Bathroom Remodeling

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Bathroom Remodeling

welcome and thank you for checking out my video maybe you’re looking for some ideas on how to remodel your bathroom or maybe ideas on how to remodel your cabinets if your if you’re interested in remodeling and yeah you check out my video and see if you can if you can get some ideas on saving some money by doing it yourself I did the job myself I remodeled my bathroom and I believe I saved around ten thousand dollars if you’re looking to save money on remodeling the best way to do it is do yourself and if you have some tools and a little bit of skill and you’re willing to do some hard work and you might be able to do the job and save some money so okay let’s take a look at the video and get some ideas on how to how to rebuild a bathroom after after completely demolishing the bathroom and taking the walls out and repairing the floor rebuild the cabinet and you know you couldn’t just buy these cabinets you had to just make them yourself so yeah I made my own cabinets the reason it did das because I could make them myself worker than if I were him you know and I can make them the way I wanted to make them look the front is made out of what’s known as pop or ti popper you get at Home Depot and you see in the middle of those doors it’s just a piece of birch plywood to just happen to have like a tiger a tiger pattern in the grain you might be noticing that the the the video kind of moves kind of slowly and it seems sort of in it uninteresting but the reason I’m running this video at this this pace is because on a project of this size if you’ve never ripped out a bathroom before and or even done anything on a large-scale project you want to watch a lot of the videos and it has to sink into your into your brain before you can even you know imagine yourself tearing your house apart and say I’m rebuilding the cabinet here and you know I’ve never done it before you know I took high school woodshop and I just built the cabinet using my own tools you know and so that the video itself is is basically just to get you inspired to you know to do it yourself and I’ve never done it before myself and that’s and I took the video while I was making it you know and it doesn’t show everything but it does show that you know I I did it myself so you can see that what I did when was when I was when I was tearing apart I I made a mental picture of how it all will go back together and the bathroom it already lasted 40 years the house was 40 years old back then and I put it in him you know in basically the same way it came apart so when I when I built the top of the cabinet there it’s a mortar it’s a mortar that it’s made with sand and with number two Portland cement and I’m using the same order to build the floor you know these days people just use to do rock product to put the floor back in what it is I as I mix my own mortar so I’m putting back in a mortar a mortar bed floor in the bathroom using four parts of sand to one part number two Portland cement and I mix it in the backyard and it’s like a cement tub that

you can mix a certain amount of cement mixture for the mortar in there and then put sand in it and get it wet to the consistency that when you when you squeeze it in your hand it forms a little ball that’s about as wet as you want it to be you don’t want to be really wet and you throw it down on the floor and you pack it in a reason I used the mortar bed type it’s a little harder to do it’s kind of tricky but it actually works pretty good if the floor is a quite level you never really get the floor level using on the cement board product and I laid down some it’s called expanded metal laughs like two point five pounds expand a bit alot to get those in big sheets or like at Home Depot four by eight or four by three if we go out there and use a cement like to lay it out you know just kind of push it around and pack it in and then find out what you know your level to the door is and then you know build it all around note I I did it the hard way I kind of packed it as I went what you could do is put two sticks that are level and then and then draw a stick across that so that you get it perfectly level when you do it the way I did it it’s a little bit harder but I finally did get it lovely and it does a pretty good job it hardens up really well yeah we don’t want to repeat it I laid down tar paper then I put the metal lath over that and then I put the mortar the mortar mixture over the compact it in and takes it take about an hour to do one of those floors you might be noticing that like I said before that the the pace of the video is kind of slow and kind of uninteresting but the thing about watching the videos on the Internet and then actually doing it is you have to you have to become completely prepared before you start otherwise you know you’ll get little it’ll take you months instead of weeks you know III would imagine that if you knew what you’re doing you could probably do this in three weeks if we don’t know what you’re doing it could take you two months or more so reason the reason it goes the video is kind of slow and it seems kind of uninteresting but as well as watching this video if you’re getting this far into the video you need to watch other videos as well and you need to need to have an idea of how to get all this done and if you pick up anything from my video at all and it helps you then I hope it I hope it I help it help somebody I think I saved around ten thousand dollars by doing this myself again when you get to the end of the video tell you how much I spent on everything around around ballpark figure and what kind of tools you’re going to need there’s the floor all done I’ve got marble and all the walls to do the walls before you do the floor and after I did the walls I did the granite countertop working with working with stone is a little harder than working with tiles the tiles that the granite countertop is actually made of tiles and you need diamond tools to work with granite you really can’t use like sandpaper or grind well you need you need to use diamond tools and you know you’re gonna need to research if you’re going to use granite you’re gonna need to research how to use diamond tools you can see that on on YouTube some of the things I made myself

for that I made I made the cabinet I made the the tiles in the shower pan I made the soap dish myself so the tiles in the shower pan I made those with my with with my kill and I bought some I bought some clay at a clay shop clay supply company and I mixed the glaze you might be asking yourself well why why did I rebuild the bathroom I did it because I had to the floor behind the shower had gotten wet and the floor underneath the subfloor had become dry rot and it was actually beginning to fall through so at that point I had no choice but to do it and I didn’t have enough money to pay somebody to do it so I did it myself and if you’re like me if you’re in that situation you want to give it a try it it’s not impossible it’s hard work but if you give yourself some time and a little patience and a little hard work you can do it I want to thank you for watching this far through the video if you liked it don’t forget to like the video you might want to subscribe if you want to see any more videos like this you can friend me if you have any questions that I think I can answer put a comment in the video and I’ll try to answer it the best I can and there’s other people that can help to that watch the video and they leave comments too I hope I hope I helped to save some money or gives you an idea of how to do it yourself and save some money because I think I saved quite a bit of money doing it myself okay thanks for watching the video