Bath remodeling projects—whether they’re minor makeovers or full renovations—can be one of the best and most cost-effective ways to add value to your home. However, even a smaller project can be a giant waste of time and money if not carefully planned and executed. For this reason, it’s important to find the right professional team to handle your bath remodel from start to finish.
At Bath Solutions, Etc., we’re deeply committed to customer satisfaction. We also, understand how intimidating it can be to take on an expensive home remodeling project. That’s why we do everything we can to help homeowners understand the process, and to feel confident moving forward with a carefully planned and well-budgeted investment.
We’re also quite aware of the typical problems that plague DIY bathroom remodeling projects, or remodels done by inexperienced or unlicensed contractors. In this article, our team shares some of the most common bathroom remodeling mistakes to help you prepare for your upcoming bath renovation.
1. Reconfiguring Your Bathroom Layout
Your bathroom layout is a carefully planned network of plumbing and electrical connections. This configuration should not be messed with unless the person in charge of the project knows exactly what they’re doing—in other words, a trained and experienced contractor.
It might seem easy enough to change the positioning of toilet seats, install walk-in tubs to empty spaces, or to move shower stalls across the room. The truth of the matter is that these are not simple DIY projects at all. If your bathroom layout reconfiguration goes wrong, the plumbing issues they can cause are one of the most expensive remodeling mistakes you can make.
2. Badly Designed Bathrooms
Another common mistake that many homeowners make has to do with decor. The color of the walls, the pattern of the tiles, the materials used, and the layout can seem like decisions you can easily make yourself, but don’t be fooled. A lot more goes into planning a bathroom redesign than you might expect—and too many homeowners make the mistake of designing an overly expensive bathroom that doesn’t add value to the home.
A professional interior designer has the tools and strategies to make sure you’re completely satisfied with your project before going forward. In addition, professionals make it a point to plan the project perfectly allocating the project in accordance with your budget and needs.
3. Unlicensed Contractors
The wrong contractor can send you and your home into a downward spiral of never-ending fees, unkept promises, and unfinished (or badly executed) work. This is why it’s so important to rely on a proven, trusted remodeling company for any home improvement project you take on—whether it’s a small remodel or a large, complex renovation.
Make sure your contractor is licensed and established in your area, and take the time to read their online reviews. Look for businesses that are A+ rated with the BBB, and that have an extensive portfolio to show you of successful projects completed in the past.
4. Poor Quality Materials
A great bathroom renovation depends on the expertise of the designer and installation team, and on the quality of the products used. Poor-quality products are often used to save money during renovations but wind up seeming more like throwing money down the drain in the long run.
Make sure that you’re choosing the highest quality products possible for your bathroom makeover. For example, choose tub and shower products that are made with high-quality acrylic materials that are mold-resistant, strong, durable, and beautiful—and that will last for decades to come. This will add value to your home and keep you from spending a fortune on replacements and repairs over time.
Premium-Quality Bathroom Renovations in Southwest Florida
Since 2011, our team at Bath Solution, Etc. has been guiding homeowners through a customized bathroom remodeling process that emphasizes affordability and long-lasting quality. Whether you’re planning to convert your space into an ADA-accessible bathroom for safer use, a luxurious spa getaway right inside your master bathroom, or something else, our goal is to provide the results you want at a price you’ll love.
If you’re interested in remodeling your bathroom with our A+ rated BBB-affiliated company, we’d love to hear from you. Give our team a call to speak with an agent over the phone or fill out our online form to request a free, in-home pricing estimate and design consultation for your next project.
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