So you’ve decided to remodel the bathroom! You’re in good company, as it’s the most popular home improvement project at the moment. But you need a solid plan to avoid costly mistakes. We’ve got more, via Realtor.com!
A bathroom remodel can add value to a home, but it also has the potential to be a huge headache. Why? There are many opportunities for missteps.
Let’s Talk About The Tub
A current trend is to remove the bathtub entirely in favor of an overlarge shower – but is it wise?
Unless you’re absolutely, positively sure that this is your forever home and you’ll never sell it, you should always include a bathtub or shower in the remodeling plans.
If your home has more than one bathroom, and at least one has a tub, go ahead with your giant shower. But if not you should keep in mind that future homebuyers – especially those with small children – may see it as a dealbreaker.
Don’t Overlook The Outlets
If you end up with a beautiful bathroom but you have to leave the room to dry your hair or shave, did you really come out ahead?
“It’s important for homeowners to have ample outlets in their bathroom to accommodate electric toothbrushes, hair dryers, electric razors, curling irons, night lights, and more,” says Bill Timmons at Legrand, a commercial and industrial equipment supplier in West Hartford, CT.
You can always opt for a pop-up outlet that provides even spaces for all your needs, but disappears into the wall when not in use.
Stay In The Clear
We’ve all seen the viral images of a bathroom door that stops when it hits the toilet.
Avoid this major mistake by choosing a door that you are certain will fit the available space.
That way you won’t end up the next remodeling meme!
Can you think of any other pitfalls to avoid during a bathroom remodel? Let us know what you think in the comments!