8x Determining Factors for Bathroom Renovation Success


A good bathroom remodel should combine aesthetic with functionality. The initial phases of the project tend to focus on layout, colour, and fixtures and fittings. All of these are important but you shouldn’t forget to think about the little things too. Why? Because they can make a huge difference in the look and feel of the overall design. If overlooked, you may have to redo them which may lead to additional expenses.

Here are some important details that you could make or break the success of your bathroom renovation project:


By moving warm air outside, proper ventilation is able to extend the life of your bathroom. It prevents moisture buildup on fixtures, paint, between tiles and around wallpaper. Additionally, it cools down the room after a hot shower making it more comfortable and helping to defog mirrors more quickly.


Its colour is actually a crucial design consideration and you don’t need to settle for plain old white either. To make patterns stand out, opt for contrasting hues that clearly define each piece. For marble motifs and similar styles, it is best to match the grout to the tile. You can test things out with the spare tiles to check if you have chosen the right one.


Both artificial and natural lighting are essential in every bathroom. Frosted or shaded windows can allow sunlight in for a bright feel. Installations, on the other hand, can highlight key areas such as the tub, shower or sink. It is also vital to have enough electrical outlets for charging electronics or plugging in hair dryers, curlers and the like. Be sure to position them away from the bath for safety purposes.


Whoever said that you should simply get the traditional silver floor drain was wrong. These days, you can take your pick from options like long grates in the shower or tile inserts cut to fit the drain. Plan this part in advance as the plumber and tiler both need to accommodate it when preparing your floor.


Real estate agents and builders would recommend two sinks per main bathroom, particularly in the guest and master baths. This allows multiple people to get ready at once. Members of your household can brush their teeth, shave their beard, apply makeup and more side-by-side.


Rather than have a shower door, most homeowners prefer the walk-in type these days. Discuss with your bathroom contractor about the fall of the floor and depth of the shower to avoid water from spilling out. This is especially important for open ensuites that are connected to carpeted bedrooms.


It’s not common for bathrooms to be massive so space is limited. A practical yet comfortable bathroom should have enough space for your needs. Counter space should allow you to set bottles, brushes, jewellery and combs. Recessed shelves behind mirrors should allow you easy access to toiletries. Deep closets should provide ample storage for cleaning supplies, towels and more.


Tiles rarely fit into a space perfectly so there will inevitably be those that need to be cut to fit. Think about where you want these pieces to go, be it near the ceiling or at the bottom of the walls. The last thing you want to deal with is halves ruining patterns.

Doing a bathroom remodel? Then be sure to pay attention to the above details. They can be the difference between a nightmare and a successful bathroom renovation.  At CMD Bathroom Renovations we are here to provide you with the help you need to complete your project with minimal hassle and at affordable prices.

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