Three Do Not’s for Bathroom Renovation
When you finally commit to renovating your outdated bathroom, you might be feeling a mixture of emotions. You are excited to see the finished design, but you are worried about how long the project will take and what factors may cause delays during the process. While everyone hopes that their renovation projects go as smoothly as possible, it is very important to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. The best way to prepare is to know what mistakes you should specifically avoid making. Here are three “do not’s” for bathroom renovation that you should keep in the front of your mind when you are planning and completing the project.
Starting the Demolition Before You Purchase or Choose All of the Products
It is common to want to get a jump start on the project by starting the demolition stage early,after all, if you have more than one bathroom you might be thinking that you can live without your master bath until the project is done. This is a major mistake that should be avoided until you select, purchase, and assure the delivery date of all of the new elements that will be installed in your updated bathroom. If you start to demolish things that do not need to be demolished, it will cost you time and money.
Failing to Install Updated Piping
If your home was built prior to 1975, you need to make sure that your pipes have been updated while they are accessible. A bathroom remodel is the perfect excuse to check your existing water supply piping and to replace all of the galvanized pipes that have not been updated. Failing to do this can cost you money and can turn a simple remodel into a major disaster later down the line.
Failing to Set Aside Extra Money
You set a budget before you even start to design what your new bathroom will look like. The budget will include the cost of new fixtures, piping, toilets, a shower, a bath, materials, and labor. But failing to set aside money to account for hidden damage is a mistake. It is very common for outdated bathrooms to have mold damage and dry rot around the tub and sink, so once they are removed, you may be in for a big surprise that you were not prepared to deal with.
If you want your remodel project to be done quickly, you need to take control of the project before it takes control of you. Consider the common mistakes that homeowners make, and avoid them at all costs.
Andre has been freelance writing for several years, and loves writing home improvement, parenting, health, and self-help articles.
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