What Should You Not Do When Remodeling A Bathroom?

When it comes to remodeling your bathroom, there are a lot of decisions to be made. From the room’s layout to the finishing touches, we understand that things can get overwhelming. Because of this, it can be easy to make mistakes along the way that can cost you time and money. However, if you know and understand some of these pitfalls up front, you can work to avoid them. Let’s look at things you should avoid when doing a bathroom remodel!

Going Over Budget

A budget for every project needs to be established. You must understand the constraints within this budget as well. While you want to redo your bathroom, perhaps you don’t have the funds, for now, to go all out. That’s okay. We can work with you to help you decide your must-haves and things that could be left for later. These could be things such as tile on the walls or granite countertops.

We are happy to work with you to determine what can be done within your current budget and maybe things you could leave for an upgrade later. It is also important to leave a little cushion in your budget for things that might come up. While we all hope that there aren’t any unexpected issues during a remodeling project, the reality is that we don’t know what is under those walls, ceilings, and floors until the drywall or plaster is removed. Having a bit of a cushion will allow you to stay within your budget if something pops up.

Be Sure to Hire a Professional

With so many options out there for bathroom remodeling contractors, it is important that you do your research. You don’t want to hire just anyone. We have all heard a horror story or two of remodeling companies coming in and not doing the job correctly. Or taking the money and running. You need to ensure that you are hiring a remodeling company with a solid reputation, such as Exceptional Exteriors and Renovations. We take pride in our work. Our team is experienced, licensed, and insured to allow us to deliver you the bathroom of your dreams.

If you are looking to upgrade or improve your current bathroom, always take a minute and research the companies you are interested in. Be sure to look at their online reviews and take note of any issues that might arise. It is important to look at their social media and do a quick internet search on their business name. This will allow you to see what others think about that company. Crooked contractors are someone that you want to avoid. However, many people fall for their scams, making this the leading complaint nationwide. Furthermore, you don’t want to have your bathroom remodeled by a contractor that isn’t licensed. Be sure to take their company name and call to verify, for your own safety, and also request a copy of their insurance. (1)

How to Find the Right Contractor

The biggest mistake you can make when remodeling a bathroom is not hiring a professional.

For starters, hiring a professional ensures that all of the work will be completed correctly and to the highest standards. They will have the experience and know-how necessary to ensure everything is done correctly and safely and to code. It is important that your bathroom remodel is to code and can pass the appropriate inspections. A professional will know and understand this process to give you peace of mind that you are getting a proper remodel.

Another benefit of hiring a professional is that they can help you avoid costly mistakes. We understand what it takes to remodel a bathroom and the approximate costs of materials. This allows us to help you stay within your budget by offering suggestions that will fit and meet that budget but also meet the aesthetic look you want to achieve. If you are interested in learning more about Exceptional Exteriors and Renovations, call us at 704-201-5964.

Bathroom remodeling progresses as drywall is smoothed

Be Sure to Consider the Appropriate Layout

When remodeling a bathroom, it’s essential to plan the layout of your space carefully. You’ll want to ensure that all of your fixtures and fittings fit comfortably within the allocated space. Furthermore, you need to consider how much room you need to move around in the bathroom.

It is important to consider the room you have to work with. You don’t want to get fixtures that are too big, for example. You also need ample storage within the bathroom. While many people love the clean lines and look of a pedestal sink, it simply isn’t the best option for some bathrooms without other means of storage. However, remember that your vanity area doesn’t have to be the only place you utilize for storage. There are other storage options that can improve the use of the space, especially in small bathrooms. (2)

Plan Ahead

Another mistake homeowners make when remodeling their bathrooms is failing to plan. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of a renovation and need to remember all the details that go into making it successful. Taking the time to think through the project from start to finish can help you avoid costly mistakes and delays. Start by assessing your bathroom’s current condition. This should include any damage or wear and tear that needs to be addressed. Create a timeline for the project and break it down into manageable steps. Planning will ensure that your remodel runs smoothly and keeps you on budget.

Furthermore, you need to start by deciding what type of bathroom remodel you will take on. There are surface remodels, where you simply change out things such as paint and tile to a complete gut job. This will help you establish what it might cost. Bathroom remodels can cost up to $30K or more, depending on the level you go with. Things that can consume a budget would be electrical, plumbing, fixtures, cabinetry, materials, and more. (3)

Keep in Mind the Future

One crucial factor to consider when remodeling a bathroom is ventilation, lighting, and fixtures. (4) When choosing materials, always select ones that will last over time. For example, if you’re considering wood paneling, think about how this will fair over time with exposure to sunlight or water damage. Be sure to research the latest trends in interior design to create a space that reflects your lifestyle and personality rather than following trends blindly. If this is a bathroom you will have for years to come, you want something that you will enjoy. For example, the trend might be to have a separate shower and bathtub. However, for some, this means that the bathtub would turn into a large laundry basket. This wouldn’t be an ideal way to utilize your budget.

If you are not certain about your options, Exceptional Exteriors and Renovations would be happy to assist. We have remodeled 1000s of bathrooms, allowing us to have some great ideas to give you that winning look. Contact us today to get your free quote!

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