It can be tempting to try to complete a bath renovation on your own, as many homeowners attempt to do in an effort to save money and customize their bathroom features to their liking. However, as you’ll see, it almost always pays to hire an experienced remodeling contractor to handle the more complex aspects of your bathroom remodeling project. Below are a few things to take into consideration before you gather your tools and supplies and give it a go on your own.
Aesthetic Fantasy vs. Reality
It’s one thing to come up with an inspired vision for your bathroom remodel and another thing entirely to execute it. For example, many homeowners love the look of tile and stone flooring, but don’t realize what a laborious, time-consuming effort it is to install it, and what they risk if they don’t execute the job correctly (sealing issues, discoloration, expensive maintenance). Often, there are more practical, value-added materials to consider that a professional can educate you on.
Space is another issue that homeowners need to be realistic about. You may dream of a roomy soaking tub, but do you have the existing space in your bathroom? A skilled remodeler with many jobs under his or her belt is the best one to help you temper your expectations and provide the best options based on the resources at hand.
Even if you consider yourself generally handy or DIY-savvy, the truth is that certain parts of your bath renovation project will best be handled by experts, not just to ensure the job gets done correctly, but for safety reasons as well. Do you really want to take any safety risks with electrical wiring, especially when you’re dealing with a room that has so many water access points? Better to be safe than sorry!
Ventilation is another technical issue that might not cross your mind until it’s too late. Are you really equipped with the skills and expertise to make sure your room has proper ventilation? If not, you could find yourself with a very moldy bathroom full of warped, damaged fixtures and materials.
One of the biggest elements of any bath renovation is waterproofing. There are methods and materials to ensure no moisture seeps in and does damage to your bathroom; however, doing so without professional guidance and tools is not recommended. After all, there’s simply too much to lose if proper sealing and waterproofing is not performed.
Trust Your Project to a Proven Bathroom Remodeling Contractor
As you have seen, hiring a professional is far preferable to attempting to remodel your bathroom yourself. When you choose the experienced bath renovation experts at Bath Masters, you can feel confident that the technical aspects and the design aspects of your remodel will be handled by the very best.
Why expend blood, sweat, and tears on a DIY project that looks good at first but ends up worthless due to faulty (though well-intentioned) techniques? If you’d like to discuss your project with an expert, get in touch with Bath Masters—we’d be happy to get you a free project estimate. Simply give us a call or fill out the online form today!
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