5 Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

By fiderioandsons Sep 29, 2014

As your favorite CT contractors, we have seen our share of renovation missteps both large and small. We see bathroom renovation mistakes all the time and most of them are quite easy to prevent. Read on to discover the five most common problems we encounter–and how you can avoid them in your home.

Not Hiring a Professional

Bathrooms have a variety of different components. In addition to the things you easily see: the bathtub, toilet, sink, and mirror, there are plenty of things you might not think much about: wiring, electric outlets, and plumbing.

Unless you have received years of training with wiring, electric outlets, and plumbing it’s going to cost you less money in the long run to trust a contractor who does know how to handle these things. Paying a professional is certainly much better than trying it alone and ending up in a big mess, that’s for sure!

Assuming ‘Bigger Is Better’

That’s right: Bigger isn’t better. Obviously, better is better. Whether you’re designing a large master bathroom in your dream home or trying to figure out how to squeeze in an extra bathroom for your growing family, the most important aspect of your new bathroom is that it has a great design that functions efficiently for your specific lifestyle.

Ignoring Your Fan/Ventilation System

Overlooking your bathroom fan/ventilation system is a common mistake. Sometimes homeowners do not install one or they do not clean the one they have. Without proper ventilation, humidity will build up on surfaces, and over time this moisture can cause paint and grout to deteriorate.

Overlooking Small Mistakes

As your renovation goes along, always fix mistakes- even the smallest ones- as soon as you notice them. For example, if one tile isn’t completely flush or your paint strokes are going in all directions, fix it right away. Don’t convince yourself that you will learn to live with it. Those mistakes will likely always bother you, and if you can see them, then other people can see them too.

Failure to Budget Properly

The cost of any home improvement project is on the top of most people’s minds when starting a new project. It’s a great idea to research and compare prices beforehand to get a sense of what type of value you can expect based on the price you pay. What you don’t want to do however, is only look at the initial cost when making a final decision. You’ll also need to consider longer-term expenses such as, energy, maintenance, cleaning and painting costs.  Making sure you keep an open line of communication with your remodeler can benefit the outcome of your remodeling project. If there is anything you find unsatisfactory let the company supervisor overseeing your project know right away. 

Fiderio & Sons

Having Fiderio & Sons remodel your home’s bathroom can transform it into a space that combines functionality with comfort. Whether it is a master suite, second bathroom, a children’s bathroom or guest bathroom, the creative minds of our Connecticut bathroom remodeling experts will make your bathroom dreams come true. GET A FREE ESTIMATE ON CONNECTICUT HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICES Let Fiderio & Sons help turn the hopes and dreams you have for your home into a beautiful reality. Visit our Meriden showroom this week. Or call us today at


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