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Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Try a DIY Bathroom Remodeling


Since there is so much home renovation content on TV and online, many regular people are drawn to remodeling their own bathrooms. A seasoned professional is needed to show you reality. 

If you try to remodel a bathroom yourself, it will take you far longer than a weekend, even if you are only making cosmetic improvements.

There are a number of compelling arguments against attempting to remodel your bathroom yourself. Tile and prefabricated cabinet installation are skills that novices can acquire. 

Yes, some minor fixture adjustments can be made without a professional. However, upgrading your bathroom could easily become one of your most challenging tasks.

The following are compelling reasons not to attempt bathroom remodeling on your own.

Unknown Issues

Remodeling professionals frequently encounter hidden issues that turn a simple flooring replacement into a DIYer’s nightmare, especially in older bathrooms.

Under the old tile, there are probably rotting joists and subfloor that have been there for years as a result of leaks that date back decades. Another frequent, unpleasant surprise is corroded and rusty plumbing stacks.

Say goodbye to your schedule and your limited budget once you have found those. The benefit of employing professionals is that they will take such contingencies into account.

Costly Mistakes

If you’ve never renovated a bathroom before, it’s simple to make blunders that ultimately cost you more money. For example, you might accidentally damage plumbing or electrical lines, which can be very expensive to repair. 

Potential Dangers

Remodeling a bathroom can be dangerous since it often involves working with electricity or hazardous chemicals. You might easily damage yourself if you are not careful.

The Time Aspect

If you only need one bathroom renovated, you should employ professionals unless you want to spend the entire summer using a bucket outside.

The typical homeowner may need several months to finish even a small change. That is a long time to put up with clutter or a restroom that isn’t up to par.

As an alternative, a crew of experts will remove your old vanity before you leave for work one morning and install a new floor before lunch. Your brand-new bathroom should be functional in a couple of weeks at most.


Most DIYers and would-be DIYers believe they can save a ton of money after viewing professionally-produced before-and-after photos. How difficult can it really be to lay tile?

For a reason, it’s a highly skilled trade. Paying a professional entails more than just paying for productivity. You are paying for a nice-looking restroom.

Cutting tiles might be challenging in all the bathroom’s tight corners. A professional drywaller can achieve a smooth finish that homeowners cannot hope to match.

Accuracy is also required for both cabinetry and countertop installation. The stress of working so hard for a subpar outcome might not be worth the money you save.


It may be appealing to try to save money by remodeling your bathroom yourself, but you are probably not taking into account all of the potential issues, expenditures, time commitments, and irritation involved in doing so. 

The majority of a new bathroom’s components demand expert-level expertise. In the end, using skilled professionals will yield efficiency and beauty that are worth every penny.

Make Terra Inc. Construction your go-to contractor for home and bathroom remodels in El Dorado Hills. We construct fine residential homes, additions, and remodeling projects. Contact us today to discuss your remodeling plans!