No remodeling project is without its hiccups. From minor mistakes to major issues, a bathroom renovation can come with some unexpected problems. However, many mistakes are easily avoidable. Before you start your 2018 renovation project, keep these bathroom remodeling mistakes in mind so that you can avoid them.
1. Gutting the Bathroom Without a Solid Plan
Once you decide you’re going to take on a bathroom remodeling project, you’ll likely be eager to get started. However, hold off on hammering away at the tile and dismantling the sink before you have a plan. Gutting your bathroom without having a solid plan is one of the biggest mistakes that you can make.
The renovation could take twice as long if you start ripping out fixtures and making a mess without knowing how or when you’ll repair and replace things. Sit down and create a realistic plan for the bathroom. Think about the best time to undertake the project, and check your family’s schedule. The more prep and planning that you do, the smoother the remodeling project will go.
2. Not Having a Budget
You should never start any remodeling project without having at least a basic budget in mind. A budget will help to give you a clear idea of how much you’ll need to spend to achieve the look you want. Costs can quickly spiral out of control if you don’t sit down and go over the numbers before you begin. Take the time to do some research on the cost of the materials and labor to get the bathroom renovated just the way you want it.
3. Leaving Out a Feature You Really Want
Once your bathroom remodel is completed, you don’t want to have any regrets. If there’s a feature you have your heart set on, be sure to include it in the project. Consider that you likely won’t be doing a remodel again for at least a few years, so it’s important to get it right this time.
If cost is an issue, make a budget and set a plan for saving so that you can include the elements you truly want and need. You want a completed bathroom that you’ll love, not a disappointment, so don’t forgo a feature you would really like to have.
4. Not Working With a Professional
There are some things that no homeowner should try to do on their own. These include plumbing and electrical work. Unless you’re a plumber or an electrician, it’s a mistake to try to tackle these tough tasks on your own. Hire a professional to handle the work so that it’s done safely and correctly. You could make a costly mistake at best, and be risking your safety at worst. Spend the money to hire a pro before moving plumbing or rewiring the electrical in the bathroom.
A bathroom remodeling project is an exciting way to update an important space in your home. Avoid these mistakes to ensure that the final result is one that you’ll love for years to come. Contact us today if you have any questions or would like to start planning your dream bathroom.