What’s the worst nightmare of anyone planning a bathroom remodeling? To realize mistakes are made when the job is already done and the money paid. Instead of crying over spilled milk, get organized beforehand and see how to avoid errors, how to actually be absolutely happy with the bathroom renovation. So, what can you do wrong?
Exceed the bathroom renovation budget
Nowadays, home remodeling companies offer a free estimate based on the bath reno plan. They often offer deals too. What’s tricky here is that you may need a complete bathroom remodeling but settle for only a few changes – the ones included in deal offers. That’s a mistake unless you really only need these exact changes.
What’s also likely to happen is to exceed your budget. If you have set a certain budget, stick to it. Or even tell the bathroom remodeler that you cannot go higher and see what’s not important to omit it. Also, keep in mind that oftentimes, extra costs arise and so, there’s a fear of surpassing your budget limits anyway. Pay attention to such things.
Fail to plan the bathroom design in detail
Planning the bathroom design in great detail is key to your convenience. You need to consider your family, your size, your habits in relation to the space available. It’s not possible to fit a huge floating tub, a shower cabinet, a large counter & vanity, the toilet, and cabinetry in a 7′ x 7′ bathroom, no matter how tiny you are. Is it?
Choose the wrong fixtures & configuration
Speaking of people’s sizes, bathroom planning, and fixtures, you need to consider more than what you can fit in the bathroom. You also need to consider if the tub you choose is big enough for you. If the space is big enough to let you pass by or to allow you to remove the washer. It all comes back to the design of the bathroom that would include anything from choosing the right size fixtures to configure them appropriately.
Forget all about the bathroom ventilation
You need some kind of steam exhaust system in the bathroom. If you forget this part, expect to face moisture issues and later on, mold. Unless this is a guest room with no shower – hence, no steam, you need to invest in a good vent system – use it, too. Make sure the system is ideal for the bathroom’s size. Now if you can enlarge the window too, it’ll be great since you can easily crack it to air the bathroom.
Get porous and non-resistant materials
Be careful which materials you choose for the bathroom. In wet environments, like that of the bathroom, there are temp fluctuations and high levels of humidity. Avoid vulnerable materials that will hardly withstand moisture and will wear – often rot, fast. Today, there’s an abundance of materials that would do the trick and offer the level of elegance you seek.
Not find the right bathroom reno contractor
The devil hides in details. And that’s true when it comes to any big and small bathroom remodel. It’s truly vital to find a trusted bathroom renovation contractor. After all, if you get to work with a devoted team, you will hardly have to worry about all the above. Not that you shouldn’t check their work but it will give you a sense of relief to know that there’s an expert team by your side, giving you solutions for the best bathroom design, doing all the planning and dirty work for you.
Remember that no glitch is acceptable when it comes to your bathroom and especially, when you have spent money on a reno. What seems like a tiny glitch with the bathroom floor tile today may lead to mold build-up in grout tomorrow. Wouldn’t it be a disaster?