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Breaking Bad Bathrooms! What to Do and Not to Do

Breaking Bad Bathrooms! What to Do and Not to Do

Bathroom renovation is often one of the most time consuming and costly renovations you can make to your home. This room is so central to our daily lives and any temporary destruction will influence your normal life. So, if you are planning to do bathroom renovation the key is preparation! Here are some of the biggest do’s and don’ts of bathroom renovation.


Bathroom Renovation Don'ts

There are many things that you need to avoid when you are doing a bathroom renovation. If you stay away from the following key mistakes you are going to succeed well.

Don’t save money on materials. Bathroom materials need to be very good because the moisture that builds up can quickly lead to damp conditions. Dampness can not only cause deteration, but can also cause serious health complications for people. Choose quality materials and consult a professional for advice on the best products to use in your space.

Don’t rush. You also need to take your time when you are doing a bathroom renovation. Consumer Reports points out that the reason many home renovation projects go over budget is because they try to rush the project.

Don’t do it alone. Although there are great DIY websites that can help you through many common renovation steps, it is best to leave things to professionals if you feel uncomfortable doing it yourself. For instance, if you have never done any tiling you might want to leave your bathroom tiling for professionals.

Bathroom Renovation Do's

If you are able to stay away from the above mistakes you are on the right track. Here are some things that you also should be doing as part of your bathroom renovation.

Do have a plan B. If your home only has one bathroom, it is a really good idea to have somewhere else to stay during the renovation. If you can spend a few nights at a friend’s house -- do it! It will help make the process less stressful and you won't have to sign up for a gym membership to take a shower.

Do invest in adequate storing facilities. People often forget to add storing solutions to bathrooms. You may not realize it, but are a lot of things that you might want to have in the bathroom and having some extra storage will be useful.

Do consider water efficient solutions. If you want to help the environment and save some money it is a good idea to opt for water efficient showers.

Do over estimate your budget.  When it comes to bathroom renovations, it is always safer to budget a little more than necessary. There are a lot of things that might end up costing a bit more then you expected. Having a budget that can accommodate any surprises will help.

These tips can help you guarantee that your bathroom renovation goes smoothly and you don’t end up paying more than you need to. For more advice, contact your local home remodeling professionals.


About the Author:

Robert is into learning about home improvements and how one can do those without spending a fortune. When he isn't thinking about DIY projects he likes to watch tennis on TV and go play it together with his friend.