When it comes to bathroom remodeling, don’t let a small space fool you into thinking you can put less planning into the project. A great bathroom, especially one that guests will use, requires a well thought-out plan. If you’re thinking about taking your bathroom to the next level, here are some common mistakes to think about before you start taking down shower tiles or rip out the vanity:
- Keeping the Layout
You don’t have to keep the layout of your existing bathroom. One of the greatest things about remodeling is that room designs can completely change. Don’t be afraid to move the toilet or vanity if it will work better in a different location. The extra money you spend on plumbing is well worth the expense if your bathroom functions properly.
- Eliminating Natural Light
Privacy is the number one concern in a bathroom. But, privacy doesn’t have to mean eliminating all of the natural light in the room. Windows are the obvious choice for natural light, however keeping them in bathrooms can be cause for concern. Consider a skylight, stained glass window or even a glass block window, all of which bring in light without causing privacy issues.
- No Storage
One of the biggest mistakes people make when remodeling their bathrooms is not planning for storage. The more storage, the better! Medicine cabinets, shelves, vanities and closets are a great way to add style and function to your bathroom and decrease the clutter that accumulates on countertops or in organizers throughout the room.
- Placing the Toilet Next to the Door
No one wants to walk right into the toilet when they walk into the bathroom. Not only is it awkward, but it also limits the traffic flow in and out of the room. While you’re planning your bathroom remodel, plan to put the toilet as far away from the door as possible. This will increase the functionality of the room and also make the space seem less crowded.
- Room for One
In many homes, bathrooms are used by more than one person at a time. While one showers, the other brushes their teeth. Make sure there’s enough room in the space for two people to comfortably fit. If there’s room, design the space to accommodate two sinks and extra countertop surfaces.
If you’re considering a bathroom makeover and need some help with plans and designs, stop into the Firenza Stone showroom today. Our space experts and interior designers are ready to help you make the most of your space and realize the bathroom of your dreams.