bathroom designOne of the most common mistakes homeowners make when renovating a bathroom is failing to replace the toilet, tub, and sink. Many people believe that since the fixtures are still fully functional, they don’t need new ones.

Like anything else in your home, your bathroom fixtures come with an expiration date. At some point or another, they are going to break down or go out of style. Replacing fixtures when you are renovating the rest of your bathroom is a great way to reset the clock.

Bathroom Remodel  Jacksonville FL — Saving Time, Money, and Mess

What typically happens when homeowners update the rest of their bathroom while leaving the same toilet, tub, and sinks in place is that a few years or months later, something goes wrong.

The toilet may need to be replaced or they may realize that they need expensive plumbing work done on their bathroom sink or tub. Or they may decide to add a walk-in shower. What happens next is not pretty.

All the costly renovations they have just paid for need to be ripped out, partially if not fully. Then after the repair or update has been made, it all has to be done all over again.

Bathroom Remodel Jacksonville FL — Update Your Fixtures

Whenever homeowners renovate their bathroom, we always recommend that they also include new tubs, sinks, and toilet fixtures. When you add brand new fixtures, you don’t have to worry about having to pay for a costly repair later on. Plus, you don’t have to deal with the mess — and heartbreak — of seeing your newly renovated bathroom ripped apart before your eyes.

Don’t worry about your existing fixtures still having useful life left in them. Sooner or later they are going to break down or need to be replaced. But when you include new fixtures with your bathroom remodel, it will be later, not sooner.