5 Common Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes

Thinking about updating your old, outdated bathroom can be truly exciting. However, changes that seem easy to you may require more work than you imagine. Conversely, issues that you’ve been suffering with for years may be easily remedied with simple alternative solutions that may have been overlooked. Therefore, take a look at our top five bathroom remodeling errors to make your update a happy success.

Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes # 1

Impractical Design - When you fall in love with a particular style it can be easy to ignore how well-suited it may be for your home, your lifestyle, or your budget.  Therefore, it’s important to work keeping in mind what you have and what you need, or risk ending up with a cramped or impractical space, or by falling for an over-the-top design that may be far outside your set budget. To avoid this, consider picking just one of the large dream items on your list.

Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes # 2

Moving fixtures or pipes - Think carefully about switching the layout of fixtures or pipes around. This can quickly become expensive and may raise more problems than it solves. When you decide that you do want to do so, make sure you consult a plumber first to make sure it’s feasible.

Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes # 3

Not seeking expert advice - If you are knocking down walls, moving or adding windows or updating your electrical, you may need approvals and permits, and some jobs are best left to professionals. You may think doing it yourself will save money, yet often hiring a pro can save you time, stress and money in the long run.

Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes # 4

Not planning an alternative – Typically, your water will have to be switched off at some stage, and while it’s off, you may need another bathroom to use unless you have more than one. How long it’s off will depend on the scale of the work, but it might be a great time to plan a getaway, vacation, or to visit friends or family.

Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes # 5

Not allowing wiggle room - Bathrooms are well-known for surprise hidden costs from rusted pipes, rot, outdated electrical or mold issues. When planning your budget, set aside a contingency amount so you can be prepared for the unexpected.

By talking with the experts and getting a good idea of the time, effort, and financial resources you’ll need for your project, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about what you might need, want, and can comfortably afford.

As the experts in both residential and commercial bathroom furniture and fixtures, DECOLAV can help. Contact us for assistance in adding affordable style and harmony to your bathroom.

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