Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes
Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes: Bathrooms are one of our most popular requests, and one of the areas homeowners tend to focus on the most. It’s easy though, to make mistakes, when it comes to your bathroom by getting caught up in the excitement of design and installation. Make sure you keep your bathroom project on track and avoid future repair costs by taking into account these things.
Lack of Natural Light
Light is important in your bathroom, and for this reason many homeowners focus on light fixtures. But installing several electrical fixtures isn’t always the answer. While it’s important to make sure your bathroom is well lit throughout the day and night, it’s more important to utilize natural light whenever possible. Natural light is a better choice when it comes to the health of your home and it naturally creates a more relaxing space. In your bathroom in particular, natural light has the power to make spaces feel less cramped, so add in windows, skylights or even sun tunnels to make sure you get the best look for your space.
Bathrooms are humid, and top bathroom remodeling mistakes forget this fact. As a room that is centered around the use of water, humidity is a big concern. Many homeowners get caught up in the fun details of fixtures, tile choices, unique sink and shower fittings, and forget about ventilating out the humidity that is present in a bathroom. Without a fan and proper ventilation, it’s easy for humidity to gather, cause mold to grow, and end up damaging your home. Make sure you consider where to put your main ventilation system in your bathroom if you want to avoid expensive and hazardous problems.
Many homeowners think that choosing the color of a bathroom is best left until the end of the build, but this is not the best option. It is hard to visualize and plan for a room’s furnishings, lighting, and flooring without an idea of what color the room will be. Leaving the color of the room until the end allows for there to be clashes with the other materials already in the room. This also makes determining a theme much harder, as well as picking décor. Choosing your color early on helps you steer your project and consider the best options you can make for your bathroom when it comes to fixtures, flooring, and more.
Storage is one of the most overlooked things when it comes to remodeling homes. Another to add to the list of bathroom remodeling mistakes is a lack of storage or poorly thought out storage. Be sure to think where you will keep your towels, toiletries, and cleaning supplies before you start the project as waiting too long could mean you need to try and awkwardly install storage after the fact. Avoid these situations and talk with your contractor about built in storage.
DIY may seem tempting for a bathroom remodeling job. However, electrical and plumbing work, installing fixtures, and determining material choices can be challenging and require expertise. Picking improper materials can lead to a bathroom that doesn’t look good as well as expensive problems if materials are not rated for bathroom use. Electrical and plumbing work also requires a specialist with training to undertake or you can injure yourself. In the short term it may be cheaper to try and DIY but in the long run you save money and are given peace of mind from working with professionals.