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Home remodeling is an exciting and horrifying thing to go through. Yes, you want everything to look as you want it to, but do you really want to go through the process to make it look that way? Probably not. My blog is all about surviving a renovation project in your home. You will learn tips that will make it an easier process for your entire family. I have even included some easy to follow instructions for creating a make-shift kitchen to help you survive kitchen renovations without getting to know the pizza delivery guy more than you should.


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4 Things To Avoid When Doing A Bathroom Remodel To Save Money

Maykel Sloothaak

When it comes to remodeling your bathroom, you want to be sure that you are making the best choices in the long run to ensure that you are getting your money's worth. Here are four things that you should avoid when it comes to doing a bathroom remodel in your home: 

  1. Replacing Fixtures Instead of Fixing Them: When it comes to certain bathroom fixtures in your home, you may want to replace because it is more ideal than spending time to fix something that is broken. However, making repairs instead of replacing something altogether can save you a great deal of money. Most likely, it's only one small part of the fixture that needs to be replaced or repaired. If you want to replace because you think it will look nicer, consider painting the cabinets or changing the faucets and other hardware to make it look nicer. This can save you a great deal of money, as well while still making the fixtures appear new and up-to-date. 
  2. Ignoring the Ventilation: One mistake many homeowners make is avoiding replacing ventilation and instead focus all their time and attention on little details in the bathroom that won't do anything to make the bathroom more functional. Replacing the ventilation in your bathroom with new ventilation is a great way to increase your home's value and make your bathroom more functional. This is because new ventilation is often more powerful and even quieter to use than older ventilation options. 
  3. Starting with the Master Bathroom: If the guest bathroom, as well as the master bathroom, needs remodeling, it's best to start with the guest bathroom or the bathroom down the hall that the kid's use. This is because it allows you to practice avoiding certain mistakes when it comes to remodeling the master. Since the master bathroom is larger and used more than other bathroom's in the house, it's best to get your mistakes out of the way by remodeling the smaller bathrooms first. 
  4. Installing Cheap Flooring: The flooring that you choose for the bathroom is a huge decision to make. If you choose to install cheap flooring to save money, you are actually going to be spending more in the end. Laminate flooring, for example, is one of the cheapest flooring options and although it will work perfectly in the bathroom at first, it will eventually succumb to water damage and need to be replaced sooner rather than later. The best option would be to install tile that is resistant to water and can last for a long time before needing to be replaced. 

By avoiding these four things when it comes to doing a bathroom remodel, you can save a great deal of money in the long run and still have a bathroom that appears modern and adds value to your home.