The 9 Worst Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes in 2021 You Can Make

Bathroom remodeling is can be a daunting task; it takes countless sleepless nights and days filled with anxiety to achieve the bathroom of your dreams. With time, our taste and aesthetic preferences for newer bathrooms have changed and are constantly evolving. You no longer come across people wanting to go all white as all of us used to decades ago. With countless choices from materials to colors to technology, all of this is enough to confuse anyone.

If you find yourself in the same boat, don't settle for anything less than classy. If you are going for a unique look, don't go for the typical overused revamping styles; think out of the box and get creative with your ideas.

We have compiled a list of the top 9 worst bathroom remodeling mistakes you should be sure to avoid as you plan for your 2021 bathroom remodel. 

  1. In Order To Turn On the Shower, Your Arm Gets Wet


We don't know why some people believe that shower temperature control valves should be right under the showerhead. Having controls under the shower head means the only way to get to the controls is by stepping into the shower and getting wet.

The worst layout for a shower is one where you end up getting wet while getting into the shower and turning it on or off. See how the water valves in this bathroom are located right under the showerhead, making anyone who reaches for them soaking wet? This is one mistake you will be glad to avoid while remodeling the bathroom of your dreams. Take a thorough look at the proposed plans for your shower and see if you can manage to reach the controls without getting wet. 

  1. Don't Fall for Vessel Sinks


We all love how vessel sinks impart a sense of luxury to your bathroom; however, you are better off without them.

Even though they give off a top-class aesthetic appeal, they are spiraling down the popularity list. Why so, you may wonder? For starters, many bathrooms lack the adequate space that these sinks need. Even though they are exquisite in appeal and function, they are best suited as statement vanities or in master bathrooms.

Even then, vessel sinks are also extremely tough to maintain due to their peculiar design. They are installed in a certain way, and in some cases the higher rim can be an issue for shorter people. They also do not come with overflow relief drains and are therefore subject to overflowing. Not exactly worth it, is it?

And finally, vessel sinks are now being seen as gimmicky by many interior designers.

  1. Don't Forget To Install an Under-Sink Water Filter


Investing in a water filter will be the best decision you ever make for yourself and your family. Even if your tap water is clean, you can still benefit from the many wonders that a top-notch water filtration system offers.

Tap water is used for various purposes in the bathroom, such as rinsing shaving cream or facial cleanser, getting a drink, and rinsing after brushing one’s teeth; however, drinking it isn't an excellent idea. It can be loaded with chemicals and disinfectants, as water treatment facilities use these for disinfection purposes. Not to forget the heavy metals that mix with tap water due to pipes' corrosion in the plumbing system all the way to the faucet.

Install an under-sink water filter and put your clean water worries at bay. What's the best part? It's relatively simple to use; simply install it under your sink, and get your hands on pure and clean water for cooking and drinking purposes.

Let's look at the many benefits of an under-sink water filter:

  • Improves taste: Bathroom tap water typically has an unpleasant taste and smell due to fluoride and chlorine used to disinfect it. An efficient under sink water filter will help remove the foul taste and smell from your tap water while eliminating the harmful chemicals.
  • Boosts children's development: Children need to drink plenty of water to boost their development. Having clean drinking water right from the tap ensures good health.
  • Affordable: Under-sink filters are affordable and easy to maintain.
  • Easy installation: They are extremely easy to install.
  • Better for your skin:  If you use the bathroom faucet for rinsing facial cleanser or shaving cream, the absence of chlorine in your drinking water will also aid your pursuit of healthier skin because chlorine is known to deplete the natural oils of your hair and skin.
  • Better for your eyes: If you use Nasoni’s fountain feature for an eyewash, adding a filter is better for your eyes because it is very effective at removing chlorine, particles such as sediment, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), taste and odor.  Chlorine strips away the tear film that protects your cornea, making your eyes vulnerable to the dirt and bacteria floating around that wasn't eliminated by the chlorinated water. (Ironic, right?) This can result in these three common eye issues: Pink eye or conjunctivitis.
  • Space saver: The most significant advantage of having an under-sink water filter is that it doesn't take any extra space and can be installed under the sink. It is an ideal choice for people that have compact bathrooms and need a water filter.

All the points mentioned above clearly indicate how an under sink water filter can eliminate all your clean water worries. 

To witness the ultimate experience, purchase a Nasoni premium under sink water filter. It delivers an NSF 42 and 53 certified carbon filter solution that effectively eliminates harmful chemicals.

  1. Don't Install A Shower Without A Shower Niche (Or Two!)



No shower is complete without one or a couple of niches that make your experience worthwhile. Everyone wants easy access to their shampoos and body washes rather than bending and grabbing or getting out of the shower to get their favorite product. Thus, you must plan for a niche or two for any bathroom remodel.

However, designing the perfect niche may sometimes be a challenge. This is why we recommend opting for one that seems hardly visible by building it using the same tiles in your shower. You can also keep the shelf's background neutral to avoid grabbing unnecessary attention.

