Bathroom Design Mistakes You Can Avoid

18 Apr

Bathroom Design Mistakes You Can Avoid

Designing a bathroom can be a lot of fun because you get to integrate your personal preferences to create your ideal bathroom. You can choose where the toilet is located, as well as the tub and sink. You also get to choose the color and theme of the bathroom, as well as the fixtures and storage.

That said, designing a bathroom also requires a lot of proper planning. Some homes must endure long-term problems with their sink, ventilation, shower, or toilet because of mistakes in their bathroom design.  So, it is important to plan how your bathroom will look and be organized so as not to create a huge mess later.

Below are some common bathroom design mistakes that you can avoid:

  • Slippery floors. Your flooring in the bathroom is not always the same as it is in the rest of your house. It is important to consider the type of materials you use in order to avoid slipping. Choose non-slip surfaces for your floor and place a rug beside the toilet and tub to avoid slips and falls.
  • Improper positioning of storage. Your bathroom needs storage options so you can organize your bathroom necessities. However, many bathrooms have medicine cabinets that are easily reached by kids or storage areas that have high levels of moisture. When designing your bathroom, always consider where your storage is located.
  • Mismatched bathroom fixtures. Does your tub match your shower?  Does your toilet match sink? Storage areas and walls? Lighting? There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to bathroom fixtures. Try to choose matching items to create a more balanced and elegant bathroom.
  • Faulty plumbing. Plumbing problems can be a major disaster. You don’t want to have to deal with flooding in your bathroom because it can cause a huge mess inside your house. Avoid plumbing problems by making sure that your plumbing is ideally situated inside the walls. Also consider ways to make it easy to repair your pipes. Avoid placing your pipes inside walls that require removing or destroying your tiles just to get through.
  • Improper ventilation. Good ventilation is crucial inside the bathroom due to the high levels of moisture that is produced. It is ideal to put an exhaust fan inside the bathroom. You may also want to add a window that allows air to circulate.
  • Unplanned spacing. Consider the space inside your bathroom and how comfortable it is to walk around. Always plan a comfortable and convenient way to move from the door to your toilet to your tub.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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