Common Home Improvement Mistakes – Bathroom Blunders

by Rachel Laurendeau on November 8, 2013

bathroom remodeling INIt seems as though every home improvement project has its pitfalls and common mistakes that many of us make. In this blog series, we’re going to talk about some of those mistakes and how to avoid them.

Last week, we talked about painting blunders, and in today’s installment, we’re talking about common mistakes made during bathroom renovations, most of which are relevant whether you’re taking on a DIY home improvement project or hiring a home remodeling contractor.

Budget woes – too many people go into home improvements without thinking through and setting a budget. You’re just setting yourself up for disappointment and delays if you don’t set a realistic budget, get estimates for the work, and stay within your means.

Using cheap materials – yes, you want to stay on budget but that doesn’t mean you should be using cheap materials in the bathroom. You don’t want a toilet that is hard to keep clean or leaky faucets in a few months.

Taking on more than you can chew – sure, most DIY savvy folks can change a toilet or a light fixture, paint walls and hang a new shower bar but a major bathroom remodeling project can involve plumbing, electrical wiring, carpentry, tile work, and much more. If you’re doing more than just a bit of cosmetic work, hiring a specialized bathroom remodeler will certainly cut back on the stress and blunders of renovations.

Fashion before function – in this day of blogs, pinterest, and home magazines, it is easy to fall for all of the beautiful finishes that we see in designer bathrooms. The truth of the matter though, is that all the pretty finishes and fixtures in the world aren’t nearly as important as a function in the bathroom. Of course, we want it to look good, but that shouldn’t take away from how well laid out and efficient it is.

Simply taking the time to plan and design your bathroom should help you avoid these common bathroom remodeling mistakes and many others.

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