Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Upgrading from Builder Grade Bathroom Fixtures

While some builder grade bathroom fixtures are perfectly good quality, others are lifeless and do nothing to enhance the potential of your bathroom. Sometimes the bland-colored wood and basic title counter tops just don’t convey the image that you imagined displaying to visitors. Lucky for you, there are plenty of easy ways to update these dull fixtures without emptying your bank account. The examples below do a wonderful job of showing that bland can always be transformed into beautiful.

This builder grade bathroom remodel included a black vanity that was transformed from plain to extraordinary with just a little bit of gray paint and some golden hinges from Hobby Lobby. Visit Just a Girl and Her Blog to learn more details about this master bathroom makeover. 

This basic white door was transformed into something incredible with only black paint and a little bit of tape. The geometric shapes make a huge difference in the overall look of this bathroom. The hexagon shapes on the door also help liven up a plain wooden floor as well. To learn more about how this builder grade makeover, visit East Coast Creative

This bathroom was converted from builder grade to rustic industrial in this amazing makeover from Blesser House. Wooden cabinets are coated in a brand new color of paint and the ordinary mirror is replaced with driftwood framed mirrors. A ladder was also added as a creative way to hang up hand towels.

Have you performed a builder grade bathroom update miracle? Let us know in the comments below!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Are Oversized Walk-In Showers the New Black?

Although oversized showers might have been viewed as little more than an unnecessary extravagance in the past, they’re now considered a huge bathroom booster whether you’re looking to sell your house or just create a more modernized atmosphere.

Large walk-in showers do a great job of enhancing the feeling of having your own personal spa at arm’s reach in addition to creating an impressive focal point in your bathroom. If you have the space for it, they’re a great way to elevate the overall quality and market value of your home. Oversized showers are a great investment because they allow you to move freely throughout and get the most of your bathing experience. If you’re concerned about privacy, you can have the shower installed in a corner space or you can install a small partition to block anyone from looking inside.

The showers featured below are perfect example of installations that do an amazing job of maintaining functionality while also giving visitors a beautiful space to look at.

This shower is great if you want to feel close to nature without physically being outside. It has the potential to provide you with a view of greenery, while still maintaining a level of privacy. It’s a relatively simple design and it’s not excessively large, but it still gives you a chance to move around freely. This design is perfect for nature lovers! 

This shower works very well for a smaller bathroom. It still establishes itself as the clear focal point of the bathroom without overtaking the entire space. The bench provides a nice place to sit, while also adding to the private spa experience that a walk-in shower usually facilitates.

This shower is perfect for anyone with the available bathroom space. The giant wall gives you the desired amount of privacy, but there’s still a large enough opening to give you the feeling of being inside a walk-in shower. The cobblestone floor is an added bonus!

Have an amazing idea for a walk-in shower? Let us know in the comments below!

Friday, November 13, 2015

A Spectrum of Colors for the Modern Bathroom

Color is a powerful tool. It can get you excited, inspire you and even help you relax after a stressful day.

One of the places we spend the most time in during our day-to-day is our bathroom. We get ready in there, sing in the shower, shave and basically do all we can to feel like the best version of ourselves that day.

Since we spend so much time in the bathroom, we believe your bathroom should feel like your throne. One of the best ways to get it there is through color. Now, painting your bathroom is a challenge in itself and can lead to a lot of headaches and arguments if you’re living with someone else, but it’s still worth it.

To help get your wheels turning, we’ve picked out a few of the best paint colors for modern bathrooms. We hope our choices inspire you to pay special attention to your bathroom and help you transform it into one of your favorite places in your home.

1. Blue for calm and comfortable

Blue might not come to mind at first, but we picked it because it will create a nice color spectrum in your bathroom and help you feel calm. Some say the reason blue is so relaxing is because it’s the color of water and it’ll make you feel steady and weightless at the same time. We recommend experimenting with different shades of blue and putting them side-by-side in your bathroom for a modern look.

2.Coral for romance

Are you the type of person who just wakes up in a good mood? First off, we salute you. Second, we believe you should have a bathroom that’s just as bright and positive as you. Consider using a coral palette in your bathroom. Coral is uplifting and invokes feelings of romance about life. It’s all about finding the right shade of coral, too. A shade of coral too strong may make you cringe, so make sure you take a good look at the color scheme.

3.Green to look alive

If you wake up not quite so sure how you’re going to get through the day, we suggest going with a nice light shade of green. Because green is the color of leaves and flowers, it reminds us of the beauty of life itself and gives us a good energy. Green is also good if you want happy energy in your bathroom but you don’t want anything too loud. This color will be just enough to make you smile in the mornings.

4.Red for strength

A few years ago, some of us might have shuddered at the thought of putting red anywhere. It’s much too strong, they would say. However, times have changed and strength is now valued instead of shied away from. If you need a little boost of confidence in the morning, try painting your bathroom a warm shade of red, perhaps burgundy. Burgundy is sturdy and will help you feel like your feet are firmly on the ground while also making you feel pumped up.

No matter what you decide, make sure you sit on the idea for a while and truly explore your options. Painting your bathroom takes a lot of work, and while it’s easy to just paint it another color, it’ll take many more hours to complete. Think about how you want to feel in the morning or whenever else you go to your bathroom. Once you pinpoint the feeling, you won’t go wrong.

Have an idea about modern bathroom colors? Let us know in the comments below!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Updating Your Small Bathroom With a Modern Touch

Making the most out of your small bathroom is a challenge not many take on, but if you’ll be surprised at how much you can do with a small space.

