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You probably don’t want to renovate your bathroom more than once in a short amount of time because of a few simple mistakes. Bathroom remodels are expensive, take time, and are generally a stressful experience. To prevent these mistakes from happening during your bathroom renovation, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Have a View

If you’re renovating your bathroom, consider having a window installed. It will bring more light into the bathroom, as well as more ventilation if you install a window that can open. Of perhaps a skylight is more preferable, if you’re concerned about nosey neighbours.


If you do decide to install a bathroom window, whether it’s in the shower or by the vanity, make sure it’s frosted. Applying a frosted coating won’t block out a significant amount of daylight from streaming in.

Toilet Placement

Do you really want the first thing people see when they enter your newly renovated bathroom to be the toilet? Probably not, which means that during the designing phase, make sure the toilet is placed in an area that is out of the way of the sink and shower or bathtub. Unless it’s an artful or teched-out statement fixture, it doesn’t need to be the centrepiece of the room.

Bigger isn’t Always Better

Focusing a bathroom renovation around the functionality of the space instead of trying to make the room as big as possible will be a decision you won’t regret. You could have a bigger shower that creates a more relaxing experience, but in turn, you would need to sacrifice counter space for it.


During a bathroom remodel, you can create the ideal space for your needs. Take advantage of that by having storage areas installed wherever you see fit. Choose a vanity with available space within, have a floor to ceiling cabinet for your towels. Even add shelving or a cutout in your shower to place shampoo and soap.


Whether you don’t have enough lighting or its placement is casting unwanted shadows while you’re getting ready in the morning, poor lighting choices can greatly affect the usefulness of the bathroom. For lighting that’s always flattering, install fixtures at face level or overhead lighting that’s directed downward.

Centred Drainage

While it might look aesthetically pleasing to have a drain placed in the centre of your shower, it proves ineffective at doing its job. As people usually stand towards the centre of the shower, it’s more likely than not that you’ll be blocking the drain with your feet consistently. This will slow the drainage process and allow water to pool around you, increasing the chances of you slipping and falling.

At Aqua Bath, we are your one-stop shop for all your bathroom renovation needs. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, we offer a wide range of products, including bathroom faucets, sinks, toilets, tubs and showers, and more. With modern pieces and a commitment to help you design the best bathroom for you and your family, call us or visit our website for more information.