Avoid These Common Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid Huge Headaches

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If you are about to take on a bathroom remodeling project, it is essential that you avoid some of the most common mistakes. By working with an experienced cabinet maker, you can avoid many of the common pitfalls. Keep reading to learn other ways you can avoid mistakes. Remember you can contact Cabinet Magic at 800-570-4194 for help at any time.

Not Planning the Entire Remodel

The biggest mistake you could make is to go into the remodeling project without a concrete plan in mind. Some homeowners know they want X, Y, and Z done, so they start with X. They assume when that is done, they will move on to Y. The problem with this method is that what you do in one area of the bathroom affects another.

For example, if you are going to paint your walls and install new floors, we recommend painting before the new flooring is installed. Why? Because if you accidentally spill paint on your floors, you would rather they were the old ones than the new ones.

Making Decisions Based on Looks Alone

Yes, you want a bathroom that you appreciate and that you are happy with. That said, you do not want to think only of the way it will look. Think about how the bathroom will function. Will you need one or two sinks? Do you need a lot of counter space to put on makeup, or will a pedestal sink work? The good news is that there are so many options in materials and products that you can find something you love that is also practical.

Forgetting About Storage

It is very common for homeowners to forget about their bathroom storage needs. They think they’ve thought of everything, they get their new bathroom completed and go to put their belongings in it, only to realize that their new pedestal sink does not have any under the counter storage space or that their decision to replace a medicine cabinet with a mirror leaves them no room for their toothbrush. Think about storage at every step of the design process.

Having Unrealistic Expectations About the Timeline

Have any kind of unrealistic expectation is a problem, but this is doubly true when it is an issue with timing. Just because you want to have the remodel finished in time for a specific event or experience does not mean that can automatically happen. Talk to suppliers and contractors to get realistic timelines before you start moving forward with anything else.

If you are ready for help with your cabinets, then we invite you to contact Cabinet Magic at 800-570-4194 today. We can carefully assess your current cabinet needs to find the right options for replacement or re-facing. Call now, and we can get started right away.