Remodeling a bathroom is something that many people love. The chance to take an ordinary bathroom and make it shine can be a great way to help improve any bathroom and the overall value of the home as well. However, at the same time, such any kind of bathroom remodeling project must be organized carefully in order to make the end product pleasing to the eye and functional. Any homeowner needs to proceed carefully. Avoiding these potential nightmares can help a homeowner save time, money and all sorts of serious heartaches.
Keep the Plumbing Where in the Same Place
One of the most important parts of any bathroom is the plumbing. Plumbing, however, can be highly complicated. Many homeowners are tempted to rearrange all of the plumbing in the home. This is one idea that needs to be investigated thoughtfully before making any changes in the room. Plumbing chances can be very complicated if not handled properly. New pipes may need to be laid from new part of the house to the bathroom. This can create all sorts of problems including the need to pull up the entire flooring. It’s best to try and avoid this problem if possible.
Getting Too Ambitious in a Small Bathroom
Another common remodeling project is redoing the bathroom and being too ambitious. Many homeowners see a small space and start to think big. A big vision is a good idea. However, a homeowner may get carried away as they start. They may see the bathroom and start dreaming about how to expand it dramatically. Visions of ripping out walls, pulling up flooring and removing all of the fixtures may begin in their heads. This is not always a good thing. Turning a small room into a much larger one can easily start to push costs up and impact the rest of the home. It’s best to be realistic about exactly what can be accomplished in the space.
Not Setting a Budget
Before doing anything, it’s a good idea to set a budget up. The budget should include all aspects of the planned project. This includes basics such as any changing in the flooring such as adding in new tiles and painting. It should also include any additional money for details such as accessories like new bath mats, shower curtains and any new rugs. Each person should have a set figure in mind before beginning. Allow at least ten percent extra to help allow for specifics such as delays or unexpected problems that may be discover as the work continues such as rotted flooring or windows that need to replaced.
Changing Your Mind
Perhaps most of all, it’s important to avoid changing your mind as the bathroom remodeling project continues apace. Minor changes such as a putting on a different coat of paint are not typically that costly. However, larger changes can be highly costly. A serious change such as completely choosing an entirely new bathtub can create all sorts of problems. It’s best to have a plan in mind before starting. Changing your mind completely after the work has been in progress can be a very serious and extremely costly problem. You may face serious delays that leave the bathroom unusable for days or even weeks.
Charlie Teschner started MESA Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling in 1982. Charlie has a journeyman and master plumber’s license. He was raised with a strong work ethic and he now applies those values to tasks such as Longmont, CO heating repair.