7 Bathroom Renovating Mistakes To Avoid

7 Bathroom Renovating Mistakes To Avoid
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    Does your bathroom need a makeover?

    Are you planning to sell your home soon?

    If you said “yes” to either question, then renovating your bathroom is your best bet.


Though, just like with any renovation, you can run into mishaps. How can you avoid the mishaps? First, keep in mind the size and scope of your project, and then plan for it – budgeting, materials needed, the problem areas, etc.

Want to know the do’s and don’ts of bathroom renovating? Then stick around for the 7 mistakes to avoid when you renovate your bathroom:

Not Having A Realistic Budget

“Bathrooms renovations can be costly, once you start taking tiles off the walls or floors,” says Daniel Vincent, a lifestyle blogger at Boom Essays.

“So, before you start your project, know how much money you’ll have to spend, so that you can prioritize the projects that are most important to you. Know the difference between negotiable and non-negotiable parts of your projects.”

Relying On Trends

Since bathroom remodels can be very expensive, then it would be wise not to go trendy (take it from the pink toilets of the past). Be sure that you make design choices that tend to last for years to come.

However, if you’re dying to be trendy, then opt for clean lines and trendy neutrals, instead of the more aggressive trends that won’t last too long.

Not Leaving Complex Jobs To The Experts

Keep in mind: bathroom renovating is more than just tile and paint. You might also run into issues with plumbing, electricity, etc., which are things that you most likely can’t handle without calling up a professional. Although you might be tempted to go DIY on your bathroom, it’s no easy task, even when it leads to a botched job.

Therefore, it’s important to consult the experts first, before taking on any renovation project. This not only helps you stay safe in your project (budget-wise and physically), but it helps you realize your vision in a more feasible light (along with pointers from a good contractor).

Having Mismatched Fixtures

When it comes to mixing finishes, don’t (we repeat) – DO NOT mix more than two types of metals, wood, or tiles. Your bathroom should look spa-worthy, not a room sampler. Using the same materials from start to finish allows you to create the sophistication and flow that you’re looking for in a bathroom.

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Leaving A Project Half-Finished

Once you get started with a project, you’re supposed to be committed to it from start to finish. The same is true for bathroom renovations. Why? The last thing you want is to plan to install a Jacuzzi tub, and then not finish the project due to changes to mindsets or preferences. And the last thing you want is your bathroom is to have holes and uneven flooring from trying to install the new tub in the first place.

In short, don’t ever leave your project half-finished. Complete the project from start to finish. However, beforehand, make sure that the project is something that you want to pursue, rather than leave anything to chance.

Shower/Bathrub Drain In The Wrong Spot

“Normally, this is considered a rookie mistake in bathroom-renovating,” says Ryan Smith, a content writer. “The problem stems from the renovator failing to see if the shower pan or bathtub is in the right place, along with the drain.

The drain hole needs to line up with the existing plumbing drain to the floor. So, it’s important to check it out before purchasing anything for it. Just keep in mind that drains are usually placed either on the left side, the right side, or the center.”

Ignoring ROIs

Did you know that you can expect a 70.4% return on your investment (ROI) when you renovate your bathroom? Really!

Despite renovations can cost a fortune, it’s still worth the investment, especially when you’re selling the home. In fact, prospective homebuyers are willing to pay more for features such an in-suite master bathroom and double sinks.

In short, don’t ignore ROI, since it’s very instrumental to making the renovation look very appealing to buyers, should you plan to sell your home.

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Since you use your bathroom for many things, you can’t possibly afford to make renovation mistakes that you’ll regret later. By following these 7 tips, you’ll be on your way to improving your bathroom that you, your family, and guests will fall in love with.

Kristin Herman is a writer and editor at Academized. She writes articles for online publications. As a tech enthusiast, she blogs about the latest trends in technology, computers, and social media.

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