Are your kids getting ready to go away to college but the family bathroom is still set up for pre-schoolers? Don’t stress out – it happens. Bathroom remodels happen for the typical family every 10-20 years. Most upgrades involve improving the plumbing fixtures as well as enhancing the look of the space.
If you’re planning a bathroom remodel in Needham, the odds are pretty good that it’s important to you to have a quality job done without spending way more money than you really need to. With that in mind we’re sharing two common expensive mistakes homeowners make when remodeling the bathroom – and how to avoid them.
Bathroom remodeling mistake #1: Thinking you can’t change anything about the plumbing.
Conventional wisdom says that the best way to save money on your remodel is to leave the original plumbing supply and drain pipes where they are. While that may often be true, it does assume that your original plumbing was working well for you. If you’ve had chronic performance issues over the years, a bathroom remodel is the ideal time to consult with the appropriate design and plumbing professionals to see what improvements can be made while the remodel is being done. The most expensive bathroom remodeling mistake is winding up with a new bathroom that doesn’t perform any better than the old one did!
Bathroom remodeling mistake #2: Not being sure of what you want before the renovation work begins.
We specialize in bathroom remodeling in Needham. Our goal is to always help the homeowner make the most of their budget – it’s just the way we do business. When it comes to saving money, you really, really want to avoid altering your plans once work has begun. Sometimes this is unavoidable – such as when renovation work uncovers found conditions that need to be repaired to keep the home safe – but when it’s not, you’re adding extra expense to the job. As much as possible, clarify your vision of your new bathroom prior to the build, and stick to the plan that’s put in place to create it. This will help you save significant amounts of money.