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Mistakes to Avoid During Bathroom Renovations

Renovated Bathroom

Bathroom renovations rank as the second most popular restoration for an excellent reason. The bathroom is one of the essential rooms in the home regarding usage. It is also notable that today’s trends lean toward people remodelling the space into a spa-style bathroom. The preference towards separate showers and tubs, double sinks, and even seating areas make this area a luxurious retreat.

The bathroom can also be one of the most expensive rooms in the house to renovate because the costs depend mainly on the design, products, types of additions and accessories you want to add. In addition to the expensive elements involved, such as cabinetry, tile, and fixtures, there is the cost of hiring a professional contractor who is knowledgeable about design, plumbing, tiling and electrical work. It is unquestionably a high return on investment and increases the value of your home. However, creating a beautiful bathroom into a place of elegance doesn’t just happen overnight. 

Several pitfalls may be encountered during the many phases of remodelling. It’s crucial that homeowners need to be aware of what they are and how to avoid mistakes during bathroom renovations.

Clear Plan

Before you jump into this renovation project, make sure you have a clear plan that takes into account precise measurements, anticipated costs, all materials, and your taste. Map out your plan for family members or contractors who will be helping you with the remodel. 

Budget

It’s also important to be realistic about your budget. Hoping for a $20,000 renovation when you have only $10,000 to work with results in cutting corners at the end of the project, and you won’t be pleased with the results. Take a careful look at your finances and get a realistic number established and stick to it.

Limited Ventilation

Once you have established the Clear Plan and Budget, one of the first mistakes you want to avoid during the renovation is low ventilation in the bathroom. You want to invest in a good ceiling fan to reduce the amount of humidity in the room and prevent your ceiling paint from bubbling.

Often, people will overlook this crucial element, which is a huge mistake. Without proper ventilation, humidity builds up on surfaces. Over time this moisture will cause paint and grout to deteriorate and mildew to form.

Choose Ageless Materials

While other places in the home can be designed with trendy styles, the bathroom is not the place where you want to install the current trends. Avoid the pitfall by using styles, materials and accessories that are evergreen and not outdate your bathroom in just a few years.

This applies to fixtures and finishes too. Keep it simple. Never mix more than two types of finishes in the bathroom such as metal, wood and tiles. By keeping the look in the bathroom classic, you will have a room that appeals to everyone over time.

Improper Space Usage

Your layout is crucial for determining what and where your vanity, tub, shower, toilet, etc. will be placed in the room.  Avoid the mistake of overcrowding the space and jamming your bathroom with items too large for it because, in the end, you will not enjoy it.

If you have a contractor, the measurements need to be precise for placement, especially pipe connections. You should also purchase fixtures and accessories that use a limited portion of the bathroom space.

Get It Right The First Time

Renovating your bathroom can be a fun and exciting endeavour; however, you need to do your research, plan and follow some simple guidelines for achieving the success you desire. By preparing ahead of time, you will attain a beautiful space to enjoy for many years to come.

Posted on: Thursday, January 10, 2019

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