Designing a bathroom can be a fun enterprise. People have so much fun putting the major pieces together that they often forget about the little things. These can fall by the wayside and make a bathroom really difficult to enjoy once it’s done. Whatever you do, you need to make sure that you never make these mistakes in your own bathroom remodel.
When you build your shower stall, you need to make sure that the contractor builds the floor in such a way that it slopes towards the drain, wherever that might be. As difficult as it is to believe, the person who plans for where the drain should be isn’t the same person who plans the floor. When these two don’t talk to each other, the floor in the shower stall can end up sloping away from the drain, and you can end up standing in your own dirty water when you take a shower. You need to make sure that everyone talks to one other so that this doesn’t happen.
It’s easy to plan for where the sink should go, where the toilet should go and where the shower stall should go. Who is it again that’s responsible for where the power outlets go? You’ll need to think carefully about where everyone will want to use appliances in the bathroom – shavers, hair dryers, even bathroom entertainment units and “massage devices” need to be plugged in somewhere. Even if you don’t plan on all of this going on in your bathroom, someone who wants to buy your home one day may . It can be a very unpleasant inconvenience to put up all the tiles and the stone on the wall and then to realize that there isn’t a power outlet where you need one. Make sure that no one ever comes to curse the bathroom remodel designers for not thinking ahead.
Bathrooms are places with complicated plumbing. One time or another, something or the other is bound to go wrong. When that happens, nothing will seem as important as an easy way to access the plumbing, on demand. Every bathroom remodel should have access panels to all working parts of the shower, the hot tub or anything else. Anything that needs to be maintained with periodic cleaning, needs to have its access panel within easy reach.
In the end, make sure that your bathroom has enough lighting, everywhere that people will stand or sit. Having a single light at one point spreading its light all over the place just won’t do. Not in a bathroom for today.