A bathroom renovation is a big decision and one that should not be taken lightly. Therefore, when you’re researching options for your design and installation, you’re probably interested in learning about the bathroom renovation mistakes to avoid.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of some common mistakes we see with bathroom renovations, especially low-quality ones, as well as some advice on how to avoid these.
One of the biggest issues we’ve noticed in the industry is with coordinating all the different elements of a bathroom renovation. It’s important to understand that there is a big difference between the cost of a fully-managed bathroom renovation and a fitting process where you must hire different workers, source different parts and coordinate all of the elements yourself.
If you choose to coordinate the process yourself, things can get chaotic and confusing. There are so many trades involved in a bathroom installation, from carpenters and electricians to plumbers, tilers and decorators. Although you might find cheap deals individually in these areas, the various renovations costs will soon add up. Plus, how can you be sure you will get a high-quality finish from all of these different contractors?
Lack of communication
Another mistake that people make (although it is usually more of an issue with the contractors and builders) is not having a clear line of communication. This can result in you not being aware of the timeline for the renovation, meaning that delays and rushed installations are more likely.
Many builders will be working on a number of different projects and, if they are on a tight schedule with other clients, they could disappear before properly completing everything in your bathroom. They might not communicate these scheduling issues to you directly, but it’s important that you seek this information out to ensure that you get a quality service.
Forgetting about additional costs
There are a number of costs involved in a bathroom renovation and often people don’t account for them when they’re planning out their project.
As an example, waste removal can be a costly process in a bathroom renovation but it is something that often gets forgotten about in the budgeting process. Often, it is better to opt for a fully-inclusive service because you have one set figure for the entire renovation.
Forgetting about important processes
As well as additional costs, there are also a number of important processes that need to be carried out during the bathroom renovation and one of the biggest mistakes is forgetting about these.
For example, the relevant electrical safety checks and certification must be carried out upon completion of the bathroom, but these are not always included in the service offered by bathroom fitters.
A common mistake that is made on behalf of the builders can be poor plumbing, and this is one of the hardest things to detect. So, even if you think you’d found a bargain, opting for a cheap job can often come with issues later down the line.
Settling for a low-quality finish
As a more general rule, there is no point settling for a low-quality finish on your bathroom if you have decided to invest in the money into it. Poor tiling can ruin the final look of a bathroom and any incorrectly installed elements will end up costing you more in the long run when you have to replace them.
Our number one recommendation for your bathroom renovation is making sure it’s future-proofed. Choosing a fully-fitted, inclusive bathroom service will help to avoid the common mistakes listed above and ensure a much smoother and more reliable process.