A proper bathroom remodeling project will likely set you back thousands of dollars, if not tens of thousands! While a lot will depend on how big your bathroom is and what you plan to include in your remodeling, it’s safe to say that the bill won’t be cheap. However, the goal is to find the best value for your money and that’s exactly what you will manage to do by avoiding the following three bathroom remodeling mistakes.
Not Hiring an Experienced Professional
The very first step to getting on with your project should involve hiring experienced professionals to plan, advice and execute the bathroom remodel with maximum economic efficiency and workmanship. While a new remodeling company might be able to lure you in with a seemingly cheaper offer, chances are that they do not have the experience to make the best suggestions, which will prove to be a disadvantage in the long run. For example, cheaper materials need to be replaced quite frequently as they start looking ugly within a few short years. However, only a company with experience would be able to help their customers find something that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg but won’t start peeling off in a year either.
It may not be the most inexpensive option always, but when it comes to home remodeling, you should always look to get the best value for your money, rather than trying to find the cheapest products in the market. It is also worth noting that an experienced bathroom remodeler with a good reputation will likely be more concerned with maintaining their reputation than making a quick buck at your expense.
This one isn’t always a mistake, of course, but it can turn out to be a mistake in certain instances. If you are thinking about moving any of the fixtures (toilets, showers, sinks, etc.) in your bathroom to a different location, the consequent plumbing costs will, in all likelihood, increase your expenses by thousands of dollars. Unless you are confident that the relocations are worth the cost, it is better not to go through with it.
Underestimating the Costs
Budgeting is essential, but it is also practical to estimate that budget realistically. In any case, it is advisable to reserve an extra 15% of your total budget as an emergency fund, should you need it to get the project completed. Unexpected expenditure is almost expected to be honest, as it is impossible to foresee everything in advance when it comes to remodeling any part of the house and not just the bathroom.
As a bonus tip, we would advise that if your project costs are proving too expensive, it is better to take it slow and make one change at a time, rather than sacrificing on the quality of the materials or the work itself. Set your financial parameters and project requirements on paper and figure out the final strategy with the help of your remodeler, before going ahead with it.