9 Bathroom Renovation Mistakes to Avoid
One of the most frequent renovation searches online is for bathroom renovation blunders. Mistakes can cost money and delay the completion of your renovation. Here are the 9 most typical bathroom renovation mistakes to avoid by just being aware of the potential pitfalls.
Lack of clear vision: You should have a clear idea of how the bathroom will look once it is finished. Bathroom design ideas can be found on Pinterest, Houzz, and blog sites. Make a mood board with the colours, styles, and materials you want in your bathroom.
Unrealistic Budget: It’s not uncommon for renovators to underestimate their renovation costs. Always leave a 10-20% margin of error in your calculations. During the demo, difficulties that were not present at the quote may come up, resulting in an extra cost. This is where your financial cushion comes in handy.
Imperfect waterproofing: Waterproofing defects are common and expensive renovation mistakes as they are often not installed by a certified professional. Waterproofing in Australia must be done by a certified tradesperson who must issue you a certificate and warranty after installation.
Not upgrading electrical and plumbing: In case of a complete renovation, make sure you update your plumbing and electricals. There are changes to regulation since your bathroom was built or renovated. You can avoid costly repairs to your new bathroom.
Overcrowding your space: Your new bathroom should feel light, spacious and comfortable. By placing too many fixtures in the small area will create an overcrowded and cluttered atmosphere.
Choosing incorrect tapware and fixtures: This can generally be avoided if you work with a professional. For DIY projects, look out for the height, size and functionality of each fixture. If you’re going to have above counter basins installed, you’re going to need tall basin mixers or have the wall mixer and spout high enough to reach the bowl. Make sure the cabinets and doors are always openable when adding features near one another.
Too many heroes: At least one focal point should be present in every bathroom. A few examples are a coloured basin, a double shower, a freestanding bath, coloured tapware, or a feature tile. A bathroom with too many focal points may appear cluttered.
Poor ventilation: Ventilation in the bathroom is essential for removing moisture from the space. Mould and mildew can grow as a result of excess moisture, posing a health risk.
Selecting a passing trend: Fads and colours come and go, a neutral colour scheme will endure the test of time. Don’t let anyone persuade you otherwise if you adore colours and do what you love. Just keep in mind that you might change your mind later.