Misinformation can make it difficult to do a bathroom remodeling project. You may be unable to make informed decisions if you believe half-truths or full myths. The whole process could be ruined if you don’t know all the facts. You can benefit from an in-depth debunking of common myths about bathroom remodeling, no matter if you are a professional home improvement expert or a novice homeowner.
Majestic Small Bathroom remodel experts in Pinellas, FL say these are some of the most common misconceptions.
Myth #1: Bathroom remodeling is always costly.
There is little truth to this myth like any other good story. Bathroom remodels are not always affordable, but they don’t need to be. If you do the job yourself, minor adjustments to flooring, cabinets or lighting can make a big difference. But making major changes to your bathroom can be more costly.
Myth #2: You must expand the space.
Although it is appealing to have a huge, luxurious bathroom, the point is not that you need the space. It all comes down to what you do with the space. Even if your bathroom is small, you can still make it look extravagant without having to compromise the other features of the space. You just need to know a few tricks. Visual space can be expanded by making adjustments to lighting and layout.
Myth #3: Adding luxury to your life is a must.
It’s natural to want your bathroom to be more luxurious. Your bathroom is your sanctuary for self-care and relaxation. If you make it a necessity, that wish will become a myth.
The truth is, most products will come with the minimum package. This is if your budget allows. Even though they may sound appealing, walk-in glass showers and sweeping marble vanities aren’t necessary.
Myth #4: Bathroom remodeling is not worth it.
Bathroom remodels that are well done leave no room for buyers to be remorseful. It’s not only worth the investment, but it is also priceless.
Remodeling can even increase your home’s value, which is a great thing. The average homeowner will recover 60% of the cost of a bathroom remodel. Some homeowners even recover more. Home improvements can reduce your costs and give you more bang for the buck, possibly even a net profit.
Myth #5: More features equals higher utility bills
It all depends on how good the features are. A cost-effective, efficient and eco-friendly bathroom appliance will not waste your money.
You can also reduce utility costs by replacing old appliances with ones of higher quality.
Don’t let this myth fool you into thinking that you should settle for less. You can have any appliance or feature you want in your bathroom. You can call us or visit our office to get more information about a particular feature.
Myth #6: You must keep up with the latest trends.
It’s good to be fashionable. A new pair of shoes, a haircut, or a bathroom remodel can all boost confidence. However, once fashion trends change for the next day, this happy feeling can become a burden to keep up. It can also be a source of stress and the root cause of this myth.
While it’s fine to dress up, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t. It doesn’t matter if something looks old, but it’s okay to be comfortable in your bathroom.
It is difficult to create a calm environment when you hold the room to a different standard than yours. This situation becomes worse if you are under financial pressure. You can transform trends into benchmarks for remodeling your bathroom by making major home improvements.
Myth #7: You cannot move the toilet, sink, or shower… or you have them to move.
Every coin has two sides, and this myth is no exception. There will be people who claim it is impossible to remodel a bathroom unless you shift some appliances. Others will tell you that the reverse is true.
We’re here to tell ya that neither of these claims is true. It’s your bathroom, it’s your home, so we let you decide. You don’t have to remodel the bathroom if there isn’t a plumbing or structural crisis. However, it’s possible to do so.
Myth #8: Bathroom remodeling can be done as DIY projects.
Let’s start by defining exactly what a remodel is to understand this myth.
Remodeling, as opposed to renovating, involves significant changes in the structure and/or function of a room. These changes can include moving walls and replacing appliances in bathrooms. Every job will require some combination of electrical, plumbing, and drywall.
To completely remodel a bathroom, you need to be a master of all trades. We’ve learned that everyone needs a helping hand in nearly 50 years of being in business. If that means that we can help you with your next big project we are happy to assist.
Myth #9: Overhead lighting is the only choice
The majority of artificial lights are installed to the ceiling, below ceiling fans, or under domes. Although overhead lighting is very common, it’s not the only option for homeowners.
Lamps are the best option. They can brighten up a space with warm light and cover every inch of the room from all angles if they are well-arranged. Lamps can be used as secondary or complement lights. They shine directly on certain areas and add texture to the room.
Recessed lights may also be an option. These lights shine through holes that have been made into the ceiling, wall, or floor. These are very versatile and can be used to create creative lighting.
There are many lighting options available, including overhead, lamp, recessed, and warm, cool, or bright lights.
Myth #10: Ventilation is not a major concern.
This myth is simply not true. Proper ventilation is essential for a clean and safe bathroom. It works in a similar way to an HVAC system’s air filter that prevents dust from getting into your home.
Our comparison shows that while an air filter captures solid particles, bathroom vents whisk away moisture. The vents decrease the likelihood of mildew developing because mildew needs high humidity in order to thrive.
Bathroom ventilation also has the ability to cool down the space. Vents encourage air circulation in rooms that are otherwise protected from drafts to keep the bathroom from becoming stuffy. It makes your life easier and protects wood fixtures, flooring, walls, and flooring from heat damage.
Ventilation should not be considered a secondary concern in your bathroom remodel. Make it a priority and ensure that your ventilation system meets regulations. You should update your ventilation system as soon as possible if it is not compliant with regulations.
There are likely to be many more myths surrounding home improvement than we have covered today. Your new bathroom will be a success if you take care of it.