You’ve made the decision to remodel your bathroom – congratulations! This can be a very fun project but there is the potential for a mistake to add a lot of necessary stress to the situation.
The Most Common Mistakes Made While Remodeling A Home Bathroom
Check out our list of common mistakes so that you can avoid them!
Starting Without A Set Remodeling Plan
It’s never a good idea to begin a major renovation without a clear plan. Take measurements of the space, decide what will stay and what will go, determine how much the renovation will cost, and shop around to compare different products. This can ultimately save you time and money.
Don’t Choose Beauty Over Function
This doesn’t mean that you can’t pick gorgeous new features, but think about the layout of the bathroom. For example, if you choose an oversized cabinet or sink will it block you from fully opening a shower door? Be sure to think about safety and accessibility when selecting new bathroom products.
Choose Materials Made For A Bathroom
To state the obvious, bathrooms are humid environments and not all materials are well suited for humidity. Paints can peel, rust can occur, and wood may warp. Ask a lot of questions when choosing flooring and decorations.
Don’t Skimp On Ventilation
A bathroom fan is very important and not all fans are made equal. Be sure to determine what type of power you need a fan to have.
Without sufficient aeration mold, mildew, and unwanted odors can occur.
Don’t Forget To Improve Outlets
One of the most common complaints about bathrooms is that there aren’t enough outlets or that the outlets are in inaccessible spots. Consider consulting an electrician to move or add new outlets to the bathroom during the remodel.
Match All Fixtures
There are a wide variety of bathroom fixtures in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Don’t mix and match – always make sure that the fixtures you need are available in the same color and finish.
Stick To Neutrals
It’s tempting to go with the latest style, but keep in mind that pink or moss green toilets used to be all the rage and are now associated with your “grandma’s” bathroom. Sticking with neutrals will ensure that your bathroom won’t need remodeling for being outdated in a few years.
Include Storage Solutions
If possible, add smart storage solutions to your bathroom. This might include new shelving, storage area under the sink, or a built-in closet.
Check Plumbing Before Reinstalling New Toilets, Sinks, And Tubs
Avoid leaks by checking connections and any exposed pipes before installing new toilets, tubs, showers, or sinks.
Always Save More Than You Think You’ll Need
It’s no secret that bathroom remodels can be expensive but there are usually obstacles that no one can plan for. Be sure to save a little bit more than you think you’ll need just in case.
Take your time, do what feels right, and your bathroom will turn into a comfortable haven that you will love!
We hope that this list will help you to avoid the common mistakes that so many make when doing a bathroom remodel.