Common Mistakes People Make When Renovating Their Bathroom
Renovating your bathroom may seem like a simple task, given that it’s usually the smallest part of your home. While that might be true, there are plenty of things that require careful consideration to avoid mistakes that lead to poor design, unnecessary expenses, and unhappiness when the project is complete.
While it’s important to have a vision for your bathroom and focus on achieving it, it is also vital to keep your expectations realistic. This will help you avoid exceeding your budget, purchasing the wrong materials, not factoring backup materials, and other similar mistakes that could prove to be costly.
To help enjoy the renovation process and create the bathroom of your dreams, Bathroom Renovation Services has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when renovating their bathrooms, and how to avoid them.
1. Not aligning your budget with your expectations.
Be aware of what a typical bath renovation costs and know that adding complexity into the renovation will cost more. For example, a free-standing tub may have tub mounted faucets or floor mounted faucets. Floor mounted faucets are more expensive to purchase and take two to three times as long to install as tub mounted faucets. Contractors mostly install customer provided materials, and that is a good thing. It breaks the project down into two parts; finished goods and the installation. It also gives the homeowner better control of the renovation budget, as the contractor will only charge for the install.
2. Saving money on poor quality materials.
Cheap materials do not age well, and it will cost you more to install new pieces if they break. It is a good idea for someone contemplating a bathroom renovation to talk with a friendly realtor. Ask them what buyers are expecting in bathrooms when shopping for a home, and at what point buyers consider a bathroom a renovation project and discount the cost of a renovation from an offer.
3. Not having a clear plan and realistic expectations.
All principals and the contractor must have a very clear understanding of what the project entails and those visions must be aligned. This includes project progress, site housekeeping, material storage, and timelines.
4. Not factoring in the potential for extras.
Known issues can be planned for while it is very difficult to plan for the unknown. Extras happen and are mostly outside the control of your contractor. When planning a project prepare your budget to include 20% to 30% more in extras and hope there are none.
To ensure you are well prepared for your bathroom renovation, reach out to Bathroom Renovation Services. As the top bathroom renovators in North York, Toronto, we are skilled in renovating and remodeling powder rooms, family baths, and luxurious ensuite bathrooms. We’ve been doing bathroom renovations across North York, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Aurora, New Market, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, and Vaughan, for years now and take pride in the quality of our products and workmanship. Above all, “We Make Bathrooms Easy.”