How To Save Money When Refurbishing Your Bathroom

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Have you been thinking about renovating your bathroom but procrastinating the revamp fearing that you might toss a huge chunk of money down the toilet? Reconditioning your bathroom ought not be a pricey or daunting affair. Of course you can end up draining as much as 20,000 pounds in a bathroom renovation or more, but you can save a good deal of money when you stick to a plan and a budget. I would recommend you get a few bathroom refurbishment quotes before you start to make any decision. Read on for some quick ideas on how to save money when refurbishing your bathroom.

Plan Ahead

Collaborating with an architect when renewing a bathroom is apparently the costlier route for a home owner seeking to save money on the project. However, the funds you pay the architect or designer are well spent. The architect gives you a professional plan that makes certain that you follow a realistic budget, timeline, as well as design. The plan sets your goal and you will feel gratified once you achieve it. Using the services of a designer helps you sidestep expensive errors and thus help you save time and cash.

Don’t Move Plumbing If Possible

Retaining the current plumbing of your bathroom can help you keep more of your bucks inside your pockets or bank. Moving utilities such as faucets, bathtubs, and toilets accounts is no menial job. Compact Toilets can help you with not changing existing plumbing.

Minimize The Area To Tile

Tiles can be costly, particularly when you factor in the costs of a builder to fix them. You can however save money by minimizing the area to tile and centre on the highly important parts such the floor rather than both the floor and the walls of the shower stall. Also, consider painting the walls instead of tiling. However, painting can take more time to dry and it also needs to be applied slowly and carefully. Use top quality paint that’s resistant to molding due to the rapidly changing heat and moisture conditions in the bathroom.

Mum’s Two Cents

Bathroom refurbishment can be costly and quite a hassle but is something that needs to be done sooner than later. These nifty tips mentioned above ought to make your bathroom renovation project more manageable and less stressful.

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My One Word For 2017

It is only my second time to choose my One Word for the year {you may read My One Word for 2016 post here} and I am hoping it will be an effective guide on how 2017 will turn out for me. After much consideration, I chose intentional to be my guiding word. In line with this, I resolve to be more mindful of the many aspects of my life so I can shape each of them towards my intentions and aspirations for this year.

According to Google, intentional means:

  • done on purpose
  • deliberate

It is also synonymous to:

  • intended
  • planned
  • meant
  • willful
  • purposeful or purposive
  • conscious
  • knowing
  • studied

Intentional With My Time

Time, indeed, is more precious that gold, as time spent can never be recovered. It is, therefore, up to us to make each moment count.

One of the things that I struggle with every day is being conscious of how I spend my time. On most times, I am just spinning like crazy, whirring from one chore to another, desperate to finish something at the end of the day. On most occasions, I was left exhausted and less accomplished at the end of the day. While on other days, I am just my usual lazy self who would rather curl up on the couch with my mobile phone in hand and just browse my day away. It might be enjoyable at one point but becomes a problem as it drags on as I was just simply wasting time, unless I am doing work on mobile, that is.

I previously wrote in my 2017 goals that I will be more mindful of how I spend my time this year, thinking of the many hours I spent last year being idle or thumbing through Instagram for inspirational and beautiful posts. This year, I would just like to be more aware of how I spend my time on a daily basis and make sure I spend them on important and interesting endeavors.

To help me keep up with how I spend my time daily, I printed this Daily To Do List. It is now very easy to plot the things I need to get done in a day. It even has a section for daily menu, as well as a tracker for hydration and exercise, and a sufficient space for any note you might want to add. And since it is very handy in loose leaf, I can simply print a couple of pages for daily or weekly use and pin it on my cork board to serve as my reminder. For the incoming school year, I am encouraging my little to write down his daily schedule, too, and see if we can squeeze in more time outdoors than we did this summer. 😉

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Mum Finds: 16 Gift Ideas For Dad

I know Father’s Day is still a few months away, but it is never to early to look for cool gift ideas for dads or the special man in your life who might just be celebrating his special day very soon. Check out this infographic of cool things for men I chanced upon at I am considering the slim wallet, the grooming kit, as well as the wool antimicrobial socks for Jared’s dad. I am sure he will also like a wireless charging pad for his mobile phone.   

Which of these items do you think is the perfect gift for dad?

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