A bathroom renovation is a great starting point for your home remodel and is often a precursor to tackling that full-scale kitchen overhaul. In our years of experience at Fabrizio Kitchen & Bath, we’ve curated all these typical mistakes into an “Ultimate Guide” to the most common errors people make. We want to help you avoid them.First and foremost, and perhaps most importantly, you’ll want to steer clear of these mistakes.
This might seem like common sense, nothing kills a remodeling project faster than poor planning. Bathroom remodels and renovations, especially, are NOT things to do on a whim. If you’re just looking to make a few fast, easy, and impermanent touch-ups to your home without spending a whole lot of time or money on the project, then sure, be spontaneous as you want! But for a more substantial, functional, expensive, and permanent projects – like tiling, countertops, fixtures, and appliances, or even a bathroom addition or extension – you NEED to have a plan and stick to it as best you can. Your master plan should include a sound budget, a concrete sense of style or theme, a list of all the required materials and their associated costs, a general plan of attack/strategy including a timeline for each stage. Contact Us Today at 978-535-1900 for help, and to build a plan for the future.
If your plan leaves no wiggle room whatsoever, you can find yourself in quite the pickle when adversity rears its oh-so-recognizable head. So have your plan, and stick to it as well as you can – but expect the unexpected, and leave yourself a little time and money cushion so you can quickly tackle problems when they arise and move on!
Bathroom remodeling projects almost always exceed their estimated time to completion. This is because bathroom renovations can often pose unforeseen problems and hitches in the plan. Some of these may be stylistic or financial impediments that stall your remodel, but also be on the lookout for inspection and code delays, weather delays, stock delays, and transportation delays. Sometimes, these delays can cause you to change your plan and budget completely. It’s best to be flexible.
Being careful with your finances is NOT the same thing as being overly frugal. Being financially careful with your planning and preparations is a great thing, but avoid the trap of getting TOO stingy. You shouldn’t be reckless with your expenses, nor should you feel the need to spend a new home down-payment’s worth of cash on your bathroom remodel.
Mistakes happen, especially in a project of this magnitude. If you notice a little mistake somewhere in the course of your remodel, fix it immediately. It’s easy for these little imperfections to snowball into major problems down the road if left unchecked.
We’re here to help you! We know if you avoid these traps and have a good strategy in place, you’ll surely achieve the bathroom of your dreams when all is said and done! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!