Every house hits that point where the bathroom starts looking dingy. This could be due to old age or constant use, making it look outdated and dirty even after deep cleaning. Many people hold off on remodeling their bathroom because there are so many things that can go into it. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be as complicated as it may seem.
Whether you are just changing up the design or completely redoing everything, the price can quickly add up! Our experts at All Valley Refinishing have been around many bathroom remodeling projects and have picked up some commonly made mistakes that could have been avoided. Here are the top four do’s and don’ts we recommend to make your next bathroom remodel go flawlessly.
DO set a budget
This may seem fairly obvious, but this can determine whether you have a stressful time during the remodeling process or not. If you set a specific number of the most you are willing to spend in the beginning, it will be easier to stick to it. It also helps to allot certain amounts to specific projects you are wanting to be done in your bathroom, for example, shower refinishing, new cabinets, wall paint, etc.
DON’T make it set in stone
While you should have a basic idea of the budget when you get started, there are so many factors that can change during the remodeling process. Don’t be afraid to move your priorities around in your budget. After all, you want to make your bathroom the best it can be. Just be sure to stay at the overall project amount you had decided on in the beginning.
DO make a set design plan
We’ve gotten to the fun part of the project. During this process, we recommend making a Pinterest board to get inspiration for what you want your remodeled bathroom to look like. Don’t worry about a budget at this time, if anything this will help you get a general idea of the style and color scheme you are wanting to go for.
DON’T be indecisive
Once you have come up with a design plan, it’s important to stick with it. Get all the indecisiveness out during the planning process or it could be a costly mistake. When you know exactly what you are going for you don’t have to worry about not liking what you are purchasing and you are less likely to waste money on things you don’t need!
An important part of remodeling your bathroom is figuring out what you would like to do with your shower, sinks, or countertops. You will want to do your research on whether you want to refinish or start from new. If your main goal is to save money we recommend getting your shower refinished in Camarillo. Not only will it look just like new, but it takes way less time than a complete renovation.
DON’T take the first offer
Even if you choose to completely renovate your shower you will want to shop around to find the best offer for your needs. Although the least expensive option may look enticing, you will want to ensure that you are hiring a team that you can trust to get the job done right!
DO find an expert
As mentioned above you want to ensure you are hiring the right team. To ensure you are hiring a reliable company you can check their reviews, the before and after gallery, and read about their process on their website. You can read about our proven shower refinishing process on our Bath and Shower refinishing page.
DON’T DIY it
This tip will depend on your experience and background with bathroom remodeling. While DIY can come across as easy and a money saver it doesn’t always turn out how you’d expect it to. Most people end up hiring a company to cover up their botched DIY project. If you choose All Valley Refinishing to refinish your shower you can be sure that it is done right the first time and that it will last a long time.
To learn more about bathtub and shower refinishing from All Valley Refinishing, give us a call at (805) 601-8515. We service Moorpark, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Santa Clarita, Oxnard, Camarillo, Ventura, & Surrounding Areas.