There are several ways to approach a bathroom remodel. Whether you are just wanting to bring the current bathroom up to date or are looking for a complete overhaul to create a bathroom that is far more functional, it can be exciting. Your bathroom is used for very specific functions and most people want it to be a place where they can feel relaxed and calm as well. When homeowners embark on a bathroom remodel, there are many different mistakes that can be made along the way. Straight Up Remodeling is here to talk about common bathroom mistakes and how to avoid them.
Improper Bathroom Spacing & Layout
It is important that you not only think about the way your bathroom looks but how it functions as well. You need to think about the plumbing and how close or far fixtures are away from each other as you are in the design phase. This doesn’t only include fixtures either. You need to think about the furnishings in the bathroom as well when thinking about spacing and layout.
Failure to Account for Bathroom Storage
Storage is key when it comes to the bathroom. You need to think about the things you normally store in your bathroom and make sure there is a space for it all. You will more than likely want to have some towels and linens in the bathroom. You also need to think about cleaning supplies, makeup, styling tools and more. When picking out cabinetry or taking out closets, these things need to be considered.
Not Considering Aging in Place Bathroom Remodeling
If you aren’t to the point that you are retiring, you may not think about what it will be like to grow older in your bathroom. There are small things that you can incorporate in your bathroom remodel that will make it easy to grow old in the space. Things like a walk in shower, grab handles and these types of details can go a long way when it comes to future use.
Improper Bathroom Ventilation
Because there is so much moisture involved in a bathroom, it is essential that there is proper ventilation to remove that moisture from the air. If you don’t, you will end up with moisture problems that eventually lead to mold growth. Not only could you have mold issues, but fixtures, paint, grout and other surfaces will start to decline with too much moisture in the air.
Neglecting Need to Improve Lighting in Bathroom
The lighting in your bathroom is a big one. Many people don’t realize the impact that lighting can have on a space. This is especially true in the bathroom. Poor lighting can have a big impact on the functionality of any bathroom.
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Before you get started on your bathroom remodel, call on the professionals at Straight Up Remodeling to help with design clear through completion. We will help ensure you don’t make any mistakes as you remodel your bathroom. Call us today!