As an experienced bathroom renovator, I’ve seen my fair share of bathroom renovation mistakes. Most are easily fixed, but some will require more work and expense to rectify. Here are a few of the most common mistakes to avoid during your next bathroom renovation.
1. Doing your own waterproofing
Waterproofing is a learned skill and requires experience to get it right. In most DIY cases, the homeowners spend more money on expensive repairs, than the small amount they saved doing it themselves. Always use a trained and licensed professional to waterproof your bathroom.
2. Inadequate ventillation
A bathroom needs proper ventilation. The moisture build-up from steamy showers and baths needs to be removed from the room as quickly as possible. Leftover moisture can lead to mould and mildew build-up and spread to other areas of the house. Ensure you install adequate ventilation in your bathroom, especially if it’s an internal bathroom with no access to windows.
3. Following trends
We all like to incorporate the latest design trends when renovating a bathroom. However, bleeding-edge trends rarely age well. You will still be able to enjoy a beautiful bathroom by using neutral colours and attractive but straightforward tile designs. You can still have trendy features by installing easily replaceable decor, such as bathmats, and the latest styles in toothbrush holders.
4. Not adding enough storage
One area of bathroom design people often neglect is cupboard space. Families need a place to put all their bathroom accessories, which is even more critical with larger families. Experienced bathroom renovators know how to add plenty of storage that makes the best use of the space available.
5. Poor layout
Most Brisbane bathroom renovations have limited space in which to create an efficient layout. It takes a great deal of experience to create a design that makes a bathroom feel roomier than it is. Make sure you use an experienced Brisbane bathroom renovator to design the perfect bathroom layout for your home.
Relianzi has worked on dozens of beautiful Brisbane bathroom renovations, and are ready to work with you in recreating a functional, and stylish bathroom design that perfectly complements your home.