Everyone has heard at least one horror story about projects that have gone very wrong. From leaks to structural integrity, improper installation can end up costing you a great deal of money and trouble to correct the problem.

Besides the repairs involved with poor installation, there can also be safety issues. Cutting through framing to repair a problem can leave structurally weak spots that can damage the room and possibly hurt someone.

Another safety issue to think about is electrical installation. A television set mounted above the tub may allow you to multi-task, but it can also be a safety hazard if the television should ever fall. And improper outlets and light switches could be a fire hazard.

Finally, any glass that’s near a tub or shower should be tempered. Should you take a tumble in the tub and break the glass, tempered glass will crack like a windshield instead of creating the jagged shards of regular glass [source: Coleman].

By: Jessica Brown (source)