Remodeling your bathroom can come with an amazing return on your investment. Not only will you enjoy your upgraded bathroom, but according to Remodeler Magazine, you can get back about 66% of the project cost when you sell your home. A bath remodel is a win-win situation. However, there are some mistakes that are often made with a bath remodel that you want to avoid.
Not Planning for Enough Storage
That sleek spa-like look can be very appealing but do not forget to incorporate storage into your bath remodel or it will make it hard to live with the bathroom. We all have “things” that we need to store in the bathroom that get used every day. Planning for storage for all those things is essential to the function of your bathroom.
Many people get caught up in the aesthetics of their bath remodel and forget to consider the mechanics of the bathroom. For example, tucking pipes in the wall is aesthetically pleasing, but what if there is a leak? Another consideration is making sure that all the doors in the bathroom work together well. Give some consideration to the function of your bathroom and how it will all come together.
Bathtub, Shower or Both?
Unless you are really connected to your bathtub, if your bathroom is on the smallish side, a shower will do. Bathtubs suck up a lot of floor space, so just keep that in mind if you don’t take baths regularly.
Don’t Cut Corners
Bath remodels can get expensive if you are looking for a luxury remodel, but you should never cut corners when it comes to the remodel. Your bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in the house. Your bathroom gets a lot of traffic. You want to make sure it can stand up to tough conditions. Cutting corners or taking shortcuts can wind up costing you more in the long run.
Hiring the Wrong Team
It is important that you hire contractors with bathroom remodeling experience. Avoid going the “handyman” route to save on costs. If you want professional results, start with an experienced professional team.
Remodeling your bathroom is a great place to invest. Just avoid some of the common mistakes and you will enjoy a great return on your investment. To get started, give us a call! We would be happy to help.