I have always liked the thought of having a spacious bathroom, one big enough to have a wicker armchair, lots of plants and a big antique chest of drawers to store towels, toiletries and anything else I might decide to keep in the bathroom. I’ve always liked the thought of it, but I’ve never had it.
Since I already liked the flooring in my kitchen, the countertops would be the last step, and the crowning glory, of my new” kitchen. Of course I wanted granite, or, a solid surface countertop, but there was no way that my budget would stretch that far. After many hours on the computer reading articles and watching YouTube videos, I decided I would tile my countertops and backsplash myself. This was the most involved project in my kitchen.
One great improvement tip to save time and money is to actually just refinish the existing bathtub instead of switching it out. You might need to have a professional come in to refinish the porcelain, but it’s still a huge time and money-saver. They can also re-finish the tile that is above the tub instead of taking it down. You don’t need to look to replacing unless you see water damage.
Get material bids (delivered). If money is no object, just go ahead, visit your nearest building supply company and place your order and pay them to deliver it. However, let’s get real. Why give money away? (If you have more than you need, consider supporting a good charity!) Here’s an easy way to save hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars on your DIY project.
When installing your DensGuard tile backer, consider Backer-On screws designed to prevent rust and rust-penetration for high moisture areas. Rust can cause deterioration of the integrity of the structure. If moisture penetrates to the screws, these Hardi Backer brand screws prevent rust and buildup of rust with a special coating around the screws. They are specially designed for tile backer use.