Do-it-yourself bathroom remodeling can be a dangerous game.

Bathrooms today aren’t what they used to be. The bathrooms of yesteryear were mainly about function and utility, and not much else, but todays’ bathrooms are all about creating a relaxing, spa-like environment in your home. This is one reason why bathroom renovations have such a high return on investment, and why they’re so popular among homeowners. Many homeowners choose to handle bathroom remodeling themselves to save money, but unfortunately, some end up making costly mistakes that end up making the whole project cost a lot more than it would have if they had hired a remodeling company in the first place. In Part 1 of this series, we went over a few of the most common DIY bathroom remodeling mistakes. Keep reading to learn more.

Mistake #5. Valuing aesthetics over function.

If you’ve recently flipped through a home improvement magazine, like Better Homes & Gardens, then we don’t need to tell you how beautiful today’s bathrooms have become. Beauty is an incredibly powerful thing when it comes to any renovation product, but it’s a huge mistake to place it higher on the priority list than function. Too often, DIY remodelers forget about function and convenience in their attempts to make their bathrooms look good, and this leaves them with a bathroom they can’t get a lot of use out of and will make it harder to sell their home when the time comes.

Mistake #6. Not placing enough value on ventilation.

Many times, ventilation is one of the last things on a DIY remodeler’s mind when renovating a bathroom, and that’s a big mistake. Proper ventilation is essential for eliminating excess moisture in bathrooms, and without it, you could be opening yourself up to mildew and mold — gross! The best way to handle ventilation in a remodeling project is naturally, by installing a window, but if that isn’t an option, it’s important to install a fan.

Mistake #7. Choosing mismatched fitting and fixtures.

You want the design of your bathroom to be cohesive. What you don’t want is to end up with a bunch of plumbing fixtures and fittings that don’t match. While you don’t necessarily have to buy the same brand of everything, it’s important to make sure that all fixtures and fittings match, or at the very least that they all complement one another.

Mistake #8. Forgetting to include storage in your design.

The best and most creative storage solutions in today’s bathrooms aren’t overly conspicuous. That may be why so many DIY remodelers either don’t put enough importance on storage, or forget about storage altogether. Don’t get so caught up in picking out the perfect sink or tile that you forget about including plenty of cabinets, shelves and other storage solutions in your bathroom.

As you can see, there are many possible mistakes you could make in a DIY remodeling project, and these are just a few of them. Avoid these and the many other potential mistakes by turning to the professionals at Daniels Design & Remodeling in Northern Virginia. We’ve got what it takes to help you enjoy the bathroom of your dreams, without all of the costly mistakes and wasted time they cause. Contact us today to get started.

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