Mistakes to Avoid When Remodeling Your Bathroom

PMG bath with marble
Local bathroom with Calacatta Gold marble from Prestige Marble & Granite

Whether you’re headed for a simple refresh or full-on makeover, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by a bathroom remodel. While remodeling your home is an exciting and creative process, the responsibility to make educated decisions can cause anxiety and leave many people terrified of making the wrong decisions. How can you make sure to get the right design for your lifestyle, stay within your budget, and maximize the return on your investment? Get off on the right foot with this list of what not to do.

Being Afraid to Commit
There’s something that feels so permanent about bathroom selections that leaves many people paralyzed when it comes to making decisions. While it’s true you can’t switch up tiles like you would throw pillows, nothing is really forever. Your bathroom could be one of the most important rooms in the house— potentially a spa, a retreat, a place for a moment’s peace and quiet. Let your creativity flow and go for the colors, patterns and fixtures that add character to the space and make you happy.

Overlooking the Floor
Often called the “fifth wall,” floors are your opportunity to pack an extra decorative punch. A feature floor can make all the difference in a hum drum bathroom design and one that truly stands out as exceptionally designed.

Making Lighting an Afterthought
Plan your lighting scheme from the beginning. Layered lighting (task, mood and accent) in your bathroom will create a richer environment.

Neglecting to Integrate the Design Style
Many homeowners treat the space as though it were a completely separate entity from the rest of the house, in terms of both the architecture and the style. Don’t forget to carry the look and feel of your other rooms into your new bathroom design.

Choosing the Wrong Vanity Top
The range of bathroom countertop material options can be somewhat overwhelming, but choosing the right material for your bath space is an important aspect of bathroom design. The style, durability and cost of your chosen vanity top material are all key considerations. In addition to durability and price, consider the look of a vanity top, since this highly visible surface contributes greatly to the room’s overall style. When selecting materials, also consider aspects like size, location, material, height, storage and the plumbing.

Cutting Costs on Installation
Cutting costs here will inevitably have an impact in the longer term. Spending more on installation should be a high priority as the single thing most likely to ruin a bathroom design is how it’s fitted.

Neglecting Finishing Touches and Accessories
Don’t forget to set aside a small portion of your remodeling budget for the accessories and finishing touches. It’s important to think about doors and door handles, lighting, window seals, blinds and shutters, and paint, as well as soap dishes, toothbrush holders, vessels and vases. These details can sometimes be overlooked, but they make a huge difference.

For bathroom countertops, marble and granite remain the premier choices among the varieties of natural stone, due to their dramatic beauty and seemingly endless variety of colors and patterns. Prestige Marble & Granite offers the largest selection of the highest quality, rare and exotic natural stones available in Middle Tennessee – we would love for you stop by the Prestige Marble & Granite showroom and browse any time.

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