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How good is your home heating system? Does it warm up the whole house on a cold day? Does it cost more than you think it should to get enough heat in the winter? Are you thinking about switching to an alternative heating system? Do you want to upgrade to a newer heating system? I started this blog to talk about the different alternatives for heating your home. Find out when it’s time to upgrade your heating unit and when you can make modifications or repairs to your old unit to improve its efficiency or keep it going a while longer. Also, check out the pros and cons of different alternative heating options from geothermal units to pellet stoves. Your home heating answers are here!


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What A Homeowner Should Know About Remodeling A Bathroom

Freddie Kuhn

Do you want to remodel your bathroom because it too small for your comfort? Taking on a bathroom remodeling project can be an easy task if you make sure it is planned out the right way. Find out in this article how you can give your bathroom a new look, as well as what you can expect to pay a professional to assist you.

What is the Best Way to Remodel a Bathroom?

The first thing you need for your bathroom remodeling project is an action plan for what you want done. If you have no clue which direction you should take, it is wise to visit a showroom for some ideas. The showrooms will have full bathrooms on display that you can observe, but the best thing about visiting showrooms is that you can actually purchase the items that you see for your own bathroom. Basically, you can create a complete replica of what is in the showroom if you are able to create the space for it.

The next thing that you must do is find out if you need a permit to demolish walls in the bathroom. The reason a permit might be required is due to asbestos possible being present in the bathroom. You must visit the city office for environmental safety and they will send an inspector to your house to look for asbestos. If a large amount of asbestos is found, a professional will have to get rid of it for you before walls can be demolished. You may be issued a permit to handle the asbestos on your own if only a small amount of asbestos is found.

If you intend on getting new plumbing fixtures, more pipes may have to be installed. However, you can save money if you opt for plumbing fixtures that can be attached to the pipes that are already installed. It is in your best interest to leave the main aspects of your project in the hands of a professional bathroom remodeling contractor.

How Much Does Remodeling a Bathroom Cost?

You should expect to pay a minimum of a little over $14,000 if you want a 5x7 square foot bathroom remodeled. However, expanding a 5x7 square foot bathroom into 9x9 square feet is estimated to cost up to a little under $60,000. The overall price will depend on if a new bathroom blueprint is created or if the exiting one is used. Speak to a bathroom remodeling contractor as soon as possible so he or she can begin on your project!