I’m an architect – here are five things to avoid when renovating your bathroom
A renowned architect has shared the worst mistakes homeowners can make when renovating their bathroom.
Georgina Wilson, from Sydney, has more than two decades of experience designing homes and has seen many clients make mistakes that could cost them money to correct in the future.
In a TikTok video titled: “5 Things I Would Never Do as an Architect: Small Bathroom Edition,” the architect explains how to make the most of a small space.
Sharing with her 122,600 followers, her first suggestion is to never use a door that opens inward.
A renowned Australian architect shared five mistakes homeowners make when renovating their small bathrooms
Georgina Wilson told her 122,600 followers that she would never use an interior door or place the toilet on the entrance path.
According to the architect, this design could make your small bathroom even more cramped.
She said: “It is much more space efficient to use either a pocket sliding door or an outswing door. »
Georgina advised her followers to never include both a bath and a shower, so followers will have to choose between relaxation and space.
She explained: “Having a generous shower tends to keep the room open and spacious.”
Her third point slightly divided followers, as she advised never installing heated floors.
She said: “There’s just not enough dry floor space in a very small bathroom to make it worth it.”
Although it may seem impossible to avoid, Georgina advised: “Never place the toilet directly in the entrance way.
She added: “Install a vanity or window as the main view when entering the bathroom. »
Another popular renovation choice that the expert warned against was mounting your toilet brush to the wall.
She explained: “You’ll probably want to throw it in the trash at some point.
“Built-in supports are too picky and committed. Do you really want unnecessary holes in your nicely tiled and carefully waterproofed walls?
Since posting, the popular video has garnered 824,000 views and viewers are divided on advice.
While some praised the architect for his “good points”, others strongly disagreed with his methods.
“I don’t agree with underfloor heating. Still worth it,” one wrote.
A second user said: “Parents of young children would disagree about the bathtub. »
One passionate user wrote: “I disagreed, then disagreed, then disagreed! It seems that finding the right architect is an essential part of the process.
Meanwhile, one observant user commented: “I’ve never seen a bathroom with a door that opens outwards. »
After many requests, Georgina posted part 2 of her video. In the TikTok, she shared more helpful tips, including never using more than one type of tile and never using bulky vanity units.