Remodeling any room in your house can be an exciting project to take on. A bathroom remodel especially can be exciting, but it can also be a bit daunting to start a new project like this.
For some mistakes there is no going back. If you do your research and know what to look out for, though, you should be good to go and on your way to a brand new bathroom.
Here is a list of some common bathroom remodeling mistakes:
1. Trying To Do It Alone
Depending on how extensive your remodeling project is, you might want to consider hiring a contractor to help you with your bathroom remodel.
Especially when it comes to major plumbing and any electrical wiring, one small mistake can make things go very, very wrong.
If you decide to hire a professional, make sure that he or she is licensed and has good referrals. Having an inexperienced contractor botch the job is just as bad as botching it yourself.
2. Underestimating Time and Money Factors
Remodeling projects take time and cost money. You don't want to underestimate the time your project will take and end up going without a bathroom for longer than you need to. Nor do you want to underestimate the price of your remodel and end up cutting corners to make budget.
Careful planning for all factors involved with the remodel can help, as can overestimating. If you plan for more time than you actually need, you won't have to rush at all. Of course, with any project as extensive as a bathroom remodel, whatever can go wrong often will. Make sure to account for time and money in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
Again, careful and meticulous planning can save you a lot of time, trouble, and money in the long run. Make sure to plan everything with meticulous precision, down to the tiny screws and nails needed to hang the final picture frames. Forgetting even the smallest details can halt the whole project and cost you blessed time and money. Be sure to confirm every purchase order and shipment arrival to make sure each and every piece and part are accounted for. Planning and confirmation of everything can save your entire project.
4. Too Trendy Design Schemes
When you are remodeling a bathroom, it is unlikely that you will want to remodel it again for a very long time. Following remodel and decorating trends is great, but make sure that your designs will still look good a decade from now. Stick to clean, neutral, and timeless looks, that will require very little updating over time. Remember, it's easy to change up your décor items or even to repaint, but replacing the major appliances and built in features requires a lot more work and money.
Bathroom remodels are exciting and can give your home a whole new look, as well as potentially increase the value of your home. Do your research and plan carefully to avoid these common mistakes.