Traditionally, the bathroom is where you clean up after a hard day of work. These days, it is where you free yourself of stress and enjoy a luxurious splash in a tub of water. Not every home, however, can have that kind of indulgence expected from a modern bathroom. Bathroom renovation may be needed to make that dream come true. If you want everything to happen smoothly, however, you have to be familiar with mistakes that you need to avoid in the process.
Spending beyond the budget
You already have set plans when planning your bathroom renovation. You have even scouted the actual cost of each element in the budget. But then, you suddenly become very overwhelmed with the entire process, you start purchasing items that you actually do not need. This is not the only reason for overspending. Often, it can be because you fail to purchase all the things you need before you start the renovation or maybe because you have not clearly pictured the design you have in mind. If you want to stick with your budget, plan everything that you need carefully before you start.
Doing things on your own especially when it comes to waterproofing
You may have knowledge on waterproofing and because you want to spend less on labour, you take on the challenge to do things on your own. You tried waterproofing a leaking shower only to find out later on that what you did will not really work. Engaging a professional to do the job will save you more not just in terms of time but in terms of money as well.
You forgot the ventilation
One of the worst things that can happen after you have renovated your bathroom is to discover that moulds have made their way on walls and ceilings you have painted. Those black specks can be very horrible and can even cause health problems later on. You have to make sure then that you have an exhaust fan and you have windows that will regulate the temperature inside the bathroom. It will also be wise to use mould-resistant paint to prevent this horror.
Putting too many things inside the bathroom
You may have been thrilled with the bathroom accessories you have seen on a local store or online and since you found cheap but great items, you tend to buy all of them. The bad thing about doing so is that your bathroom will end up overcrowded thus sacrificing its functionality and aesthetics. This can definitely defeat your purpose of renovating your bathroom as it can fill the space with clutter.
There are those of you who will rely on the natural light that comes from the sun all throughout the day. Well, how you wish you can utilise that same light all day long. To save on cost, you choose to use very few lights inside the bathroom. This can cause inconveniences, especially if you spend the night waxing and shaving or the day putting on makeup. In this regard, consider installing task lighting instead of ambient light.
Nothing can be more horrible than having a poor drainage even after you have renovated your bathroom. Imagine the water that will clog the drain and see what will happen next. Do not wait for this to happen. You then have to include plumbing in your plans especially when your previous bath already had poor drainage. Your floor will need a gentle slope to allow efficient water drainage.
Avoid all these mistakes in bathroom renovations and your dream of a better bathroom space will come true. Remember, plan ahead of time and consider all crucial elements in the renovation before you start!
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