5+1 mistakes in the bathroom renovation
How to avoid the mistakes that cost when renovating your bathroom?
What are and how can we avoid the most common costly mistakes when planning to do some plumbing improvement work in the bathroom? Do you know how to avoid these mistakes? In order to avoid unnecessary expenses to make your bathroom economically and tastefully follow Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου advices!
See below what are the six most common mistakes that almost all homeowners make. How can you avoid them, so that the nightingale cuckoo does not cost you!
Bathroom renovation mistakes
1. You are in a hurry to finish an hour earlier!
Now that you have finally put in the program after so long to build your new bathroom, you probably want it done tomorrow. But poor planning is the main cause of cost overruns. In these technical tasks nothing costs more than doing one job twice.
Depending on the size and scope of the project in your bathroom, you will need to spend a lot of time on the design process. You can even do some market research online. It will help you to get ideas for the bathroom style that suits your space and your taste. You can see designs and colours on tiles, lamps and clever furniture designs.
As you plan how the space will be configured, try to come up with a plan that holds in place the basics of plumbing. Moving the basin from one wall to another will mean moving a sewer line. This work will burden your budget. If you can keep the basin, shower and sink in the places they are already in, then you will reduce costs and save a lot of money.
2. Go for “do it yourself” solutions!
The do-it-yourself approach can be an effective way to reduce costs. But it is better to leave the most complex technical installations to specialized professionals. A good plumber-tile can place cheap tiles that look expensive. On the contrary, an expensive tile for which you will spend a fortune, if it is badly placed, will look cheap and inelegant.
Just keep in mind how many specialities you will need for the bath. From plumbers and electricians to tiles. It is better to choose a workshop to undertake the work from start to finish. The project is better coordinated and the work progresses. You are not looking to find a different technician for each particular job (plumbing, electrical, etc.). Depending on the progress of the work it is important to choose an experienced technical team and not go straight to the lowest bid you will get.
3. Make discounts on basic materials!
Another common mistake that most people make is the quality and cost of the materials. Do not make discounts on quality. You can make quality choices at very affordable prices.
4. You do not think about tomorrow
You may be young today and in good health, but it is wrong not to foresee the future. What you can do is ensure that your bathroom will serve you and your loved ones for years to come. For example, the large shower that now offers easy access and universal use will continue to be easy to use as the years go by. One condition is that it has a seat and there are also support bars.
Support bars are not just for the elderly. They also make it easier for pregnant women or young children to get in and out of the bathtub or shower safely. You can make nice choices that match the other accessories of the space (towels etc).
The right thing to do is to plan and place the support bases so that the bars can be inserted in the future, whenever necessary.
5. Shopping and products online without seeing them up close
Searching the internet is ideal for finding products and lots of design ideas. But not everything always appears on your computer screen as it really is. They may look great stylistically in the photos, but in your real space they look tasteless and frustrating. That’s why it’s right to visit a showroom or shop to see the products set up before you buy them (sanitary ware, etc.). Once you see them up close then you can, if possible, buy them online and save some money.
6. Forgot your storage?
Where to place a cupboard or storage space is something you should not forget. Most people forget it and remember it when they have to come out of the shower dripping to get a towel from the closet in the hallway or in the next room.
The right thing is that an elegant wardrobe inside the bathroom is essential. There you will be able to place personal hygiene items, pharmacy and various types of health care and first aid.
Contact Apofraxeis Antoniou for any questions and tips regarding the renovation of your bathroom.