Because average bathroom renovations can cost thousands of dollars, it’s only natural to want to save money. You might think that you save money by using your DIY skills to carry out much of the renovation yourself.

While some skilled people may be able to pull this off, not everyone will. What’s more, there are far more reasons why this isn’t a good idea than reasons for it being a good idea. Read on to learn why bathroom renovations are best left in the capable hands of experts.

You May Not Get the Planning Right
A lot of planning can go into the average bathroom renovation. This is because several tradespeople, such as electricians, plumbers, tilers, and builders, are required to tackle the job. Planning also involves ensuring you order suitable materials and that the showers, toilets, vanities, and baths you pick out are the right size for the space.

If you don’t plan, so many things can go wrong. You may spend more on a DIY bathroom than you would if you hired someone to complete the project.

You Have to Factor in Consent and Permits
If you are changing around your plumbing and/or adding in new fixtures, there’s every reason to believe you will need consent or permits from your local council. If you go ahead with a bathroom renovation on your own and fail to get these consents, it may cost you down the line.

Work that has not been signed off might impact the price of your home if you decide to sell it. You may also have significant costs if your handiwork fails due to errors that may have been picked up during the consent and permitting stage.

You May Not Choose the Right Fixtures
Some baths, vanities, toilets, lighting, fans, and other fixtures and accessories are better suited to some bathrooms than others. For example, you have to pick a fan that caters to bathrooms of your size.

Therefore, there’s significant room for error when you choose your new fixtures. Sometimes, only after you have installed and used them that you find there are issues. You would have spent a fortune on fixtures by this stage, only to pay more.

The Finish May Not Be What You Expected
There’s a reason why people without experience installing bathrooms often leave It to those who do. They know how to create the perfect finish, whereas you may not.

Take tiling, for example. If you have never tiled an essential area of your home before, the finished result may not be what you had in mind. If that’s the case, you may need to hire someone to fix your mistakes – which can result in more costs than you expected.

The Waterproofing May Not Be Correct
If there’s one thing you don’t want to get wrong in a bathroom renovation, it’s waterproofing. Failure to waterproof appropriately can result in leaks that lead to mildew, mould, and rotten building materials. These can end up costing more to repair than how much the bathroom renovation would have cost with an expert.

Even though it can be tempting to renovate bathrooms to save money, it may not be in your best interests. Avoid possible pitfalls and unexpected costs by hiring bathroom renovation experts from the beginning.