Bathroom Remodeling: Dos and Don’ts

A bathroom is a small space that you probably need to visit several times at home to take care of your personal hygiene activities. Whenever you start remodeling the bathroom, there are two key objectives that must be achieved, increasing home value and reduce the water and energy bill. Before we begin, make sure you have set a budget and plan ahead before you or someone you hired start the project.

Dos: 

Expect the Unexpected

  • There could be a lot of hidden problems in the bathroom and hidden water damage is a very common one. It could be due to a running toilet or a leaky shower and signs like damaged paint, a stained floor can tell you there are hidden water damages.
  • Other hidden problems could be old corroded plumbing, a vent fan installed without a duct. An experienced bathroom remodeling contractor will be able to see many hidden problems quickly. That’s why it’s crucial to have some leeway in your budget for these problems.

Consider Saving Water and Protect the Environment

  • With the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Program, many bathroom-related products have labeled themselves 20% more efficient than the standards set by the federal government. Nowadays, you would be able to install a rain showerhead that is low-flow.
  • For toilets, it is recommended to replace your old toilet with WaterSense toilets that use just 1.28 gallons per flush. It could save about 16000 gallons of water and hundreds of dollars per year.

Don’ts:

Hire a Professional Bathroom Remodeling Specialist to Work on the Complicated Installations

  • The do-it-yourself method is growing in popularity in recent years because of the expensive labor costs for a bathroom remodeling project. However, that should only be limited to the beginning or the end of the project, such as demolishing the old toilet or finishing up painting the wall. You could purchase the most expensive toilet in the world, but a bad installation makes it unable to be used.

Online Shopping is NOT the Perfect Place for Shopping Bathroom Related Products

  • It is a great idea to go online to get some ideas on what style you want to renovate your bathroom. However, it is a very bad idea to purchase materials online because often the products shipped to you look different from the pictures shown. The ocean blue quartz tile might be a lighter blue than what was shown. That’s why it is important to purchase these materials in person before you buy.

Andover Renovation is delighted to help residents living in Greater Boston Metropolitan area design and remodel their bathroom. We use green materials for your bathroom remodeling project. We are the top-notch bathroom remodeling specialist in the Greater Woburn, Greater Andover area for services that includes: increase bathroom storage, renovate the shower tub, toilet, and sink, and replacing floor tiles. Contact us now to get started.

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Bathroom Remodeling: Dos and Don’ts