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Avoid These Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes

There are a variety of mistakes that can be made when remodeling a bathroom. When you start your bathroom remodeling project, it is important to have a clear, concise plan and to work with your trusted partners at Patete Kitchen & Bath Design so we can help you avoid the most common bathroom remodeling mistakes.

We’ve put together a guide for some of the most common mistakes to avoid.

Poor Spacing and Layout Choices

When designing your bathroom, you have to prioritize looks and function. With improper space and layout choices, it can result in building code issues and make your bathroom less functional. When designing your bathroom, it’s crucial to keep proper layout and spacing in mind, especially if you are breaking down walls or need to moving plumbing fixtures.

Not Having a Clear, Concise Plan

Bathroom Remodeling Blueprints |  Avoid These Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes | Patete Kitchen and Bath While you want to dream big when it comes to your meeting with your design team, it is important to make sure your big dream can be transformed into an actionable and clear plan. With unclear expectations, you could end up with additional costs, stress, and time.

By working with a team of experienced designers, you will have the benefit of a specific bathroom remodeling process that they use for a successful project. You also want to make a note if you plan to change the footprint of your bathroom or need to move plumbing from the beginning because if this comes as a surprise, it can cost more and cause major delays.

Not Planning for Storage

When planning your bathroom design, be sure to consult with your designer to help you maximize storage space, especially if your bathroom is on the smaller side. Even if you are going for a minimalist design, be sure to include space for personal items and linen storage to retain the function of your bathroom.

Poor Ventilation

Without proper ventilation, you can experience excessive moisture and mold growth. Incorporating a properly sized exhaust fan is critical because, without proper ventilation, humidity gets trapped in the bathroom, leading to mold and mildew.

This excessive moisture not only affects your air quality but can also cause grout, metal fixtures, and paint to deteriorate faster.

Poor Lighting

When purchasing lighting for around your mirror, be sure to take a good look at the light that shines through the fixture. With the wrong lighting, you can end up with harsh shadows while you are looking in the mirror. You also need to consider the size of your vanity and how you should position your lighting.

Improper Towel Bar Installation

Towel Bar |  Avoid These Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes | Patete Kitchen and Bath Not properly installing your towel bars and grab bars can not only be inconvenient but may also become a hazard. You need to make sure they are anchored properly for safe use. If you plan to install new drywall, plan the placement of these items so you can reinforce these areas.

Selecting the Wrong Materials

Selecting the right materials is critical when designing a bathroom. Inappropriate materials such as wood flooring or carpet won’t hold up to the quick temperature changes and high moisture common in a bathroom. Work with design experts to choose the appropriate materials for your remodel.

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