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What Not To Do When Renovating Bathrooms


If you are planning a home remodeling, a bathroom renovation can be a great starting point. However, the process can be both nerve-wracking and exhilarating. For many homeowners, bathroom remodeling is an excellent home project where you can add in your personal touch.

Whilst everybody wants a bathroom that would deliver comfort, the sizable investment is what makes people think twice. If you want to leap over the hurdles of problems and nightmare experiences during a renovation, here are a some of the mistakes to avoid when renovating a bathroom.

1. Starting the project without any concrete design

Every great renovation project, especially those that need a hefty investment should start with a plan. So before tearing up the floor and buying expensive fixtures, have a clear idea of how you want your bathroom to look.


2. Unmatched fixtures

Mixing more than two different materials such as metals, woods and tiles is going to make your bathroom look like a sample room.  Follow a simple rule of thumb for mixing fixtures: Use materials that complement each other. Flow and sophistication in a bathroom come from repetition; this is even more important when you only have a small space you are working with.


3. Little ventilation

Make sure you invest in a high-quality ventilation that runs at least 15 minutes after you step out of the shower. Doing this will not only help in reducing condensation but also prevent moisture creating bubbles in paint, grout and metal in the bathroom. Further, without ventilation, humidity gets trapped in the space and can createmold and mildew deposits. Even if you have a window, a fan can make a huge investment for air exchange. 


4. Improper spacing

If you are planning a bathroom renovation, don’t forget to focus on spacing. Simply focusing on the design rather than function can create big problems. Leave decorating for later and first consider the layout and spacing you are working with. Make sure you have enough space for incorporating a standard toilet and other plumbing.


5. Picking the wrong materials

A bathroom goes through a range of conditions everyday. From sudden temperature shifts to high moisture content to molds and other things. To prevent your bathroom from extreme conditions, make sure to pick bathroom-friendly materials. Pick tiles and a bathroom vanity that can survive humidity and moisture.


6. Choosing dull lighting

A standard bathroom often has a small footprint, making lights extra important to create a soothing and functional space. While you can go for pot lights as they make perfect shower lights, they are not ideal for brightening up a space. So, make sure you select bright lights for the entire bathroom. 


7. Overlooking minor flaws

It could be small cracks in new tiles or a gap between the bathroom vanity, but overlooking small errors will become very obvious in such a small space. When the renovation process begins, make sure you fix all major flaws that you may have been overlooking.

Keep these 7 tips in mind when it comes to renovating the bathroom and you will transform your space into a bathroom to be proud of!

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Jon Stul

Written by Jon Stul

Having spent over 12 years in the real estate industry covering all facets from residential through to commercial, established and off plan properties and sub-divisions, he has an in depth knowledge of the industry. Stepping out of the industry four years ago and moving interstate to expand a frozen yoghurt chain that has gone from 1 to 4 stores in the time he has been involved. This was recently sold to Made Group. Real estate has always been in his blood and it was a natural fit to start Bricks + Agent given the amount of insight he has into the industry as a whole. Having seen how all different forms of traditional marketing was used to the direction that it is now heading today, we think we have come up with a truly unique proposition that fits into the current state of the property maintenance market.

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