7 Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes You Need to Avoid

bathroom remodeling mistakesFor what is generally the smallest room in your home, bathroom remodeling can be a daunting and expensive task.

We want to make it even easier for you!

Avoiding these 7 common bathroom remodeling mistakes will save you time, money, and frustration.

1. Not having a plan and a vision

Hold onto your sledgehammer and spend some time on Pinterest first, or explore our most recent bathroom remodeling trends to know exactly what you want as a result of your bathroom remodel.

Hardware, fixtures, stains, and finishes should all be cohesive and pre-thought out. You should have your paints, hardware, and everything else you’ll need both cosmetic and constructive purchased and readily available before you begin your remodel.

If you go into it without a plan, you’ll end up with a worse bathroom than you started with! This is why not having a plan is one of the worst bathroom remodeling mistakes you can make.

2. Doing the whole thing yourself

Homeowners tend to stray away from “jack of all trade” contractors, and those are professional contractors!

So, acknowledge areas where you will need to hire a professional. Too many remodelers end up disappointed with their full DIY approach which yields noticeably amateur results.

If you want a clean, pristine, new bathroom, hire the pros to take care of the hard stuff.

3. Using the wrong materials

From using caulking where you need silicone to buying the cheapest sealant (or no sealant at all!), you should make sure that the materials you’re using for your bathroom remodel are up to snuff.

Cheap caulking and sealants will be ineffective and need replacing not long after you apply them, and cutting corners with your sealants is a big “no-no”.

4. Overspending

Setting a realistic budget from the get-go is a great way to control overspending.

Even then, you should allow yourself some wiggle room. However, by painting, doing your own installations, or cutting back on expensive finishes, you can drastically cut down on your spending.

It may seem obvious, but overspending is one of the most common bathroom remodeling mistakes.

5. Underspending

Bathroom remodeling can be expensive, and there are certainly areas where you can save.

By DIYing where you can, you can save a surprising amount, but it’s important to know where to splurge. Budget remodelers should be aware of the poor quality of cheap toilets, washers, and supplies like caulking and sealants.

6. Making unrealistic plans

You probably know, deep down, that you can’t squeeze that extra large, extra amazing jacuzzi into your 6×6 powder room.

Understand the space you’re working with and make your remodeling plans accordingly. Remember, you still need to be able to navigate this room and comfortable use it every day.

7. Overlooking small mistakes

Towards the end of your project, it can get very easy to overlook small details in the rush and excitement to finish.

Catch those details now, because if you ignore them they will not seem so small down the line. That glitch in the tilework will be a major eyesore, so if you catch yourself rationalizing overlooking it, stop!

If you’re not sure you’ve got what it takes to handle your own remodel, and want to avoid these bathroom remodeling mistakes at all costs, don’t hesitate to hire professionals.

At New View, with a little help from our team, we can turn your grand idea into reality.