Los Angeles Remodeling

4 Reasons Bathroom Remodels Fail

There are countless reasons that bathroom remodels fail, but to save time and energy we narrowed it down to these four reasons. 

1. Going cheap

100% of the time, those luxury looking bargain fixtures are filled with cheap insides and are going to cost you more in the long run. We always recommend going with the least amount of plastic as possible. The age old sayings “Good In, Good Out.” “ Garbage In, Garbage Out.” exists for a reason. We would bet that there is a Latin idiom. It’s probably animated in a cave writing in France.

Just don’t go cheap. 

Pick quality fixtures that are going to last for years to come. 

2. DIY- Yourself to death

We live in a day and age that we have a prolific amount of information at our fingertips and all of us can be a jack of all trades. Home remodeling is not something to take lightly and some twin brothers on TV aren’t going to tell you all the secrets. The secret is, just like with anything, its muscle memory. These professionals that will be working on your home have put in their 10,000 hours. They hit the nail on the head every-time. You want a small leak to go unnoticed until its too late? Then, DIY-it or have someone DIY- it for you. No, hire professionals. We will get the job done right every time. That is at least our motto. 

3. Not Considering existing infrastructure

If your bathrooms layout is completely outdated or you need more space. 

A wall is coming down

What’s behind that wall?

If its nothing you’re fine.

Chances are it’s something!!!

We just have to plan for that is all. Planning is key in any construction project. With new technology you start to hear the word impossible less and less. This also lets us experiment with new ideas and to do something that HAS NOT been done before. 

4. No Design Meeting

“In designers we trust.” Every home has its unique features and obstacles to address. Design meetings are key and allow us to iron out all of the details before breaking ground. This also gives you a pretty clear idea of how all of the fixtures are going to complement one another. 

Professionals who don’t bring you through a design meeting are not professionals. Your remodel should be a smooth experience. Design meetings make that possible.

When you go with us we take the extra time to go through every detail to make sure that we exceed your expectations. Fill out the form below or give us a call to schedule your consultation today.

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How to Avoid Unforseen in Your Bathroom Remodel

The way you start your day can make or break you. Create a space that both functions with ease and manifests positive energy that propels you throughout the day. These are the top 5 things we at The Build Firm want you to avoid like the plague.

Inappropriate Materials

Redoing a bathroom can be fun, exciting and a new experience. You can let your imagination run to the wildest of places, but don’t run too far from the tree. You might commit a bathroom faux-pa!

When redoing a bathroom we must remember that bathrooms are wet places and tend to have a lot of moisture. You are going to want a waterproof solution and stay away from anything that will trap the moisture. Obviously no carpet! What is this the 80’s? Also, steer clear of wood, both real and engineered. These are suitable for kitchens, but with sopping wet guests and kids getting out of the shower, you will notice swelling and delamination before you know it.

 Storage, Storage, Storage

During the design phase, we always address storage and the counter space. The last thing you want to do in the morning is fumble the toothpaste. We pride ourselves in space planning and functionality,  We pride ourselves in space planning and functionality, especially when dealing with a bathroom. 


The last thing that you want is a disproportionate bathroom that lacks flow and form. If your bathroom is not spaced correctly or if it is too crowded, it is going to look non conforming, and you will wind up stubbing your toe every morning. 


Lighting is an important discussion that we cover during our meeting. It can be a lovely feature but also serves an important functionality.

You like to get ready in the dark? 

Of course not.

That gorgeous light fixture might not give you what you need. It is always good to find a happy medium. There are plenty of solutions that will be appeasing as well as functional. Adding a lighted mirror or can lighting can serve as a subtle solution.


A not well ventilated bathroom is going to have you slipping on the floor like Tom Cruise singing Bob Seger. 

Bathrooms are wet and humid places. A proper ventilation system will help your bathroom evacuate moisture plus those unwanted taco tuesday aromas.

If you currently have any of these issues, Please bring them up in our consultation and design meeting so that we can find solutions before starting the project.. When you go with us we want your experience to be perfect from start to finish. Fill out the form below or give us a call to schedule your consultation.

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