Jun 09, 2022 : Is Bathroom Remodeling a DIY Project?

Have you been bitten by the DIY bug? Are you thinking of renovating your bathroom? If so, we recommend that you stop and think before you start the remodeling process. While there are many home improvement projects that you can do on your own, a bathroom renovation is best left to a team of professionals.

Complete bathroom remodels require a lot of training and skills that the average homeowner doesn’t have. In fact, trying to DIY your dream bathroom can quickly turn into a nightmare if you run into plumbing and electrical issues. When you work with expert bathroom remodelers, you can enjoy peace of mind and watch while your master bathroom becomes everything you’ve ever wanted it to be.

Still set on trying to DIY your bathroom remodeling? NJ residents should keep in mind that there are many challenges they might not anticipate. We recommend that you keep reading to learn more about the different tasks that could impact your ability to complete the project on your own.

Tasks to Consider When Remodeling Your Bathroom

Though it’s possible to DIY things like painting your walls or framing your builder-grade mirror, those are only minor changes in the grand scheme of a complete remodel. Since we offer professional bathroom remodeling, NJ homeowners come to us for: 

  • Tiling Floors and Walls
  • Replacing Tubs and Showers
  • Replacing Toilets
  • Installing New Vanities
  • Upgrading Fixtures
  • Installing New Lighting
  • And More! 

Aside from these tasks, you also have to keep in mind that there are other advantages of hiring a full-service bathroom remodeling contractor. Not only can they provide you with professional installations, but they can also assist you in the design process if you are completing a total remodel. In addition, project managers keep the process moving forward so that you can minimize your time without a functioning bathroom. 

Tiling Your Bathroom

Since tile is one of the most popular flooring options for bathrooms, it’s no surprise that many remodels include tiling the bathroom floor. However, tile isn’t limited to just flooring material. It is also used on the walls and in the showers in many bathrooms.

Unless you happen to have professional experience with tile, it’s best that you don’t attempt to DIY this part of your project.  You wouldn’t want to waste your time and money only to have to redo the whole thing. 

When you hire a professional, they can assist you with the tile design for durability and aesthetics. They can also ensure that the grout is neat and that all the tiles are square with each other. Many people believe it’s worth the investment to get the job done right the first time.

Plumbing Work in a Bathroom Remodel

One of the biggest reasons that people don’t DIY their bathroom remodel is because they don’t want to deal with any of the plumbing. Not only is it risky, but it also requires specialized training and tools. 

If you plan on doing any kind of bathroom remodel, including a shower or toilet replacement, you need to make sure that you work with a licensed professional. Otherwise, you risk extensive and expensive repairs due to leaks and water damage when you:

  • Replace Your Bathtub or Shower
  • Install a New Bathroom Sink
  • Replace Your Old Toilet

Bathtub and Shower Replacement

With walk-in showers becoming more popular, it’s no surprise that many homeowners want to ditch their shower/tub combo. Even if you are simply installing a new bathtub into an existing space, you should let a professional handle any of your bath or shower replacement projects. Doing so will ensure that there are no cracks or leaks to cause water damage. It will also leave you with beautiful, long-lasting results. 

Sink Replacement

Along with bath remodeling, you might find that you also need to replace your sink. While a sink is much lighter and easier to maneuver than a bathtub, it still needs to be installed with a great fit and seal to prevent any issues down the road. Not to mention, you need to make sure that all your water lines and fixtures align perfectly to prevent damaging leaks.

Toilet Replacement

Whether you want a new toilet to match the rest of your upgrades or need a more modern fixture, this is yet another project you won’t want to DIY. As with any of the other plumbing tasks we’ve mentioned, there is always a risk of a bad seal or leaks that could lead to water damage, mold, and mildew problems. Not only are these issues a huge headache, but they are unsightly and can even be dangerous for your health.

Lighting Fixtures in a New Bathroom

Of all the bathroom remodeling tasks on the list, this might be the most tempting to do on your own. While it’s certainly doable, we always recommend that you leave this project to a team of full-service remodelers. If they are already remodeling the rest of your bathroom, it will be faster to let them install your new lights as well.

Not to mention, dealing with electrical wiring without any experience is another no-no. In general, it is advised that homeowners avoid making changes to their electrical work because improper installations can lead to fires or electrocutions. It can be especially dangerous in the bathroom where there is more water around. 

Contact Magnolia Home Remodeling to Start Your Bathroom Remodeling Project 

With the help of Magnolia Home Remodeling, you no longer have to settle for anything less than your ideal NJ bathroom. More importantly, you don’t have to stress over doing any part of the project on your own. Our highly-trained contractors are here to provide you with all of the remodeling services you need. 

We encourage you to get in contact with our home remodeling company to learn more about our bathroom remodeling solutions. You can call us to ask any questions or to schedule a free consultation to discuss your project. We also have a simple online form that you can fill out to request more information.

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