These Bathroom Renovation Traps Will Rip You Off

Do you want to get a successful bathroom renovation without being ripped off?


Sure, you can get a successful renovation by paying tons of money. But won’t you feel taken advantage of or regretful of all the money you wasted when you could have saved more?


As a homeowner who pays for renovation, materials and labour, you have to be in control. You don’t deserve to be ripped off by these bathroom renovation traps you might encounter.


Watch Out for These Bathroom Renovation Traps

Bathroom renovation is a large project. That’s why it’s easy to fall into any of these traps in each process.


Not balancing aesthetics and functionality

When it comes to renovating a bathroom, balancing aesthetics and functionality is essential. It’s easy to think that you do it but do otherwise. It’s vital to be mindful of how you approach these two aspects of your renovation.


For example, you want to renovate your bathroom to customise it based on your personality and lifestyle. But the problem is its style will not look good with the rest of the house. There should be consistency throughout your home and achieve the look you want in your bathroom.


Doing a Major Renovation When a Minor One Will Work

Some homeowners think they always need a major renovation to achieve the look they want in their bathroom. But this isn’t always the case. In some cases, a minor renovation can accomplish the same results – and it is more affordable, too.


Before you go ahead and start knocking down walls or installing new fixtures, take a look at what minor renovations might work for your bathroom.


Sometimes, you only need a new coat of paint, new towels, and a few accessories to achieve your desired look.


Other times, you might need to replace some of the fixtures in your bathroom. But if they are still in good condition, you can get away with just painting or refinishing them.


Obsession in Following the Latest Trend

Just like clothes, home design trends come and go. And while it can be tempting to want to follow the latest trend, think about whether or not it’s something that you’ll still love in a few years.


If you’re planning on staying in your home for the long haul, stick with timeless trends or classic styles. But if you’re planning on selling shortly, following the latest fad might be an excellent way to appeal to potential buyers.


Choosing the Wrong Materials

When it comes to bathroom renovations, there are a lot of different materials you can choose from. And while it’s tempting to go for the cheapest option, think about what materials will stand the test of time.


For example, if you choose tiles for your bathroom that are not durable, they will be more likely to crack or chip over time. Also, if you choose the wrong kind of material for your bathroom, such as using a wooden floor in a bathroom, expect that you’ll be replacing them soon.


You get what you pay for bathroom renovations. Be sure to choose materials that are high quality and will last for years to come.


Doing all the work yourself

We all want to save money where we can. But when it comes to bathroom renovations, DIY is not always the best way to save money.


If you’re not experienced in plumbing or electrical work, you could do more harm than good – and cost yourself more money in the long run.


Not telling the builders the truth about how much you can afford

People make this common mistake when renovating their bathroom on a budget. They get quotes from different builders and try to lowball them by saying they can’t afford to spend more than a certain amount of money.


While this might seem like an excellent way to save, it’s essential to be honest with your builder about how much you can afford. Otherwise, they might have to go for cheaper materials- and you could end up unsatisfied with the renovation results.


Hiring unreliable builders

You’ll never hire builders if you know they’re unreliable. But it’s easy to fall into this trap.


Some homeowners think they can save money by hiring the builders who give them the cheapest offer. But in reality, this can often lead to disaster.


Be careful when choosing a builder for your bathroom renovation. Many are unlicensed and uninsured. It will be easy for them to get away if they ruin your bathroom.


Research different builders and get references from past clients before deciding. And always ask to see their licence and insurance policy before starting work on your bathroom.


(Also read: Don’t Waste Your Money With These Bathroom Renovation Mistakes)


Here at MKJ, we understand how it feels to be helpless without knowing what to do. Being ripped off is the last thing you want.


Find a builder who has been in the industry for years and who can give you transparency in all transactions. Hire MKJ Projects today, and be informed and confident that you’ve made the right decisions for your bathroom.


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