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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 Things are looking a bit outdated and you want to do something to improve it.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.

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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  • • Low Energy Consumption - less than 3p per hour to run
  • • Safety Covered Illuminating ON/OFF switch
  • • Portable, can be used in any room as Mains plug-powered (1 Metre Cable)
  • • Aides the drying of your towels and clothes whatever the weather
  • • 230V / 100W 6 Aluminium Heating Bars
iBathUK | 650 x 400 Electric Chrome Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes
iBathUK | 650 x 400 Electric Chrome Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes
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  • 10 Year Warranty
  • High grade low carbon steel, chrome plated radiator
  • Dimensions: (H x W) 650 x 400 mm
  • BTU Rating: 566
  • Kit includes: Radiator, 300W electric element, Anti-Freeze Radiator Inhibitor Fluid, adjustable wall brackets, blanking plug and air vent plug
Electric Heated Towel Rail Radiator Rad 700 x 400 150W Thermostatic Chrome
Electric Heated Towel Rail Radiator Rad 700 x 400 150W Thermostatic Chrome
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  • Straight, Electric Heated Towel Rail (150 W, with thermostat)
  • Number of heating bars: 14
  • Heating element already installed
  • Durable high quality chrome finish
  • 10 Year "fit and forget" Guarantee
150W Watt RICA Electric Heating Element for Heated Towel Rails & Radiators
150W Watt RICA Electric Heating Element for Heated Towel Rails & Radiators
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  • Watts: 150W
  • Voltage: 220-240
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  • Length of Probe: 300mm (socket base to tip)
  • Length of Cable: 1.0 Metre
VonHaus Electric Towel Rail / Warmer / Radiator | Chrome | Wall Mount & Stand Included
VonHaus Electric Towel Rail / Warmer / Radiator | Chrome | Wall Mount & Stand Included
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  • Versatile - Can be wall-mounted or put on a stand
  • Powered by mains plug so you are able to use in any room
  • Aides the drying of your towels and clothes whatever the weather
  • Contains radiator, mains plug (approx. 1.3m), free stand, bracket and fittings. Dimensions: 84 cm x 51 cm x 5 cm.
  • Manufacturer 2 Year Warranty Included
Lakeland Dry-Soon Electric Heated Compact Towel Warmer & Airer (Under 3p /Hour!)
Lakeland Dry-Soon Electric Heated Compact Towel Warmer & Airer (Under 3p /Hour!)
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HOMCOM Aluminum Electric Clothing Heated Airer Rack Clothes Towel Dryers Warmer Drying Free Standing Heater Rail w/ 5 Heated Bars
HOMCOM Aluminum Electric Clothing Heated Airer Rack Clothes Towel Dryers Warmer Drying Free Standing Heater Rail w/ 5 Heated Bars
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  • Overall dimension: 58L x 39W x 105H (cm); Weight capacity: 10kg; Certifications: CE, EMC, LVD, ROHS
Kudox Chrome Flat Thermostatic Electric Towel Rail 600mm x 1200mm
Kudox Chrome Flat Thermostatic Electric Towel Rail 600mm x 1200mm
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iBathUK | 1200 x 600 Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes
iBathUK | 1200 x 600 Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes
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  • 10 Year Warranty
  • High grade low carbon steel, chrome plated radiator
  • Dimensions: (H x W) 1200 x 600 mm
  • BTU Rating: 1432
  • Kit includes: Radiator, 300W thermostatic electric heating element, Anti-Freeze Radiator Inhibitor Fluid, adjustable wall brackets, blanking plug and air vent plug


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.