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3 Common Bathroom Remodel Pitfalls

Bowen Remodeling & Design Bathroom Remodel Pitfalls

There are a few bathroom remodel pitfalls that you can avoid through careful planning and thoughtful design.

A bathroom remodel can be more difficult than many people expect, and for reasons other than what you might think. While a bathroom remodel can suffer from issues such as degraded pipes and structural water damage, it is also common for those planning a remodel to struggle with unexpected pitfalls that come up during the design phase. Before you begin any remodeling project, it’s always good practice to sit down and go over design aspects as well as the overall look and feel you hope to achieve with your bathroom remodel.


Lighting might sound easy, but it can be a difficult aspect to get right in a bathroom remodel. Lighting sets the mood for the room—too much light, and you won’t be able to relax and unwind, but if there isn’t enough light, you’ll struggle to see what you’re doing. The bathroom has several different uses, all of which require different levels of attention. Balancing the lighting perfectly will make every day easier because it will be easy to see when you need to brush your teeth, comb your hair, or apply makeup, but it will also be dim enough that you can relax while you’re taking a warm bath. Getting it just right is trickier than it seems.


A comfortable and relaxing bathroom space has to have a good layout and flow. If it’s too full, it feels cramped—not a nice place to relax in. If it’s too empty or things aren’t spaced well, the space feels cold or awkward. Be thoughtful about how you want your bathroom remodel to look and feel as soon as you step into it each day. Having a pulse on your design can help you finalize a good layout that flows well and creates a lovely bathroom.


When planning your bathroom remodel layout, don’t forget to leave room for extra storage—a vanity won’t be enough for everything. Whether it’s shelving, cabinetry, or wall shelves, there needs to be room for all of your bathroom necessities from toilet paper to band-aids. Most bathroom items are difficult to store in the open without it looking cluttered and unkempt, which is an important factor to keep in mind when deciding which storage solutions will be best for the look and feel you’re trying to achieve.

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