6 Bathroom Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

January 12, 2021
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6 Bathroom Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Even if you're only replacing an outdated vanity or remodeling the entire space, bathroom remodeling can be a costly proposition. We have listed out the 6 most prevalent mistakes made during the remodelling of a bathroom and how you can prevent them in your own home.

Ignoring the Bathroom Fan

Remember this often-overlooked feature: an adequately sized exhaust fan for the bathroom. Humidity gets stuck in the confined space without adequate ventilation. This humid climate becomes the ideal habitat for mold or mildew over time, and causes the decay of paint, grout, and metal. If you already have a fan or add one to your renovation, before switching the fan on in your updated area, ensure to vacuum the vent clean of construction dust and debris. 

Lacking a Clear Plan

Planning plays a vital role in any project. Instead of guessing the exact requirements of your bathroom after you've already ripped out the bathroom, create a plan that takes into consideration accurate measurements, estimated prices, all materials, and your own personal taste. Map your strategy for any family members or bathroom remodeling contractors who can assist you with the remodeling process.

Lack of Space in the Bathroom

If your bathroom renovation plan focuses on looks rather than efficiency, that's a big issue. Leave the decoration for later and first consider the layout and spacing. Improper spacing makes your bathroom uncomfortable to use for daily chores.

Unrealistic Budget

Be realistic about the budget. When you have only a limited amount of cash to deal with, stick to how much you can afford. You'll have to cut corners somewhere if you spend too much money and you're not going to be happy with the outcome. However, additional costs do emerge, so err on the safe side by budgeting an additional 15 to 20 percent for unexpected expenses.

Overlooking Defects

A gap in a bathroom vanity or glitches in tile job, might seem as minor defects but even the smallest defects can become eyesore down the line. Make sure to fix the defects, even the smallest ones, as the renovation advances. When you see there is something wrong with the work, don’t overlook the work, otherwise you'll see it every time you use the bathroom.

Don’t Rush

Any renovation is exciting at first, but hard work and long hours cause many people to lose the momentum. If you're so excited to see the finished room that you're starting to hurry, you could burn out. Rather, move from the start at a steady pace, then slow down at the end to make sure all is done properly. Definitely, persistence pays off.

Bathroom renovation is not an easy task. To avoid mistakes while remodeling your bathroom, if it always advisable to hire Bathroom Remodeling Company in Fairfield, CT

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