Upgrading a bathroom improves its function and beauty. Yet, remodeling errors can negatively affect aesthetics and usability. Here are some mistakes to avoid.
1. Poor Ventilation – Invest in a high-quality vent to reduce condensation in the ceiling and the formation of mold. Ideally, your fan should run up to 15 minutes after you’ve taken a shower. The code requires this if your bathroom doesn’t have a window.
2. Inadequate Layout – A toilet must be at least 12 inches from the back wall to the tip of the toilet drain. Spacing that’s less than this won’t accommodate a standard toilet so you may have to cut into the drywall on its back. That’s another huge mistake.
3. Stay Minimal – You don’t have to go with the trends when it comes to bathroom renovation. It’s better to invest in a bathroom that has minimal lines and neutrals as it will stay stylish for many years.
4. Painting – Use primers designed for new drywall instead of paint-and-primer-in-one products. These primers have a thinner consistency, which soaks better into the drywall patches and seams for a solidified wall finish. Make sure to use moisture-resistant paint to prevent the surface from peeling off.
5. Wrongly Anchored Towel Bars – Plan where you’ll place your towel bars before installing the new drywall. The placements should have blocking or wood framing behind the drywall for extra support.
6. Improper Placement of a Shower or Bathtub Drain – The hole for your shower drain should line up with the existing drain in the floor. Drains are located at the left or right side, and the center.
Hire a reliable contractor to bring the bathroom of your dreams to life. You can count on Trust Company for your bathroom and kitchen renovation needs. We also offer room addition and outdoor area remodeling. Call us at (951) 225-3754, or complete our online form to learn more about our services.