bathroom renovation

Bathroom Renovation Mistakes To Avoid

A bathroom renovation can be an expensive undertaking, so you will want to select the best designs, materials, and professionals possible to make sure your money is put to good use. You may also want to consider which bathroom renovation projects to avoid, and how to avoid costly mistakes. We can help you with that. 

Some bathroom renovation project mistakes to avoid are:

Moving Fixtures

One of the most expensive renovation projects is one that involves new plumbing. If you move the toilet, sink, or shower from its original location, you can just plan on your budget increasing by thousands of dollars. Before you take this particular step, make sure that it is a necessary part of achieving your dream design. 

Changing Plans

Before the project is ever started, make sure it can be achieved by having detailed plans drawn up. If it is going to require walls being demolished, you may be smart to hire a designer to help you here. This plan needs to take the position of doors, windows, plumbing, and wiring into account so that you can avoid getting into the middle of your renovation only to find out that it is not something that can even be achieved. 

Putting Beauty First

It’s easy to get carried away with all the beautiful materials and designs available for a bathroom and to completely forget functionality. Your bathroom needs to be easy and comfortable to use, first and foremost. A poor layout can make the most gorgeous bathroom a nightmare of awkward spaces. Always consider safety, accessibility, and comfort first. 

Sub-Par Installation

Businesses that claim to be cut-rate while achieving high-quality results should be avoided. Even the most expensive materials will look cheap and ugly if they are installed in an unprofessional way. You can end up with results that are so unacceptable, it is necessary to re-do the job. Expensive, wasteful, and frustrating, to say the least. It is also imperative to hire licensed professionals for electrical and plumbing work. These projects have to be done according to code, with permits in place. 

Wrong Materials

When selecting your materials, make sure they are durable and water-resistant. Many natural materials are lovely, but when they get damaged by water they don’t look so great anymore. Wood, wallpaper, and stone tile should all be treated so that they are able to repel water, soap, and other bathroom related substances.

Here at Ascension General Contractors, we have the experience and skill needed to complete your bathroom renovation project in a professional and timely manner. We are a full-service general contractor company, and we’re proud to serve Nashville area business and home-owners.

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