Planning to sell your home this season? Then it’s time to start planning for a bathroom remodel. Your bathroom can make or break the sale with your potential buyer. Let’s take a look at some common mistakes homeowners make along the way, and how Portland Shower Replacement specialists can help.
Too many cooks in the house. Planning to renovate your entire home this year? A new shower replacement can give your home that all-white look it needs to clinch the deal with a buyer. White bathrooms and counters are big parts of the house to concentrate on when setting up your house for resale. Showers are an excellent way to make even a small bathroom seem bigger.
Badly selected fixtures. It happens – sometimes we settle on a piece of shower equipment simply because it looks nice. However, having installed that beauty without thought to its practicality isn’t going to impress anyone when the time comes to replace it. In addition to looking out of place, poorly chosen fixtures can cause damage to the bathroom walls.
Not enough consideration of budget. Shower replacements aren’t cheap. This means it’s important to set a realistic budget long before you start buying fixtures. By setting a realistic budget, you’ll also be able to allocate funds for other bathroom remodel expenses. The right fixtures, coupled with proper planning, will not only increase the resale value of your property but will also go a long way toward improving its appeal to potential buyers.
Buying outdated shower products. This might sound like an extravagance, but it’s actually one of the most preventable mistakes you can make in bathroom remodeling. Even the best craftsman struggles to match the latest styles in shower replacement fixtures and supplies. Antennials, handles, and soap dishes might have been made just last year.
Using the wrong products. Even if you plan on replacing your bathtub in the near future, you still might want to take a moment to check whether your other bathtub fixtures are still up to date. Some bath products, such as shower replacement parts and waterproofing sprays for vinyl tubs, can reduce water loss through the tub and provide added benefits like rust protection. For the sake of your family, and that of your bank account, try to stick with quality products instead of those that are too trendy.
Installing a sub-floor above your old floor. A floor replacement may be the best solution for you if you’re tired of dealing with wet floors that have accumulated a lot of water over the years. If you’d rather skip the hassle of digging up your old flooring, you may need to find a waterproof liner to seal the gap between the old floor and your new floor. The installation liner will help prevent moisture from seeping into your floor, which could cause a number of mildew issues. After you’ve installed a waterproof liner, you may need to apply a layer of sealant or grout protection between your new floor and the sub floor to protect it from water damage.
Using a single-ply liner in your tub. Although double-ply liners are more durable and look modern, they’re generally more expensive and take longer to install. While this may sound like an inconvenience, it’s actually a sign of a bad product. If you’re having trouble affording single-ply acrylic bathtubs, ask a professional plumber to recommend a more affordable option.