Another aspect to consider is the size of your desired niche. Remember to keep it at a minimum of 12 inches in height to work around your toiletries easily.

  1. Don't Install A Shower Without A Built In Bench (Or Two!)


A corner niche is simply a little shelf where you rest your foot while washing your feet or shaving your legs; however, they can be uncomfortable to sit on as this is not what they are designed for. This is where large benches come in; they give you ample space to sit, shave your legs or dry your body off.

If you want to create a spa effect, place a bench in your bathroom and enjoy a steam shower. Moreover, if you have a spacious bathroom, you can also place the bench outside the water area to place your soap and towels on it.

If you love sitting in the shower, then placing a bench in it would be the best decision you ever make. Not only will it create a spa-like environment, but it will also be ideal for someone who has a medical condition and can't stand in the shower. A bench in the shower is not only used for storage or sitting purposes; it also enhances the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom.

  1. Don't Install a Vanity without Drawers


No one can undermine the importance of having sufficient cabinets and drawers to cover up your getting-ready accessories. If a bathroom remodeling mission is underway, make sure you give preference to incorporating extra storage options. 

Always choose a vanity that comes equipped with drawers, so you have the option of storing your items without any hassle. You can use shallow drawers for storing one layer of items, whereas deep drawers can easily accommodate bottles like body wash, conditioner, and hairspray.

Step out of your comfort zone, install a shower in the place of your tub, and use the remaining space to set up a linen cabinet. If you lack sufficient space, you can install a 3 x 4-foot shower and have enough area for a cabinet to store toiletries, bedding, and towels.

  1. Don't Install a Shower Without Enough Lighting


Whether your bathroom is a relaxing retreat or a hub of heavy traffic, it needs sufficient lighting. Not having sufficient space can make installing light switches, sconces, and ceiling lights quite a challenge. However, you must make sure of having ample lighting, otherwise, you will certainly regret it later as a bathroom needs a variety of lights to facilitate different tasks in your bathroom.

Let's look at a few lighting mistakes to avoid:

  • You might feel that a single overhead light or a sconce placed above the mirror is sufficient to light up your bathroom. Even if the space is small, you will need more than one light fixture.
  • Remember to install dimmable fixtures so you can adjust the light according to your preference, need, or mood.
  • Avoid choosing a light that has a very low or very high color temperature.
  1. Don't Put the Toilet in the Bathroom; Instead, Create a Separate Water Closet If Possible


Having your toilet in the bathroom is now becoming a thing of the past. A water closet is quite an old concept that is now making waves in luxury master bathrooms. When remodeling your old bathroom, make sure you invest in this age-old design.

Let's look at why everyone needs to incorporate a separate water closet design:

  • It offers an element of privacy to couples who prefer being more discreet while their partner uses the rest of the bathroom's facilities.
  • It allows you to keep items like your toothbrush safe from the bacteria and germs that are released when flushing the toilet (the aerosol effect).
  • It gives your bathroom a luxurious appeal; let's face it; no one gets happy when the first thing you see is a toilet.


You can never really be sure if the faucet or plumbing fixture you are purchasing online is authentic and legal. Several name-less brands are irresponsible and ignore the standard rules for selling faucets legally. You simply cannot ensure if their bathroom faucets are certified lead free and provide safe drinking water.

So how does one buy a safe faucet, and why should you care? Does it even matter if the faucet follows a complex series of laws and regulations? The answer is yes! It may surprise you that faucets can be a hazard if caution isn't taken. They can be the prime source of introducing toxic materials like mercury, lead, and arsenic, into your cooking, brushing, and drinking water.

The worst part is that not even your highly skilled plumber can point out whether the faucet you ordered is loaded with harmful toxins by merely having a look at its picture online. Bathroom faucets can be a hotspot of harmful toxins like mercury, arsenic, lead, and cadmium and still appear harmless. The only way to ensure if the bathroom faucet is safe is by thoroughly testing it in a laboratory like IAPMO.

So, why not save yourself the hassle and provide only what is best for you and your family. Invest in a Nasoni fountain faucet, which will ensure a luxurious experience for you and your family.

Boasting a unique fountain feature, kiss your rinsing cup goodbye and effortlessly wash your face and rinse your mouth while conserving water. Yes, you read that right, a Nasoni fountain faucets conserves 88% more water compared to regular faucets. These water-conserving faucets not only make your bathroom look royal but also ensure a smooth and uninterrupted flow of water, enhancing your experience and bathroom functionality. 

Nasoni fountain faucets are certified by IAPMO to meet or exceed all US and Canadian plumbing codes, and have achieved six green certifications as well.  To learn more, visit Nasoni’s “Why Fountain Faucets” page.

 Made with only the best high-quality materials, Nasoni fountain faucets will be the perfect addition to your remodeled bathroom.

Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes To Avoid

Bathroom remodeling should be a fun and exciting experience where you can achieve the bathroom of your dreams. Remember to avoid these worst remodeling mistakes and install a Nasoni bathroom faucet to get the magical, functional, and safe master bathroom design you have always dreamed of.

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