So, there is this bathroom set up, in one of London’s hotels, each bathroom having the same set up BUT different patterns on walls and tile finishes. This was new, it was different and I definitely liked it, checking every hotel unit with a different bathroom to show. Usually, commercial buildings are built with a replica of the same bathroom setup, paint finishes and appliances in every unit thus birthing a uniformity of the building’s interior. Now don’t get me wrong, its not a terrible building style but rather a building trend.

Likewise, a coat of many colors is beautiful too, if well patterned in design of course. What do I mean? It’s okay to allow for building owners to have a feel of variety in buildings, presenting them options that suit their interests. Variety always limits dictation to one’s choice giving every buyer a chance to choose to his appeal. Before you rush into establishing a variety of bathroom interiors in your building, be careful not to make the following mistakes:




1.Building without plans

DIY gets misleading when one sets off into repairs, remodels or fixing his/her bathroom interiors. Being technical in construction is important, but being professional saves a lot f trouble overtime. The guide to every project starts with the project drawings to inform the spacing of the bathroom’s sizes, proposed openings and installation points, mechanical and electrical units within the bathroom or toilet.

Architectural drawings are vital for accuracy in dimensions of walls and openings. Some however detail the types and specifications of wall finishes to be used in the interiors, whether tiles or paint or wall papers. Be careful not to assume the nitty gritties of your bathroom interior.


2. Purchasing interior-finish materials with no samples

Always visit various interior suppliers to compare the contrasts of the different materials, carefully seeking to identify the best material to employ into a project.

Many clients with the aim to meet project deadlines, purchase interior finishes materials in advance and these usually come in bulk. However, many make purchases with reference the online image samples on the various platforms. To some, they’re lucky to order genuine materials that are up to their liking, however, some are not. Most images are first edited before publishing. In such a case, you’re most likely to buy the online image not the material just incase the two don’t appear the same when delivered.

3. Poor drainage installations

A fully functional bathroom is all about plumbing and electrical installations to fully approve its functionality. The drainage system must be carefully aligned to the right gradients to allow for an effective floor of water. It is frustrating for one to rent a beautiful apartment, with a perfect bathroom that floods due to poor gradients in the plumbing installations or floor tiling.

4. Too many bathroom edges

It’s a misconception that the more edges in a building, the more sophisticated and elegant it looks. This is undoubtedly true for exteriors of buildings if well balanced, but not for bathrooms.

Every appliance is fixed as per the shape and space provided within the bathroom walls. Bathroom accidents are commonly registered world-wide therefore unnecessarily aligned edges could cause major injuries even amidst small falls.

Too many edges/corners in a bathroom create an unpleasant sight of patterns on major tile especially decorated tiles. Decorated tiles are designed to be placed in a defined pattern when fixed at right angles, edges that are not at right angles are bound to distort the interior pattern of a building.

5. Poor tiling works

Tiling, thou small a section in construction, requires expertise for perfect output. It is a common sight to see tiles fall off because they were not firmly attached onto walls especially in DIY projects. Being a constantly dump room, poorly mixed grout can easily fail in gluing the tiles to a wall. Endeavour to use the right mix when tiling.

Also, due to a variety of grout types, it is important that you use one that matches the colors of tiles. This creates a blend in colour or pattern between the joined tile points and the tiles.

6. Painting or tiling, before installations.

We have been all about patterns being observed in bathroom wallings, but this achieved as last for perfection. Bathroom works are all about chiseling here and there to provide room the plumbing installations. If tiling is done before these installation works, be sure to have a messed display of tile works in your bathroom.

Likewise, appliances used in bathrooms must always complement the colours of tiles, paint or any other wall finish options used. It is advisable to always start with the installations and conclude with the tiling or paintings. Always paint various shades of the proposed paint color to carefully choose one that suits your test as a building owner.


Carefully avoiding the above mistakes, will surely boost your delivery at bathroom interior design and works. Above all, having an expert handle your bathroom project, is a savior all the way.

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Posted on: February 24th, 2022 by London Building Contractors No Comments