It’s no news that a lot of creative ideas are thought up in the bathroom. The bathroom, for most people is the perfect place to relax, unwind and re-strategise - think of it as a safe haven.

This is why a considerable amount of us are quite particular about how our bathroom looks. If you’re in the phase of renovating your “safe haven” to make it more comfy and dreamy, then this article is for you.

By the end of this read, you’ll learn some of the common mistakes to avoid when renovating your bathroom:

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1. NOT HIRING A PROFESSIONAL:

Most people underestimate the involvement of a professional in their project.

Professional contractors are trained to come up with a clear plan for your project and execute the job perfectly.

Save yourself from disappointments and wrong decisions. Invest in a professional at the start of your project.

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2. LOOKS OVER FUNCTION:

I know! You might want a bathroom that looks like it’s straight out of a magazine but you also need to consider functions.

For example your layout and spacing. If you had an impractical layout before your renovation, make sure to rectify that.

Also, make sure the placement of your furnishings and fixtures allow for comfortable use of your bathroom.

Once functions are sorted out, you can focus on the glam up.

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3. CHOOSING THE WRONG MATERIALS:

The materials your bathroom needs are different from the materials other rooms need. Get materials designed for bathrooms that can withstand high moisture level and sharp temperature changes.

For example, use only treated wood finishes to protect them from humidity and water.

High quality bathroom fixtures are listed on Livevend. Visit and browse through to shop for materials from trusted brands.

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4. UNREALISTIC BUDGET:

Bathroom remodeling tends to be expensive because of extra costs that arise in the process of renovation.

Be realistic about your budget and stick to what you can afford to avoid cutting corners later in your project.

Personally, I advise you put aside extra money for unprecedented expenses along the way.

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5. LACK OF PATIENCE:

Construction projects are generally stressful and time consuming.

The excitement you felt at the beginning of the project might wear off over time. Don’t start to lose your patience and rush the process.

To avoid these, start your project at a steady pace and slow down towards the end to make sure your project comes out perfect.

Due to how personal a bathroom is, more than the usual attention to detail is required to get it satisfactory.

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Avoid these common mistakes and you’ll end up with a sparkling smile alongside a sparkling bathroom once your project is done.