Don’t Make These Five Mistakes on your Next Bathroom Renovation

The bathroom has to be functional yet stylish; keep you clean before quickly drying. It’s a small space that has to fit a shower, bath, vanity and toilet without looking crammed. No wonder bathroom renovations are such a daunting task!

When done properly, the bathroom can tick all the boxes and become a safe oasis from the outside world. You just have to avoid the pitfalls that plague many bathroom renovation projects. Get The Renovation Company on board and rest assured your bathroom won’t fall victim to any of these common mistakes.

DIY plumbing

If you’re keen on some DIY, consider painting or tiling, but please don’t take plumbing into your own hands! Plumbing is not something novices should tinker with – we always work with licensed and experienced plumbers who know what they’re doing and get the job done right.  

Go in without a plan

Between tubs, taps and tiles, bathroom budgets can quickly blossom when you start renovating without a plan. Consider the style and aesthetic you want your bathroom to convey. Think about colour palettes and features. Research bathware and fixtures. Once you have a rough idea of what you want out of your bathroom, speak to your renovation specialist about how we can bring your vision to life.

Neglect lighting

When well lit, bathrooms look spacious, elegant and clean. Unfortunately, popular modern lighting features like hanging pendants or lighting sconces, don’t always diffuse light, making the room look dark, dingy and cavernous.

Prioritise lighting that disperses throughout the room, leaving no corners in the dark. Feel free to opt for trendy, attractive lighting features, just make sure to pair them with widespread ceiling, mirror or under-cabinet lighting so the room feels warm and bright.

Be overly minimal

Minimalist bathrooms are all the rage in décor magazines and showrooms, but have you ever tried to live in one? Where do all your bottles go? The extra toilet paper? Your medicine, make up and cloths?

Using sleek shelving and vanities, you can achieve a minimal look while still including the storage space needed to make the room as functional as it is beautiful.

Design dry bathrooms

It may sound silly, but plenty of home renovators seem to forget that bathrooms get wet! Baths, showers and taps mean splashes and spills happen, so make use of tiles, silicon sealers and ventilation to create a bathroom that won’t end up damp and mouldy.

Time for a bathroom renovation?

The renovation specialists at The Renovation Company are well versed in transforming bathrooms across Tauranga, Mt Maunganui and Papamoa. Give us a call today at 07 543 1200.

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