Coordination issues

When doing any remodeling job, by far, the biggest mistake we see is poor coordination of all the moving parts. This is especially true when it comes to bathroom remodels, as there are often so many of them.

This includes plumbers to electricians, carpenters, tilers, decorators, all the way to interior designers. Assuming you try and do it yourself, not only will you have to source the materials, but you’ll also have to coordinate all these elements. If you haven’t done this often, this will be chaotic and confusing, which is the perfect breeding ground for time and money-wasting mistakes.

That’s why it’s best to have all of this fully managed by a separate entity so that way you can put your feet up knowing everything is taken care of.

Better yet, have it completed by one organization that plans, manages AND carries out the project with in-house contractors. In that case, one point of contact will simplify communication and resolve mistiming issues via employee accountability. All this makes life that much easier for you.

At Cransten, this is precisely the type of service we offer should you want a brand spanking new bathroom.

Trying To Be Trendy

Another common mistake with bathroom renovations is opting for one that will quickly date your bathroom. The fastest way to do that is by choosing a design purely based on what’s currently trending.

By nature of it being trendy, soon enough, it won’t be, thus leaving you with an outdated bathroom. If you want to keep up, you’ll have to continually fork out fortune after fortune. That is a waste of resources since it’s expensive and not to mention stressful. It’s far easier to simply pick a timeless design that will forever be trendy.

To find out what those timeless designs are and what they look like, check out our blog post here.

Having a timeless design will mean your bathroom is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser rather than a risky shot in the dark. And should you decide to sell your home later down the road, it will mean more money to you (and faster too) since it’s more likely people will buy quicker.

DIY Waterproofing

This is another severe blunder many people make when they decide to undertake a bathroom remodel. In an attempt to reduce costs, they choose to DIY their bathroom waterproofing.

Unfortunately, if this isn’t done perfectly, they’ll be looking at a hefty fine, thanks to the expensive repairing fees.

Additionally, many people don’t realize that when a tiler inflicts a small nick in the waterproof membrane, this can compromise its integrity and result in an expensive and disruptive leek!

It’s best to do things correctly the first time around, rather than having to rip everything up and start again, costing you another fortune.

The best way to ensure this is done correctly (the first time around) is to hire a certified waterproofing tradesman. And, should you decide to sell your home down the line, you would now have the proper qualifications, making the selling process more manageable for you.

At Cransten, you’ll be glad to hear that all our tradesmen are experts at their craft. They all have the appropriate licenses and insurance. We train and vet each and every one of them continuously for quality assurance. We’re so confident about our service that we even have a 90-day warranty on all our work.

If you would like a free consultation on a bathroom renovation or any other home renovation project, please do not hesitate to call us. We’d be glad to help!

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