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3 Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

March 26, 2018

Even the smallest of bathroom upgrades can make a huge difference. Whether you're looking to convert tub to shower, install updated countertops, or completely redo the bathroom design, remodeling projects can quickly take a turn for the worse with a slight mistake. To help you have a successful bathroom remodeling project, this article is going to discuss a few common mistakes you should avoid.

Putting trendy before practical. While following bathroom trends is not wrong, you need to consider how the trend will impact your daily life. Because when you make a decision based solely on aesthetics, this can significantly affect how you feel about your bathroom later on. So when you're following trends, it's important to think about the long-term goal and always choose function over trends.


Choosing the wrong materials. The bathroom is one room where material choice is really important. Because of the high humidity and stronger cleaning products that are generally used in bathrooms, not all materials will be good choices for your remodeling project. It's important to research and fully understand each material you're considering and ensure it will last a long time in a humid bathroom. If you opt for cheaper materials, you may end up spending more in the long run by having to replace them due to their poor quality.

Not having a clear plan. If you've only gotten as far as planning to convert tub to shower, it's probably best to hold off on the demolition for now. People often make the mistake of thinking they can figure out what they need to do along the way. This can lead to going way over budget, having mismatching materials, and an overall poor design. To avoid this, everything should be sketched out and measured ahead of time and an experienced contractor should be hired for the job.

So whether you're one of the 87% of homeowners who are updating the shower in the bathroom, or you're just looking for some new tile flooring, it's important to take your time with the planning process. By really thinking about what you want the final outcome of your renovation project to be and choosing to work with a reputable contractor, you can ensure you'll end up with a bathroom you'll truly be happy with.

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