Top 5 Bathroom Remodeling Tips for DIYers This Year


These will seriously help you either fix or update your bathroom.

Plus, it’ll get your inspiration juices flowing!!

Let’s start.


1. Walk-in Showers

Whether you update your bathroom yourself of pay someone you need to STRONGLY consider a walk-in shower.

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Curbs are a thing of the past.

As we get older, and we’re all getting older my friend, the last thing you need is a curb to trip over.

Nobody wants to find you passed out and naked in your shower.

Walk-in showers actually are easier to buildĀ than traditional showers with curbs.

Pay a plumber to install the shower pan or floor drain if you don’t want to mess with that.

Then you can tile the shower yourself.


2. Single Handle Faucets ROCK!!

Not only do they look awesome but you’ll have less moving parts.

Which means less maintenance.

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And think about this, a single handle faucet is 1/2 the aggravation to clean versus a two handle faucet.

I’m personally never going back to a double handle faucet. There are so many great styles to choose from.

Moen, Delta, Kohler, American Standard, and Hans Grohe all make fantastic faucets.

If you’re wondering what finish to choose then I’d recommend chrome.

It’s easy to clean and will always be in style.


3. Floor Heat Makes All the Difference

Cold tile floors are slightly uncomfortable at 5 a.m.

Heated floors are a must for bathrooms that don’t have great heating in the first place.

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Splurge a little and you’ll thank yourself on that chilly December morning.

Two brands stick out: NuHeat and Schulter Ditra Heat.

Mike Holmes supports Ditra Heat, and if it’s good enough for him it’s good enough for you.

Not only will Ditra Heat keep your toes nice and toasty, it’ll prevent your tiles from cracking.


4. Plywood Constructed Vanity Cabinets

Particle board sucks.

Sorry for my strong language but I don’t want you to make a horrible mistake.

Vanity cabinets can be constructed from particle board but bathrooms are wet.

When this type of vanity cabinet soaks up water or moisture it will literally fall apart.

Spend the extra money and buy a vanity made from plywood.

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And if you want to take an extra precaution you should either seal the underside of the plywood with polyurethane or add furniture spacers to prop the cabinet up off the floor.

Quick story, we recently remodeled our master bathroom.

When the cabinets arrived they were particle board (not the plywood we requested). They also were super damaged.

So they didn’t even make it to our house without falling apart, lol.

Buy plywood constructed vanities, you’ll be happier in the long run.


5. Quartz Beats Granite Any Day of the Week

Everyone thinks granite is untouchable.

Let me tell you, it’s not.

We have both granite and quartz in our house.

Granite is very durable and looks beautiful.

But it still needs to be sealed. Otherwise, it will stain.

Quartz sink tops are far more resistant than granite.

And they’re stunning if paired with the right vanity cabinet and paint.

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You can research all you want but please keep quartz in mind if you’re going to update your bathroom.

Just make sure that when the holes are cut in the sink top there’s enough room for the faucet to fit in front of the backsplash.

This is a minor tip that will save you a ton of headaches.


Hope you enjoyed these 5 tips.

I’ll be sending you more juicy advice about bathroom fixes and remodeling.

Until then, have a great day and talk with you soon.


Jeff Patterson