A bathroom remodel is a great way to improve your home’s value, but if not completed properly you could be facing more problems post remodel than you were dealing with before. Save thousands of dollars by avoiding these 5 common mistakes when remodeling your bathroom:
1. Stay away from poor planning.
If you don’t want to spend more money than you should, take your time planning exactly what you want and the most efficient way to make it happen. So, give a long hard think before making any decision, get your measures right, all the sample palettes you can get and keep your mood board for inspiration at hand. Plan your spaces carefully; bearing in mind plumbing lines and power sources, you’ll save a lot of money already by keeping these where they are.
2. Avoid cheap materials.
It’s true, some things are not worth splurging your money but other things are a good investment. Like faucets, tiles and high quality storage spaces that will be durable; the things that get most usage must be of top quality in order to avoid replacing them too often. You can still save money sacrificing a little bit of design and brand names in your toilette or light fixtures and still get the same quality for half the price.
3. Don’t overlook universal design.
The future is unpredictable but just in case, is always good to be prepared. That’s what universal design allows you to do; larger shower stalls enable easy access and universal use, a built-in bench and railings that are not only for disabled people, it also provides a comfort seat for able-bodied people to shave or take a vapor shower. Adding grab bars to the bathtub, the sink and a toilette model that is not that high.
4. Don’t forget about efficiency.
Saving energy and resources is a big issue these days, so make a deep research and consult a specialist when the time to choose a water-heating system or showerhead arrives. The same principle applies for power connections and other appliances.
5. Never rely on D.I.Y.
When it comes to remodeling a bathroom while it may be enticing to try and save money by doing it yourself, it is highly recommended to always hire an expert. Even if you display many skills when it comes to home improvement projects, if something goes wrong you will be wasting a lot of time and money adding the extra expenses of fixing what went wrong. Make sure you can count on a professional home improvement contractor for your bathroom remodel like the expert team of Brian Hommel Home Improvement; being a licensed and fully insured company we can provide you with all the security you and your home may need, while guaranteeing you the best results. If you have a home improvement project, please contact us at (845)338-2211 or click here for a quote.