If you thought that dropping your phone down the toilet was the biggest bathroom mistake you can make then you’d be wrong.
Remodeling your bathroom can be an exciting process, but leaving essentials as an afterthought or putting style over substance can cause huge errors that you might have to put up with for decades.
Your custom bathroom can be beautiful and luxurious, but it should also be well-located, functional and appropriate for your home and lifestyle.
Here we run through five mistakes you should never make with custom bathrooms.
1. A Room without a View
A dark bathroom with no window is a huge mistake when it comes to home design.
If you’re remodeling your home, you should try relocating your custom bathroom to a space next to an outside wall.
However, if changing the layout of your home isn’t possible then you should consider a skylight. Make it easily operable with a wall switch to allow fresh air and natural light in, making your bathroom a more pleasant space.
2. No Storage Space
Functionality should always take priority when it comes to getting the most out of your bathroom.
A double-sink vanity might look good but many people come to realize how impractical it is.
With two sinks there is less counter space to put grooming products, which is the main function of the vanity area. Opting for one sink also means you save on plumbing work, and without the extra pipes you’ll have more space in the vanity under the sink.
And make sure to leave room for somewhere to store fresh towels to avoid having to run to the linen closet mid-shower. If there’s not enough space for a closet inside the bathroom, a simple chest or shelving will make life easier.
3. Thinking Bigger Is Better
Thinking that bigger is better is a big mistake, especially when it comes to bathrooms. Everything in your bathroom will be against the walls, so any space in the middle of the room will be wasted.
What’s more, it’s a room generally used by one person at a time. If you have extra room to spare it could be wiser to have a slightly smaller bathroom, and then add a small adjoining room with an extra toilet.
4. Lack of Ventilation
Failing to install a bathroom fan is a serious error, and one that many people make.
Without good ventilation, humidity and moisture will break down paintwork and grout, and will cause mildew to form.
Consider installing a humidity-sensing system that will automatically switch on and off depending on how much moisture is in the air.
5. A Gratuitous Bath
While the bath vs shower debate rages on, there’s no denying that bathtubs take up a lot of room. While that’s fine if your home has the space, if it’s a tight squeeze then you might want to consider forgetting the bath altogether.
What’s more, it also comes down to how much you think you’ll use a bath. If you’re a fan of a long soak then it makes sense to include a bathtub in your plan.
But if you can count the number of baths you’ve had in the last year on one hand, then you could be better off devoting the space to something more useful.
Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Custom Bathrooms
The beauty of custom bathrooms is that you can tailor the design to your own needs and preferences.
And hiring an all-in-one design and construction company can help make the whole process of installing a functional and stylish bathroom a whole lot easier.
Contact us for more information and learn how we can help you build your ideal custom bathroom.