Avoiding Basic Bathroom Remodel Mistakes

Bathroom Remodel | Bathroom Design | Waukesha WI | Schoenwalder Plumbing
Consider creating a private place for your toilet out of plain sight when planning your bathroom remodel

When you design your bathroom remodel, chances are you are looking forward to creating a comfortable and accessible space for everyone in your family. However, during a bathroom remodel, many changes looking like a good idea on paper can actually make the room less desirable when the project is complete.

Reviewing your bathroom design multiple times before demolition is significant because not only do you want certain amenities added in your bathroom remodel, but you also want to avoid mistakes you’ll hate having to live with. A very common challenge is how the toilet is placed in your bathroom design. In larger floor-plans a private area is a definite option. With smaller bathrooms, other ideas are available to help the aesthetics of your bathroom.  Below are a few ideas.

Bathroom Remodel Bummer – Placing Your Toilet In a Very Visible Location

While your toilet is one of the primary reasons for the bathroom, you probably do not want it as a primary focus of the room. Your bathroom remodel might include an upgrade of the stool. However, your cabinets, countertops, tub or shower can all be visually pleasing components and dominate the new bathroom design. Our past customers have generally agreed having the stool less visible from the hallway is a great idea. One option many have liked is having a water closet in the bathroom design. Not only does it improve functionality of the room (allowing one person use the stool while another uses the sink or shower), it presents a more inviting room.

Mismatched Finishes In Your Bathroom Design

It’s not uncommon for homeowners to really like a wide variety fixtures and finishes. However, most people find a single style, color, or design motif is cleaner and works better in their bathroom remodel.  Mismatched fixtures and finishes can make the entire room look chaotic, often giving it an unfinished look. A good example is if you don’t want your fixtures to look exactly the same (tub, toilet, and sink), try to maintain similar colors for a more cohesive look. Hardware finishes  and the finish of faucets and taps should have the same feel as well.

Don’t Do Form Over Function And Ignore Shutoff Valves In Waukesha WI

Bathroom Remodel | Bathroom Design | Waukesha WI | Schoenwalder Plumbing
Your bathroom design should consider how the bathroom looks to visitors

During a plumbing emergency, water shutoff valves are essential. Turning off the water to toilets and sinks is something you must be able to do to avoid widespread water damage when an emergency occurs. If you are planning a bathroom remodel, install new shutoff valves. Not only will old or worn shutoff valves detract from the look of your newly-refinished bathroom, they may fail you when you need them the most.

We hope these simple bathroom design ideas will get you started on an exciting Waukesha WI bathroom remodel project!

Schoenwalder Plumbing has a bathroom remodel ideas checklist designed to help organize a bathroom remodel project. Having done hundreds of remodeling projects, we can help your bathroom remodel fit your present and future needs.

Schoenwalder Plumbing provides bath remodel services to Waukesha WI and Lake Country, including Hartland, Delafield, Pewaukee, Brookfield, Elm Grove, New Berlin, Oconomowoc and Dousman.

Please call us at (262) 542-7908 or email us and our professional team will help you bathroom design and complete your bathroom remodel in Waukesha WI.

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