There are a lot of misconceptions about home remodeling that can make homeowners think twice about starting a home improvement project. This is especially true when it comes to the bathroom area. Misinformation spreads fast when it comes to bathroom remodeling, perhaps due in part to the abundance of bad contractors all over the country, or in some instances, DIY projects that have gone wrong.
At US Remodeling Group, we’ve made it a goal to spread as much information about bathroom remodeling as we can for our customers in the Northeastern US. Despite rumors to the contrary, bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be expensive, time-consuming, or a huge hassle. In this article, we set the record straight about some of the biggest bathroom remodeling myths we’ve heard in recent years and why upgrading the bathroom is one of the best ways to invest in your home.
Myth #1: You Have to Spend a Fortune to Get Good Results
As we mentioned
before, there are all types of bathroom remodeling projects to choose from.
These can range from time-consuming and expensive bathroom overhauls, to small,
fast, and easy upgrades. If your bathroom contractor is trying to influence you
to take on a large, messy project or to spend a lot of money on a full
renovation, it’s a good idea to get a second opinion.
Contrary to popular belief, we’ve found that the most satisfied customers are ones that focus on making smaller enhancements to improve one area of the bathroom. For example, a wet area remodel that replaces outdated, deteriorating, or aging shower or tub products can completely transform the way your bathroom looks, functions, and even smells—at a fraction of the cost of a full bathroom renovation.
Myth #2: Bathroom Conversions Offer a Low ROI
One of the most
popular bathroom remodeling projects that we take on a regular basis at US
Remodeling Group is bath conversion. Bathroom conversions can focus on converting your unused shower
into a tub, or an unused tub into a shower. A common misconception is that
doing this will greatly reduce the value of your bathroom and offer a very low
return on your investment.
In our experience, our customers are very satisfied with their tub-to-shower or shower-to-tub conversions. While you’ll want to discuss your tub or shower remodel options carefully with an experienced bathroom remodeling contractor, a well-planned conversion can make your home a lot more functional, aesthetically pleasing, and valuable. For example, you can add plenty of space to a small bathroom by converting a massive tub into a sleek, zero-entry shower area, or add luxury to a home without a bathtub by converting an unused shower into a spa tub.
Myth #3: Shower and Tub Combinations are Outdated
While it’s true
that more luxurious bathrooms will separate the shower and tub into two
different spaces, the belief that space-saving shower and tub combos are a
thing of the past is simply not true. Shower-tub combos are extremely
convenient in homes across the country, and have been a popular remodeling
option for our customers seeking both a tub and a shower experience in a
smaller bathroom space.
In our experience, it’s much better to have a combination shower/tub installation than no tub in the house at all, which can make this choice another value-enhancing addition for those that want it.
Myth #4: Walk-In Tubs are Ugly
While it’s true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we think that most people that believe this myth are stuck with an outdated idea of yesterday’s walk-in tub products. Today’s walk-in tubs are sleek, modern-looking, with state-of-the-art designs that offer stylish safety and convenience to improve any home’s bathroom. Akin to a jacuzzi tub, walk-in models are more luxurious than they’ve ever been before and can add a serious amount of aesthetic appeal to your bathroom space.
Myth #5: DIY Bathroom Remodeling is Easy
These days, everyone’s on the internet—and it’s easy to find instructions for doing just about anything home improvement related to YouTube, Pinterest, or other sites. But just because you can, doesn’t always mean that you should. Some of the worst home improvement disasters we’ve had to clean up have been due to DIY bathroom remodeling projects gone wrong.
This is especially true when it comes to replacing products like your shower or bathtub or even re-tiling the floors or walls with new materials. Most importantly, stay away from your home’s plumbing and electrical system unless you’re a certified professional. Reconfiguring the layout of your bathroom by yourself is not a DIY project, and you can wind up paying a lot more than you’d expected after a DIY fail.
Explore Beautiful Bathroom Remodeling Solutions from US Remodeling Group
At US Remodeling Group, we want every remodel to be a success and we do whatever it takes to make sure you’re fully satisfied with the end result. We stand out from other CT remodeling companies by offering the following:
Superior Products: From our roofing to our replacement windows and doors, we only install products that are proven to improve energy efficiency, increase weather resistance and last for a lifetime.
Proven Expertise: We’ve earned awards from Angie’s List, an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, and IKO Pro – Elite Contractor designation. So you can count on the professionalism and quality of our team for any Connecticut remodel!
Exceptional Customer Service: Our entire team of knowledgeable staff is here to make your remodel run smoothly, on time, and without stress. From start to finish, we always strive to exceed your expectations.