Remodeling and updating your bathroom can be quite the endeavor, especially if your updates will affect multiple bathrooms in your home. While you may have some experience doing home repairs and you think that DIY bathroom updates are the way to go, in this blog series, we will point out some of the reasons to reconsider doing it yourself and, instead, hire experienced professionals – like those at Colorado Tub Repair.
Here’s Why You May What to Reconsider DIY Bathroom Updates
1 – A lack of experience and time
Although you may be quite proficient at completing DIY projects, if you don’t do these projects regularly, you probably don’t have as much experience with them as a professional. What this, in turn, can mean is that it will probably take you a lot more time to finish DIY bathroom updates, particularly if:
- You also work full time.
- You can only work on DIY bathroom updates for discrete periods of time.
So, if you really just need the improvements to your bathroom – like bathtub repairs and/or tile refinishing – done right and quickly, hiring a professional is generally going to be better than trying to do it yourself.
2 – Not having the right tools and/or materials
Another important thing to consider when you are contemplating DIY bathroom updates is whether you have the necessary tools and know what materials you actually need. In fact, if you don’t have the right tools (and you can’t borrow them), you will need to factor the costs of these tools into the overall budget of your project. This may end up eliminating any cost savings you were hoping to realize by doing these updates yourself.
Similarly, even if you do have the right tools, do you know what materials you need (and are best to use for your particular project)? If you don’t, then you should be aware that choosing the wrong materials (such as cheap or inappropriate materials) can also end up increasing the cost of DIY bathroom updates (as you may end up having to redo these updates far sooner than you would if you had trusted the project to a professional).
3 – Physical limitations/health reasons
DIY bathroom updates can require a lot of physical labor. So, if you have back or knee problems (or other health issues), it just may not be realistic or safe for you to try to complete DIY bathroom updates.
Additionally, even if you are in good health now, doing DIY bathroom updates could end up injuring you, as accidents can happen (especially when bigger remodel jobs are not being overseen by experienced professionals).
So, if health issues and/or the possibility of injuries are concerning to you, you may want to reconsider doing it yourself and hire a professional instead.
4 – Having other projects that need to be completed
Is your bathroom remodel the only home improvement project you want to complete? If not – and if you want your overall remodels done ASAP, hiring a professional will usually be far more preferable than trying to do it yourself.
In fact, when you retain the professionals at Colorado Tub Repair to help you repair bathtubs and complete other bathroom updates, we can work around other remodeling projects and/or help you schedule your bathroom updates appropriately (so that they occur after other improvements have been completed; this can help ensure your bathroom updates aren’t harmed/damaged by other remodeling plans you may have).
5 – Getting it done right the first time
Ultimately, one of the single most important reasons to hire a professional rather than proceed with DIYbathroom updates is that you want the job finished correctly the first time. If you don’t have experience with DIY bathroom updates, the chances that big mistakes will be made will increase significantly. This can end up meaning that you end up having to pay a lot more (and wait a lot longer) for your bathroom remodeling project(s) to be finished and to be finished right.
So, if the end result of your bathroom update is more important than actually doing the job yourself, contact Colorado Tub Repair today.
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When it comes time to update the look of your home and maybe even get it ready to put on the market, making the right improvements can generate big returns in terms of your property value. Knowing just what updates and changes to make, however, can be less straightforward, especially if the home is older and/or you are working on a budget.
Taking a closer look at this, this blog series will out some of the specific items in your bathroom that impact the value of your home. When you need the help of experienced professionals making the updates discussed in this blog series, contact Colorado Tub Repair. Our trusted professionals can give you a free, affordable quote on a variety of services, and we can get the job done right and on time – the first time.
Fixing these Items in Bathrooms May Increase the Value of Your Home
1 – A stained, chipped, old bathtub
If one or more of the bathrooms in your home have damaged, stained, chipped or just old bathtubs, these old tubs can bring down not only the entire look (and appeal) of a bathroom – but they can also lower the value of your home. In fact, what you should be aware of is that luxury fixtures, including bathtubs, can really make or break buyers’ experiences and impressions of homes.
While you can, of course, buy all new tubs to replace the damaged old ones, you should be aware that refinishing bathtubs can:
- Be significantly cheaper
- Restore the tub so that it looks new
- Prolong the life of the tub.
So, consider refinishing the older tubs in your home – it can have the same impact on the value of your home (and on potential buyers) while saving you a lot of money in the process.
2 – Damaged tile
Does your bathroom have tiled backsplashes, trims or even flooring? If so, what shape is this tile in? If the answer to the second question is “poor,” “old,” or “bad,” then dealing with this bad tile in your home’s bathrooms is another way you can improve the value and appeal of your home.
As with bathtubs, while you can just tear out the old tile and replace it with brand new tiling, refinishing may be a far better – and more cost-effective – option for you, particularly if you have a lot of damaged tile to deal with and you want to make some other improvements to your bathroom.
3 – The flooring
As you focus on improving your home’s bathrooms, the flooring is another important element to look at and consider for updates. When was the last time the bathroom floors were updated? Do they currently have water damage? Or are they uneven (because, for instance, areas are chipping or buckling)?
If the answers to the last two questions are yes, then updating your bathroom’s flooring is another way that you can increase the value of your home while increasing its appeal to potential buyers.
4 – The wall treatments
Just as damaged or unsightly floors can bring down the look of bathrooms – and the overall appeal of a home, so too can the wall treatments. How long has it been since the walls in your home’s bathrooms were painted or treated? Do these walls have any damage or do they just simply look dated?
If you are already going through the effort of refinishing your bathtub and/or bathroom tile, then taking the time to repaint (or otherwise update) the look of the walls can be one more step that generates big returns in terms of the look of your bathrooms, as well as the value of your home.
5 – The countertops
Do the bathrooms in your home have older, damaged and/or dated countertops? If so, this is another area that, if updated and improved, can add some value to your home. As with your tubs and tiles, your older countertops don’t have to be fully replaced by brand new counters; instead, you may be able to refinish these counters, saving you a lot of money while generating the biggest return on your investment.
Contact Colorado Tub Repair Today for a Free Estimate
When you are ready to find out more about refinishing the pivotal elements of bathrooms and kitchens, contact us. We can repair the tubs, tile and/or countertops in your home. For a free estimate, call (303) 908-8764 or click here. You can also email us using the contact form located here.