Renovation in the bathroom is not a cheap pleasure. However, often due to ignorance of certain nuances, you have to pay twice as much or compromise with your comfort. To prevent this from happening, read our TOP 10 most common mistakes during bathroom renovations.
Savings on waterproofing
In wet rooms, all surfaces must be reliably protected from the destructive effects of water. Accordingly, all walls, floors and ceilings should be treated with waterproofing, regardless of whether they are in direct contact with water or not. Special attention should be paid to the processing of corners to avoid the appearance of fungus.
Plasterboard on the ceiling
This building material is sensitive to moisture, so it can lose its operational properties relatively quickly. For the bathroom, it is better to use other types of finishing. The most optimal is painting with preliminary high-quality leveling of the ceiling surface.
Violation of the ventilation system
Sometimes, during bathroom renovation (sacramento bathroom remodeling), the ventilation hole in the bathroom is reduced, its location is changed, or it is not cleaned after long renovation works. This leads to a violation of air circulation, an increase in the amount of moisture in the bathroom, and leads to the appearance of fungus and unnecessary discomfort.
Use of materials not for wet rooms
Increased humidity requires special construction and finishing materials – with an indication of the possibility of use in the kitchen and bathroom. Elementary inattention when choosing materials can cost a new repair. Always pay attention to the special purpose of the paint.
Inaccurate calculation of materials
As a rule, this applies to tiles. It should always be bought in reserve – damaged items may appear in the package. Or during facing, it may turn out that the tiles are slightly smaller than the planned volume.
If the tiles are laid in horizontal rows, it is better to buy 10% more tiles than needed, and if at an angle of 45 degrees – by 15%.
You should also not throw away excess tiles after repair. It will be needed if it is necessary to replace elements that may deteriorate during the use of the bath.
Incorrect lighting system
Even in a very small bathroom, one lamp on the ceiling will not be enough for high-quality lighting. Be sure to illuminate the area near the mirror and the shower cabin.
Remember that ordinary interior lamps are not suitable for the bathroom. For this room, you will need special models protected from moisture. As a rule, they have a closed ceiling.
Inconvenient height of the location of the washbasin
The standard installation height of the sink is 85 cm from the floor. This indicator is calculated for people with a height of 165-180 cm. But this is your bathroom and you should make it comfortable specifically for yourself. If the residents of the apartment are shorter or taller than the specified height, you need to lower/raise the washbasin by 2-3 cm.
Pay attention! In models on a pedestal, it is not possible to change the mounting height. In such cases, it is better to give preference to hanging options of washbasins.
Unthought-out location of towel hooks
Hooks are often fixed where there is free space – maybe with luck, and they will also be convenient to reach. If a shower cabin with classic doors is installed in the bathroom, it is better to install the hooks on the side of the door opening, and not on the door hinges. Then you can easily reach the robe or towels just by opening the door.
The warm floor under the furniture
A heated floor in the bathroom is a practical and comfortable solution. But there is one “but”. Such a floor heats the lower part of furniture made of wood or chipboard, and they can quickly deteriorate, because temperature changes hurt such materials.
What to do? When designing a warm floor, place the heating elements so that they are at a distance of 10 cm from furniture or walls.
Too much furniture on the floor
In the bathroom, you always want to place as many useful things as possible. To store them, the floor space is often cluttered with pencil cases, cabinets and cabinets. As a result, even a spacious bath visually becomes smaller. It is more rational to choose hanging furniture. The floor will remain free, and inside the cabinets there will be enough space for the necessary little things.
Are you planning to renovate your bathroom? Be attentive to details!