Your bathrooms may be the smallest rooms in your home, but when remodeling, designing and executing a properly remodeled bathroom should be a top priority (next to your kitchen). HGTV states, “The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in a home, which means planning a remodel of this vital nook is not a task that should be taken lightly. Whether embarking on a do-it-yourself job or hiring a professional, it pays to put some serious thought into the planning and layout of your new bathroom.” There are plenty of Do’s and Don’ts for bathroom remodeling and below we have highlighted our top 3 mistakes to watch out for.
1. Improper Spacing
Many homeowners don’t have a lot of square footage to work with in their bathroom. If you aren’t able to knock down a wall and re-frame your space, proper spacing should be of the utmost importance when your new bathroom is being designed. Be sure to consult with a professional bath designer about your plans. They will have great ideas for how to lay out your space for maximum function and efficiency.
The bathroom is great place to focus on Feng Shui, the “practice of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of yin and yang, as in arranging furniture or determining the siting of a house.” Transform your bathroom into a space that is exactly what it’s meant to be: relaxing and rejuvenating. Achieve balance and consider yourself a Feng Shui expert by designing a well-lit, beautiful space containing cool colors like blue or green. Try to keep photos of friends or family out of the bathroom and instead opt for purifying images like flowers or greenery.
3. Improper Waterproofing
Shower and bath installations are complicated and require professional expertise. There are a lot of ways to make mistakes along the way, so even if you are capable of doing a portion of the install (like installing tile) there are many other portions of the install you don’t want to go alone. Serious leaks and breeding mold are just a couple of the negative consequences of improper waterproofing. Do yourself a favor and consult with a recommended contractor for your bathroom remodel.
Just like a kitchen remodel, a bathroom remodel is a serious project to take on. Decrease your risk of making serious mistakes by working with a professional bath designer and a trusted contractor. Request a Design Consultation from MBS Interiors today and get your bathroom remodel underway!