Remodeling your outdated bathroom can add great value to your home and also give you a more functional and stylish space. Though a good quality bathroom remodel is one of the best investments you can make in your home, it can also be a very tricky project and often times better left to an experienced contractor. If you’re looking to start work on your bathroom or hire a professional, here are the things to look out for.
TROUBLESOME, DANGEROUS MOLD
Easily considered the most common problem in damp rooms, mold can cause severe health problems and unsightly spots. As you or your contractor begins work on the remodel, always be vigilant for mold, which can be hiding in dark spots like under the sink, in wall cavities, and around windows. If you notice mold before construction, it may be a good idea to have a specialist come in a remove it completely.
UNSEEN PLUMBING ISSUES
The plague of bathroom is often poor or outdated plumbing. When you redo a bathroom, it’s important to check the plumbing on all fixtures before replacing them. Bad plumbing can cause disasters later on and can damage what remodel you’ve done, so it’s best to address it immediately. A professional contractor will be able to tell if there is bad plumbing in your bathroom and how to address it.
FURTHER ISSUES DOWN THE ROAD
Using an inexperienced contractor or trying to complete a major bathroom renovation project on your own can lead to problems later on down the road if done improperly. For example, choosing the right grout for your shower and tile floors is an important detail that homeowners often overlook. Correctly fitted tiles will prevent water leakage from the shower. Whether you use non-sanded, sanded, or epoxy grout depends on the space between your tiles and your budget. Your contractor should know the best option for your specific bathroom.
A CHEAP, SECOND-RATE CONTRACTOR
With all the hazards above, an experienced, skilled remodeling contractor can make all the difference. If you’re tempted to hire someone who offers you the lowest price, remember that though it’s cheap, you’ll be paying for it later on. If you need more convincing, check out our article on hiring a remodel contractor.
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