Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

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Remodeling your bathroom(s) in your home can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. For most homeowners, a bathroom remodel is a major investment in terms of both cost and time—not to mention the feelings of stress, overwhelm, and anxiety that many associate with home renovation projects. So, if you’re gearing up for a bathroom remodel in your home, you want to make sure you do it right.


Here are some of the most common bathroom remodeling mistakes you can easily avoid, so you can finally get the bathroom of your dreams with the least amount of problems:


Mistake #1: Not having a clear, specific, well-thought-out plan at the start.

This is your dream, so you should spend some time thinking about the specifics of your remodel project before getting outsiders involved. Most homeowners are at least somewhat concerned with the budget, but other logistical factors like time, energy, and inconvenience can also be a factor when thinking through the realities of a bathroom remodel project. If your decision is dependent on these kinds of factors, be sure to go through the process of really thinking through how much money, time, decisions, and disruptions will be associated with your particular bathroom remodeling plans. Write down things like your project goals, how you want it to look and feel, your budget, must-haves, flexible areas, and so on. Check out our post on Questions to Ask Before Remodeling your Bathroom to get started.

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Mistake #2: Not doing due diligence before hiring a contractor or remodeling company.

Bathroom remodeling projects can be unpredictable, expensive, and time-consuming, so getting things off to the best start possible by hiring the right contractor is critical. After all, if you’re going to spend your hard-earned money on a remodeling project, you want to make sure you hire a reputable, reliable contractor or remodeling company. Read our tips on how to find the right contractor to help you get started.  Make sure to research a few companies—read online reviews, ask for referrals, and check references, and look into their work history and the specific types of remodeling projects they’ve done. And no matter what, make sure they are fully licensed—it is NEVER a good idea to hire an unlicensed contractor.
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Mistake #3: Choosing the wrong materials and focusing on form over function.

Over the course of many years, bathrooms undergo serious strain from factors like high moisture levels, quick temperature shifts, and extensive use of plumbing and other wear and tear—so you want to make sure you choose the right materials that will stand the test of time. When it comes to design, HGTV recommends making design choices that will also stand the test of time, advising that it’s better to “opt for clean lines and trendy neutrals rather than the aggressive fads of today that are cringe-worthy tomorrow.”


Does your bathroom need a face lift? Maybe a complete overhaul? Either way, we can help.

Would you like a shower that you can actually turn around in? Does your current tub occupy more space in your bathroom than a small car? Let our designers show you what could be—you deserve it! J&J Construction provides incomparable workmanship, superior materials, a quick job, and the lowest price in the industry. No games. No gimmicks. No fine print.

Contact us today at (630) 904-8500 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate for a bathroom remodel. We look forward to hearing from you

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