Not sticking to a budget
This is the first and most essential point to consider when arranging your fitted bathroom. Your budget should dictate everything else, so you don’t end up overspending or unable to finish the project. Make sure you spec out all of the costs, including:
- Cost of design
- All fixtures and fittings
- The cost of installation
- Any plumbing work, including water pressure, proofing and drainage
Failing to consider your lifestyleOnce you’ve got your budget, you really need to think about how you are planning to use the bathroom – you don’t want something slick and modern if you’ve got to bathe the dog every week, for example.
Ask yourself – and anyone else who lives there – how you want to use the space, including how much time you’ll spend in there and what you want to have access to.
You also need to think about how you might use the space in the future. If you’re planning on having children, you may want to include features such as baths now to avoid additional work further down the line.
No matter the size of your bathroom, you still need to store all of the same items, including towels, toilet roll, cosmetics and other bathroom products.
Having inadequate storage
Not having enough storage can lead to an untidy environment or bathroom products having to be stored in another room.
This can be avoided by getting bespoke bathroom design.
Not thinking about ventilation
In a room that generates a great deal of steam, making ventilation a priority is an essential. Failing to consider this could leave you with damp and the potential for mold and mildew to grow.
Failing to think about flooringAnother curse of a wet environment is slippery floors! Make sure you consider the type of flooring that will run throughout your bathroom.
Choosing a non-slip surface for the floor is a good idea – something you could also extend to the floor of the shower, to ensure everyone using it remains safe.
I hope you found this post useful, especially if you are about/currently renovating.
Mummy B xoxox