Common Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you’re upgrading your bathroom to boost your home value or just looking to refresh the space for yourself, getting it right the first time is essential. Your bathroom renovation should not be a stressful experience and should stay intact for many years to come. To avoid having to fix design mistakes and spend more money down the road, here’s the York experts’ rundown on the most common bathroom remodeling mistakes and how to avoid them:

Not creating a clear plan

The first step to any renovation is creating a clear, thought out blueprint. This will not only help ensure your vision, but also help you decide and stick to a budget. Think through the placements—no one wants to look at themselves in the mirror while on the toilet or have to get up to reach the toilet paper. Also, do not forget about installing proper ventilation!

Neglecting or overdoing lighting

I’m sure we all know that far too familiar feeling that fluorescent lighting in a bathroom gives us ???? Bleh! No one wants to notice every line, pore, and extreme shadow on their face while they’re just trying to wash their hands. However, a lack of lighting can also cause problems. Finding the right balance and temperature of light sets the entire mood of a room, plus being able to see in the bathroom is ideal. This doesn’t mean you have to go with boring lighting! There are plenty of bathroom lighting options that you can mix and match to match your aesthetic needs. 

Forgetting storage

One of the most common and biggest bathroom remodeling mistakes the York team sees is not building in/leaving space for enough storage. We know that designing a new room in your house is fun and overwhelming, but remember to take a step back and recall the purpose of the room. 


Bathrooms are where we keep our towels, soaps, makeup, and much more. If you’re building a shared bathroom for your little ones, then you’ll especially need more space for everyone’s things to go. Now whether you want to build shelves into a wall or just leave space for some bins, leave some space for your belongings! Check out these smart bathroom storage ideas to make the most of a small room. 

Choosing an inexperienced contractor

Finding a contractor that is experienced, reliable, and direct is essential to getting the best results and avoiding bathroom remodeling mistakes. Bathrooms are one of the trickiest rooms to build because there are so many components that NEED to work (and look good). Remember to research potential contractors’ reviews and portfolios. However, you shouldn’t feel pressured to go with an experienced contractor who is not upfront about prices or communicates well. Take the first impression seriously! It will save you from unnecessary headaches down the road. 


Contractors who use cheap materials and install things sloppily to save themselves time, will result in more issues. Small mistakes can cost a lot in repairs ????

Come to York Companies to Avoid Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes

Create the perfect bathroom with help from the collaborative, experienced, professional team at York Companies! We are just as excited as you are to get started on your remodel. While we have plenty of experience, we also want to approach your project in a personalized manner so you won’t just get a generic look. 


Check out our portfolio to see some of our work and try our hassle-free quote tool to get a feel for everything! Contact us today to get started!