I have a bathroom that needs a total redo, walls, tub;

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I have a bathroom that needs a total redo, walls, tub; how should I start?

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  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Dec 17, 2017
    Need more information...are you replacing the fixtures altogether or are you going to have them resurfaced? Is there damage? What's the budget?

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 17, 2017
    Are you planning to replace or repaint the tub? Usually it works to start from the top down, but if you're going to replace anything, that would come first. Wishing you the best and Happy Holidays!

  • FL FL on Dec 17, 2017
    I always start a redo by emptying everything out of the room. Color probably has the biggest impact, so start there. If you can replace tile, tubs, etc, go to town! If you have to augment what you have (like painting floor/wall tile or tub), start with deciding the colors you want. What wall color? Curtain color for shower/tub and/or window? Color of cabinet? Bath mat, towels, guest towels? Next, ask yourself if you need more storage for medicine, towels, etc. Now, lighting, replace or keep what you have? That should just about keep you busy for awhile!

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Dec 17, 2017
    We are getting ready to redo our main floor bath, and the plan is to totally gut the room. If you are not planning on keeping any features in your bath, tearing out the original is the first thing. We have a pretty big, almost 112 year old house that has been made into a multi-family home, then changed back to a single-family home. The main floor bath is excessively large, and there are few closets. Our plan is to take 1/3 of the bathroom and make it a walk-in closet, then totally reconfigure the rest of the room and it will be a full bath. Knowing where you want things placed is another big thing, so you can be prepared for moving electrical and pipes, if that in necessary.