Creating the bathroom of your dreams is a huge task for anyone. With so many different aspects to consider, it’s no surprise that people can sometimes make mistakes. But why follow in these footsteps when you can go in prepared? That’s why we have put together a list of 4 design mistakes that are easily made… but can cost a lot in terms of time and money.
4. Incorrect installation
The first (and potentially most damaging) mistake you can make with your new bathroom is incorrect installation. What we mean by this is when you try to install something like a new whirlpool bath all by yourself without professional help, problems can easily crop up. Of course, if you have the knowledge and tools, feel free! But generally speaking, some bathroom items (such as baths, showers, sinks and so on) will require professional installation. Make this mistake and it could cost you more than you paid for the item in the first place!
3. Picking form over function
Everyone likes the latest designs and trends in their bathroom. Unfortunately, what looks good is not necessarily what works well. There are plenty of examples of bathroom furniture, fixtures and fittings that have almost been over-engineered. If you want a functional bathroom that’s both practical and good-looking, we’d always recommend striking a balance between these two. We’re sure you’ll thank us a few years down the line!
2. Choosing a mismatched bathroom suite
Most of us would naturally gravitate towards bathroom suites that share the same design aesthetic, but it can be tempting to compromise this for the sake of saved money or other reasons. This can be a mistake. The reason? Well, one of the factors that really brings a bathroom’s design together is the sense of consistency. This isn’t just colour, but design ‘language’ too. If your bath, shower and toilet are all different colours or styles, you can imagine why some people may see this as a negative. It’s your decision, of course, but it’s worth considering very carefully.
1. Not installing enough storage
Here’s one that may not be immediately apparent, but it can be a real pain in the long-term. By not installing sufficient storage, you could end up with a situation where your bathroom feels much smaller than it really is. We’d recommend planning well ahead for your storage needs, including what you might predict you’ll need even a few years down the road. Even if you don’t need a cupboard right now, it could come in very handy as time goes on. You can even find hidden storage units which won’t take away from the established design in your bathroom.
If you’re about to embark on a bathroom design journey of your very own, avoiding the mistakes above is a great place to start. If you’re looking for whirlpool baths, taps, sinks, showers and more, be sure to check out our extensive online bathroom shop.