What can go wrong during a bathroom renovation? Many things. That’s if you don’t assign the job to a professional bathroom remodeling contractor. Or when you don’t plan everything in great detail. Or when you leave substantial things out. Mistakes may happen for all sorts of reasons. But they are never a good thing. After all, bathrooms are significant rooms in the house. We don’t only need them but also use them to recharge. They must be convenient, elegant, free of moisture, free of mold.
Whether this is a big or small bathroom remodel, done right and the rewards are infinite. Done wrong and you won’t have time to put your troubles in order – let alone the disappointment after spending a scoop of money. So, which are the most common mistakes one may do with the bathroom remodeling?
Exceeding the bathroom remodel budget
Let me let you in a little secret. When it comes to similar projects, you can never calculate the cost with absolute precision and somehow, the price is always higher than initially thought. So, do yourself the favor of planning the bathroom renovation & its cost in great detail, without exceeding your budget. If you cannot afford to do it all now, do the basics – floor, fixtures, plumbing – things you cannot easily do tomorrow. Choose a cheap faucet today – it can easily be replaced tomorrow.
Choosing the wrong size bath fixtures
Speaking of bathroom remodeling cost calculations, there may also be a miscalculation as far as the fixtures and their layout are concerned. Such things define your comfort, the room flow, the traffic, whether or not the bathroom feels big. Take the fixtures, for instance. If this is a small bathroom, you cannot get a big counter, or a counter and a vanity. You cannot have a huge tub, or a bathtub and a shower cabinet. And then, the way they are placed in the space makes a huge difference in your daily convenience. Once more, planning well is essential.
Remodeling without replacing plumbing
The soul of each bathroom is the water pipes, the drainage system, all such ugly elements that are hidden under floors and behind walls and so, it’s easy to forget about them. Change them. If you are going through the hassle of a bathroom remodel and pay the price, best do it right. You can change the toilet with relative ease tomorrow, but today focus on the things you cannot access. And plumbing is very, very important.
Settling for poor-quality materials
The humidity levels in the bathroom are high. It’s crucial that the materials and finishes are resistant to moist and water, or the wall will chip and the counter will be damaged in record time. Nowadays, there are plenty of options among materials – from composite to concrete, that can take the stress created in the bathroom.
Leaving ventilation out of the door
Now is also the time to talk about proper ventilation. Having a window in the bathroom is a good thing. And mind you. If you ask from the bathroom renovation company to create a window now, make sure you pick the right spot – a location you can reach with ease. With or without window, the bathroom still needs a good ventilation system to be able to control moisture and avoid mold build-up.
Forgetting the importance of storage
Storage is vital! There’s so much in the bathroom – from cleaning and sanitary products to towels, shavers, and hairdryers. Avoid clutter, keep the bathroom neat by finding smart ideas about the bath storage from the beginning. This way, you can integrate the correct cabinets into the bathroom design and so, the results will be splendid and the space fully organized.
Following 100% the latest bathroom design trends
We all fall victims of the latest trends. And up to a point, this cannot be avoided not only because we are influenced by what is out there but also because this is what we find on the market. But don’t let the trends influence entirely your opinion when it comes to the style and design of your bathroom. After all, what’s in vogue today, it will be outdated a couple of years later. And then, putting a personal touch to your own bathroom is always tasteful.