Do’s & Don’ts of Bathroom Remodeling
When it comes to remodeling bathrooms, there are a few things you need to look out for. While the prospect of redesigning a bathroom may have you ready to get started right away, there are some areas you need to consider before you begin work. Here’s a quick breakdown of the do’s and don’ts of remodeling a bathroom:
DO avoid overspending. While it may be enticing to purchase expensive taps, tiles, or even a heated toilet seat for your new bathroom, you don’t want to go overboard. Anything too dynamic could affect your home’s resale value when it comes time for you to move.
DO hire a builder instead of a plumber when it comes to managing the project. Plumbers only work well with pipework and installing fixtures while a builder is better overall at overseeing the project from demolition to completion. You’ll want to go with experience here above all else to ensure no critical mistakes are made.
DO buy products that adhere to professional standards. Be very careful when you’re selecting new parts to make sure they are certified and abide by all code regulations. The last thing you’d want is a problem then ends up costing you more down the road.
DON’T do it yourself. While you may be somewhat experienced and handy with tools, or even passionate and motivated about tackling this renovation, it’s best that you leave it to a professional. Things like waterproofing need to be done by someone who is licensed. Again, a leak later due to a poor installation will cost way more than it would to just hire a professional.
DON’T move any pipework if you’re able to avoid it. Overall, when you keep the same layout for your bathroom remodel, your plumber won’t need to touch any of the drainage pipes, which can really eat into your budget.
DON’T ignore antiquated pipework. If your plumber recommends upgrading your pipes, it’s usually in your best interest to listen. Old pipes can significantly affect the water pressure due to sediment forming in the pipes. This is not something you want to deal with before it’s too late.