When remodeling a bathroom, a highly detailed and well-formulated plan ensures the best possible outcome. During the planning process, you should also take care to avoid common mistakes, which can ruin your enjoyment of the space once work is complete. From upgrading shower doors to ensuring proper ventilation, here are a few factors to keep in mind. 

What Are Some Common Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes?

1. Not Increasing Storage

The importance of bathroom storage can't be overstated. Without it, you're looking at a hopelessly cluttered and messy space in what should be a relaxing respite. Cabinets should contain interior drawers or compartments for keeping toiletries organized. You can also incorporate open shelving for items you'd like to retrieve easily. If you lack floor space, consider mounting cabinetry on walls to ensure there's enough room to maneuver around. 

2. Not Using Natural Light

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While privacy in the bathroom is fundamental, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy ample natural light. Situating windows towards the top of the ceiling lets you enjoy a pleasant atmosphere without the need to cover them with blinds and curtains. You may also consider installing a skylight to allow even more natural light to flow into the room. 

3. Not Enhancing Ventilation

Moisture naturally accumulates after showers and baths, but a fan and vent system helps dry it up expediently. Without proper ventilation, you face a greater risk of mold and mildew growth. Not only does mold diminish indoor air quality and create unpleasant odors, but it can also damage walls and floors. While vents and fans are practical features, they are essential for a comfortable bathroom.

4. Not Updating Your Shower Doors

Frameless showers are very popular with bathroom remodelers these days and for good reason. Sleek and sophisticated, frameless showers create a modern appeal in the bathroom that will mesh well with other updated fixtures. They're also made using heavy, durable glass, so you never have to worry about chips or cracks. 


In the Triad Area of North Carolina, Furniture City Glass & Mirror has a reputation for excellence forged over five decades. Along with the prompt and professional installation of frameless shower doors, they also offer glass replacement and custom mirror creation. They provide personalized service to every customer, so you can enjoy the bathroom you always dreamed of. You can see some of their past frameless shower installations on their website, or call (336) 841-5333 to speak with a glass specialist.