Bathroom remodels are one undertaking that almost every homeowner has gone through before. With so many bathrooms in your house, one of them is bound to not fit the vision you had in your head. That’s OK, though—you can redesign it to better fit your style.
However, there’s a lot to know about remodeling your bathroom, which is why we’re here to review some common dos and don’ts. After reading this, you won’t have to worry about making any costly mistakes during your project.
DO Plan Out Your Remodel in Advance
Like all big jobs, the first step is to plan out everything. The features you want, the style you want to achieve, and the timeframe in which you’d like to complete it are all crucial details to consider. On top of that, you need to make sure you set a certain budget that you’d like to stay under.
DON’T Underestimate Your Budget
When creating your budget, though, make sure you don’t underestimate it. You’ll need to take into account how much all of the parts and labor will cost. Then add a buffer in case any delays or mistakes are made during the project. These aren’t likely, but it’s better to have planned for them ahead of time instead of being surprised by them down the road.
DO Include Everything You Want Now
When doing a remodel, it’s key to do everything right now. While stretching out the project is useful for spreading out the costs, it will usually end up costing you much more to do so. We know you already have an idea of everything you’d like to change, so you might as well do it all right away.
DON’T Overcrowd Your Bathroom
Just because you want all these items and features doesn’t mean you should try to include every last one of them. There is such a thing as too much. Bathrooms tend to be quite small, so putting in too many things will overcrowd it quickly, making it quite the eyesore. Plus, it’s unlikely you’ll use all these features every day.
DO Make Sure Everyone Agrees on the Changes
Chances are, you won’t be the only one using this bathroom. Whether you live with your spouse, a significant other, or a roommate, getting everyone’s opinion before you break ground on your project is a good idea. Not everyone may agree with the pink paradise you planned. If you make a decision that not everyone likes, you’ll likely have to pay to fix it down the road.
DON’T Attempt This Project Entirely on Your Own
Unless the remodel you have planned for your bathroom is smaller in scale, our final do and don’t for you to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t try to do this project on your own. Unless you have an extensive background in construction and plumbing, your project likely won’t turn out quite as you expected. More often than not, you’ll end up doing more harm than good.
That’s why you need to find yourself a team of experienced bathroom remodeling contractors. Here at Your Bath and Kitchen, you’ll find just that. We’ve expertly trained our staff to handle any remodeling plans you give them.