5 Common Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes and How to Avoid them

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A remodelled bathroom can completely change the look, feel, and functionality of your home. If you’re debating remodelling one or more of your bathrooms, here are 5 common bathroom remodel mistakes to avoid.

No Windows

In addition to having no natural light, a lack of ventilation can end up causing a lot of problems with mould and dampness. Wherever possible, try to put your bathroom on the outside of the house. If you aren’t able to put in an outside window, a skylight can help brighten and air out the space.

Not Factoring in Drainage

This is a mistake that happens most often during a DIY bathroom renovation. If you’ve found your dream tub or sink, but it can’t line up with your plumbing drains, water can’t drain properly. This can cause odorous water to pool that can damage your floor.

Too Little Storage

There are ways to create storage spaces whilst maintaining a clean, sleek look. While you want your bathroom to look great, you also need it to be functional. You’ll need somewhere to keep toiletries, towels, and other items you keep in your bathroom. From tall boys, to sink cabinets, to wall mounted units, the possibilities are endless when it comes to bathroom storage.

Not Taking Longevity into Account

A lower price tag is certainly attractive, but be sure you’re still getting high quality fixtures at that price. Your bathroom needs to last for years to come so always opt for fixtures that are known for their reliability. Spending a little extra now can save you a lot in the long run.

Putting Fittings in the Wrong Place

When putting in towel rails, toilet roll holders, and mirrors, think about how they will be used. If you put them up too high, too low, or too far out of reach then they won’t be very functional. You need to take the wall’s material into account as well so that your fittings are securely in place.

If you’re looking for builders to help with bathroom remodelling in South West London, look no further than Doran Bros Construction. We have decades of proven experience in all aspects of home remodelling and will work closely with you to avoid all of the bathroom renovation problems mentioned above. Contact us today about bathroom remodelling in the UK.