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The spacious and well-organized bathroom is a dream of every lover of beautiful interior design. A fantastic bathroom should be visually appealing and serve its purpose with ample storage space for all bathroom supplies, properly installed lighting and materials that can withstand wet conditions. Is your bathroom far from the ideal space? You may be making one of these mistakes while building or renovating, and you weren’t even aware of it!

1) Neglecting storage space

When designing a bathroom it is too often the case that we do not take into account how many things we really hold in the bathroom and therefore do not include enough storage space in its design. To keep your bathroom as functional and tidy as possible, cabinets and shelves are essential to keep in mind. If you want a bathroom looking clean, opt for a larger cabinet in which to fit the sink and stack everything from towels, hairdryer to extra rolls of toilet paper. You’ll also find useful think about a place where to hang a bathrobe, larger towels, and/or clothing that can also be used to dry things after a shower. If you have a small bathroom, the best choice is to make custom cabinets and shelves to maximize the space available.

2) Choosing too many different patterns and textures

Decorating your bathroom can look clumsy and cumbersome if you use too many different patterns and textures. In practical terms, this means that you need to choose materials, appearance and texture that naturally go with each other. For example, cover all the floor with one material, and let the walls differ. If you want to add a pattern to your space, add it to the wall niche or on the bathroom floor instead of covering the entire bathroom with tiles of bold pattern. To help you choose your new bathroom tile, we have highlighted the finest that will surely inspire you in our ‘What tiles to choose?‘ blog post.

3) Poor lighting

There is no worse thing in an interior than a poorly lit bathroom. People often forget that they need more light sources in the bathroom, so they end up with one low light that makes them never sure if they are going to leave the house in a decent state or with bad makeup. The strategically placed ceiling light and side lighting arranged around the mirror help to avoid the problem of poor lighting, and you can always add some decorative light to your space to round out your decor. Be sure to consider your lifestyle, your rituals and habits. If the bathroom is the place you do your makeup each morning, without good lighting you will not get good results. If you like to relax in the sparkling bath, smoky lighting is the right way to create the right atmosphere.

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4) Choosing the wrong tiles

A common mistake when using interesting decorative tiles that should not get wet is the dangerous slippery surface. You can prevent this by selecting the appropriate tiles, especially for inside the shower where they shouldn’t be too rough as grout may hang up on the texture.
Marble and other natural stone products can be a bad idea as they are porous and will tend to darken in the areas where there is more moisture, such as the wetter part of the shower or the area of counter right around the sink.

5) DIY-ing a professional job

Doing-it-yourself has become very popular in home maintenance, especially with younger homeowners. However, the bathroom is not necessarily the best place for DIY. There are too many components that require special knowledge, and a bathroom renovation is best left to the professionals.
A bathroom renovation allows homeowners to make the area more efficient, more attractive or more luxurious. However, some people make the mistake of cutting corners and trying to save a few extra dollars. While this may seem like the financially friendly route to take, it can lead to big design mistakes that will end up costing more money to repair in the long run. When it comes time for you to renovate your bathroom, keep these mistakes in mind to avoid making them yourself.

When it comes time for you to renovate your bathroom, keep these mistakes in mind to avoid making them yourself. As full-service tiling company, Greenstone tiling is able to offer friendly and professional advice on all matters relating to tiling.

The spacious and well-organized bathroom is a dream of every lover of beautiful interior design. A fantastic bathroom should be visually appealing and serve its purpose with ample storage space for all bathroom supplies, properly installed lighting and materials that can withstand wet conditions. Is your bathroom far from the ideal space? You may be making one of these mistakes while building or renovating, and you weren’t even aware of it!

1) Neglecting storage space

When designing a bathroom it is too often the case that we do not take into account how many things we really hold in the bathroom and therefore do not include enough storage space in its design. To keep your bathroom as functional and tidy as possible, cabinets and shelves are essential to keep in mind. If you want a bathroom looking clean, opt for a larger cabinet in which to fit the sink and stack everything from towels, hairdryer to extra rolls of toilet paper. You’ll also find useful think about a place where to hang a bathrobe, larger towels, and/or clothing that can also be used to dry things after a shower. If you have a small bathroom, the best choice is to make custom cabinets and shelves to maximize the space available.

2) Choosing too many different patterns and textures

Decorating your bathroom can look clumsy and cumbersome if you use too many different patterns and textures. In practical terms, this means that you need to choose materials, appearance and texture that naturally go with each other. For example, cover all the floor with one material, and let the walls differ. If you want to add a pattern to your space, add it to the wall niche or on the bathroom floor instead of covering the entire bathroom with tiles of bold pattern.

3) Poor lighting

There is no worse thing in an interior than a poorly lit bathroom. People often forget that they need more light sources in the bathroom, so they end up with one low light that makes them never sure if they are going to leave the house in a decent state or with bad makeup. The strategically placed ceiling light and side lighting arranged around the mirror help to avoid the problem of poor lighting, and you can always add some decorative light to your space to round out your decor. Be sure to consider your lifestyle, your rituals and habits. If the bathroom is the place you do your makeup each morning, without good lighting you will not get good results. If you like to relax in the sparkling bath, smoky lighting is the right way to create the right atmosphere.

View this post on Instagram

Dreamy bathroom 🌿💫 #murtbuildsahouse

A post shared by Millie Goggins (@milliegoggins) on

4) Choosing the wrong tiles

A common mistake when using interesting decorative tiles that should not get wet is the dangerous slippery surface. You can prevent this by selecting the appropriate tiles, especially for inside the shower where they shouldn’t be too rough as grout may hang up on the texture.
Marble and other natural stone products can be a bad idea as they are porous and will tend to darken in the areas where there is more moisture, such as the wetter part of the shower or the area of counter right around the sink.

5) DIY-ing a professional job

Doing-it-yourself has become very popular in home maintenance, especially with younger homeowners. However, the bathroom is not necessarily the best place for DIY. There are too many components that require special knowledge, and a bathroom renovation is best left to the professionals.
A bathroom renovation allows homeowners to make the area more efficient, more attractive or more luxurious. However, some people make the mistake of cutting corners and trying to save a few extra dollars. While this may seem like the financially friendly route to take, it can lead to big design mistakes that will end up costing more money to repair in the long run. When it comes time for you to renovate your bathroom, keep these mistakes in mind to avoid making them yourself.

When it comes time for you to renovate your bathroom, keep these mistakes in mind to avoid making them yourself. As full-service tiling company, Greenstone tiling is able to offer friendly and professional advice on all matters relating to tiling.