Bathroom Renovation Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Are you embarking on a bathroom renovation but worried about making the wrong decision? If so, this is the article for you.

So you’re in the market for a bathroom renovation, but you don’t want to waste money and time choosing the wrong thing. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most common things would-be renovators fall victim to when attempting their bathroom renovation.

Common Bathroom Mistakes to Avoid

In this section, we’ll discuss some of the most common design mistakes we’ve encountered as a supplier of bathroom fixtures and helping customers create bathroom oases they’ll love.

No Budget or Ignoring Budget

There’s no doubt that we’re big advocates of understanding the importance of a budget.

While we’re a business specialising in warehouse pricing that makes high-end design options accessible for everyone, it doesn’t really matter what your budget is. What matters is that you have a budget, and you stick to it.

Making Trendy Choices

There are some fantastic bathroom trends out there, but you should always be wise with your bathroom selection. Trends and fads are often fleeting and if you’re going to follow a trend, you should pick one you’re happy to live with for a long time.

Otherwise, you’ll pick trendy things for the sake of it, and may find yourself renovating much sooner than expected.

No Design Planning or Ignoring Design Plan

There is no way you should attempt a bathroom without a plan. If you’re not a designer, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a plan. In fact, that’s where our design team comes in handy. We can assist in creating a bathroom design plan that is innovative, functional and on-budget.

Prioritising Form Over Function

As much as you want your bathroom to be luxurious and rejuvenating, you shouldn’t ignore function. At its heart, a bathroom should be functional.

There’s no point having a high end bathtub you couldn’t really ever afford if it doesn’t fit in the space. Or having a wet area that hasn’t been designed properly, and is always slippery or dangerous.

Not Factoring in Demolition Time or What Can and Can’t Be Demolished

Home shows and magazines sometimes make it look easy, but you shouldn’t underestimate the amount of time (and skill) demolition takes during a bathroom renovation.

While it’s not something we offer ourselves at Builders Discount Warehouse, demolition is where we have seen many clients come unstuck. Never start demolition before understanding your existing bathroom’s footprint and what can or can’t be removed to make way for your renovation.

Builders Discount Warehouse’s design team are experts at what they do, and have worked on numerous bathroom layouts. We can guarantee that if you have an awkward bathroom layout to contend with, our team has you covered.

Doing All the Work Yourself

Just because you can do all the work yourself, it doesn’t mean you should. Many a renovator – or would-be renovator – has found themselves in trouble by not relying on the expertise of tradies and professionals.

It’s important that you recognise your limits when it comes to renovation and accept help from experts when it’s on offer. And remember that there are certain laws and regulations you need to follow when renovating in certain states.

Familiarise yourself with these prior to starting work, and you’ll save yourself a lot of hassle.

Where Builders Discount Warehouse Can Help

At Builders Discount Warehouse, we’ve seen hundreds upon thousands of bathroom renovations go wrong. We’ve also helped thousands of customers achieve the bathroom of their dreams.

When you need quality bathroom accessories and materials at warehouse pricing to help you achieve that resort-like feeling you’re after, we’re your go-to.

From design and layout, to selection and ordering, our team can assist you with all your bathroom renovation questions.

Let us help you with your bathroom renovation. Get in touch with our design and sales team today.


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