They say hindsight is 20/20, and perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than after a home renovation. From a slight miscalculation that resulted in crooked flooring to the inconvenient absence of an electrical outlet, remodeling mistakes happen. However, some mistakes are more irritating than others, and some may be downright hazardous. If you’re planning on undertaking a bathroom renovation, don’t let the excitement distract you from the small details. Be proactive and avoid making these five common mistakes we see homeowners make time and time again when remodeling a bathroom.
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Ignoring The Bathroom Fan
The bathroom fan is perhaps one of the most overlooked features inside the home. Some people are not even aware of why there’s a fan switch next to the bathroom light switch. But bathrooms fans do more than just puzzle guests with their buzzing. They circulate air, particularly humid air, which would otherwise get trapped inside the bathroom and condensate. When exposed to high humidity, mold and mildew are more likely to spread. Similarly, paint, grout, and metal are more susceptible to rusting and deteriorating in humid environments.
If you already have a bathroom fan, make sure it is clear of any obstructions by vacuuming the vent regularly and scheduling duct cleaning services. If your bathroom doesn’t have one yet, consider adding one to your remodeling plans.
There’s a reason why vinyl flooring has become so popular among home remodeling companies and homeowners alike. The material is relatively inexpensive, customizable, and highly practical, as it is exceptionally water-resistant and easy to install. Vinyl is particularly suitable for bathrooms due to its resilience to moisture. There are many other materials widely available for bathroom flooring, including ceramic, porcelain, stone, marble, and wood — just to name a few. However, some options are better than others at withstanding moisture and heat, so choose wisely.
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Minimalism is all the rage nowadays, but that doesn’t mean you should skimp on storage when remodeling a bathroom. Keep in mind your home’s size and the number of bathrooms when developing a design. Consider installing enough storage space for linens, cleaning supplies, toiletries, and personal items. Cabinets and pull-out drawers can add a vintage flair to your design. However, if space is limited, consider built-in storage options, such as shelves and nooks, instead. With that being said, leave ample space between fixtures.
If you’re unsure about how to add enough storage space in your bathroom, follow these simple tips to double your storage space. Need more bathroom remodel ideas? Contact our home remodeling professionals for help designing a spa-like bathroom like no other.
No Windows. No Natural Lighting
When planning a bathroom remodel, many homeowners are quick to dismiss windows out of fear of lacking privacy. However, with the right window and in the right location (close to the ceiling), you could radically change the feel of the room to be more open and inviting. Your bathroom is where you get ready for the day. Having natural lighting greet you every morning might just be the energy boost you need to feel refreshed.
Next time you plan a bathroom remodel, consider incorporating natural lighting into your space by using windows, mirrors, and skylights. Don’t have enough space or the budget for a radical redesign? Check out these tips for a small bathroom remodel.
Disregarding Small Details
There is nothing worse than when you finish tiling a bathroom floor only to find signs of water damage a week later — but it happens. Tile and sealed grout are water-resistant, but any gaps in between can slowly but surely allow water in. Small oversights such as this occur often but are not always so significant. Still, it’s best to prevent any issues from happening in the first place. At the first sign of imperfection, make sure to remediate the problem right away. With enough caution and attention to detail, your bathroom flooring could remain water-tight for years to come.
The best way to avoid any mistakes is to hire professionals with a solid track record in bathroom remodeling. Here at Quality DesignWorks, we know the ins and outs of bathroom design like the back of our hands. We are fully committed to providing our clients with exceptional customer service, attention to detail, and high-quality results. Contact us today to get started on your next remodeling project.