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The 7 Best Inspirational Quotes to Get You Through Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

By Jakemontgomery @LTDOnlineStores

A bathroom remodel can be a daunting project to undertake, even for the most experienced home renovators and adept gung-ho weekend warriors. It takes courage! It takes imagination! It takes resources! And, most importantly, it requires hard work. But don’t let this dissuade you. If you have a dream bathroom in mind, one that has been a constant fixture of your thoughts, an ethereal goal that you sincerely want to make real – then be bold and take the steps necessary to realize your vision!

At Trade Winds Imports, we want your remodeling project to be an incredible success. We support your dreams and want to help you make them real, even if you decided not to make your dream bathroom happen with one of our bathroom vanities or bathtubs.

To help you with your task, we have collected some of our favorite motivational quotes below. Keep them in mind, work hard, and get that bathroom you’ve always wanted!

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” - Nelson Mandela
Everything seems impossible until it's done

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Sure, your bathroom remodeling project may seem pretty daunting. Impossible, even. But tell that to the man who worked to disrupt the legacy of apartheid in South Africa by combatting racism and inequality throughout his life, earning a Nobel Peace Prize and 250 other awards in the process. Any project worth doing can seem insurmountable at first. But if you stick to it, work hard, and perhaps enlist the help of some friends, your ‘impossible’ task can be done in no time. Leave it to Mandela to put everything into perspective.

“You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” - Mark Twain
a young Mark Twain, nee Samuel Clemens

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A master with words, and a master of the imagination, Mark Twain knew the power of a compelling vision. Ultimately, you want a tangible and objectively beautiful end result from your project; but before you even start laying the foundation, you have to have a firm view of what you aim to achieve in your mind’s eye. So get those creative gears turning before you start going to work; focus on your dream design and don’t let anything distract you as you work to achieve it!

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.” - Henry David Thoreau
castles in the sky need strong earthly foundations

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So, you’ve taken Twain’s words to heart, and you’ve envisioned your dream bathroom. You’ve spent a lot of time getting every detail “just so” in your mind. Great! Just because you don’t have anything physical to show for it yet, doesn’t mean it was time spent in vain. But now it’s time to grab the reins and get to work. You have your vision; now you need to take the steps to make it a reality, without losing sight of what made your dream so great in the first place. It can be a tricky balancing act, but so long as you commit to being mindful of your ideal bathroom, and summon the willpower to get started, you will be on your way in no time.

“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.” - Leon J. Suenes
big dreams come with a big price, but if you rise to the challenge you will succeed

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You have your dream, and you’ve taken the initial steps to lay a foundation for those dreams. Are you ready to do what it takes to see this project through to the end? If you’ve spent your time planning and preparing, you will be perfectly fine. Just be aware that no dream comes without costs, some of which are unpredictable; but if you can face those challenges and push through, you will be happier in the end, once you have a beautiful end-product to show for all your hard work.

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” - Thomas Jefferson
With the right mental attitude, anything is possible

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Pushing through those unforeseen costs relies in part on your attitude. Everyone gets sidetracked or faced with adversity now and then; but how you handle that is what really defines you, and informs the ultimate success of your renovation. So promise yourself to stay positive, to commit to a powerfully optimistic and adaptable mental attitude, and never stop moving. This will see you through to success. If you allow setbacks to completely hamper your efforts, you will not be able to finish your project. Thomas Jefferson achieved many amazing things in his lifetime, and it wasn’t because he let himself be discouraged.

“The virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize.” - Richard Monckton Milnes
Richard Monckton Milnes

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Richard Milnes was an English poet and politician in the mid-19th Century who was primarily interested in the living conditions or reformatory schools and a bevy of other popular social causes. He was known for his good nature and his positive outlook, although his contemporaries didn’t take him very seriously as a politician. But that didn’t matter. Milnes knew what he wanted to achieve, and who he wanted to defend; his political career wasn’t self-interested. To him, the “prize” of a prestigious title was not nearly so important as the struggle to make change happen in his world. When you are remodeling your bathroom, keep in mind that, while the final bathroom will be truly beautiful and worthwhile, nothing can compare to the satisfaction you will feel knowing that the bathroom was the result of lots of hard, purposeful work.

“Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.” - Evan Esar
success us a combination of inspiration and perspiration

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So what leads to success? If you take just one quote away from all of these inspirational phrases, take this one. Evan Esar, American humorist, sums up the formula for success perfectly: get inspired, think big, work hard, and maybe – just maybe – get a little bit desperate. If you don’t give up and commit to your purpose, you will surely succeed.

So these are our favorite quotes for any undertaking, from remodeling your bathroom to, say, writing a blog post. We sincerely hope that you take these to heart when the time comes to undertake your own home renovations. Do you have any favorite inspirational quotes we missed? Share them with us, either in the comments below or over on our facebook page. We’d love to hear about the words that inspire you!

Take care, and happy remodeling!

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This post was written on behalf of Trade Winds Imports by – professional writer, avid outdoorsman, and unflappable home improvement DIY’er. He can count more setbacks than successes in his own weekend warrior projects, but that hasn’t stopped him yet.

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