If you’re getting ready to start planning your Menlo Park shower installation project, it’s important to make sure you’ve done adequate research ahead of time. To help you get your Menlo Park shower installation off to the right start, our team of expert home improvement plumbers has crafted this quick guide to cover all the basics.

Doing a little research can be fast and easy

While it’s easy to just pick something readily available and have it installed, it’s much better if you conduct some research ahead of time. The good news is these days doing research ahead of a shower installation project is easier than ever.

First, check out visually-driven social media technologies like Pinterest and Instagram, which will provide visual examples that you can quickly flip through as well as trending hashtags of what’s popular.

Next, you may want to read up on home improvement blogs and join social discussion groups on forums or social media like Facebook. If you do end up browsing discussions, keep in mind that the author of a post or question or suggestion may not be a professional, so you should take what they say with a grain of salt.

Consider feasibility and utility

Far too many people overlook the importance of feasibility and utility when starting off with conceptualizing their shower installation.

Many people fail to consider several aspects of feasibility, like cost of materials for an elaborate design chosen, style clashing with existing surroundings, or the new shower parts not being suitably sized for the space that the shower will be installed in. All of these issues may break your budget or force you to rework some of your original plan in a way that makes the project far less feasible overall, so make sure you consider how feasible the shower installation you’re planning for is in terms of pricing, parts, size, and other similar factors.

In terms of utility, too many homeowners end up overemphasizing look or perception and forgetting about utility, which should usually be the top priority.

DIY is highly not recommended

It’s tempting for many people to assume that doing the shower installation themselves is better, but usually it’s far from reality.

Many people assume that DIY can be cheaper by performing the labor oneself, or more likely to meet their expectations since they’re the person executing their own vision.

However, what we’ve found after talking to countless customers over the years is that many people bail on DIY as it can become a huge time and financial cost as people usually underestimate the time and costs involved, and need to learn everything from scratch. What’s more is that if anything goes wrong, the average person needs to learn how to correct mistakes and the process becomes even longer and costlier.

Get input from a reliable professional

No matter what your plan is, it’s important to get help from a reliable professional team of experienced home improvement plumbers like our team at Performance Plumbing.

At Performance Plumbing, we’re always happy to hear from you and answer any questions you may have, so give us a call or send us an email today and we’ll help you get underway right away!