Avoid These Bathroom Remodel Mistakes

bathroom remodel mistakes

This bathroom is gorgeous! The only problem is that anyone on the beach outside has a clear view inside. Yikes!

Last week, we talked about common kitchen remodel mistakes to avoid. This week, we’re turning our eye to bathrooms.

When getting ready to remodel your bathroom, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re prepared with the best information, so you know exactly what you want and can avoid making a mistake that you’ll have to fix down the road. There are a number of common pitfalls which can turn a run of the mill bathroom remodel into a disaster. But, with the right know-how on hand, you will be more than ready to avoid these common bathroom remodel mistakes.

Forgetting A Window

No one likes being in a dark cramped space. If you are looking to relocate, build, or remodel your bathroom, keep this in mind and don’t forget a window. If a window is not feasible due to the size, shape, or location of your bathroom, consider a sky light. However, keep in mind where you place your window. One of the most common bathroom remodel mistakes is thinking only about how the view will look inside, rather than considering how it will look from outside. If someone may be able to see through your bathroom window from outside, consider putting up shutters, curtains, or installing tempered glass rather than clear glass.

Creating A Clear View In

The last thing anybody wants is to be sitting at the table or cooking while having a clear view of the bathroom. If you are building a bathroom from scratch or seeking a bathroom remodel, don’t do anything to compromise the comfortable line of sight between a bathroom and your home’s main rooms.

Ignoring Aspects Other Than The Toilet

While a toilet is a key part of any bathroom remodel, it is not the only part of your bathroom. Your sink, tub, or shower must also be taken into consideration. Avoid having your toilet be the first thing you see when entering the room if at all possible. Many people even choose to separate their toilet from their shower or their sink from their shower strategically.

Don’t Put Form Before Function

While it’s great to have a bathroom that looks beautiful or modern or ornate, don’t put your tastes above your needs. A bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your house, and it is far more important that it can suit your needs, age with you, and has high quality plumbing fixtures that work consistently and well, than that is incredibly fancy.


Whether you’re looking for a remodel or an update, talk to one of our experts at Elite Kitchens about building your dream timeless bathroom remodel. With our excellent designers, installation process, and quality craftsmen, it’ll be the best investment you’ve made in your home. Contact us online, by calling 301-881-2776, or email us for a free estimate and assessment of your needs. All of our work is backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We look forward to meeting your remodeling needs for years to come! To see examples of our work and get more tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Houzz, and Pinterest.

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