The Mistakes in Bathroom Design
Jul 13,2021 | Vicky
Designing your new bathroom can be a challenge. With a dizzying array of choices, deciding exactly what you want can be a real headache. It's easy to get bogged down with information overload and confusing industry jargon.
Actually, it doesn't have to be this way. The Internet is a great tool for doing initial research and figuring out exactly what you want in your bathroom. If you're getting ready to remodel or design a bathroom, make sure you or your designer avoid these key bathroom remodeling mistakes. In this article, we've put together a list of the 10 most common bathroom design mistakes. We hope you find it helpful.
1. Make sure the bathroom is installed correctly
First of all, even without any installation mistakes, the bathroom can be a dangerous place. When electricity, water, slippery surfaces and glass fixtures are constantly mixed together, the probability of an accident increases.
Improperly installed electrical outlets, improperly installed mirrors or any other bathroom mistake can quickly become a threat to you and your family's safety, not to mention expensive to fix when it's time to do so.
That's why it's essential to seek help from a professional, which may cost you more initially, but safety is guaranteed. Choosing a qualified installation is also a way to save money in the long run.
2. The issue of size
When planning your bathroom design, make sure you know exactly how much space you have to work with. Think about how many bathroom items you have that must fit in there and think roughly about the size of those products. It can also cause you a lot of trouble once you buy a product that is too big for your bathroom. This product leaves almost no floor space in your bathroom and will make your room look smaller than it actually is.
If space is limited, it's best to choose space-saving sanitaryware so you can keep your bathroom stylish without sacrificing comfort or space. Buying a new bathroom is a rare opportunity, so you should make the most of it and get the most out of it for yourself.
3. The importance of storage
You can never have too much storage space in the bathroom. Stacking shampoo bottles together may look fun, but it quickly loses its appeal every time you jump in the tub to play a bath bomb puzzle.
When you're planning your design, think about the storage space you'll need, from where you might put your hair dryer, towels, toilet rolls and shampoo bottles to where you'll hang your bathrobe. Storage can also make your bathroom more organized, and you have a variety of options for bathroom storage, from shelves and wall hangings to bathroom cabinets.
4. Poor Air Flow and Ventilation
Two of the worst, and most preventable, problems in a bathroom are mould and bad smells. We can probably argue that the latter cannot be helped, but there are steps that can be taken to ensure that personal aromas and damp can be minimised effectively.
First and foremost, if you have a window or indeed multiple windows then make a habit of opening them. Bathroom ventilation is crucial for the longterm wellbeing of your bathroom (and your health). Nothing can be better for your bathroom than a blast of the fresh outdoors. If you’re unlucky enough to have a bathroom space not graced by the addition of a window, then fear not – there are alternatives available to you.
Installing a ceiling fan or extraction unit is an easy method of creating good air flow. Good air flow in your bathroom can help limit the build-up of mould and rust as well as making your bathroom feel airy and fresh.
5. Small Budget for a Big Project
When you’re planning out your bathroom design, always expect to be over budget because, more often than not, you’re going to be.
Problems can occur in the most unexpected of places – think about any possible issues with mould, dry rot, old plumbing, electrical wiring and water pressure.
A typical buffer for mistakes and unforeseen additions should be around 15-20% of the overall budget. If your design is somewhat elaborate or risky, you should look into increasing your budget by up to 50% to ensure that there are no last minute shocks when the bills start to roll in.
6. Inadequate lighting
The right lighting in the bathroom can make all the difference. If your bathroom has a large window that faces the sun, then lighting should not be considered a big problem. If you don't have a window, then you may need to install some adequate lighting in your bathroom.
Wrong or inadequate lighting in the bathroom can turn a room we all love into a miserable space. A lipstick stain that you didn't notice before you left the house will soon be noticed by your companions when you step out into the daylight. But on a less vain note, poor lighting conditions can even be dangerous, and when you look at the wrong thing or read the wrong instructions, danger can be afoot.
Installing efficient mirrors, as well as ceiling and wall lighting, and even extras such as LED lighting on or inside the bathroom panel can not only provide a functional and safe environment, but also enhance the atmosphere inside the bathroom.
7. Choosing the wrong materials
Choosing the right materials for your bathroom is the key to creating a design that will survive in the long run. Choose high-quality sanitaryware. The extra expense early on in the bathroom renovation process will often save you money in the long run and will also look great for longer.
The main point to remember when it comes to decorating materials is that the bathroom environment is variable; it can get hot, cold, steamy and wet in the course of a day. This variation can negatively affect the building materials you choose when considering your bathroom design. Choose products specifically designed for bathrooms that can withstand changes in humidity and temperature, rather than spending more money on frequent changes.
The best way of avoiding expensive mistakes is to have a chat with our bathroom experts and get a good installer.