After years in the home improvement business, we’ve conducted our fair share of bathroom renovations. Because of that, we’ve also seen (and repaired) mistakes others have made in their renovation projects as well.
Save some time, money, and effort on your part by avoiding them in your own bathroom. Here are four common mistakes bathroom renovation contractors see in people’s homes, so you know what to look out for in your next renovation project.
1. Not planning out the layout and design beforehand
Planning is a crucial part of any renovation project, big or small, but it’s especially important for those that involve taking down walls or moving the location of fixtures like the sink or toilet.
You want to make sure that your layout is feasible and practical, and that your bathroom itself is up to building codes as well. Having a plan for your renovation also ensures that your project goes as smoothly as possible, and it can help you discover any potential issues before they arise.
2. Going for overly-trendy designs
Design trends come and go, but renovations to fix tacky designs are costly.
You don’t want to have to rip out your design in a few years and start all over, just because your bathroom looks terribly outdated — or just as worse, live with poor design choices for years and years to come.
To avoid this (and any embarrassment that may come with it), choose classic designs and neutral colors in your bathroom. Don’t go overboard with choosing a variety of materials and metals either — the less you have, the better. Finishes like subway tile are timeless for a reason, while subtle color palettes give the room a spa-like feel.
3. Ignoring your bathroom’s ventilation needs
Investing in a good bathroom fan is essential for keeping the integrity and cleanliness of this room intact. Without proper ventilation, your bathroom will become a breeding ground for mildew and mold, while the humidity will also cause materials like paint and metal to break down.
Adding a ventilation fan to the space will help you avoid these issues. Even if your bathroom has a window already, consider adding a fan to keep moisture to a minimum.
4. Forgetting about storage space
Regardless of the look you’re going for in your bathroom, you’ll need to have storage space for your toiletries, bathroom linens, and other supplies.
You might want to prioritize a minimalist look over a useful set of drawers or cabinets, but consider the alternatives: leaving things out on the countertops (ruining the minimalistic look), or storing them outside of the bathroom (making it a hassle to do your everyday routines).
Implementing storage solutions into your bathroom gets rid of these issues. There are a wide variety of storage options for every look and design style, so you’re sure to find something that works with your budget and the look you’re going for.
Contact Elite Construction & Renovations today
When you’re looking for an expert team of bathroom renovation contractors for your next home improvement project, turn to Elite Construction & Renovations in Atlanta, GA.
Our years of expertise allow us to transform your house into the home you’ve always dreamed of. In addition to bathroom renovations, we offer kitchen renovations, basement renovations, deck construction, custom carpentry services, and more.
Interested in booking our services? Get in touch by filling out the contact form on our website. On the other hand, if you have any questions or concerns about the services we offer, you can reach a member of our team directly by calling 770-624-9216.