I recently shared our black and white main bathroom and as much I love certain features in this space… there are a lot of mistakes too!
Bathrooms are a difficult space to get right and mistakes in here can be hard to rectify and costly!
I hope sharing my bathroom mistakes to avoid will help you get your next bathroom even more perfect. There’s a lot to be said for getting the small details right.
Check out this video where I explain our mistakes and what I would do differently next time.
Main mistakes I made
Forgetting shower wall niche: even though it was there on the plan, it got overlooked during the build and was spotted too late. Not wanting to fix up sheeting, re-waterproof, wait the days for it to dry and get our tiler back out on site, we opted for a black shower shelf instead.
Forgetting a towel rail next to the shower: we have towel hooks on the other side of the bathroom but forgot to allow space for a towel rail or wall hook next to the shower. Most guests use the small stool by the shower or throw their towel over the shower screen.
Putting our toilet flush too low: which means people need to touch the toilet seat to flush the toilet. Not ideal.
Placing powerpoints in a visible spot: my gut told me not to put the power point above the vanity but I didn’t listen and now it’s the first thing I see when I enter the bathroom. Good design is about function first but aesthetics is also important. Next time I would hide it in the vanity or at least place it in a less obvious spot.
Positioning the bath drain too far to one side: meaning the bathtub I wanted wouldn’t cover the drain as the base was too small so I had to select a different bath. Be sure to give the specs of all your products to all your trades so they can properly allow for these during the build.
Getting the overall scale right: we went a bit overboard with our shower while the rest of our bathroom is a regular size. Next time I would have opted for a smaller shower or made the rest of the bathroom bigger to get the proportions of the space right.
I hope sharing my bathroom mistakes to avoid helps you with your bathroom renovation or new build! Do you have any bathroom questions or concerns? Post them in the comments below!