Saturday, 19 September 2020

Hire It Done: Bathroom Remodel On A Budget

>>CHUCK: YOU MAY KNOW THIS FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, UPDATING THE BATHROOM AND KITCHEN ARE THE BEST WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR HOME'S VALUE

WE TOLD YOU ABOUT REMODELING YOUR KITCHEN AND ADAM HELFMAN FROM HIREITDONECOM HAS MORE ON HOW TO REMODEL YOUR BATHROOM ON A BUDGET >> THE REMODELING BUSINESS IS BOOMING! AND BATHROOM REMODELING IS AT THE TOP OF THE LIST I'LL TEACH YOU HOW TO REMODEL ON A BUDGET

MOST HOMEOWNERS SPEND HOURS UPON HOURS ON THE INTERNET LOOKING FOR DEALS ON REMODELING, SOMETIMES THAT NEGATES ANY SAVINGS HERE'S WHAT I THINK YOU SHOULD DO, BUNDLE HERE'S A VANITY, A COUNTERTOP, A SINK, AND A FAUCET IF YOU PURCHASE THESE SEPARATELY, YOU WOULD SPEND WELL OVER $2,000 BUT IF YOU BUNDLE IT, IT'S $1200

IT'S BEST TO KEEP THE FOOTPRINT THE SAME KEEP THE TOILET WHERE IT WAS ORIGINALLY LOCATED AND THE SINK AND VANITY IN THE SAME SPOT IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE LOCATION, THAT'S WHEN YOU CALL IN THE PROFESSIONAL HERE'S ANOTHER TIP FOR YOUR BATHROOM REMODEL WHEN YOU'RE WITH THE GRANITE FABRICATOR, GO WITH THE REMNANT

I AM SURE YOU'LL ABLE TO SAVE AT LEAST 50% ON FINDING A REMNANT FOR YOUR BATHROOM HAVING A BUDGET, MAKING YOUR LIST AND DOING EVERYTHING RIGHT AHEAD OF TIME WILL ALWAYS MAKE YOUR REMODELING PROJE HASSLE-FREE >> Chuck: ADAM HELFMAN IS HERE HE'S LIKE A SUPER HERO, WE YELL "HELP" AND HE SHOWS UP! HE'S GOT ALL THE ANSWERS ABOUT REMODELING A BATHROOM SO WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD PEOPLE ASK A CONTRACTOR BEFORE STARTING THIS KIND OF PROJECT? >> T KEEP IT SIMPLE, FIRST ASK, HOW LONG WILL THE JOB TAKE? IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, YOU HAVE TO PULL A PERMIT

A LOT OF CONTRACTORS SAY, WE'RE NOT CHANGING MUCH AND WE DON'T NEED A PERMIT THAT'S NOT TRUE ANYTHING OVER $650 YOU NEED A PERMIT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE DOING PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL A BATHROOM REMODELING PROJECT IS ALMOST LIKE BUILDING A HOUSE YOU'VE GOT DEMO, A LITTLE BIT OF FRAMING, TILE, INSULATION, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, PAINT, A LITTLE BIT OF EXHAUST, HEATING, COOLING, A BIG, BIG PROJECT IN A SMALL SPACE

SO YOU'VE GOTTA PLAN IT PROPERLY THAT'S WHY HIRING A PROFESSIONAL IS SO IMPORTANT SO WHEN YOU ASK HOW LONG SHOULD IT TAKE, TELL HIM TO PUT IT IN WRITING ALL RIGHT, IT TAKES TEN DAYS WHAT HAPPENS IF IT TAKES LONGER? WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO FOR ME? OH, PUT IT IN WRITING

>> Chuck: AND THINGS CAN GO WRONG AND WE'VE LEARNED THIS FROM BUYING A HOUSE, WATER IS LEAKING OR YOU'RE NOT EXHAUSTING THE HUMIDITY YOU STEP OUT OF THE SHOWER AND ALL THE AIR IS IN THERE >> GREAT POINT BATHROOM REMODELING, CONTRACTORS DON'T HAVE X-RAY VISION IF YOU HAD A LEAKING TOILET AND THEY REMOVE AND DO THE DEMO AND THERE'S ROTTED WOOD AROUND THE TOILET AREA, THAT'S A CHANGE ORDER AND UNFORESEEN CONDITION AND WILL COST YOU EXTRA MONEY

HOWEVER, BATHROOMS NEED VENTILATION A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE A WINDOW, THAT'S FOR VENTILATION, AND THEY NEVER OPEN IT A BATH FAN IS A GREAT ADDITION BUT IT NEEDS TO BE VENTED OUT THE ROOF, NOT JUST INTO THE ATTIC OR YOU'LL HAVE MOLD ISSUES AND THE CUBIC FEET PER MINUTE, AT LEAST 150 FOR A STANDARD BATH AND A WHISPER QUIET ONE SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO HEAR IT

>> Chuck: WHAT KIND OF CHECKLIST SHOULD WE HAVE? >> A POPULAR PORTION IS THAT HOMEOWNERS ARE BECOMEINTE INTERACTIVE AND PICK OUT THE SINK AND THE TILE AND HAVE THE CONTRACTOR ASSEMBLE IT THERE IS GREAT NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR PRESUMIN — FOR PLUMBING, BUT YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE CONTRACTOR WILL INSTALL THAT MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ITEMS THAT AE INCLUDED FROM THE CONTRACTOR AND THEN ASK THE CONTRACTOR TO PUT ON THE CHECKLIST, ITEMS NOT INCLUDED YOU NEVER KNOW THEY'LL DEMO YOUR BATHROOM AND PUT THE DEBRIS AT THE END OF THE DRIVEWAY

MAYBE YOU SHOULD HAVE HAD CLEAN-UP AND PUT IT IN A DUMPSTER AND HAUL AWAY THOSE ARE ITEMS WE MAKE SURE OUR CONTRACTORS INCLUDE >> Chuck: GOOD STUFF, AS ALWAYS IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, GO TO OUR LOCAL 4 FACEBOOK PAGE THIS IS RIGHT AFTER "LIVE IN THE D

" ADAM WILL BE ON FACEBOOK LIVE AND WILL BE ANSWERING MORE OF

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