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Problems That Can Emerge During a Bathroom Remodel

Remodeling your bathroom is a great way to take it from drab to fab. Add a deep tub for soaking, a heated floor that makes the coldest days feel warm, or a vanity with more storage. Choose from big ideas or stick to small changes that fit your budget. When you know about common bathroom remodeling problems and can anticipate things that might go wrong, you can prepare yourself to deal with whatever happens.

Poor Ventilation

Every time you hop in the bath or shower, you use hot water that produces steam. When you remodel the room, make sure it has enough ventilation. You need to vent the steam and hot air outside. If the steam builds up, it can peel paint or paper off the walls. It also creates an environment for mold or mildew to thrive. Working with a professional ensures that you will have someone who knows how to add the ventilation the room needs.

Wrong Supplies

You probably spent a lot of time thinking about the toilet, tub, and counter you wanted and not as much time about the smaller supplies. Did you buy a vanity that includes drawer pulls and other hardware? Maybe it doesn’t come with a sink or a faucet. A mistake some people make is that they don’t realize how much of everything they need, and they go over their budget to get it all. Lights, trim pieces, screws, and seals are just some of the small items you might forget. There’s a risk that you’ll order parts that aren’t compatible with your new bathroom, too.

Focus on Specific Things

No one would blame you for focusing on a few specific things, such as the tub style or the new floor. The problem is that some people get so caught up in those thoughts that they forget about the overall design of the room. Think about the look of the room as a whole and how all the parts fit together. Make sure you can afford all the new features you want, too. If you spend too much on your dream shower, you may need to cut corners on other elements.

Wrong Materials

Ceramic and porcelain are two of the most common materials used in bathrooms. Choosing the wrong materials can lead to problems during the remodel and later. Marble, for example, looks gorgeous but requires a lot of maintenance. Vinyl tile can save you money, but it won’t last as long as you would like. Some materials like natural stone require an experienced installer, too. Work with someone who can help you choose the right materials and install them.

You can minimize the frustrations of a bathroom remodel when you avoid problems like choosing the wrong materials or supplies, not adding enough ventilation, or focusing too much on specific elements. If you live in Port Arthur, TX, and want a company you can trust to help with your bathroom remodel, call us at Gulf Express Construction.