Making the decision to remodel the bathroom or bathrooms of your home can be really exciting, but also really frustrating and stressful. Of course you long to have a beautiful new space in your home, but things can happened that were totally unplanned.
Of course, one way to reduce the risk of mishaps is to hire a professional plumber to help with the process. This can save you both time and money—sure, a DIY project may seem cheaper, but if you make the mistakes we’re about to outline, then ultimately you could wind up paying more than you planned to.
For a functional and comfortable bathroom, you need the right contractor on your side, to help avoid these 4 common mistake when doing a bathroom remodel:
Mistake #1: Not Having a Planned Budget
One of the best ways to save money with any kind of home improvement project is to know your budget to begin with. When you decide early on how much money you’re willing to spend, then a professional contractor is able to discuss your options with you so you make realistic decisions.
Deciding right off the bat, for example, that you’re going to get the most expensive flooring you can find can leave little room for the low-flow plumbing fixtures you wanted installed.
Mistake #2: Moving Plumbing
Now, there’s a difference between rerouting plumbing or adding a pipe and completely moving plumbing appliances to another section of the bathroom. Keeping your plumbing in place, for the most part, can actually save you hundreds of dollars. We’re talking about big items like your toilet and bathtub.
If you do decide that you want the location of one or both of these to change, it definitely pays to work with a professional plumber who can inspect your bathroom and talk you through your options.
Mistake #3: Keeping the Same Plumbing Appliances
When you think about plumbing fixtures in your bathroom, are your shower and toilet the first things that come to mind? This is often key to a successful bathroom remodel—deciding what you want to do with these major plumbing appliances.
More and more homeowners are discovering the cost-saving benefits of upgrading to low-flush toilets and low-flow showerheads, as they save gallons of water each year, and therefore hundreds of dollars as well.
Mistake #4: Not Considering Energy Use
Like we mentioned above, investing in energy-efficient appliances like low-flow showerheads and low-flush toilets is an excellent way to save money. When you upgrade to a more efficient plumbing system, you’ll reduce your water consumption, contribute to a more eco-friendly environment, and give your wallet a break.
For over a century, we’ve been providing exceptional bathroom plumbing services and more. Whatever your plumbing needs are, there is no better company to turn to than one with the high level of expertise that our technicians have. Ask us about our kitchen remodeling services, as well!
Established in 1912, Max Sr & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, A Corp. is your trusted resource for reliable service on your bathroom plumbing in Union, NJ. Reach out to us today.