Common Mistakes People Make When Designing Their Bathroom

common mistakes people make designing their bathroom

Common Mistakes People Make When Designing Their Bathroom

There are a few common mistakes people make when designing their bathroom that result in a loss of space or the bathroom not being practical. So we have compiled some of these common mistakes to ensure that you are able to steer clear of them and create your dream bathroom the first time around without wasting money and causing stress. 

Bathroom Flooring

A common mistake is choosing bathroom flooring that is not practical. It’s important to bear in mind that your bathroom floor is likely to get wet and so you need to choose flooring that won’t damage or put you at risk of slipping.

A bathroom has to deal with lots of heavy foot traffic so your bathroom floor has to be hard-wearing and durable. For this reason, something like wood flooring is not practical instead you might want to consider wood effect tiles, they will give you all the benefits of wood without the high maintenance.

Bathroom Lighting

There’s nothing worse than having a lovely bathroom that has poor lighting making your bathroom selfies bad. People often make the mistake of making lighting an afterthought which results in it not being practical for daily use. 

Another mistake people make is opting for only one bathroom light, depending on the size and shape of the bathroom you may need several lighting features. Consider mirror lighting, accent lighting and even shower lighting. By incorporating lighting into your design at the start of the process it will be much easier and you’ll end up saving money and time. 


A recurring mistake that people often make is buying the wrong bath. A bath can be a focal point in a bathroom but choosing the wrong size will impact your bathroom design massively. The first step is what style of bath, are you opting for a freestanding bath, a corner bath or an alcove bath? In addition to ensuring the bath fits into your bathroom, you need to think about how you are going to manoeuvre around it. A new bath can be a big expense so it’s worth taking and double-checking your measurements before you buy. 

If you are planning on renovating your bathroom and need some more advice on avoiding common bathroom mistakes then visit our Harrogate Bathroom Showroom and speak to one of our bathroom experts. 

Why not visit our Instagram and Pinterest pages to help you design the bathroom of your dreams. 

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Common Mistakes People Make When Designing Their Bathroom
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