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Bathroom Renovations: What Are The Worst Mistakes That You Could Make?

Renovating your bathroom is one of the easiest ways to add value to your property, providing it has been done well. 

New furniture and a nice coat of paint will usually work wonders. It doesn’t matter whether you’re planning to sell your dwelling place or simply wish for it to look better. Taking care of the space that you call home is always a great idea.

While this all sounds easy on paper, the path from planning to execution is often littered with obstacles. Especially when you’re dealing with your bathroom, you’ll want to ensure that everything goes according to plan!

Small Distractions That Cost You Dearly! If you consider all projects to be equal, you’ll soon have a rude awakening. Unless you approach the whole matter appropriately, bathroom renovations risk becoming a nightmare. Regardless of how skilled you are, always do your best to avoid these common but lethal mistakes that B1 Homes recommends.

1- Not Having a Clear Plan To Start With

The key to a successful bathroom renovation is through a well thought out plan. Insufficient planning is one of the biggest mistakes most aspiring first-time renovators make and can lead to overspending, poor ventilation, drainage and waterproofing, incorrect materials, and insufficient storage. In other words, everything could go wrong.

At Immaculate Bathrooms we believe in complete transparency and communication, this is why we provide a step by step plan of your bathroom renovation ensuring you are aware of every single aspect. We are with you from start to finish until the job has been completed so that you avoid any major blunders and that your renovation is smooth and successful.

2- Miscalculating Your Budget

How much do bathroom renovations cost? Only you can know for sure. 

Knowing the limits of your budget is a crucial component for any bathroom renovation project. There are three price brackets: budget, standard and premium, with each category determined by majoring factors. We recommend creating a pinterest board or a vision board using magazine clippings with what your ideal space will look like.

Present your dream bathroom renovation ideas to the licensed professionals at Immaculate Bathrooms who can break down the costs and give you a rough estimate of how much it’s going to be. If it exceeds your budget, don’t panic, your dream bathroom is still achievable. We provide recommendations on how you can still achieve your desired renovation but at a lower cost.

3- The DIY trap

 

 

You may be tempted to DIY certain parts of your bathroom renovation, but unless you’re a licensed electrician or plumber, attempting DIY on these aspects can incur serious fines. It is illegal to conduct any sort of DIY electrical or plumbing work in Western Australia and can lead to hefty fines and other costly mistakes. 

Immaculate Bathrooms completes every bathroom renovation to Western Australian Building Standards with a dedicated and qualified team of tradesmen. Fully licensed, our experts ensure your bathroom renovation is done correctly and to the highest of standards with an Immaculate finish. Risking a DIY job can cost you more money if you need to repair or replace anything once the renovation has been completed.

4- Cheap fittings and finishes

 

 

Opting for lower quality products to save a few bucks in the short term may work in the living room but not in your bathroom. The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the house and is subjected to wear and tear on a daily basis. Poor quality fittings and finishes may look good to start with but generally wear out or fail more quickly, and create an unsafe environment for kids.

At Immaculate Bathrooms we offer a wide range of high-quality furnishings, fittings and fixtures  at affordable prices. We take into account your budget before we devise a plan on how you can achieve a high standard bathroom renovation that you’re comfortable with.

5- Wanting To Just Get It Over With

Great haste makes great waste, some might say. Renovating your bathroom certainly isn’t the funniest of activities, but you should still refrain from rushing through it. While tiny imperfections and small mistakes might look insignificant now, they will grow into major issues as the days go by!


In Conclusion

Well done bathroom renovations have the potential to transform your living spaces. Just like any other DIY project, though, they require your full dedication and plenty of effort. Before you set out to tackle this challenge, prepare to deal with setbacks and come up with a solid plan of attack.

Be resolute throughout the process, carefully manage all resources as best as you can and you’ll easily achieve your goals!

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