Mistake 1. Not Having a Budget and Overspending
When it comes down to it, make sure that you budget for the project and you remain within your budget. Do additional research on bathroom products and look for more reasonable prices, but keep in mind there are several expenses that you should not cut on – plumbing and electricity. You can opt for a cheaper vanity cabinet, but make sure to to proper piping and wiring. Floors are also part of the bathroom that you need to invest in. Installing floor heating system might be costly at the moment but will have long-lasting benefits: from keeping your bathroom dry and non-mouldy to adding to house value when selling.
Mistake 2. Not Having a Plan in Place
It can be easy to simply jump into a bathroom remodel without actually thinking about what you want to have done. Before you do this though, you need to have a plan in place. If you do not, you may buy unneeded items or you may purchase something on a whim and then end up hating it later on down the road. Invite several bathroom renovation contractors and ask them to provide detailed quotes, based on those you can get a basic understanding of what needs to be done in your bathroom.
Mistake 3. Overcrowding
While you may want that huge vanity with the double sinks, you probably do not have enough room for it and if you jam it into the bathroom, you will find that your space is crowded and you do not enjoy being inside the bathroom. Your bathroom renovation needs to take the space you have available into account and work with it. Always purchase fixtures and accessories that do not take up more than a small portion of the space in your bathroom.
Mistake 4. Choosing Trendy Design Materials
While it is okay to want to be trendy and hip with the times, the bathroom is not the place to do it. In fact, your bathroom renovation should NOT use items that are “in” style right now, but use styles that will be evergreen and not date your bathroom. Remember, you can decorate with trendy items and remove them later on when the time comes. If you choose trendy fixtures, you would need to perform another bathroom remodel just to remove them.
If you need help with your upcoming bathroom renovation, rely on the professionals at HBK Constructions to guide you.