3 Don’ts and 1 Do of Glass and Mirror Bathroom Renovation Projects Gone Wrong
Did your DIY bathroom renovation project not go as planned? Did you splurge on a glass shower enclosure and new vanity-top mirror but decide to save by skipping the installation fee? If your do-it-yourself bathroom glass and mirror job was more flop than fab, take a look at what you should do next.
Don’t Use the Shower
A glass shower enclosure is much more than just a decorative way to brighten or style the space. Enclosures do exactly what the name says – enclose the shower. This helps to keep the water inside the shower area and out of the rest of the bathroom. Without a properly fitted or installed enclosure, your bathroom could end up with serious water damage.
Gaps between the glass and the wall, misaligned edges, and other similar issues require immediate attention. If your DIY didn’t work out well, don’t use the shower until you correct these (or other) types of problems.
Don’t Buy a New Piece of Glass On Your Own
Does it seem like you may have chosen the wrong size or shape of enclosure? Before you invest in a second piece of glass or completely new enclosure, stop and think about why the first purchase didn’t fit correctly. If you’re not sure how to measure glass, what type of enclosure will fit the space, or how to choose this type of bathroom staple, you may need help from a professional.
Along with help from a shower enclosure pro, you may also need a custom-cut piece of glass – and not a stock model. The type of stock shower enclosure you can buy off the shelf at a home improvement store or online may not fit in your bathroom’s space. If your shower is an odd shape, has a slanted wall, is wide, is narrow, or isn’t a typical height, a custom-cut enclosure is the best option to create the right fit.
Don’t Leave the Mirror As-Is
While mirrors don’t pose the same type of water risk as a poorly installed glass shower enclosure, they can create home hazards. If you tried to hang your new vanity mirror, but it’s half-hanging from the wall or doesn’t seem stable, the heavy glass could fall. Not only could the mirror fall on you or a household member, but it could shatter.
Avoid potentially dangerous accidents and remove the mirror from the wall. Place the glass in a safe space that’s away from heavy foot traffic, pets, or children. Cover the mirror with a sheet or moving quilt to keep it safe and dust-free.
Do Call a Professional
The DIY approach to home improvement is a popular trend for many reasons. Homeowners often believe they can save significantly if they skip the labor or installation fees professional contractor services require. Even though some simple renovation projects are easy DIY options, mirror and glass installation aren’t one of these options.
If you already tried to install a glass shower enclosure or bathroom mirror yourself, and it didn’t go as planned, contact a professional as soon as possible. Instead of spending hours on a second attempt, skip the DIY option and let a glass and mirror contractor take over. A professional has the knowledge, experience, and equipment to assess the area and correct the problem completely.
A glass and mirror contractor does more than installations. If you need a custom-cut shower enclosure or bathroom vanity mirror, discuss the options with the professional. The contractor can measure the space and provide you with options to fit your bathroom’s size and aesthetic needs.
Are you ready to upgrade your home’s bathroom with a custom-cut glass shower enclosure or vanity mirror? Do you need a professional to install these accent options? Contact Central Glass Company for more information.