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7 Costly Mistakes to Avoid for Your Bathroom Remodeling

Wouldn’t it be great if you could make it through your bathroom remodel without making one single mistake? Unfortunately, that’s not the case for quite a few people. This can happen whether you planned out your bathroom remodel or not.

There are several common goof’s homeowners make that can potentially cost you thousands of dollars. And this is especially so if you’re doing an upscale renovation.

So, to ensure you get the best out of your remodel, make sure you don’t make the same mistakes. Let’s look at some of them.

1. Rushing Your Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom remodel gone wrong

The bathroom remodeling process takes time to complete. For this reason, you want to be patient with the contractors you hire. Rushing them to complete the project will only leave you with mediocre craftsmanship.

And what’s equally concerning is that it can cost you double. Imagine rushing the job and not liking the outcome. Now, you must pay the same contractor or a different one additional money to correct it.

Avoid this altogether by allowing the contractor to do their job on your bathroom remodel.

 2. Hire Skilled Labor

Contractor working on a bathroom remodel

Thinking about doing your own bathroom remodeling? You may want to reconsider. Most people opt for this believing they will save a lot of money in doing so. But in a worst-case scenario, it could lead to you paying much more than you anticipated.

If you’re looking for an in-depth bathroom remodel, then you will require the expertise of a skilled contractor. You never know if there may be a leaky pipe that needs fixing. Doing finish painting, ripping out old tubs and performing other demolition work is tricky business.

Also, keep in mind that there are multiple skills involved. In many cases, you need a plumber, electrician, cabinet installer and tile setter to complete the project. Contractors ensure you get all of this.

3. Buying Cheap Materials for Key Areas

Bathroom vanity top made of stone

When you’re selecting the materials to use for your bathroom remodeling, it’s important to go with quality. However, there are some homeowners that try to save money by going with cheaper options.

The key is to go with materials that will last you a lifetime or close to it. Plus, it’s good to get a warranty with the material, so you can replace it when necessary.

When it comes to faucets, you want to go with PVD finishes and chrome. These show to be quite durable. Chrome does scratch easily if you clean it with a heavy-duty scouring pad, so avoid that.

Then for the floors, you should choose something that’s water-resistant, such as tile. As for the countertops, you should go with stones like quartz, granite and marble.

4. Not Considering the Future

Bathroom with accessibility features

Now, there are some homeowners who remodel their bathroom without thinking much of the future. If you’re planning to live in your home for the rest of your life, then you should update it.

For instance, the height of your bathroom vanity and toilet will play a big role in the accessibility of the bathroom when you grow older. You don’t want to struggle doing basic things in the restroom.

On that note, you may also want to have a curbless shower stall that’s easy to get in and out of. Place bars on the walls, so you can have a place to hold on to. Some even place a bar near the toilet.

5. Ignoring Water Efficiency Options

Bathroom with water efficient appliances

 

You want to save money anywhere you can. This includes with your fixtures. The models you choose can either help your bathroom’s efficiency or hurt it. Homeowners who are looking to save on their monthly utility bills will oftentimes go for faucets that are efficient.

This means they come with low flow. You can do this with the sink faucet, bathtub faucet and shower head if you so wish. Installing low flow faucets everywhere will give you the best results.

6. Not Seeing the Products in Person

Showroom of cabinets, countertops, sinks

 

 

It’s very important that you get a chance to see the products you’ll install in your bathroom beforehand. But this is impossible if you’re shopping solely on the internet. Therefore, we encourage you to visit a local showroom to get a firsthand view of the goods you want to purchase.

7. Not Adding Enough Storage

Bathroom cabinetry

 

A bathroom that lacks cabinetry will easily become junky. It’s important to have sufficient storage space for this purpose. You can get this by installing a beautiful cabinet for your bathroom vanity.

You can also install additional cabinetry if you have the space for it.

Begin Looking for a Contractor

If you’re on the market for a contractor for your bathroom remodeling project, then look no further than Fairfax Kitchen and Bath. For decades, we’ve helped homeowners improve their kitchens and bathrooms.

We have a local showroom you can visit to see the products we have in stock. This includes stone slabs, sinks, faucets, backsplashes, tile, vanities and hardwood.

Many of our competitors don’t offer the same benefits we offer. Besides having a showroom to visit, you also get a brand warranty for all products.

Some of the brands we carry include Wolf Cabinets, Cambria, Caesarstone, Kitchenmaid, Silestone, Fabuwood and Schrock Cabinets. Some of the cities we offer installation work for include Washington DC, Fairfax, Springfield, Tyson, Vienna and Burke, Virginia.

The licensed and insured contractors we have on staff will fabricate the products for your bathroom remodel.

Ready to receive a free estimate? Then give us a call today to schedule your consultation!

I am a remodeling expert that loves to build beautiful homes. I write about our beautiful place in Fairfax and the homes that I have help over the years.

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