5 Common Bathroom Mistakes Homeowners Should Avoid
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Published by TOP4 Team
- For many homeowners, remodelling the bathroom can be equally exciting and challenging. On one hand, you'd want your bathroom to look good and function well, meeting the needs of the people who are about to use it. Furthermore, you would want to get good returns on your investment.
The key to a successful bathroom makeover is setting aside ample time toward design and planning. You cannot achieve great results by rushing through the process and failing to account for several factors including your budget, your lifestyle and your personal taste. Careful planning will allow you to get the look that you are after while remaining within your budget.
Listed below are some of the most common mistakes that you should avoid when remodelling a bathroom.
- Lack of windows
Bathroom windows perform two crucial roles. First, they aid in circulation, and second, they let sunlight in. One great way to avoid this problem is to relocate the bathroom to an area in your home that has an outside wall with windows. If this is not feasible, consider using operable skylights which function essentially like windows.
- In plain sight
Another common mistake homeowners make when designing their bathrooms is placing these in areas directly across common areas like kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms. Doing such defeats the idea of having privacy while going inside the bathroom.
However, it does not mean that you need to take great pains in relocating the bathroom. More often than not, what you really ought to do is build a barrier between the bathroom and the line of sight of the people from the common areas.
- Making the toilet the focal point
Even if you are designing the bathroom for the master's bedroom, you should avoid designing it in such a way that the toilet is the first thing that will be seen upon entry. In order to gain more utility from your new bathroom, you would want to place the toilet and the sink together and the shower area separate. This will allow at least two persons to use the bathroom at the same time.
- Curbed shower
Curbless showers offer two major benefits. These can make the bathroom look bigger and, at the same time, provide a cleaner look.
- Size over function
Whether you are remodelling your current bathroom or making an addition, it may be tempting to prioritise the size of the bathroom. But as with most things, bigger is not necessarily better. Instead of focusing on getting the biggest possible bathroom, consider your lifestyle and work your way around to achieve a bathroom that complements your lifestyle through optimal function.