Bathroom renovations can be downright challenging even for experienced DIY folks. Why? Because there’s actually so much riding on the way your bathrooms look.
Aside from the kitchen, the bathrooms are the places that potential buyers are going to be looking at. As much as you love your home, we’re sure that you’ve already thought about all of the different things that drive your home’s resale value. There might come a time where you want to sell your home and move into another one that’s bigger — such as when you decide to have children. There might also be a time where you want to move closer to family. We never know where life is actually going to take us, which is why we do what we can to get things right the first time around. That’s why you need to put some planning into what your bathroom suites look like — for the sake of your home’s resale value!
So, where you begin first? Well, if you’re really savvy you’re going to be thinking about your budget as well as whether or not you can tackle the job yourself. Unless you’re very, very good at all of these things, you really need to leave this job to the professionals. You can however have a say in how these items are executed. It’s tempting to just assume that you’re not going to need to get professional help, but if you make a mistake you’re going to have to spend a lot more money fixing things than if you had just hired the professional in the first place!
You also want to think about when the renovations are going to be done. You don’t want to have a long schedule where you wouldn’t be able to use those bathrooms, but you don’t want to rush and make mistakes that are going to cost you a lot down the road. Again, this is where a professional can step in and really make sure that your expectations are realistic. Sometimes when you go the DIY route, you end up adding too many renovations at once and run over budget and also run into problems, two things that you really don’t want to do.
Are you ready to commit to a renovation? If you really want bathroom suites and new bathroom furniture that add true value to your home, the answer has to be yes. Later down the road when you have a finished set of bathrooms, you’re going to be very happy that you made that decision — start planning today and good luck!