Finally, you have realised that your bathroom needs a remodelling and renovation. Having a bathroom with all the modern amenities adds extra quality to the overall ambience of the apartment.
There is a sudden flush of bathroom renovations in the Southern suburbs of Cape Town. South Africa has brought about several innovations to the modern market, bathroom remodelling with modern designs and products being one of them. But several homeowners make different kinds of mistakes while renovating their bathroom. We will look into some common mistakes that can be obliterated while planning a remodelling.
- Not choosing the correct remodelling company
Bathroom remodelling is a special form of artistic architecture that adds to the ambience of the house. Thorough research for the best company with experienced contractors is a must while planning the renovation. Everything depends on the work they are about to perform. The non-visible components that will be installed need extra care to avoid problems in future. The result will be different if a specialist is not assigned for the renovation.
- Mismatched products and finishes
After discussing the plans desired by the consumer with the specialist, it is necessary to buy matching or prescribed products that will match the overall design of the bathroom. This can be done by buying the showers, taps, tubs, sinks, etc. that will complement the bathroom design. The hardware and fixtures make a huge difference in the outlook of the bathroom. It is better to buy all the products from the same company to achieve the best finish.
- Buying cheap products
Cheap products in the bathroom might look good for some time and save up money but the actual results can be seen within a few months or years time. They start making various sounds, leak and waste water too. Investing on better, sturdy and good quality brands for underlayment, diverter valves, toilet, tubs, sinks, taps, showers, faucets etc will be counted as a long time investment.
- Shower tiles and floors
Many people install shower tiles all the way up to the ceiling. This has become a very old trend nowadays. It is better to install tiles to the height of seven to eight feet and then use good quality primer and paint for better looks and easy maintenance. Modern innovations have brought waterproof floorings and tiles that are better alternatives to traditional ones.
- Bad sealants and caulk
Using low-quality sealants and caulking in places that require silicone will eventually hamper the bathroom in the near future through water leakage and abrupt pressure on pipes. Caulking is a time consuming and expensive process and makes a great deal of difference to the ultimate result.
Various contractors or renovation companies charge more than the actual prices to make extra profit. Bathroom remodelling is an expensive process including carpentry, plumbing, electrical and tile setting works. Overpayment arises with longer labour days. It is better to set a deadline for the renovation process while planning.
Keeping these precautions in mind when planning the renovation will ultimately give new life to your house. The aesthetics of the house is rejuvenated that can add to the longevity or resale value.