Many people have finally come to the point where they simply cannot stand their bathroom anymore and so comes the dreaded bathroom makeover. Not only is the makeover a little scary because of all of the work that is involved, but also there is typically a lot of money that gets spent. The thing is though; you can really cut down on the expense and the work with enough advance planning.

Write out all your plans and decorating ideas, before you just start ripping out the walls or plumbing. This will serve as your guide in order to make sure that you are staying on track. You will want to avoid some common bathroom makeover mistakes. As long as you know what these things are and do your best to not make these mistakes, the entire experience should be a pleasant one.

One of the biggest mistakes that people make is they take their crowded bathroom and make it even more crowded. Setting a wall further back may inspire you to install many things you do not even need or can afford. Avoid this temptation. In order to avoid this, you need to make a list of all of the things you want out of your bathroom makeover and number them in terms of importance. If you run out of room, simply cut off the bottom half of your must have list.

Changing their mind is a common mistake of homeowners during a bathroom makeover. Plan your bathroom details ahead of time. This includes everything from the color of the tile floor to the color of the walls. Once you address and make a decision on your bathroom decorating ideas, you need to leave them alone. Changing your mind half-way through only wastes your time and your money.

Consider the lighting while planning your bathroom makeover. Selecting the best lighting is more than just making sure that it looks good but rather that it is going to be functional as well. Watertight lighting fixtures for the showers are ideal, while you also want to provide you and your family with the right amount of lighting for personal grooming.

From the start to the finish of your bathroom makeover, you need to stick to your plan while making educated decisions. If you do you will enjoy your new bathroom makeover adventure. Just make sure that you are steering clear of the most common mistakes and you will be just fine.

Source by Lisa Loyd