There are many common bathroom renovation mistakes that homeowners make when carrying out their renovation work. They tend to choose the wrong design, wrong materials or forget to plan properly. These mistakes lead to a poor end product that is both unprofessional and unattractive. In this article we look at some of the most common mistakes that occur during bathroom remodelling and renovation. The information below should help you avoid them in future.
Bathroom renovations can be an extremely expensive and time-consuming process. This means that mistakes in the planning stage are extremely important. Unfortunately, many people make errors during the planning stage, which ends up costing a lot more than anticipated. Bathroom renovations are very involved and planning can be extremely boring. For example, one mistake that homeowners make is going through the design phase without carefully researching material costs for installation. Here are some of the most common bathroom renovation mistakes that can lead to a poor end result and make your bathroom look drastically different from what you originally imagined it would look like:
Bad selection of taps and faucets Another one of the most common bathroom renovation mistakes is the incorrect selection of taps and faucets. Most people make the mistake of purchasing the wrong taps and faucets, thinking that they are purchasing quality but cheap products. Unfortunately, many people make these mistakes, not realizing how much of an impact incorrect taps and faucets selection can have on the finished appearance of the room. As a result, their end result will be a room that looks cheap and unfinished, rather than one that looks fantastic and is truly of high quality.
Excessive waterproofing Many people make the mistake of waterproofing their renovations too early. Unfortunately, many homeowners wait until after their bathroom floor has begun to mold, dry and rot to begin to waterproof it. While this is understandable, it is often too late to begin waterproofing once mold and other problems have already begun to form. This is often the case with basements and attics where excessive moisture can cause significant damage to the structure of the house.
Excessive lighting One of the biggest and most expensive mistakes that homeowners make when redecorating their bathrooms is to install too many lighting fixtures. Too many people choose too many different lighting fixtures for their space, including ceiling lights, wall sconces, chandeliers, and vanity lighting. However, installing too many lights in a given space can often lead to poor lighting. In particular, adding too many light fixtures will not give you sufficient light to adequately illuminate your bathroom space, which can result in dark shadows and glare. In addition to this problem, lighting too many fixtures can also make the space feel cosy and closed off, rather than spacious and open.
In conclusion, there are a few more mistakes that can be made during bathroom renovations that can all be avoided. These mistakes can be compounded by choosing the wrong contractor or having an incorrect plan. However, with careful research and due diligence you should be able to avoid all of these common bathroom renovation mistakes. In addition, by choosing to do the work yourself you can avoid a lot of the stress that comes with renovating the wrong way. Hopefully these tips will help you make sure that you make these and other similar mistakes as little as possible.