The Most Common Bathroom Remodel Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

There are so many choices to make and things to consider. It's easy to make mistakes, but with a little planning and forethought, you can avoid the most common ones.

Remodeling your bathroom can be a daunting task. There are so many choices to make and things to consider. It‘s easy to make mistakes, but with a little planning and forethought, you can avoid the most common ones. Luckily, the experienced team of Ohio bathroom renovation pros is here to offer you some advice!

Here are 10 common mistakes we see when our customers begin the bathroom remodeling process, and tips for how to avoid them:

1. Not planning for the future.

When you’re planning your bathroom remodel, think about how you’ll use the space now and in the future. If you’re planning on having children, for example, you’ll need to make sure there’s enough space for a changing table or crib. If you’re an empty nester, you might want to plan for a more luxurious, spa-like retreat.

2. Not adhering to or planning your budget.

It’s important to have a realistic budget for your bathroom remodel. Don’t forget to factor in the cost of materials, labor, and any additional features you might want, such as a new bathtub or shower.

3. Not hiring a professional.

A professional bathroom remodeler can save you time, money, and stress. Bath R Us can help you navigate the myriad of choices and make sure the job is done right. Plus, we know the ins-and-outs of codes, installations, and troubleshooting when it comes to those pesky things like plumbing and electrical wiring. We’ll take care of it all!

4. Not getting the right permits.

Depending on the scope of your project, you might need to get permits from your city or county. Failure to do so could result in delays or even fines. Bath R Us can take care of that for you!

5. Not taking proper measurements.

Before you start shopping for new fixtures or furniture, be sure to take accurate measurements of your space. This will help you avoid buying things that are too big or too small for your room. Call 440-457-0101 to request a free in-home estimate from Bath R Us and we’ll do the measuring for you!

6. Not considering ventilation.

Bathrooms can be damp and humid places. Make sure your remodel includes proper ventilation to avoid mold and mildew.

7. Not thinking about lighting.

Lighting is important for both function and ambiance. Be sure to plan for both natural and artificial lighting in your bathroom remodel.

8. Not considering storage.

Bathrooms can quickly become cluttered. Make sure your remodel includes plenty of storage options, such as cabinets, shelves, and hooks. Another area that may need storage solutions is your shower – we offer top-rated acrylic wall system installations which offer convenient shower shelving!

9. Not choosing durable materials.

Bathrooms see a lot of wear and tear. Be sure to choose materials that can stand up to moisture, heat, and cleaning products. If you’re unsure about certain material, ask your local remodelers at Bath R Us!

10. Not following building codes.

Building codes exist for a reason. Be sure your bathroom remodel complies with all local codes and ordinances.

We know this is a lot to take in, but avoiding these common mistakes will help ensure your Ohio bathroom remodel goes smoothly and extend the lifetime of your investment. For more information or assistance with your project, call Bath R Us at 4404570101!

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