Bathroom renovations are a great way to improve your property, but they often don’t come cheap. That cost can be further increased when mistakes are made and by simply being aware of these mistakes before you take any action, you have a much better chance of sticking to the budget you have in mind. We’ve witnessed many bathroom renovation “nightmares” in our 25 years of serving the community of Toronto and we would hate for you to go through a similar ordeal in 2015. For that reason we’ve put together a few of the text book remodeling errors you need to steer well clear of when giving your bathroom a makeover.
Bathroom Renovations: Serious Errors You Must Avoid If You’re Planning One
Bathroom renovations can improve your quality of life, boost the value of your home and make the room function much more efficiently, but only if done right. Here’s what not to do during a bathroom renovation:
• Setting an Unrealistic Budget – This is a cardinal sin in the remodeling world! Even worse would be to not set a budget at all. You absolutely must be realistic about how much you can afford to spend during a bathroom renovation and then incorporate features and changes into your plan that can realistically be done for that cost. There’s no use in trying to complete $50,000 of work with $10,000, as the quality of the whole renovation will suffer.
• No Clear Plan – Even worse than not getting your budget right is to go into a bathroom renovation without having a clear plan in place. Making decisions as you go will only end one way: badly. Bathroom renovations require careful, precise planning if you’re going to get a design that meets your needs for a cost you can afford. As the expression goes “failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”
• Adopting a Passing Trend – Every single year there are new trends in home design, but it’s very risky to base bathroom renovations on these trends as many of them pass in what seems like the blink of an eye. You’re then left with a design that becomes something you want to hide rather than show off and you’ll likely be stuck with it for a good number of years given the expense that’s involved with bathroom renovations. Basing your renovation on a passing fad could also make your home less desirable and therefore less saleable, which could be an issue if you want to move.
• Attempting Complicated Tasks Yourself – This has always been an issue, but even more so in recent years as homeowners look to make savings wherever possible to combat the effects of the recession. Unless you have some professional experience in completing bathroom renovations, you should seriously consider hiring a qualified contractor. While you might be able to save some of the cost by completing small tasks such as painting, you will likely increase the overall project cost if you attempt specialist tasks such as plumbing or electrics.
If you’re interested in having a bathroom renovation done at your property and want some professional guidance or maybe a free consultation with our team, get in touch with Parada Kitchens & Bathrooms. In additional to bathroom renovations we also complete kitchen renovations.