Your bathroom should be one of your favorite rooms in your home. But a poor design or outdated bathroom can make the room unpleasant and uncomfortable. A recent Houzz article detailed 5 common bathroom design mistakes and how to avoid them. The information was so good we decided to pass it along to our visitors who are considering a bathroom remodel or renovation.
Any bathroom with an outside view is instantly brighter and more welcoming than dark, windowless rooms. If moving your bathroom to an outside wall with a window or adding a window to an existing outside wall in your bathroom are out of your remodel budget range, adding a skylight that can be opened might be a more affordable option. In fact, a skylight may be the best window option for a bathroom remodel because it still affords plenty of privacy while letting the best of nature inside.
A Public View
No one, and we mean no one, wants to see a bathroom from their kitchen or living room. Few people want to see a bathroom when they first walk into their homes either. If you’re remodeling an existing bathroom that overlooks a public room in the home like the kitchen, dining room, or living room, consider options like relocating the bathroom door to another wall that faces away from the public area. If you’re planning a new home construction, make sure the design doesn’t include a poorly placed bathroom.
A Bathroom Centered Around the Toilet
Few things ruin the joy of having a master bathroom more than settling into your bed for some pre-bedtime reading only to look up and stare straight at the toilet. Even if you don’t have the space to give the toilet and shower their own room, the bathroom can be designed to keep the toilet out of sightline, like placing it on the wall that doesn’t overlook the next room.
Walk-in or curbless showers are super popular right now for a few good reasons. They make the room feel bigger while giving it a clean, uncomplicated appearance. Curbless showers are also perfect for aging in place designs because they are safer for people of all ages to use. Unless you have a reason for keeping a shower-tub combination, such as sharing the bathroom with your kids, we recommend replacing the combo with a curbless shower during your remodel. This transition is fairly easy for contractors to accomplish if you’re keeping the shower in the same place as your original tub.
Bigger Does Not Mean Better
It’s not uncommon for homeowners to dream of a bigger bathroom when planning a remodel. But unless your bathroom barely contains enough space for one person to move around, your current bathroom space probably has plenty of room--it just needs a better design. Your first bathroom remodeling goal should be to make the current space you have to be more efficient and suitable for your needs.
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