your own, and you may think, “Well, I can do that.” Again, if it is a matter of paint, then you probably can, but if you have to reseat the toilet to a new location or even just install a new toilet, you should probably hire a pro.
Final thoughts about bathroom renos
When you are choosing your ultimate design, ensure that you know how long it will take to complete the renovation project. This tip is critical, if it is the only bathroom in the house.
Where are you going to shower and bathe – at the gym? If you live in a condo, you can use the amenities/gym.
If you have additional ideas or ways you have reduced your stress during any bathroom renovation please let us know and we’ll add the tip to this blog post.
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