This room is crucial when you are in the middle of a renovation project because in general, the cost of the work goes up quite quickly. You might as well prepare your project carefully to avoid unpleasant surprises as much as possible. And some can be really problematic, such as water damage! So let’s see what are the main mistakes made when looking to renovate your bathroom.
DO NOT CALL IN PROFESSIONALS FOR PLUMBING AND ELECTRICITY IN THE BATHROOM
Generally, we are the first to invite you to do the housework yourself for various reasons. On the other hand, when it comes to fleet and electricity, we change our talk and invite you to call on the pros. Yeah, it’s not the same budget but at least 1 / you have quality work 2 / you don’t waste time 3 / you are covered by the professional’s ten-year insurance. Water level, it is important to use a plumber to avoid leaks and water damage. Electricity level in the bathroom, there are a lot of safety standards to know. Even if you can easily find them on the Internet, you might as well call on someone whose job it is. Honestly, better to spend a little more for a result that will save you from trouble.
DO NOT ALLOW ENOUGH SPACE TO CIRCULATE IN THE BATHROOM
In another area, we are going to talk about development. Very often it is a small room and we need to be able to move around it easily. Before you start buying the new bathtub of your dreams, it is imperative to ask yourself if it will not rot your daily life. Generally in a small bathroom, we advise you to plan a passage of 50 cm.
WANT TO PUT TOO MUCH STORAGE IN THIS SMALL ROOM
We already told you about the importance of choosing the right bathroom furniture. Often we want to put a maximum of things (towels, products, clothes) at the expense of daily comfort. And when there is little space, it is imperative to make choices. Is it necessary to have 15 bath sheets in a closet in the bathroom? Could you find a place for them elsewhere in the house? Could you keep only the number necessary for the proper functioning of the house and the family? (This last question, it’s obviously my minimalist side that speaks!) In short, putting too much is the enemy of good.
FORGET ABOUT SEALING THE SHOWER AND/OR THE BATHTUB
We come back to the problems related to water in the bathroom. And yes, this is a major problem! It is not only the piping to take into account there is also the infiltration of water. And for the bathtub and the shower, this is a point that should not be forgotten. The first thing to know is that tiling is not a solution for sealing your space. The tile joints will always allow water to infiltrate, so protection must be provided under this title, such as water-repellent plaster.
SKIP THE BATHROOM VENTILATION SYSTEM
We insisted on the humidity problems and it would not be complete in talking about ventilation. We guess having black spots of mold in your bathroom, it does not connect the masses. So for that, you have to think about the ventilation of your room. Obviously, there is natural ventilation: a window that is opened every morning to evacuate the air saturated with humidity after the shower. But it is better to associate it with a mechanical ventilation system like a VMC.
ZAP THE BATHROOM LIGHTING
A bathroom is not a living room, lighting is not thought of in the same way. On the one hand, because we do not use the bathroom in the same way as the living room and on the other hand, we must take into account the electrical safety linked to the humidity of the room. Depending on the positioning of your lighting, you may need to take a waterproof model. So, even if at the decorative level this is not what we had imagined, we do not forget to put ourselves in safety!