Common Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes
Whether you are only replacing an old vanity or renovating the whole space, a bathroom renovation can be a costly project. Here are some of the typical mistakes done while renovating a bathroom and how you can avoid them in your own place.
Ignoring the bathroom exhaust fan
Without the correct ventilation, moisture gets trapped in the enclosed area. Over time, this humid environment becomes the ideal home for mildew and mold and allows paint, and metal to decay. Whether you already have a bathroom fan or adding a new exhaust in your bathroom remodeling, make sure to vacuum-clean the vent of construction dust before turning the exhaust fan on.
Not having a specific plan
Planning is everything! Rather than finding your requirements after you've already removed the bathtub, create a plan that takes into account exact measurements, predicted cost, all materials needed, and your own personal design.
In case your plan for your bathroom renewal concentrates on appearances rather than function, it could lead to bigger problems. Leave the decorating part for later and concentrate on the layout and spacing first. In case you're removing walls and relocating plumbing fixtures, make sure the new plan meets building codes and also that the placing of fixtures provides comfortable usability.
Choosing the correct materials
Bathrooms going through some severe strain-from high humidity levels to fast temperature changes. To prevent warped floors, walls, or vanities, you'll need to choose materials created particularly for the bathroom. While investing so much money to remodel your bathroom, it's essential to know that your vanity and fixtures can withstand high humidity.
Be realistic about the budget. In case you exceed your budget, you'll need to cut corners someplace and won't be satisfied with the results. Additional costs do occur, So make sure you're budgeting an extra 15-20 percent for unpredicted expenses.
Ignoring little mistakes
Small errors in a new flooring job or a gap in a bathroom vanity perhaps appear minor, however, even the smallest flaws will become blemishes in the future. As your remodeling proceeds, always correct mistakes, even the tiniest ones. Don't convince yourself to ignore work that's been done wrong in case you see it now, you'll notice it each time you use the bathroom.
Not paying attention toward the end
Every improvement is exciting at first, however hard work and long hours make most people lose patience. If you're so impatient to see the finished bathroom and you start hurrying, you might get exhausted. Alternatively, work at a steady pace at first, then take your time, in the end, to make sure everything is performed correctly. Patience surely pays off.