When it comes to home renovation, you want to make sure that the time and effort that you’re putting in are going to pay off.
Therefore, you want to ensure that there are no simple mistakes that are going to ruin this for you!
To help you out, we have put together a guide to a few key DIY mistakes you should be aware of. In this post, we cover just a few of the crucial pitfalls you should avoid when changing your home décor.

Ensure you have a clear vision

Planning and preparation is crucial in all projects, and bathroom redecoration is no exception!
Once things like your bath tub and toilet have been fitted, you won’t be able to chop and change your ideas easily.
Therefore, before beginning your home renovation, plan out your bathroom design and source your materials.
If you’re installing our PVC wall panels, or any other wall coverings, it’s so important that you measure your entire room, so you can buy the right amount of materials. This will avoid any struggles later down the line!

Pick your colours well

It’s a common misconception that white is the only appropriate colour in a bathroom, and while classic white is a great choice, this couldn’t be farther from the truth.

However there should be a lot of thought put into choosing your colour scheme, as chances are you are going to have to see it every day for quite a while!
If your bathroom is spacious but you’re looking for a cosy, relaxing atmosphere, consider using a warm, deep colour. For example, our red shower panels range can bring warmth and a sense of calm to your bathroom.
If you’re not blessed with space, or natural light in your bathroom, a darker colour isn’t going to suit. Opt for a neutral and bright colour, like the bathroom cladding in our white range. This will help to create the illusion of space and help any light to bounce around the room.

Using the wrong materials

This is a really important DIY mistake to keep in mind.
Some materials are not going to be suitable for your bathroom. For instance, if you have your heart set on that gorgeous wallpaper you’ve seen on Pinterest, you may need to pick another room for it.
Wallpaper and paint can be damaged by the humidity and condensation created in your bathroom. If you don’t carefully consider what materials will suit which room in your house, it doesn’t matter what your colour theme is, you could ruin your new home décor!

Simultaneously, a thick luxurious carpet may work well in a bedroom, but it will quickly become soggy and attract damp in the bathroom!

Know when you need to call a professional

Some of us are DIY pros, capable of fitting new toilets or shower enclosures, while others may struggle.
However, when it comes to our bathroom splash panels, thanks to our tongue and groove fitting system, anyone can install them!
If you truly feel out of your depth though, sometimes it’s good to realise when you need professional help.
For example, if there’s a problem with your plumbing, or your wiring in the bathroom, it’s crucial to get a qualified tradesman in, not just to get the job done properly, but to keep yourself safe too.
There you have it, a few places where it is easy to trip up and make a mistake when redecorating! Avoiding these should have your bathroom renovation experience running as smoothly as possible.
If you need any more guidance, please feel free to contact our friendly team of bathroom experts, who are always happy to talk to one of our valued customers!