Common Myths About Remodeling Your Bathroom
Posted on August 16, 2022
Posted in Bathrooms
Did you know that after the kitchen, the bathroom is the most remodeled room in American homes? The popularity of remodeling both rooms makes perfect sense when you think about it. The kitchen is one of the most frequented rooms in your home and has an abundance of appliances. As time goes by, lifestyle and habits change, and new technology in appliances becomes available, it is understandable why you would want to keep your kitchen cutting-edge. And whether you're considering a guest bathroom remodel or your master bath remodel, keeping your bathroom up to date is also necessary. After all, you spend a lot of time in your commode, too.
While the bathroom is a frequently remodeled room, many homeowners are hesitant to start a remodel because of common myths that surround the thought of a bathroom remodel. Below, we'll go over the steps to remodel a bathroom for you and we'll debunk some common misconceptions about bathroom remodels. When it comes time for you to find a bathroom remodeling service, you'll be ready!
Steps to Remodeling Your Bathroom
1. Plan and budget
Set your budget and work with a reputable bathroom remodeling service, like our team at Expo Home Improvement, to determine your budget, bathroom design, and style, and plan what the construction process will look like.
2. Schedule remodel time
Work with your contractor to schedule a time that works best for you and make sure to ask how long the remodel will take so you can plan accordingly.
Your contractors will come in and remove all the old fixtures, bathtubs, tiles, etc.
4. Plumbing and Electrical
All new plumbing can be installed, including lines for the bath, sink, and fixtures, and updating pipes as needed. Once the plumbing is complete, you can ask your contractor to update the electrical.
5. Drywall and paint
New drywall can be installed next, which includes a green board in wetter areas, like inside the shower. A fresh coat of paint is applied once the drywall is complete.
6. Solid Surface Installation
Your solid surface is installed in the shower first, and then the shower pan on the floor.
7. Fixture installation
The bath and shower are installed first, followed by the vanity and sink, toilet, exhaust system, storage, and bathroom accessories.
Common Myths About Remodeling Your Bathroom
You simply cannot plan, execute, and complete a bathroom remodel based on misinformation, so let's look at the top five myths around bathroom remodels.
Myth #1 - Bathroom Remodels are Expensive
While any remodel can certainly add up, not every remodel is going to break the bank. It's important to set your budget before you even begin your remodel and adhere to it throughout. It's equally important to utilize space and dual-purpose fixtures, etc. A small bathroom with a tub and shower is totally possible when you install a tub-shower combo.
Myth #2 - You can DIY Your Bathroom Remodel
There are a few things you can do yourself - like painting - but bathroom remodels need to be completed by a bathroom remodeling service professional. Bathroom remodels are very complicated and require contractors, electricians, and plumbers. There's also too much at stake if a mistake is made because you're working with water.
Myth #3 - You Have to Expand the Room
Another misconception is that you must make your bathroom bigger. You can absolutely do a small bathroom renovation while keeping it at its current size. You can renovate and decorate a small bathroom to make it appear larger without tearing down a single wall.
Myth #4 - Bathroom Remodels Aren't Worth the Money
Remodels can be done on any budget, and a well-executed remodel will be worth the money when it comes to boosting the resale value of your home and the comfort and joy you feel when using your newly updated bathroom. Trust us, it's always worth the money, no matter your budget.
Myth #5 - You Can't Move Existing Fixtures
You can absolutely move fixtures! This is the joy of working with a professional bathroom remodeling service! They are equipped to move fixtures and plumbing if needed, so your dream bathroom can be completely reimagined from your current one.
If you're thinking about renovating your bathroom, contact us today. Our expert team will help you budget, plan, and execute your bathroom renovation with such ease, you'll be wondering why you didn't call sooner.