redesign bathroomAvoiding these four common mistakes could save you thousands of dollars on remodeling your bathroom, especially if you’re planning an upscale remodel. You’re also likely to improve the comfort, style, and effectiveness of the finished project.

Don’t rush the process

When you’re committed to the idea of a new bathroom, you probably want it done tomorrow. But poor planning is the number one cause of cost overruns on these remodeling projects. Depending on the size of your bath project, you should spend several weeks to a few months on the planning process. As you plan the space, try to come up with a design that keeps the major plumbing lines in place.

Don’t skimp on skilled labor

Doing it yourself can be a great way to trim costs, but it’s best to focus on the front and back ends of the project. Leave the highly complicated installations to professionals, ensuring they’re highly skilled. Meet with at least three contractors, preferably those you find through friends and family. Make sure the person you choose has an up-to-date license and insurance.

Don’t forget to factor in water use

Bathroom fixtures have become more water-efficient, especially if you choose qualified models. But the trend toward tricked-out showers, might include multiple showerheads and body sprays, will likely result in your water and energy use going up. It also means your bathroom’s existing drain and plumbing lines might require an upgrade.

Don’t buy products online without seeing them in person

Exploring the internet is great for researching products and design ideas. But materials and finishes aren’t always as they appear on your computer screen. That’s why we recommend visiting Dream Kitchen and Baths of Staten Island.

For more information about remodeling and installation contact Dream Kitchen and Baths at 718-273-6233