Eventually there comes a time in every bathroom’s life when it begins to look tired and outdated. If you are trying to sell your home, or if you bought your current residence as a house flip project, then a poor-looking bathroom can put off potential buyers considerably.
Bathroom renovations are hardly child’s play, and any mistakes you make are likely to be costly ones. Here are 3 common mistakes that you will need to make sure you avoid.
Mistakes to Avoid When Renovating Your Bathroom
Not getting the most out of the space available to you
Unless you live in a mansion, it’s likely that your bathroom is the smallest frequently used room in your residence. This means bathroom floor space is always at a premium.
The real skill in designing a bathroom is making the most out of the space that is available. This does not, however, mean that you need to squeeze a bath, toilet, shower, storage unit and a bidet all into a tight space. A bathroom should look great but should also be fully functional, but not at the cost of squeezing so much in that maneuvering within the room is fraught with difficulty.
Ignoring lighting needs
Often untalented bathroom renovators are so focused on what goes into a bathroom and how it is decorated that lighting becomes a last minute consideration. In the mornings people tend to go into their bathrooms fresh out of bed and come out again ready to meet the day. In order to go from one state of dress to the other, mirrors and sufficient lighting are both essential.
No one wants to get dressed, wash, shower or use the toilet in dim lighting. Make sure you fully address lighting concerns during the drawing up of bathroom renovation plans.
Forgetting that storage is paramount
Everything you need within a bathroom should be contained within a bathroom. There’s no point coming out of a shower dripping wet if you need to go elsewhere to fetch a towel.
Different people within the same home are likely to want to have their own sets of towels and other bathroom accessories, so you will need to make sure that there’s enough storage in the bathroom for every individual person to have their own bit of space.
For more information about bathroom renovations, please contact us at Rebuilding Michigan today. Just pick up the phone and call us any time at (800) 786-0100 or use the online contact form available on our website.