If you are thinking about renovating a bathroom in your home, there are certain things to consider. First of all, you need to determine if you are going to do a minor renovation (paint, and maybe a new vanity) or a major renovation (complete gut). These updates can vary from a few hundred dollars to many thousands of dollars. If you are not very handy, you may want to consult a professional (and licensed) contractor. Make sure you get solid referrals when hiring a Contractor. Do your homework. I have heard many horror stories about Contractors abandoning the job site half way through, or dragging the project on for months, or just not qualified to do the work properly. The contractors role is to outline the entire job for you. This should include a complete list of work that needs to be performed starting with demolition of the old bathroom and removal of the debris. The easiest way to dispose of old materials is to rent a dumpster. The Dumpster Divers is an eco-friendly dumpster rental company in central MA specializing in dumpster rentals for homeowners and Contractors for all types of home improvement projects.

You may also want to consult an Interior Decorator to help you pick out the new materials to be installed (tile, vanity, toilet, tub or shower, paint color, etc). Don’t forget a very important part of the project: permits! Depending on the scale of work that will be done, you may need a permit from your town. The licensed Contractor will sometimes pull the permits for you, however it is always up to the home owner to verify if a permit is needed and has been applied for.

Some photos of a recent bathroom remodel. Click the first photo to view as a slideshow then use your arrow keys, swipe or click the on-screen arrows to move through the slides.

I hope this has been somewhat helpful. It is only a guide to what you will encounter and you should always consult an expert in the field.