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Critical Mistakes Made by Some Home Owners When Remodeling a Bathroom in Dallas/Fort Worth

Paul Tosello

Paul has been in Real Estate for 32 years, working as a Realtor, but in addition he owned a real estate consulting and coaching company.  ...

Paul has been in Real Estate for 32 years, working as a Realtor, but in addition he owned a real estate consulting and coaching company.  ...

Aug 24 5 minutes read

Each day many people remodel rooms in their homes. From small remodeling projects such as adding a border to more advanced bathroom additions and remodels, there is always the quest to make your home better and more suited to your needs every day. 

Remodeling your bathroom can be a great idea and it’s one of the more popular rooms in the home to remodel but there is also many mistakes that can be made by a home owner when doing a bathroom remodel in Dallas/Fort Worth. 

Some of the mistakes are crucial and can not only make you lots of money to repair but they can also leave your home in a state which is very burdensome and not so functional. Be sure to see some of the crucial mistakes you’ll want to avoid below. 

Critical Mistakes Made by Some Home Owners When Remodeling a Bathroom in Dallas/Fort Worth

1. You never really know what you’re getting into

Even a simple home improvement project can turn into loads of problems if you’re not properly prepared. Whether it is a small project that you didn’t have enough paint mixed and the color is no longer available or wallpaper that is just a tad bit short. These types of mistakes can turn a routine, ordinary home improvement project into a “do over” situation quickly. 

And while running out of paint or wallpaper isn’t a big deal when it comes to plumbing work or electrical work in your bathroom remodel in DFW you may not be able to do over the work.

2. Failing to Make a Budget

No matter how large or small the home improvement project you’re planning is you’ll always need to make a budget. Failing to make a budget can leave you with an unfinished bathroom that isn’t functional and may cause all sorts of problems. 

From start to finish the budget should include everything you’ll need for the project. You’ll also want to include additional funds just in case there are some problems. Alternatively, you may want to upgrade some things or make changes which should be also included in a running budget you’ll create. Failing to plan ahead and make a budget for changes can leave you with a bathroom remodel project that you aren’t satisfied with.

3. Keep the Bathroom Functional

A great looking bathroom that has loads of space and an awesome view is wonderful. In fact, the reason why most people remodel their bathrooms is to make it more beautiful and to add a touch of style to the bathroom. But you’ll also want to consider why the bathroom is there to begin with. 

The bathroom should not only be beautiful but it should be functional as well. Sometimes home owners will overlook the obvious during a bathroom remodel only to find out the bathroom isn’t as functional as they needed.

4. Allow Storage Areas in the Bathroom

Speaking of functionality, you’ll also want to consider storage places in the bathroom. Many home owners will want to remove linen closets or shelving to give the bathroom more room but consider your storage needs. Having a storage area in the bathroom is usually a must to store linens and toiletries. Don’t forget to have those areas available if needed in the bathroom.

5. Use a Bathroom Remodel Contractor

A big mistake that many home owners make when remodeling a bathroom in Dallas/Fort Worth is they attempt the project themselves. With local building codes here in the DFW, that usually ends up costing you more in the long run. The electrical and plumbing work done in the bathroom will need to be done by licensed professionals. 

You’ll also need to obtain permits and have inspections done on some home improvement projects. It’s always best to use certified licensed professional contractors in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Courtesy of The Bathroom Restoration

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