Usually, before the bathroom renovation we plan in advance its appearance and functionality, and then bring it to life. As a rule, the designer, the renovator, and often the owner of the room do the planning. It would be ideal if at the initial stage you prevent the most common mistakes that significantly reduce the attractiveness, convenience, and comfort of the bathroom. We suggest that you read about them in this article to avoid them in the future when they are too late to correct.
If the water and sewer pipes are not located in a special niche, the question arises: to wall them or not? In most cases, the answer is: wall them in. But this is not true for all homes. Consider the alternative: unaesthetic-looking elements of household communications can be hidden behind a decorative partition, the removal of which, if necessary, will not be cumbersome.
Dreams of a Floor Drain
A shower area without a sill and shower tray is a current trend, a beautiful and practical solution… But not in a typical city apartment. Leave this option for a country house, where you will not be so acutely dependent on the central riser. It is not easy to install a drainage channel or siphon in a city apartment if you need to change the height of the connection to the central drainage pipe because you will need the ceiling of the neighbors on the floor below.
Noticeable Cuts of Tiles
Before you begin your renovation, make sure you have a competent tile layout plan on hand. It is necessary so that the cut tiles are not so noticeable in the bathroom interior and are hidden in the least noticeable corners. It is worth considering a tile size that eliminates the need for cutting, such as narrow tiles.
Mold in the Shower
The problem of mold and mildew in the shower room is encountered by those who neglect waterproofing and ventilation. Both are essential for rooms with high humidity.
One of the most common mistakes when renovating a bathroom is the ill-conceived choice of a shower tray. Over time, it can warp and yellow. Not only can the shower tray lose its appearance, but it can also become slippery. Nowadays acrylic and steel trays are popular: they are durable, but require an anti-slip coating or a special mat. A reliable option is a shower tray made of artificial stone. It will last a long time and will be a safe solution, as it is not slippery at all.
Traumatic Little Things
Towel racks, hooks for bathrobes, niches, and shelves for cosmetics, toilet height — all these supposedly little things should not be located accidentally. Think over the entire everyday scenario at the design project stage. Convenience and safety come first.