When a potential buyer comes to see your house, the bathroom might not be the first place he would ask you to see, but nevertheless it could be a deal breaker. Here are some mistakes you should not do when renovating your bathroom.
1. Ignoring the spacing and layout
Spatial awareness is important when planning renovation stages, and it’s something you need to pay attention to in order to avoid problems down the road.
Everything you want to fit into the bathroom needs to function within that space.
For instance, if you decided to put a shower with a door, you need to make sure that you have enough space for it to fully open. People who want to buy your house, will not like to squeeze out every time they want to take a shower. Same goes for spaces for the toilets and cabinet doors.
2. Using the wrong materials
The bathroom is the part of the house that is more exposed to moisture than another parts due to the sink, toilet and shower. Also, using strong products on bathroom surfaces, can cause significant damage to the bathroom
What you should do, is use materials that are not highly sensitive to mold, warping or distortion, and materials that will absorb moisture and affect the hidden mold, causing it to grow even more.
Ventilation is essential when it comes to renovating your bathroom. Lack of enough ventilation can lead to mold and future problems which will cost you money.
A window placed in the right place can help for proper ventilation, but no so much in the winter months that window will stay closed most of the time. So make sure to install a quality ventilation fan that can handle the size of the bathroom.
4. Leaving lighting plans to the end
A common mistake of most people is that lighting should be installed later in the renovation process. As people see lighting as a finishing touch, you should actually plan your lighting fixtures at the beginning of the renovation.
For example, recessed lighting can create shadows on your face when looking in the mirror, which can create unflattering lighting.
Overall, it will be easier to make adjustments in the planning stages than making them at the end of a project.
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