Bathroom renovations are one of the most popular types of home renovations. In fact, in 2015, the top two most common remodeling jobs were bathroom remodeling (81%) and kitchen remodeling (79%). But before you call a bathroom design professional to help give you some bathroom remodeling ideas, it’s important to have an idea of what not to do as well. Here are just a few bathroom renovation mistakes that all homeowners should avoid.
Rushing the process
Bathroom additions offer an average of 86.4% ROI, and it’s understandable that homeowners are eager to get started with their bathroom renovation endeavors. However, it’s still important to approach the project with purpose and organization, which usually means deciding on the specific bathroom renovation ideas you want to carry out. That’s why calling a contractor to discuss various bathroom floor plans should be one of the first steps you take. If you rush the process, you could compromise its value or otherwise end up unsatisfied with the results.
Not considering energy/utility usage
It’s no secret that many homeowners are beginning to prefer energy-efficient appliances and utilities. Considering the fact that in a Houzz survey, 91% of participants said they plan to install energy efficient toilets during bathroom remodels, making an effort to invest in any type of energy-efficient addition to your bathroom is a major appeal to the eco-conscious homebuyer. Not only does it help to save water use, but it’s an investment that will offset the home’s future utility costs.
Stretching your budget
It’s entirely understandable to want a new look for your bathroom, whether it’s adding vintage bathroom decor or modernizing its aesthetics. But whatever you do, it’s important to ensure that you have the proper budget to accommodate for the costs of materials and labor. Setting a budget should be one of the first decisions you make for any home renovation, and without proper planning, you could easily spend more than you intend. There’s no harm in waiting until you have a larger budget to carry out some of your dream bathroom remodeling ideas.
Ultimately, avoiding these mistakes can help you achieve the bathroom you’ve always dreamed of. What are you waiting for?
Call up HTRenovations today!