Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundries are the most functional spaces in your home. Unless
you’re a designer or architect you probably don’t spend too much time thinking how to
make a bathroom renovation work seamlessly.
The five commonly made mistakes when renovating your bathroom are:
- NOT ENOUGH STORAGE
For a functional space make sure to add 20% more storage space than you think you need to avoid disappointment when everything is built.
- MOVING PLUMBING AROUND UNNECESSARILY
Any plumbing is very expensive and I do not recommend doing it if you are budget conscious, or if your current layout works well.
- USING POOR QUALITY PRODUCTS
Specifying cheaper finishes and products can make your renovation seem a lot more achievable, however, more often than not the cheaper options need to be replaced more frequently than their better-quality counterparts .
- BLOWING THE BUDGET
Without a clear and realistic budget it’s easy to rack up unexpected costs. Without prior experience in renovating it’s easy to overlook some very fundamental and expensive items.
- TRYING TO DIY EVERYTHING
DIY-ing is a definitely a cost-effective approach to renovating, however, I recommend tackling tasks like painting and styling. Unless you’re a tradie you will probably run into trouble DIY-ing water proofing your bathroom, and this will cost you a lot more time and a lot more money. I suggest making a realistic list of tasks you can do yourself and what you will need to outsource. Before starting your project chat to a designer, bathroom consultant, or builder who can give you some honest advice and steer you down the right path.