Bathroom remodeling can be a bit overwhelming.Avoiding mistakes while renovating could save you hard-earned naira on the project, especially if you’re planning an upscale remodel of your bathroom. You are also likely to enhance the comfort, style, and efficiency of your bathroom by avoiding these pitfalls. These mistakes include:
Don’t skip on skilled labour
Getting a new bathtub is a different experience from getting a new furniture. The do-it-yourself approach can be an effective way to cut down costs but let’s not forget the extra damages you will have to pay for a burst pipe or tiles. Bathroom remodeling almost always involves plumbing work. Installing new bathtub takes a little plumbing know-how. However, not all of us are as “handy” as we would like to be with tools.
When you’re dealing with running water, it’s important to know how to properly uninstall and install bathroom fixtures. So, if you’re a novice at plumbing, call a professional.If you have never installed a bathroom fixture before or had a bad previous experience with plumbing, it’s worth the money to have your new bathroom furnishings installed right by a professional.
Don’t ignore spacing and layout of the bathroom
A lack of spatial awareness in the renovation planning stages of the bathroom space can lead to problems later in the execution stage.Just because you can fit something into the bathroom design doesn’t mean it can function within that space. Spatial considerations also include making sure elements of the room are close enough together to function. For example, the toilet paper holder should be within an arm’s reach of the toilet.
Don’t ignore storage space
When planning a bathroom remodel, incorporate plenty of storage space into the design. Try to consider how many people will use the bathroom. Don’t make the mistake of providing only enough bathroom storage space for one person in a 3-bedroom house.
Don’t forget about ventilation
Forgetting to work on ventilation can lead to mold and other problems in the future. It can also make a bathroom uncomfortable if it’s not properly ventilated during or after a shower.
If possible, work in a combination of natural and artificial ventilation sources. A well-placed window can go a long way and a quality fan that can handle the size of the bathroom to keep it aerated at all times.
Postponing lighting plans until the end
Many people think of lighting as a finishing touch to a renovation. Bathrooms are often where people get ready for the day, which is why lighting is important. Waiting until the end to address lighting can also lead to dark spots in the bathroom. The reality is that no one wants to use the toilet in darkness. When drawing up your plans, consider what type of lighting will best accommodate your space and bathroom design. Making adjustments in the planning stages will be much easier than making them at the end of a project which will cost you more money.
When it comes to bathroom remodeling, it’s very important to plan out properly and avoid common mistakes. Failing to do so could cost you more money in the long run and result in an imperfect remodel look of your bathroom.