Whether you are just replacing an outdated decoration or remodelling the entire space, a bathroom renovation can add value to your home. At the same time, it can turn out to be a headache because of the potential missteps involved.
In a very short time, the Dubai property market has undergone significant changes that have made it become one of the most popular markets in the region. If you are looking for a property to invest, you should consider the apartments for sale in Dubai. Alternatively, you can invest in the new projects by Meraas such as Port de la Mer.
But before you jump on hunting for your new home, you must make sure you revamp your current one so that it sells or rents out at a better rate.
These are some of the mistakes you should avoid when renovating your bathroom:
Forgetting the ventilations
While you might want to focus on a sleek and programmable shower, don’t forget about more crucial features like ventilation. One of the biggest mistakes most people make is underestimating the need for a ventilation system in the bathroom.
Eliminating the bathtub
Unless you are absolutely sure that you will never resell the house, it is good to include a bathtub in your remodelling plans. A common trend in the recent past is replacing bathtubs with walk-in showers. The biggest harm of eliminating the bathtub is limiting your potential market when selling the house.
DIY tiling installation
The floor of the bathroom should have an adequate gradient and properly sealed such that water flows freely to the drainage. A substandard DIY tiling job can lead to major leakages which could cause major structural damage.
Overlooking storage solutions
Nowadays, some people are overlooking shelving in favour of trendy minimalist designs. However, storage space is a huge consideration for most buyers.
Marble is one of the best choices for most surfaces in your home. However, it might not be a good option for the bathroom floor. This is because it is costly, cold, slippery and tough to maintain.
Disregarding electrical outlets
Some homeowners forget to add electrical outlets in the bathroom. However, the outlets are essential to accommodate electric toothbrushes, hairdryers, electric razors, etc.
Forgetting the door clearance space
There is a common mistake of not leaving enough space for the door to open fully. In some bathrooms, the door opens partially or slams to the sink or toilet seat. When renovating your home, leave adequate space and choose a door that will fit the available space.
One of the biggest remodelling mistakes that most people make is not to have an adequate budget for the project. Get detailed quotations from contractors that include materials and labour so that you can budget accurately.
To read more on topics like this, check out the house category.