Loose fixtures, cramped spaces and leaky pipes are just a few of the mistakes that may happen if you do not remodel your bathroom correctly. We do not want you to ever go through the hassles. That is why we listed out the bathroom remodeling mistakes you need to avoid.
Not Having a Plan
While we love the enthusiasm of diving headfirst into a project, you never want to start a bathroom remodel without having a game plan. Individuals who go without a plan, end up making mistakes, damaging important items, spending more money and wasting more time. Skip all that fuss, and plan from the get-go. And lucky for you, we have a bathroom planning guide to help you start your bathroom remodeling journey. And, if you ever have any questions or want to keep the remodeling to the experts, feel free to call us at any time.
When remodeling a restroom, you may have so many ideas that you want to add to the room. However, in many cases, we forget to consider the space that is actually there. The spacing in your bathroom plays a huge role in the overall function. If you are having issues moving around in the area, then you definitely have a big problem. Before you even think about decorating the space, you need to consider how much or little space you have. The best way to do so is with a handy dandy tape measure. Measuring will allow you to pick out the best vanities, sinks, toilets, showers, tubs and any other item you need in your bathroom. Don’t forget to consider the fixtures and furnishings that you go with too. You’ll want to measure and place them in the right place so you can have comfortable everyday use.
Since bathrooms are a tighter space, you need to have enough ventilation to help let steam, smells and other things exit the room. If you have wallpaper in your restroom, proper ventilation is a must. If you do not have it, the wallpaper will peel, crack or even get moldy. So, where should you place ventilation in your bathroom? The easiest place is an outside wall. This allows the steam and moisture to quickly make their way outside. If you cannot place it on an outside wall, the next best place is to link it to your lighting. Plus, there is a load of ventilation systems out on the market!
One of the most important features in your bathroom is the drains. You want all the drains in this room to work. However, when homeowners rush bathroom remodels, they completely skip over this crucial aspect. Make it a point to find the proper drainage system for your shower, tub and sinks. Then, install them correctly. Before walking away, make sure to test the drains.
Too Many Items in a Small Space
Playing along with improper spacing, sometimes we add too many items into the small space. We all know that bathrooms hold many items, but some things like decor pieces or extra cleaning supplies, toiletries or other personal items can go into a storage closet until it is ready to be used. You can also utilize storage solutions. We even have a guide to help you.
Overlooking Small Mistakes
Just like any other project you do around the house, there is always the possibility of having or making mistakes. Some mishaps you can turn a cheek to since they will not have a huge impact on the overall design or function of the project; however, some mistakes can cause everything to tumble down the drain. Instead of leaving these blunders, we recommend finding a way to fix them. If the mistake is too hard for you to handle or you do not have the expertise, then contact one of our remodeling experts to help! For more information or to book an appointment, call us today.