Your bathroom is a sacred place. Whether you’re looking to renovate your private suite or a guest bath, your redesign should reflect your personal style and preferences. After all, someone is in your bathroom every day, so you want to make sure it’s a comfortable space.
At CMK Construction, we believe that every person deserves the bathroom of their dreams. That’s why we’re going to talk about five common mistakes many homeowners make when it comes to their bathroom renovation.
1. Not Creating a Design Plan for Your Remodel
The first thing you should do is create a layout for your design and make sure your contractor agrees with each component.
As simple as it may sound, a clear vision is vital to the entire project. Without an overarching idea of your wants and needs, your whole remodel will seem overwhelming.
Bathroom remodeling is no small feat, but it’s a lot easier with the right team behind you. Luckily, CMK Construction specializes in custom bathrooms and can assist with all the ins and outs for your perfect design.
2. Being Too Hasty to Move Bathroom Fixtures
Your new bathroom fixtures—toilets, showers, sinks—are best left in the same spots as the old ones. It costs more money and time to move them due to the plumbing and mechanical work you’ll need to achieve your goal.
Odds are, your bathroom layout is fine just as it is; it just needs a little revamping. This should be a relief, because it means you already have the groundwork laid out. From here, you get to let your creativity run free.
So, really think about it before you start: One of those new walk-in tubs you’ve been eying will still look great where the old shower is, right?
If you can’t avoid a complete reconstruction, be sure to hire a qualified plumber. The last thing you need is a leak in your brand-new set up.
3. Choosing Aesthetic over Functionality
We meant what we said about your bathroom matching your personal style, but you may have to make a few sacrifices along the way.
What we’re talking about specifically is the materials you choose for your flooring and walls. It’s pretty easy to stay within the right wheelhouse though: Non-slip flooring and water-resistant wall materials.
Basically, just let go of the idea of wood. And if that is a “must-have” on your list, do your research first!
4. Setting an Inflexible Budget
An estimate is just that—an estimation. You may have crossed all your t’s and dotted all your i’s, but your budget is still bound to shift from start to finish. It’s important to set a budget for your project and try to stick to it, but it’s equally helpful to keep in mind that new factors may come up during your remodel.
CMK Construction believes in giving you the best bathroom for your buck, and we’d be happy to perform a free, no-obligation consultation to get you started.
5. Not Signing a Contract with Your Contractor
This is arguably the most important step many people miss. Sign a written contract with your remodeling team outlining each step of the remodel and set expectations. That way, if those extra costs come along, both parties have in writing how to proceed with the project.
Begin Building Your Dream Bathroom with a Free Consultation from Our Experts
Whether you’re looking to do a complete renovation or a standalone project, CMK Construction is here to help you with your bathroom remodeling needs. Trust your gut to get you started and then trust the experts to see it through.Give our team a call for more information, or submit your project details through our simple online form for a free quote today.
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