6 Mistakes to Avoid when Renovating your Bathroom

6 Mistakes to Avoid when Renovating your Bathroom

Aug 07, 2019

           A new bathroom project can be very exciting, but also very overwhelming. It requires careful consideration of all decisions. As fun as it is to dream up all the possibilities, the process must still be practical and thought out. We have come up with a few key things that should save you some stress and money, by avoiding some of these remodeling mistakes.

Mismatched Fixtures
A good rule to follow is to not mix more than two types of metals, woods, or tiles. You don’t want your bathroom to look like a sample room. It is important to choose fixtures that complement each other and don’t clash with things in the space. According to HGTV, brushed nickel and wood tiles are very popular right now.

    

Improper Spacing
The layout of your new bathroom is extremely important. Things must be configured & measured properly from the beginning to ensure everything fits in the space. A standard toilet requires a full 12 inches from the back wall to the start of the toilet drain. When the spacing is less than 12 inches, a standard toilet will not fit unless you cut into the drywall behind it, which you don’t want to do! Make sure things are measured correctly ahead of time to avoid costly errors.

Dull Lighting
Lighting is very important in a bathroom remodel, because it is a functional and soothing aspect. Adding a pot light in the shower does a great job of lightening the space, without getting in the way. It is also better to add a sconce or two over your vanity mirror, since it adds fewer shadows on your face.

   

Importance of Colors
Decide your color scheme at the beginning of your project. If you wait until the end, you may not have as many choices available. This helps you narrow down the floors & décor sooner too. It is one of the biggest decisions and should not be put off until the end of the project.

       

Rushing the Process
Never rush your project. This will only add stress and pressure to your life. Bathroom renovations take time. On average, at least four to six weeks. So, keep that in mind from the beginning, so you don’t have unrealistic expectations. Give your workers plenty of time to do the job right.

 

Blowing the Budget
Lastly, this one is very important. Set & stick to your budget and keep it in check throughout the remodel. Many people fail at this, by splurging on features in the end that they didn’t budget for in the beginning. This mistake can be avoided and save you tons of money in the long run.

In closing, we hope you learn from these mistakes before you take on any bathroom remodels in your home. If we can be of any assistance to you when it comes to that new tub or shower, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Fairbanks Construction 352-732-8600!

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