Don’t Slip Up! Bathroom Remodelling Mistakes to Avoid
After the kitchen, the bathroom is the second-most popular room of the house that you can put through a remodel. And when you are remodelling a room of your home, you want all this time and expense to be worthwhile. In order for this to be the case, you need to avoid some of the most common and obvious mistakes out there – and there plenty of the same bathroom remodelling sins which people commit time and time again. So, let’s talk through just a few of the most common ones so that you can avoid falling into the same traps.
Not Starting with a Plan
It may sound obvious, but the best remodelling jobs are done when there is a clear plan that you are following. Start by making a list of what features that you would like your ideal bathroom to have, and set them in priority order. Unfortunately, it is likely that you are going to be confined by budget and space issues. If you are working with a design professional, make sure that they are fully aware of your priorities as well.
Not Looking at Modern Trends
There are many modern items of tech out there which are transforming bathroom design. Just take a look at Tap Warehouse for some inspiration of some of the features which you could possibly include in the space. For example, you could look into smart shower systems, a high-tech toilet or a high-tech faucet. Obviously, everything comes back to your budget, but you may well find that you were glad that you installed these features when more and more people start to get them in the future!
While the triangle of the sink, bathtub, and toilet are the three most essential items in the bathroom, this doesn’t mean that you should totally disregard other important issues such as the lighting. After all, you will need it when you are looking in the mirror and doing intricate jobs like applying makeup. So, as well as your overhead lighting, you may also decide that it is wise to install some extras above your mirror. You should also check out the natural lighting situation. You may decide that now is the opportunity to reposition the window which has been annoying you or perhaps even make it bigger.
Failing to Set Aside Enough Storage Space
Nobody likes a bathroom which is overflowing with stuff, which is why smart storage solutions are a great idea. While you may think that you have enough room for your own stuff, you need to also make sure that you have plenty of space for everyone who is going to be using the room along with you. Obviously, you don’t want too many bulky items of furniture in the bathroom, but this is what you are more likely to end up with if you try to solve this issue in the future. Instead, it is worth trying to build in the storage systems now – with plenty of drawers, cabinets and shelves to keep all your lotions and potions.
Not Measuring the Space Properly
Measurements are highly important during the planning phase. You need to ensure that you have spaced everything out properly, so that you don’t wind up with things which are too close together. One of the most common (yet no less irritating) mistakes is to not leave enough space to comfortably access the shower. Of course, many bathrooms have only a limited amount of space, but they find a way to work around this by facing the shower in a different direction, altering the door opening or making it smaller. A design expert should be able to give you more details about what you can fit in a space and what is stretching it.
With so many other issues which are causing problems around the the bathroom, it can be very easy to overlook the ventilation situation. If possible, natural ventilation is always recommended as the best way of keeping moisture at bay. If putting in a large window is impossible in the bathroom space that you have available, you need to look closely at your artificial ventilation options. Excess moisture can prove to be a big problem for your newly painted bathroom, and the vanity of the wooden items may end up suffering as well.
Avoid these bathroom remodelling mistakes and you will go a long way towards creating a space which you can be happy with for years to come.