When it comes to remodeling your bathroom, there is a lot of room for error. These errors can cost you both time and money. However, the good news is that many of these errors are quite common and can actually be avoided. With that, here are some of very common bathroom remodeling mistakes.
- Not Having a Plan In Place Before Demolition
Don’t think that you can simply figure things out as you go along, as this can lead to a lot of potential problems in the future. Instead, have an idea of your budget, what materials you are going to use and who will be responsible for each part of the demolition.
- Choosing Cheap and/or the Wrong Materials
Choosing cheap materials may benefit your pocketbook in the short-term, but it will only cost you more money in the future. Bathroom materials need to withstand moisture, a lot of daily traffic and more—meaning that they need to be as durable as possible. To have a bathroom with durable materials that will withstand the test of time means not choosing cheap materials. In addition, choosing the wrong materials for a bathroom, such as those that aren’t water resistant, will also lead to potential problems like rotting floors.
- Moving the Main Bathroom Fixtures
Plumbing is one of the most expensive parts of a remodel, so if you can avoid moving the main bathroom fixtures like the toilet, sink and shower to a different location, you will save yourself a lot of money.
- Overlooking Minor Mistakes
If you notice a small mistake—even something as small as a wonky paintbrush stroke— always fix it immediately. Many people do not end up fixing these small mistakes, telling themselves that they can live with them. However, you will forever notice these mistakes, which will only compromise your satisfaction with your bathroom. With the remodel being such an investment, it is best to avoid this and simply fix these small mistakes as soon as you notice them.
- Rushing Near the End of the Renovation
Many people begin to lose focus once they reach the end of the renovation. Being so eager to see the final results, they start to rush the final touches. The problem is that the finishing work will greatly influence the final results. If you rush, the results will be compromised. To avoid this, it is suggested that people slow down their pace nearing the end of the renovation so that the best results possible are achieved.
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