7 Bathroom Layout Mistakes to Avoid When Remodeling

If you are planning to remodel a bathroom in your home, there are some things to consider before starting. Although the bathroom is one of the smallest rooms in the house, it is not the most simple space to remodel. You should thoughtfully plan out your project to maximize your space. Addressing these seven common bathroom layout mistakes will help you avoid disappointment and will lead to a remodeled bathroom that is both comfortable and functional. 

1. Functionality

The first thing you will want to consider when planning your bathroom remodel is the functionality of the space. Does the current layout work for your needs, or would it be worth the investment of restructuring to improve the flow and usage of the space? What you want from a half bathroom will be different from that of a main bath or even a master en-suite bathroom.

2. Fixtures

When planning the details of your bathroom, such as fixtures, you’ll want to make sure they are cohesive with your design yet practical at the same time. For instance, if you are going with a modern redesign, your plumbing fixtures may be a rubbed bronze, brushed gold, or black color rather than a more traditional chrome or polished nickel. Additionally, the look alone will not be the only consideration; for example, do you want a single-knob faucet or a double? You will also want your lighting fixtures to blend well into your overall layout while providing the necessary light. The fixtures in your bathroom remodel will be what ties everything together, so it’s worth taking time to carefully choose what is ideal for your layout and needs.

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3. Open Space

When remodeling any space, it is easy to become overwhelmed with all the potential and possibilities. Since the bathroom is generally the smallest room in the house, it is important to remodel with intent so that the bathroom provides functionality without becoming overly crowded. Your capabilities to maintain a roomy bath will depend on your home and the extent of your remodel. Older homes generally have smaller bathrooms, so unless you are extending your floor plan, you will likely want to utilize smaller utilities such as the toilet and sink vanity so the space does not become too tight. 

4. Storage Space

Another significant consideration for your bathroom remodel will be storage space! Do you currently have adequate storage space? Would you like to add more? There are many creative ways to add storage to even the smallest areas, such as hooks and elevated shelving. To avoid a storage mistake, address your storage needs and plans before you start renovating.

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5. Ventilation

One of the most important things to plan in any bathroom construction or renovation is having adequate ventilation. The bathroom regularly builds moisture and condensation under daily use. Avoid the mistake of not adding and using a ventilation fan, as it is the number one thing you can do to avoid moisture, mildew and mold.

6. Going Too Trendy

Another mistake to avoid is going too trendy with your remodel. Adding some new ideas and styles to your bathroom space can be exciting, but keep in mind that trends change quickly. An easier way to approach this is to use trendy decor so that it can be changed when desired. Of course, if you have your heart set on fun, funky wallpaper and don’t mind the work of changing it when trends change, go for it!

7. Taking on Too Much

The last mistake you want to avoid during your remodel is not hiring help where you need it! If your renovation is on a smaller scale or you are exceptionally handy in the art of DIY and plumbing, you may be able to manage yourself. If you would rather start enjoying your newly remodeled bathroom sooner and not endure the work it takes, you can always hire an experienced professional such as The Chuba Company

Remodeling your bathroom can be intimidating, but by avoiding these common layout mistakes, you can create a functional, stylish, and comfortable space. Taking the time in the planning phases will help ensure your bathroom remodel meets your desires and expectations and allow for a more straightforward execution when your remodel begins!

If you are considering remodeling your bathroom, The Chuba Company can help! The Chuba Company is proud to be your partner in home renovation and construction. From windows and roofing, to additions and green construction, to bathroom and kitchen remodels, and more, The Chuba Company is ready to help with any home project. We’ve been proudly serving Elk River, Zimmerman, Ramsey, Monticello, Albertville, Rogers, Champlin and surrounding areas for 50 years. Contact us to talk about your remodel ideas or to receive an estimate!