Are you planning to remodel your bathroom? Whether it's the master bathroom or a secondary bathroom, doing so will revitalize your home's decor while increasing its value in the process. However, there's a right way and a wrong way to remodel a bathroom, and unfortunately many homeowners take the wrong approach by making one of the following mistakes.
#1) Mismatching Fixtures
It's important to choose matching fixtures when remodeling a bathroom. Going back to the basics of home decor 101, all fixtures should feature a similar color, design and style. If you use a vintage light fixture with a modern vanity, it will create an awkward appearance in your bathroom. Sticking with a single style for all fixtures ensures an attractive decor in which everything flows together naturally.
#2) Using the Wrong Paint
When remodeling your bathroom, make sure the paint is suitable for use in high-moisture environments. Some paint types will peel, bubble or even glide off the walls due to the humidity in a bathroom. If you need help choosing an appropriate paint type, visit your local home improvement store and ask for help.
#3) Using Too Much Tile Grout
Don't make the mistake of using too much tile grout when remodeling your bathroom. Some homeowners assume that more grout equals a stronger and more secure tiling job. However, too much grout creates a messy appearance that's difficult to clean up. When laying tile, use a small amount of grout while cleaning up any excess grout along the way. As long as you clean up immediately when laying tile, it shouldn't harden.
#4) Overlooking Energy Efficiency
You can save money on your monthly utility bills by making some simple changes to your bathroom. Installing energy-efficient lighting, for instance, will cut down on your monthly power bills. You can also install a low-flow showerhead and high-efficiency toilet to save money on your water bill. Upgrading to energy-efficient items such as these is a smart investment.
#5) Poor Ventilation
Finally, make sure your bathroom has proper ventilation. Most states actually have building codes that require residential homes to have proper ventilation. This can include either an air vent or window. The purpose of this ventilation is to vent humid air outside. Without it, humidity levels in the bathroom will rise; thus, resulting in the formation of mold and mildew.
These are just a few mistakes to avoid when remodeling your bathroom.