Whether you are planning a total bathroom rehaul or simply ready to replace the bath/shower, any remodeling venture can end in disaster if the right steps aren’t taken. To help you avoid these mistakes, we’re listing out some of the most common bathroom remodeling mishaps:
Starting Without a Good Plan
The emphasis, here, is on the word “good”. Without a solid plan, your bathroom remodel can end in shambles. To avoid this mistake, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you have any experience with plumbing work?
- Are you thinking about storage space?
- How’s the lighting in your bathroom?
- Are you dealing with a small or big layout?
- Do you need to move plumbing/electrical wires around?
- What’s your budget?
- What are your biggest pain points?
All of these questions will help you establish a logical plan. They’ll also help you determine whether or not your bathroom remodel should be a DIY project or if consulting with a professional is the better choice.
Making the Remodel Your First DIY Project
When it comes to any home renovation, most homeowners will immediately look for ways to save on the project. And while there is absolutely nothing wrong with establishing a budget and sticking to it, a lot of people choose to save money on the wrong things. The most common failure is making the bathroom your first DIY project.
During a bathroom remodel, a lot of things can go wrong due to the size and complexity of the room’s compact design. Therefore, the renovation has to be carefully thought out and completed. Attempting to save by replacing your own tub/shower, for example, is not a smart move for someone with no plumbing or remodeling experience. A cheap job and/or cheap fixtures can also result in future, expensive repairs. Instead, leave the bigger projects for the professionals.
Choosing the Wrong Materials
Walking into a bathroom remodel with the wrong materials is like stepping into a tropical jungle without the proper equipment; it won’t work and will probably end in disaster. A full bathroom sees daily use and is constantly exposed to moisture. To prevent future water damage—warped walls and mold/mildew growth—you’ll need to choose materials specifically designed for the bathroom. Some of the best include acrylic, composite, fiberglass, tile, glass, and ceramic.
Not Consulting With a Bathroom Remodeler
A professional bathroom remodeler who has years of experience, positive reviews, and top-of-the-line equipment has the knowledge that you can count on for a project well done. Not consulting with an expert—even if it’s just for design guidance—can increase the likelihood of mistakes.
Contact Jacuzzi® Bath Remodel today to find an authorized dealer in your area. Our bathroom products are second to none and designed to provide long-lasting, luxurious benefits.