Whether you’re someone looking to purchase a home or an agent looking to take things into your own hands, this article I’ll point out some of the bathroom renovations that you should not do it yourself.
It may be the smallest room in your house, but the renovation isn’t necessarily proportional to its size. According to Open Listings director, “ A bathroom remodel is the most nerve-wracking of any renovation, especially if it is the only bathroom in your home.” I can totally relate because it may look simple to handle but when it comes to details, there is a lot of work that needs to be done carefully. One error you may end up not being able to use the bathroom for the entire day or even more.
To make sure that you have a fully functional bathroom, below I will show you some of the things you should not do it yourself if you have no proper knowledge about it.
- Plumbing and electrical work
I am sure you don’t want your house to have leakage everywhere as well as bad wiring that may cause a fire in your house. If I were you I would leave the plumbing and electrical work to the pros to avoid costly errors in the future.
If you take the matter to your hands and decide to do it because you think you can, what if an electrical switch was not installed correctly and it poses a fire risk, the homeowner is unlikely to know that. This can really be dangerous and I hope that you can take this matter seriously. A pro will also ensure that your bathroom meets the requirements in your municipality (which is especially important for resale, when home inspectors will be looking closely to make sure your bathroom passes muster).
- Installing a bath fan
Many of us know that a bath fan is your best defense against humidity.I am sure that you’ve heard it from the pros that venting the fan vent outside to get that humidity is the best way for your however that requires cutting a hole in your roof and installing an exhaust hood. This is a lot of work and it is not advisable for the average homeowner or even an agent to do it on your own.
- Installing a glass shower
Have you ever dream about having a gorgeous new glass shower in your home?. If yes, I am with you. Just like what every luxury house would have in their renovation list. Although you can order a precut-glass shower door at one of the big-box home improvement stores, I would not recommend you to install it all by yourself because the glass can easily weigh up to a hundred pounds. Not only it’s heavy and dangerous it requires proper experience and accuracy to install it properly.
- Avoid structural change
I would highly suggest you to avoid doing any structural change on your own because there are many important considerations that need to be done first before taking down a wall or even changing the layout of the bathroom. It may seem easy but it’s tough, paying a little more to get things done by the right people can help you save money and hassle in the long run.
Now that I’ve provided you some of the bathroom renovations you should not do it by your own, I hope that you find this article helpful for your project!