Bathroom renovation is usually a significant project that’s best left to bathroom and shower remodeling companies. The idea of a DIY bathroom remodel may seem fun and exciting for some people, but a DIY job can potentially lead to major problems in the long run. That said, you should not compromise the quality of your bathroom just for the thrill of a DIY challenge.
Here are three common pitfalls of a DIY bathroom remodel.
Inadequate Fixture Layout Planning
One of the biggest considerations during a bathroom remodel is the replacement of old tubs, showers, toilets and sinks. Typically, your options for this specific task is to reline your current fixtures or tear out and replace the old ones. But either way, the job would be too difficult for a DIY remodel. Getting your bathroom layout right is crucial, and there are several factors that need to be considered in order to do the job properly. Furthermore, it will also require a lot of manpower to pull this off within a reasonable span of time.
Waterproofing should be done correctly. Otherwise, it would be useless. Improper or incomplete waterproofing of your bathroom can also lead to a host of problems, such as structural damage, mold and mildew growth, quick depreciation of your new bathroom and an increased risk of termite infestation.
When waterproofing a bathroom, shower replacement contractors ensure that the waterproofing membrane is compatible with the substrate and adhesive. Another important consideration is curing time. Waterproofing products have varying curing times. Failure to note this information can lead to costly mistakes or water damage.
In homes built before 1984, asbestos is often found in bathroom walls and ceilings, and under the flooring. If your home was made from around that time, it’s best to have a professional do the bathroom remodel since the person will be better equipped to handle such circumstances.
Elite Bathrooms LuxStone of Long Island is one of the most reliable shower contractors in the area. With several years of experience in bathroom remodels and upgrades, we can guarantee excellent workmanship for your project. Call us at [company_number], or fill out our contact form to request a quote.