When you are remodeling your bathroom, it’s important to avoid bathroom remodel mistakes as much as you can. It’s not only because you spend lots of money for it, also you’d spend a significant amount of time for remodeling your bathroom.
In this blog, we have listed a few bathroom remodel mistakes you should be careful about.
Lack of Preparation
Jumping into a bathroom remodeling project without enough of experience and being unprepared would definitely cost you much more money than you think. Bathrooms usually has small interiors, so if you make a mistake or step into the next part of your project without good planning you’d probably regret about it.
For example, if you design a toilet and then decide to move it a little bit to the right, the cost will increase. That’s why you should have a clear plan and prepare well.
Therefore, you should make sure about the design you want and have a well prepared plan before you call an Interior Design Company.(Elegant Kitchen And Bath)
Having an Unrealistic Budget
An unrealistic budget is one of the most common bathroom remodel mistakes. Although it is common for remodelers to be under budget for their project, they always have a buffer of at least 15-20% for variations or surprises.
For example, if something goes wrong with demolition it might increase the planned time and cause lots of problems. That’s where your buffer eases the cost.
Choosing Expensive Options
It is true what they say that “You get what you pay for”. If you talk to an interior designer in our team, you’d probably be informed about some process details and range your cost by getting advices from a professional.
For example, attractive and solid frameless glass showers may take your home value much higher. If the framed shower option seems a good fit, you need to ask yourself whether spending extra for a frameless variant is worth it.
Further, the same goes for high-end paints, stone floors, marble countertops and any other premium products that might increase cost.
Replacing Instead of Repairing
If you talk to an experienced interior designer(especially a bathroom designer) they would probably tell you that replacing elements in interior usually costs much more than repairing them. For example, if the bathroom may be deeply embedded in the home then removing demolished material becomes much difficult process.
Overlooking the Bathroom Ventilation
Bathroom ventilation is the last thing in most people’s minds during bathroom remodeling. However, a vent fan is a necessary bathroom upgrade. Too much moisture in the bathroom can result in perilous mildew or mold capable of ruining other remodeling work. Therefore, one of the best ways to keep bathroom moisture under control is using heat lamps. Bathroom ventilation fans can further help scale down moisture in your bathroom. Talk to your bathroom remodeling contractor about the available options.
Installing the Wrong Flooring
As any bathroom remodeler/designer will tell you, not all flooring fits well for your bathroom. The best kind of bathroom floor is the one that sheds water, such as ceramic tile, porcelain tile or vinyl plank. Also solid hardwood, laminate flooring and engineered wood are not the best. This is because wood-based floors are likely to decay in spite of their enviable beauty.
You will notice that professional bathroom designers often use sealed stone. This is for a good reason because the sealing locks out moisture. Make sure to ask your bathroom designer about the best floor type suits for your bathroom to avoid problems you might have in the future.
Lackluster Lighting Design
Lighting should never be left as an afterthought in a bathroom design project. Besides elevating your bathroom’s appearance, a good lighting system also improves functionality. If your bathroom isn’t well-lit, it could give off a drab and dingy feel, something you don’t want in a convivial and clean environment.
Given how important good lighting is when residents shave, apply make-up, or cleanse, homeowners should give plenty of thought to create a layered lighting design.
Doors that Swing and Slam
Another common mistake concerning most bathroom remodeling projects in the early stages is being forgot the door swing clearance and the bathroom layout. If you open these doors and hear them slam against something, it tells you that you may not have been careful enough with your placement planning.
Sometimes, you can’t fix this problem if you have really small bathroom. As an option to traditional swinging doors, you can consider sliding or pocket doors.
Having a Toilet in Full View
Although the toilet is one of the most important things in a bathroom, it should not be the first and most noticeable thing you see when you enter the bathroom.
Because of that, you should consider placing toilet in a space that you can’t easily and clearly see when you enter the bathroom.