Renovating can be a hassle. And there are a lot of bathroom renovation mistakes that people make while doing bathroom renovations. Even some professional contractors make these common errors as well.

Here is a list of things not to do! We want your bathroom to come out on the other side of this renovation just like you imagined it.

Give your toilet space
example of a bathroom with no common mistakes
The toilet should have enough space to fit. Measure your plumbing clearances before you dive right into renovating so you know how much space to leave for the toilet.  Similarly, make sure to have at least 12 to 13 inches from the wall to the toilet flange. The last thing you want is to be almost finished the renovations and find out that you don’t have enough space to ensure proper drainage of the toilet. This is a great means of improving your chance of having bathroom renovation mistakes.

Ventilation is key
A means of preventing a bathroom mistake
Having proper ventilation in your bathroom is essential. Depending on what materials you decide to use for the bathroom, low ventilation can cause issues down the road. If there is not enough ventilation, the condensation will build up after a hot shower. It would run off of tile easily but if there is wallpaper in there, it will contain the moisture and cause peeling or worse, it can cause mold/grime build up. Having proper ventilation can avoid problems like these.

Position your towel bars
No mistakes in this bathroom
This is a small thing to take into consideration when constructing the bathroom. Positioning the towel rack close to the bathtub/shower is essential for a happy bather. Moreover, no one wants to have to walk across the room soaking wet to get a towel when they could have the option to just reach over and grab one.

Match the fixtures
Water in a bathroom sink
Certainly, it is a rule of thumb to not have more than 2 different kinds of fixture styles in the bathroom. This keeps the design looking clean and fresh and won’t confuse anyone with a showroom look.

For more tips, download our ebook! It goes into depth about bathroom renovations and will be useful for your journey to a new, fresh space of your own. Contact us to get the process started!

For more bathroom inspiration, visit our Bath Remodel section.

Are you always on a time crunch? Don’t have time to take a long relaxing bath? Why not convert your tub into a walk in shower? 

We can easily convert your old outdated tub into a nice walk in shower and we can do it in just 1 day! Still need convincing? Ok, here are some reasons why this would benefit you!

Make your bathroom look larger than it is!

No matter how big your bathroom is – or how it’s laid out – shower remodeling will always make it look bigger than a big, bulky bathtub.

shower base tub replacement

In terms of actually navigating your bathroom, it’s much easier to move around in a walk-in shower than it is a thick bath wall surround with a narrow basin.

It’s durable and long-lasting, easy to maintain and easy to clean.

According to a study conducted by Angie’s List:

  • 90% of people prefer showers to baths
  • 66% of people take a shower every day
  • The average shower length is approximately 7 minutes

Needless to say, your shower gets used. A lot.

With a tub-to-shower conversion, you’ll enjoy a brand new, modern looking bathtub that’s built to last (making it a smart investment for your home).

It takes very little time to clean a tub-to-shower conversion because they’re:

  • Resistant to mold and mildew
  • Able to be cleaned using natural, earth-friendly products (not harsh chemicals)
  • Properly sealed, which prevents water, dirt, and other debris from getting trapped

Custom styling to match your existing bathroom decor.

Chances are your bathtub is white.

And if you like white, you certainly can get a white tub-to-shower conversion.

Coastal stoneCanyon slate

However, if you want something different, you have plenty of colour choices to choose from, such as:

So why not take the leap? If you think this is the time to upgrade your bathroom to fit your lifestyle, contact us and we will get started!

For more shower inspiration, visit our shower conversion page.

Some of our best and brightest have come up with their genius ideas while in the shower (or bathing if we date back to before standing showers)! Shower Thoughts are something everyone experiences. We feel comfortable in the shower and can relax without distractions which is the perfect time to just THINK. 

A couple of mentions of people that came to a great idea in the shower were Jennifer Lopez, Nasa Engineer Jim Crocker, and Archimedes. They all had some inspiration while relaxing in the tub/shower.

shower thoughts

When it gets right down to it, the shower relaxes us which releases Dopamine (the CREATIVE chemical in our brain). This helps with coming up with great ideas. Sometimes, all it takes is a distraction to disengage you from a problem to look at it in a new light and come up with a solution.

However, there have been many times where I will have a great idea in the shower. It’s once I get out and get dressed, I forget what the genius idea was. One way to avoid missing out on these great ideas is to get a notepad for your shower to write down your Shower Thoughts! You must be saying, “But the paper will get wet?!”. Apparently, there are waterproof notepads called Aqua Notes that you can get for just this reason!

notepad to write shower thoughts

You could also just have a notepad in the bathroom somewhere. That would work just as well.

So where do we come into this situation? We are here to help you make your bathroom the way you want it. This way, you can be at your MOST comfortable while spending time in it. 

The perfect shower for having shower thoughts 

We are experts in bathroom design and can help turn your bathtub/shower into your “thinking” spot. Take a look at our Gallery to see all the different projects that we have done for our clients!


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