Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes To Avoid

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Making mistakes in your bathroom remodel can derail your plans. Creating a new bathroom is exciting, but you want to get it right, so you can avoid expensive mistakes. To help your bathroom remodel to run smoothly, use these tips to avoid the most common mistakes that people make in bathroom renovation projects.

Going Over Budget

To avoid going over budget in your bathroom remodeling project, you need to research. Most people don’t do enough research into the different brands and products to assess the best combination of what they like and what they can actually afford. The price points for things like plumbing fixtures, tiles, vanities, and light fixtures can vary a lot by materials and brand. 

Remember that remodeling your bathroom could also include quite a lot of unforeseen costs. As a general rule of thumb, once you have been given a quote for your new bathroom, you should add on 20% to the budget, just in case of unplanned costs. 

Failing To Properly Compare Estimates

When you are getting estimates for a remodel, it might be very tempting to go with the cheapest option, but this should not be the only thing you base your choice on. You should also make sure you compare the details. 

Price shouldn’t be the only factor when you are hiring a contractor. Ask your friends and family who have completed similar projects for recommendations. Check these recommendations to see how long they have been in business, and what kind of reviews they have online. Trust your gut too. If you like your contractor, you will have a much more pleasant experience, even if this means having to pay a little more. 

If the quotes that you get are really different, look carefully at the details. Sometimes something might have been missed off, which could be the reason for the big price difference. It can be easier to compare your estimates in a spreadsheet. 

Cramming Too Much In

It might be tempting to choose every fixture and fitting that fits your idea of the dream bathroom, but you need to keep the size of your bathroom in mind too. 

A lot of people make the mistake when they’re redesigning the bathroom of trying to cram much too much stuff into a small space. This can run the risk of violating building codes, but it can also make your bathroom uncomfortable and annoying to use too. 

Know the dimensions of the different elements that you want to include in the room. It’s a common mistake to choose bathroom fixtures and features that are too large for the room. 

Neglecting Ventilation Requirements

Bathrooms get humid, so you need to create adequate ventilation. A lot of people get it wrong when they do this. It’s very important to choose a fan for the bathroom that is going to be big enough for the space, as humidity can get trapped in the room, which can then lead to mold and mildew building up over time.

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