Designing your own bathroom can be incredibly stressful. It may feel like an impossible task to achieve the dream bathroom you’ve always wanted. There are so many different factors to consider that put most people off.

In this post, we are going to offer a few useful insights into some design mistakes and how to avoid them.

Proper Planning

This may seem like an obvious step to take but you’d be surprised how many people dive head first into a project without proper planning.

It’s important to highlight what requirements you have. What does your new bathroom need to have to make your life easier? More storage than your current bathroom? Do you need a shower installed? Even, the general arrangement needs to be discussed and thought about. It’s all about giving yourself the best chance of pulling the project off as easily as possible.

Think about smart design over aesthetics. It’s all well and good having a bathroom that you love the look of. But what isn’t any good is it being a faulty mismatch of a room.

That being said, how your bathroom looks and feels is important. There’s no point putting in all that time and effort if you end up not liking the new look.


As rewarding as designing and installing your own bathroom may be, it may be best to leave a project like this to the pros.

There are several things that a pro is going to know that you just aren’t (sorry). Let’s talk about the most obvious – design inconsistencies. Picture this, you’ve just finished installing your dream bathroom and it looks great. One problem, the shower screen can’t open all the way without hitting the new basin. Oh, and the toilet is obstructing the lovely new storage drawers. See the problem?

Also, unless you’re a professional plumber, you might as well pick up the phone and give The Bathroom Place a call.

In all seriousness, doing it yourself would probably end up costing you more in the long run as opposed to getting a professional in to handle everything.

Finer Details

Sometimes it’s easy to forget some of the smaller details when taking on a project like this. The main priorities are often figuring out where the toilet and tub are going to go. But what about lighting? Are you going to install a new mirror as well to fit your new style? Where are you going to put the toothbrushes and toothpaste?

Often, the biggest obstacle for designing a new bathroom is remembering everything that needs to be included in the new design. Even if it’s boring stuff, it’s essential.

In Conclusion

If you chose to have your new bathroom designed by The Bathroom Place, everything listed above and everything not listed above would be taken care of. From design through to installation, we take on the full brunt of the work, leaving you assured everything is taken care of.