You’re tired of looking at your outdated bathroom and know it is time for a change. Investing back into your home with professional remodeling is one of the smartest things that you can do.However, before beginning your renovations, you should be aware of some potential pitfalls. While this should most certainly not prevent you from moving forward with the project, it should help you be informed and prepared, as well as hopefully prevent some avoidable ones.
Be Informed & Be Prepared
Don’t let the bathroom remodeling project for your household turn into a disaster! The more you know about hidden problems that can exist with bathroom renovations, the better off you will be.
Make sure that you have a budget and a deadline, and then allow for at least a little flexibility. Having too strict either a time frame or financial constraints can lead to big problems. It is vital to stay within an acceptable proximity of both, but know that something almost always pushes the boundaries.
Know the extent of the project and be realistic. Some renovations are cosmetic, while others create the need to move walls, as well as electrical and plumbing systems. If you are planning for a remodeling job that requires the need to make major changes, be aware that the time frame and cost will increase, and probably rather significantly.
The older the home, the more outdated the plumbing. That often means discovering old or corroded pipes and other plumbing component issues. The bad news may be that the project will become more extensive than you had otherwise originally planned. However, the good news is that you can deal with it now, which often means thwarting potential leaks down the road.
Tile looks great in the shower. However, this is often the not-so-ideal way to find out that you have an out of plumb wall. That doesn’t mean you should skip the tile, it just means that you may have a slightly more intensive job to contend with now.
Finding out you have existing drain or ventilation issues is also not uncommon. This is not something that you can ignore, so now is the time to deal with it. You will be glad you did when you see the changes once the renovations are complete, but it can put a kink in the original budget or timeline you had for your bathroom remodeling project.
Ready to Get Started?
Homeowners in the Chicago area know that by calling on Punch List Bath & Home Remodeling for remodeling work, you can get the best possible workmanship and results. We want to have the chance to team up with you and make the most of your bathroom renovations. The work we do is unsurpassed and we will make sure that you are aware of any glitches along the way, in order to work through them together.