146-laying-tileAny remodel can be complicated, but kitchens and bathrooms tend to be the most tricky.  Before taking on such a major job alone, homeowners need to make sure they’re fully aware of what it all entails.

Major problems may emerge during bathroom remodels, and if you’re not ready…well, you could find yourself up @#it creek (quite literally).

Things can get messy

Plumbing may look easy, but it usually takes many years of specialized training to master the art. You might think that everything is sealed properly, but then you turn on the faucet or shower afterward and…yikes…leakage.  If you don’t notice the leak quickly, damage is almost inevitable.

Measuring is another necessity.  You cannot start a major remodel without measuring every inch of the room, every fixture and cabinet that goes into it and every piece of flooring.  If your measurements are off even slightly, nothing will fit well in the new bathroom.

Replacing flooring may look easy to the novice, but in reality it is quite difficult for those who aren’t seasoned, and requires calculations, a level floor and the proper materials.  Not every home is well equipped for all flooring materials, so if you haven’t consulted a professional, you may be in the runnings for cracked tile (or worse) down the line.

For more great insights on bathroom remodel planning, check out this article – DIY: Beware of the Bathroom

DIY bathroom remodels can undeniably save a lot of money when the homeowner is up to the task, but can also cause more spending if you bite off more than you can chew.  It’s always a good idea to consult with a professional.

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