There’s no question that a bathroom remodel can represent quite a large investment. While it may be tempting to skimp anywhere you can, this isn’t always a good idea. In fact, trying to skimp on supplies, certain projects and other elements of the remodel may actually cost you in the long run.
While there are going to be some elements where you can cut costs, make sure you avoid skimping in the areas listed here.
Failing to Install a Bathroom Fan
The bathroom fan isn’t the most exciting part of a bathroom remodel. However, they are absolutely essential if you want to avoid dealing with the accumulation of mildew and mold on your bathroom walls. Also, if the steam has no way to escape, it can ruin your grout and the paint you use in the space.
When remodeling your bathroom, having high quality countertops is a must. After all, these surfaces are going to see quite a bit of use and abuse day after day. They have water splashed on them, chemicals spilled, and hot items placed on top. You not only need high quality surfaces, but also counters that are low maintenance. Chances are you don’t want to spend hours cleaning your bathroom counters.
Another element of your bathroom that sees a lot of action is your toilet. These are in constant use. As a result, you should be willing to purchase one that’s going to last quite a while, rather than the cheapest one you can find. This will help you save quite a bit of money in the long run.
The bathroom is where you get ready. You need a location to store your appliances, skincare products, cosmetics and more. As a result, you need quality storage space – and plenty of it. While you want to give your bathroom a new look, you shouldn’t skimp when it comes to storage options.
If you don’t have very much space to add new storage options, consider other options. You can use deep drawers, so they can accommodate your appliances, or replace the doors with drawers to provide easier access to your items. Avoid the large shaving cabinets that are custom made, as these are not only going to cost more, but also take up more space.
You need to follow the regulations required when it comes to waterproofing your bathroom. While you may be tempted to try and handle this on your own, the fact is, there are some jobs you need to let the professionals handle – and this is one of them. After all, quite a bit of structural damage may occur because of dampness, condensation and leaks. This is one element you definitely don’t need to skimp on.
While there may be some things you can do to help save money on your bathroom remodeling project, the things listed here should never be skimped on.