6 Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes You Can Avoid with Proper Planning

Bathroom remodeling can be expensive, which is why we want to make sure that you know what you shouldn’t do as you are going through the entire process. After all, why do the work more than once or spend more money than you need to during your quest for a magnificent bathroom!

Here are 6 bathroom remodeling mistakes you can avoid with proper planning:

  1. Not Having a Detailed Plan before You Begin: A bathroom remodel cannot be accomplished unless you have a very detailed plan ready to use, because you may end up tearing out things that you shouldn’t or keeping things in place that really need to go.
  2. Moving Fixtures: One of the worst things that you can do during a bathroom remodel is move the fixtures around, because it increases the amount of money that you will need to spend to do the entire project. We recommend that you consider whether it is worth a few thousand extra dollars to have your toilet or shower in a new location.
  3. Not Considering the Function of the Space: So many homeowners are focused on how beautiful their bathroom will look afterwards that they completely forget that it needs to be functional as well. We recommend not making this mistake and instead thinking about how you will use the space and how you can make it work best for you and your family.
  4. Hiring the Person with the Lowest Quote: It always seems like a good idea to hire the person who gives you the lowest quote, because at least you will be saving some cash. However, that low quote may come with subpar materials or subpar work. All the money you saved is not going to look so good when you need to spend that plus more to have the work completed again so that your bathroom looks nice.
  5. Not Setting Aside Part of Your Budget: We try to make sure that all the homeowners we work with set aside at least ten percent of their budget for all those unexpected situations. After all, you never know if there is mold behind the walls, a leaky pipe, or other damage that will need to be taken care of before the rest of your bathroom can be renovated. If you do not set this money aside, you may find that you will need to cut back in other areas to stay within budget.
  6. Not Choosing the Right Materials: Bathrooms get wet, which means that there is a lot of moisture in the air, and the materials that you choose should be able to survive all that water. While you may think that a wood floor will be fine in your bathroom, because your family will just be careful to not get it wet, we both know that that will never happen. We recommend that you choose materials that will last for the long haul, so that you will not be redoing your bathroom again in a couple of years.

It takes a lot of time and money to complete a bathroom renovation, which is why we don’t want to see you make the same mistakes as many other homeowners have. If you keep these six things in mind, your bathroom renovation should finish on time and on budget with very few issues coming up in the process.

5 Bathroom Flooring Trends You Don’t Want to Miss in 2018 or 2019

There is nothing worse than completing a bathroom remodel and then having everything that you chose, go out of style the following year! It can be enough to make you scream, especially since it is not cheap to replace anything in a bathroom or most of the other rooms in your house. Thankfully, there are a few flooring trends popular today that will last for many years in the future.

Here are the 5 bathroom flooring trends you don’t want to miss in 2018 or 2019:

  1. Tile That Looks Like Wood: Every homeowner we know would love to put wood on the floor in their bathroom, but since it can warp and get destroyed from all the moisture, they don’t. However, there is a solution to this issue that everyone will love! Tiles that look exactly like wood are now available and you can purchase your favorite from numerous styles and colors.
  2. Black and White Stenciled Tiles: Vintage floors never seem to go out of style, which is why you are going to love the new black and white stenciled tiles. These tiles will create visual appeal in your bathroom and you can choose the style and design that you like the most out of the numerous options that are available.
  3. Neutral Colors: Neutral flooring will never go out of style in bathrooms, which is why many people want to install it in theirs. The best neutral colors for you to choose from are the lighter ones, as it will make your bathroom appear larger than it is.
  4. Geometric or Linear Shapes: Shapes and patterns on bathroom floors are the newest trend and if you do it the right way, you will have a floor that you will love for years. Linear patterns seem to be the favorite, but chevron and herringbone patterns are often used too. Choosing these shapes and patterns in a light neutral or gray color will keep this style alive in your bathroom for quite some time.
  5. Radiant Heated Floors: Those middle of the night or early morning trips to the bathroom will be much better once you have installed radiant heated floors. Instead of walking across cold floors in your bare feet, or searching for your slippers first, you can walk across warm floors all day and all night. These floors can be installed underneath any flooring material, which makes it the perfect addition in any bathroom.

We know that you may be scared to attempt to include any of these flooring options into your renovated bathroom, because trends change with the flip of a switch. However, these flooring options will not be going anywhere for a long time, so you are safe if you decide that you love one of them enough to install.

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