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5 Silly Bathroom Remodelling Mistakes You Must Never Make

Written by Posted On Friday, 22 July 2016 22:14

The bathroom is one of the most important parts of the house. Yet it suffers the least attention in terms of repair and maintenance.

According to a poll, 2,500 people revealed that going to the toilet accounts for the biggest chunk of time spent in the bathroom – an average of one hour and 42 minutes a week, or almost 92 days over a lifetime.

By the foregoing, you should take care of your bathroom just as you would other parts of the house.

Although, it isn’t clear how often you should remodel your bathroom, you’d know if it’s time to remodel your bathroom if:

·      It’s not safe to use

·      It will increase the value of your home

·      It has too much mold and mildew

·      There are too many plumbing problems

·      It’s completely out-dated

Therefore, if you’ve been thinking of remodelling your bathroom in recent times, you’re definitely charting a right course.

But in doing that, however, you must avoid these 5 silly mistakes that could ruin your entire efforts.

Placing vanity units behind the door

According to Bella Bathrooms, keeping your bathroom clutter free by storing those essentials away in a vanity basin cabinet can help your bathroom feel more spacious.

However, in trying to create more space, you must not make the mistake of hiding the units behind the door. Doing this will gradually damage the units as the door makes contact with them when it’s being opened from outside.

Getting lighting wrong

There’s no doubt that lighting your bathroom the right way can turn it into a functional and relaxing refuge. So you must consider light positioning and wattage in the remodelling exercise.

For example, proper task lighting at the mirror is important but you should avoid adding light above the mirror as this would throw a strong light onto your forehead and cast deep shadows below your eyes. Again, you should use fixtures that provide 75 to 100 watts’ worth of illumination in the master or guest bathrooms, and use lower ratings in much smaller spaces.

Not installing grab bars

Grab bars help to prevent accidents in the bathroom. The absence of grab bars could lead to slipping off the bath tub or showers, and this could cause severe injuries. Therefore, installing grab bars is a great safety precaution that you must factor into your bathroom remodelling.

Chocking up the space

Space is one factor that you must consider when you’re remodelling your bathroom. You might be eager to add one or two units that were missing prior to the remodelling, but you must not fail to plan according to available space. If not, the space will be cluttered and you won’t have the best time in there.

Not considering height

This is one mistake that I see in many homes. In remodelling your bathroom, you must try to make the space more comfortable by installing facilities at a reasonably safe height. This way, you can enjoy your stay there with minimal risk of accident.

Finally, taking all these into consideration while remodelling your bathroom will not only make using the bathroom a pleasure to visit, it will also give you value for your money. 

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Martina Angel

Martina Angel is a writer and real estate agent. She is especially interested in the purchase, ownership, management, rental and sale of real estate for profit. She also volunteers for local water conservation charities in her free time.

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