So, you’ve decided to remodel your bathroom, you’ll want to avoid these top ten bathroom mistakes if you want to create a space that is soothing and relaxing, not to mention add to the resale value of your home.

Remodeling a bathroom is a challenging task. Whether you’re expanding the current bathroom or building a new one you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you. Don’t create more work by getting ahead of yourself. How hard can it be to design a room with a tub, shower, toilet, vanity and a few cabinets? It can be very challenging because you’re redesigning a space that has already been designed and built. You have to consider things like where the pipes are for the various items such as tub, sink and toilet. You’ll also want to take into consideration the windows and where the door or doors are in the bathroom. For example, if you’re building a smaller bathroom it might be wise to use a pocket door or a barn door design that doesn’t open into the room.

There are many thing to consider when remodeling your bathroom, these are the ones you’ll want to pay close attention to.

Top Ten Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

  1. Not incorporating universal design — What is trendy today probably won’t be trendy five years from now. While you want to add your own flare to your bathroom, you also want to make sure the permanent fixtures you choose are timeless.
  2. Lack of storage — While a bathroom that’s too cluttered has bad design written all over, so too does a bathroom with little to no storage space.
  3. Avoiding beige like the plague — You can go to the other extreme and end up with the rainbow effect, not always a good look.
  4. Buying accessories before the paint — Floor mats and decor could end up clashing with the walls.
  5. No focal point in a room — The room will feel unbalanced and awkward.
  6. Unrealistic materials — Use materials according to their intended use in the bathroom. If you veer from this, materials often will not perform as needed.
  7. Scrimping on design time — Without sufficient thought and time during the design phase, you will end up with a look that doesn’t flow.
  8. No windows — No one likes a dark bathroom that has no circulation. Think about acoustics when you design.
  9. Disregarding room dimensions — Think about the size and shape of the room when buying storage devices and vanities. You don’t want a room to feel too full or too empty.
  10. Bad lighting — Light is important; it affects your daily attitude. Too much light in a room can be blinding, and not enough can make a room somber.