Whether you are just starting to think about redesigning your bathroom or if you have stacks of magazines with remodeling ideas over the years, Swift Restoration and Remodel wants to help you avoid some common bathroom remodeling mistakes. No matter the budget, timeline, or the resources available there are times when any remodel will become stressful. Before a remodel starts there are 5 steps you should take to avoid pitfalls during this process.
The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Approach. There are many different TV shows and Youtube videos out there that claim to make a remodel simple and stress-free. However, the truth is that bathroom remodels can be tricky with their own unique set of challenges. It is important to have a company you can trust to help you prevent unfortunate setbacks. Unforeseen setbacks do occur and it is important to have a comprehensive and concrete plan in place before any remodeling work begins. Unless you are a pro at electrical work or plumbing and have knowledge on local building codes, it is best to leave bathroom remodeling projects to the professionals.
No matter the budget the professionals at Swift can help you to achieve the bathroom of your dreams. Hiring a professional gives you access to a plethora of choices in cabinetry, bathtubs, countertops, shower stalls, tile, and fixtures- including something elegant and beautiful at every price range.
Small Items Are Crucial. Investing in the small items you would like to add on to your new bathroom now can save you time and money later on. Considering add-ons like drawer dividers or other organizing innovations, spend the little extra now and avoid delays down the road. When purchasing add-ons for your bathroom do not settle on subpar fixtures to save a few bucks. The key with plumbing fixtures is to never compromise on quality. You don’t want your fixtures breaking down a few years later.
Choosing fixtures that all have the same finish is more important than you think. Mixing finishes such as brushed nickel with oil-rubbed bronze will affect the overall feel of your bathroom. Know when it is worth spending extra to get your desired aesthetic.
Space Matters. Think about what is most important to you in your new bathroom area. It may be a shower stall, jetted tub, double sinks or tile instead of linoleum flooring. Make sure the shower, bathtub, vanity, sink or cabinetry you want will fit into the design before you start any physical work. Nothing is more frustrating than buying the perfect jetted tub just to find out that it will not fit the area provided for it.
Ditching the budget. The number one sure-fire way to stress yourself out over your bathroom remodel is not sticking to the budget. Just like buying a home, it is important to decide what items are the most important to you and your family. Decide what you have to have and what you can do without. Some cautionary advice: make sure the bathroom function ability works well for the whole family.
Do Not Stress. Seriously you are getting the bathroom of your dreams! Stick to your budget and enjoy the remodeling process knowing that you have hired a bathroom design company that has years of experience and nothing but top notch results.