What Mistakes to Avoid When Remodeling

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Remember to ventilate properly. Bathroom fans need to supply a minimum of 1 cubic foot per minute of air for each square foot of room.

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Ensure there’s sufficient light. Bathrooms and kitchens need lighting, especially in places where personal grooming is done of food is prepared. Lights on either side of a medicine cabinet or beneath kitchen wall cabinets, frosted shades and obscure glass will reduce the glare created by natural light. Lights in the shower must be watertight; think about combining a fan and light there.

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Ensure all if safe. Water and slippery surfaces make kitchen and bathrooms dangerous areas. Floors, showers, and tubs need to have non slip finishes; put down rubber mats or stick-on strips. Pick rounded countertop edges instead of sharp ones. Also, ask your kitchen & bathroom remodeler to install grab bars in bathtubs and showers.

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Change your mind too often. Homeowners that change plans once a job has begun are more likely to incur significant and expensive overruns and delays. Work with a qualified remodeler, this ensures the decisions made are ones you are happy with, so you don’t take the chance of making choices you may change during your remodeling project.