When it comes to bathroom design, striking the perfect balance between functionality and aesthetics can be a big challenge. Everyone wants their space to look beautiful, but as one of the smallest and most frequently used rooms in the home, practicality plays a huge role too.
So it comes as no surprise that bathroom design mistakes happen pretty regularly—just ask interior designers. These mistakes don’t just make your space less functional, but they can cost you lots of money in the long run too.
Here are five of the top bathroom design mistakes to avoid, according to the professionals.
Most interior designers that we spoke to agreed that a lack of proper storage was the top bathroom design mistake they encountered in their client’s homes.
“Nowadays with our 12-step skincare routines and special products for every individual part of the body, we really need to include significant bathroom storage, both for product being used right now and for ‘backstock,’” says Caroline Kopp, founder and principal designer of Caroline Kopp Interior Design.
There are lots of different ways to incorporate storage into your space, regardless of the size of your bathroom. Medicine cabinets are great for above-the-sink storage of essentials you use daily like skincare products, toothbrushes, and more.
Vanities that prioritize functional storage are also great, along with a built-in closet if the space allows, Kopp says. However you decide to configure your space, just remember that the storage should be easy and convenient to use.
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