Whether it’s a complete bathroom makeover and a fresh start, or a fresh makeover, remember that the road to the bathroom of your dreams isn’t always smooth. In fact, with so many happenings – plumbing, electricity, furniture, tiles, very heavy bodies, etc. – there are many opportunities for error.
One way to avoid these mistakes is to learn where other people go wrong. Here are some examples of common bathroom remodeling mistakes that you know better than to repeat.
Common mistakes in bathroom renovation to avoid
Of course, a lot depends on the scope of your renovation, when your home was built, your budget, and which part of the project you did yourself, but here are some mistakes that – of several types – can occur with most bathroom renovations:
Given the total consumption of hot water in the bathroom, at least some form of ventilation is required. If you’re doing a gut repair, consider adding a fan if you don’t already have one, or upgrading one you already have.
If you rely on a ventilation window, make sure it’s easily accessible (i.e. don’t place large furniture in front of it and don’t place distracting curtains).
For rooms, bathrooms are usually a little smaller, so keep the space open. That means paying attention to body sizes like the toilet, sink, and tub, and not adding unnecessary decor or furniture that makes it difficult to maneuver around the room. This is especially true when you need to make sure the path to the toilet is clean.
Installing the wrong amount and type of lighting
The bathroom is usually where people go for things like shaving, makeup, or getting close enough to their face to decide whether or not to pop a pimple. For this reason, the bathroom must be well lit.
At the same time, you also don’t want your bathroom to be so bright that it doesn’t provide the relaxing atmosphere you want while soaking in the tub, or that you wake up completely in the middle of the night. your way to the bathroom.
This is something a lot of people find after repairs, just installed a light that can only be turned on or off. Ideally, you want layered lighting in your bathroom—which means installing dimmable lights and additional lighting devices (such as lighter makeup lights) around the mirror that can be turned on or off as needed.