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  • Writer's pictureZack Jurkowski

Top 5 Bathroom Mistakes to Avoid: Tips from a Montreal Contractor

Bathrooms are one of the most important rooms in any home. They’re where you go to start your day, where you can unwind with a relaxing bath or shower, and where you can take care of all your personal grooming needs. But bathrooms are also one of the most challenging rooms to renovate. From plumbing to electrical work, there are many details that need to be taken into account. And even with the best intentions, it’s easy to make mistakes that can impact the functionality, style, and comfort of your bathroom. So, to help you avoid common bathroom renovation pitfalls, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 bathroom mistakes to avoid.

Mistake #1: Going Overboard with Trends

We all love to follow the latest trends, whether it’s fashion, food, or home décor. But when it comes to bathroom renovations, it’s important to keep in mind that trends come and go. What may be popular now may not be in a year or two. Plus, trendy designs can quickly become dated, and you’ll end up spending more money to redo your bathroom sooner than you’d like. Instead, focus on timeless design elements that will give your bathroom a classic look that won’t go out of style.

Mistake #2: Not Paying Attention to Lighting

Lighting is essential in any room, but it’s especially important in a bathroom. A poorly lit bathroom can be uncomfortable, uninviting, and even unsafe. To avoid this mistake, make sure you incorporate a mix of lighting sources, including overhead lights, task lighting, and accent lighting. You should also consider the placement of your lighting fixtures, making sure they provide adequate light in all areas of your bathroom.

Mistake #3: Ignoring Functionality

Your bathroom should be both functional and beautiful. Unfortunately, many homeowners focus solely on the aesthetics of their bathroom and forget about the practicality. When planning your bathroom renovation, make sure you consider the layout, storage options, and accessibility. For example, if you have a small bathroom, you may want to opt for a pedestal sink to save space. Or, if you have mobility issues, you may want to install grab bars or a walk-in shower for easier access.

Mistake #4: Skimping on Quality Materials

It’s tempting to cut costs by choosing cheaper materials, but this can be a costly mistake in the long run. Cheap materials may save you money upfront, but they’ll likely need to be replaced sooner than high-quality materials. Plus, cheaper materials may not hold up as well against wear and tear, leading to more frequent repairs and replacements. Invest in quality materials that will stand the test of time and save you money in the long run.

Mistake #5: Not Hiring a Professional Contractor

Bathroom renovations can be complex and time-consuming, so it’s important to have an experienced professional on your side. A licensed contractor can help you avoid costly mistakes, provide expert advice, and ensure your renovation is done to code. They can also help you save time and money by sourcing quality materials at a better price and completing the job efficiently and effectively.

Wrapping Up

Renovating your bathroom can be a daunting task, but avoiding these common mistakes can help make the process smoother, less stressful, and more successful. By focusing on timeless design elements, adequate lighting, functionality, quality materials, and professional help, you can create a bathroom that meets all your needs and exceeds your expectations. So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your dream bathroom renovation today!


Montreal Contractors is a qualified company, holding an active bonded license as a General Contractor and Specialized Contractor with the Régie du Bâtiment du Québec (RBQ License: 5767-5480-01), ASP Health & Safety Certification and a $2M liability policy. Our employees have all passed background checks, are registered with CNESST and have their ASP Health and Safety certification.

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