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Should I Carry Out a Bathroom Remodelling Project Myself?

As with everything, there will come a time when your lovely bathroom will need a little upgrading. The bathroom no longer shines and sparkles as it used to. It seems duller somehow. Things are looking a bit outdated and you want to do something to improve it. The good news is, something can be done and it doesn't have to be expensive. All you need to do is make a plan before jumping in and you will come succeed.

Electric Heated Towel Rail Warmer Radiator - Chrome - 700 x 400 - 150W Manual
Electric Heated Towel Rail Warmer Radiator - Chrome - 700 x 400 - 150W Manual
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  • Stylish straight rail ladder style (150W manual) electric towel warmer
  • Number of bars: 14 Pipe Centres: 350mm
  • High heat output (613) BTU
  • Durable high quality chrome finish
  • 10 years 'Fit & Forget' guarantee included
Kudox Electric Towel Warmer - 400x700mm Flat Arctic White
Kudox Electric Towel Warmer - 400x700mm Flat Arctic White
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  • Brackets & fixings included
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  • Ready for wiring into a fused spurbox
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  • Ready for wiring into a fused spur box
  • Electrically ready with factory fitted element
  • Includes brackets and fixings
600w Thermostatic electric element towel rail Radiator conversion kit 600 Watt Chrome Timer
600w Thermostatic electric element towel rail Radiator conversion kit 600 Watt Chrome Timer
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Status Portable Aluminium Heated Towel Rail with 6 Heated Bars, Silver, 100 W
Status Portable Aluminium Heated Towel Rail with 6 Heated Bars, Silver, 100 W
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650x400 mm Electric Chrome Designer Flat Panel Towel Rail Radiator Heated Bathroom
650x400 mm Electric Chrome Designer Flat Panel Towel Rail Radiator Heated Bathroom
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  • High grade low carbon steel, chrome plated radiator
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Marko Heating Towel Rail Electric Heated Clothes Warmer Rack Free Standing Wall Mount Radiator (Classic)
Marko Heating Towel Rail Electric Heated Clothes Warmer Rack Free Standing Wall Mount Radiator (Classic)
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Electric Thermostatic Bathroom Heated Towel Rail Radiator 700 x 400 150W Chrome
Electric Thermostatic Bathroom Heated Towel Rail Radiator 700 x 400 150W Chrome
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800 x 500 mm Electric Heated Towel Rail Chrome Straight Ladder Bathroom Radiator
800 x 500 mm Electric Heated Towel Rail Chrome Straight Ladder Bathroom Radiator
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Terma SIM Radiator Element (100W - 1000W) - Chrome Electric Towel Rail Heating Element for Towel Warmers & Radiators - Electrical Radiator Conversion Kit (Dual Fuel T-Piece Available) (400w, STAINLESS STEEL)
Terma SIM Radiator Element (100W - 1000W) - Chrome Electric Towel Rail Heating Element for Towel Warmers & Radiators - Electrical Radiator Conversion Kit (Dual Fuel T-Piece Available) (400w, STAINLESS STEEL)
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The first thing you have to decide is if you are going to do the job yourself or hire a professional. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. In this article we will talk about what those are so you can make your mind up and choose the best option for you. The biggest factor when it comes to choosing between doing it yourself or using the services of a specialist is the cost. Many people reason that since your main costs will be the purchase of products and materials, then you can save yourself quite a bit. This is of course true, but that is not the end of the story because other factors come into play.

There are many things we don't do ourselves although it would be cheaper if we did. This is because we don't have confidence in ourselves that we can do the job as well as the person who has trained his whole life learning and perfecting this particular skill. So this is a question of skill and knowledge. You have to ask yourself, do you have the know-how to carry this renovation project out properly. If the answer is no, then paying someone to do it for you is going to be worth it.

If on the other hand you are capable of doing it yourself, the next question to ask yourself is do you have the time to do it. Bathroom projects are very time consuming and have a tendency to get bigger no matter how well you plan. This brings up another issue, which is how long are you capable of putting up with your bathroom being out of commission. If this is not your main bathroom then this is fine, but if you don't have another bathroom in the home you will get frustrated very quickly.

Another factor to consider is the type of work that is involved. You probably don't need to call somebody for a quick paint job or installing bathroom accessories or an electric towel rail. Although with some heated towel rails you might need to call a professional as installing it requires some electrical work.

The question whether to go alone and carry out bathroom work or to hire a contractor depends on many factors and you should think about each before starting any work. This will save you time, money and ensure your project is successful.