Planning a bathroom remodel? There are some definite dos and don’ts that you will want to take a look at before you start knocking down walls and ripping out your vanity and bathtub.
Here are 5 bathroom remodeling mistakes that interior designers and remodeling experts suggest you avoid.
Let Your Bathroom Breath
The first mistake to avoid is to forget the ventilation your bathroom needs. This may not be as sexy to think about as your new tiled stand-in shower or sauna but ya know, letting fresh air into your new bathroom is pretty darn important. Failing to do so can invite some unfriendly and unsightly things to grow inside your new favorite room. Mold, mildew, and smelly odors, oh my.
When it comes to taking the discount route on your bathroom remodel, make sure it’s not on your fan.
A botched tile job can lead to major leaks from your new shower. This can create more problems than a simple puddle to clean up. Enough water on your new floor can cause water damage underneath your floor, along with mold and mildew growth.
Point blank – if you are not a professional tile installer, let a professional like NVS Kitchen and Bath in for this aspect of your remodel.
Don’t Forget the Storage
You don’t want to overlook much needed storage solutions in place of something nice but less practical like a mirror or vanity without shelves. The truth is, you can put mirrors and other bathroom fixtures just about anywhere. Especially, if you are gutting your bathroom and starting from scratch. That’s not the case with effective and stylish storage space.
It’s best to figure out where you are going to put your new shelves and medicine cabinet and then let lighting, mirrors, and other decorative fixtures fall into place around your storage.
Marble is a beautiful surface but before you put it down as your new bathroom floor, consider some of the risks.
It’s highly slippery when wet, and while you may be fine, small children and elderly folks might not be. Even if you don’t have kids or elderly folks living with you, future home buyers looking at your house for sale might.
Marble is also quite cold which can make for uncomfortable trips to the toilet. It’s also incredibly expensive and hard to maintain due to its porous nature that makes it an easy target for stains that refuse to come out.
Want the look of marble without the extra costs and risks? There are plenty of manufactured surfaces that have been created in recent years that look just like marble but for much, much less and with much more functionality.
Not Enough Door Clearance
The worst feeling after a bathroom remodel is not having enough clearance for your door to close properly. Having a door that only partially closes cuts down on privacy for the most intimate space in your home.
Before you finish your pre-remodel design, make sure you choose the right door.
Need a Hand With Your Remodel?
Hiring a bathroom remodel company to design and build your new bathroom is a smart decision both functionally and financially. NVS Kitchen and Bath is here to make sure your new bathroom is everything you ever dreamed of while also serving as your trusted remodel expert so you can avoid the mistakes mentioned above. Contact us today to get started.