We like to think of small spaces not as constraints but as opportunities, and we’ve developed some tips to help you transform any small bathroom into a modern space you want to go into instead of one you dread to go into.

It all comes down to two simple things. First thing, be mindful of your space. Second, don’t be afraid to try something new.

Tip #1: Small spaces mean less, not more

We all want to have shelves, towels, cleaning supplies and basically everything we might need in the bathroom. However, with small bathrooms, you have to be careful with storage. Filling your bathroom with all of the above might make everything conveniently available, but it also might make it harder to walk.

One thing you can do if you want to have towels, personal items, etc. is to add some small storage accessories to your bathroom. This is ideal for that modern bathroom look because it’s all about minimalism these days. A good example of this is new shelves. Floating shelves are sleek and modern looking and are typically less bulky than traditional shelves while still offering you a reasonable amount of extra space. Another example for a modern look is to add sleek glass shelves.

Other examples of storage accessories include storage ladders, crates and baskets.

Tip #2: Don’t be afraid to get creative

Despite the fact that it’s a small bathroom, it’s still your bathroom. So make it yours. One of the best ways to make yourself forget about the size is to make your bathroom a reflection of you. If you have a favorite hobby, use it as inspiration to decorate your bathroom. Or perhaps you love quirky and colorful objects. Add them to your bathroom.

Maybe you’re really witty and like to get people to laugh. If so, consider putting some funny phrases in your bathroom in picture frames. The picture frames will add a classic touch to any bathroom and your hand chosen quotes will make the bathroom feel uniquely you.

Tip #3: Color is your friend, not your foe

It’s all about the mood. Everyone knows that mood and color have a mutually beneficial relationship. That being said, a change of color might be just want you need to spruce up your small bathroom and give it a modern vibe.

If it’s in your budget, consider changing the tile or material of your floor, sink and walls. Adding light colors immediately gives your bath an elegant and calm vibe while adding dark colors gives your bathroom a sleek and professional look.


These are just a few of the dozens of tips out there for us who live with small bathrooms and there’s always new ideas every day. No matter what size your bathroom is, don’t give up on it.

Got any modern decorating ideas for small bathrooms? Tried any of the tips we mentioned above? Let us know in the comments below

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Bathroom Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

Though your bathroom may have seemed large and spacious when you moved in, it’s likely that it feels like it’s grown smaller as time has gone on. Where you once had space to organize towels, magazines, candles, and other knick-knacks you may now be struggling to keep the space clean and clutter free.

If that’s the case, it’s likely that you’ve turned to Pinterest for bathroom organization ideas

Here are 3 of our favorite ways to keep a small bathroom organized:

1.    Linen Cabinets
A great option for those looking to add long-term décor to their bathroom space is a new piece of furniture in the form of a linen cabinet. Our linen cabinets range in width from 14’’ to 18’’; allowing them to fit almost anywhere. Perfect outside your glass shower, or next to your bathroom counter, everything you need is only an arm’s reach away. Our bathroom storage cabinets are a great option to keeping your space organized.

2.    Wicker baskets
If you’re wanting to keep everything at your fingertips, but don’t want it sitting on your countertops, consider wicker baskets! An affordable and trendy way to store your items, these baskets allow you to neatly declutter your space! Check one of your local home décor shops, or maybe you’ll luck out and find some second-hand at a local thrift shop.

These baskets can be stored almost anywhere- bathroom shelves, the floor, or even on top of the toilet.

Fill the baskets with toilet paper, towels, magazines, or even hair tools. The options are endless as to how you can use them to maximize your small bathroom’s space.

3.    Bathroom Wall Cabinets
Though technically a linen cabinet, our Elton 14 linen cabinet attaches to the wall. This contemporary cabinet floats off of the floor; allowing you to store additional items- like a scale- below it. With 4 shelves, you’ll be able to store an abundance of your toiletries effortlessly. So much space to offer- that it’s a great option for a small bathroom storage cabinet!

What are your favorite bathroom storage ideas that you’ve picked up over the years? 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Five Fun and Unique Fall Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Fall is coming folks, which means it’s time to shake it up and add a touch of warmth to our bathrooms. This means adding some yellows, reds and browns to your bathroom and making it feel nice and cozy. We can also play around with scents a lot more during fall because it’s the norm to smell spices and sweets in the air, allowing us to add a couple of our favorite warm scents to the bathroom.

Not only that, but fall also includes some fun and mouth-watering holidays: Halloween and Thanksgiving. Our bathroom has to celebrate these holidays as well so it’s a great opportunity to add some fun pumpkins or bats to your bathroom décor.

To help get your imagination going, we’ve created a list of five unique fall decorating tips for your bathroom. We hope we inspire you and get you in the fall mood!

1.     Put some nature in your bathroom

One the best ways to bring fall into your bathroom is to bring nature in. Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons around because of its effect on nature. Grab some leaves or pinecones from around your garden or neighborhood and put them in your bathroom! It’s a classic way to add fall in and will let you take in the beauty of the season. You can also buy some nature-themed accessories.

2.     Add some fall scents

You know them by names like “Autumn in the Park,” “Brandy Pear Tart,” “Cranberry Twist” and more. Fall candles are some of the best things of the year because they capture that perfect moment and take you back to when you smelled fresh fallen leaves in the park or fresh cranberries. Candles are a classy way to spice up your bathroom. You can even decorate your candles or create a nice little display!

3.     Make your bathroom a little spooky

Fall isn’t all about trees and leaves, it’s also about Halloween! For Halloween, make your bathroom a little spooky or colorful. You can anything from decorating your soap bottles with witches and ghosts to adding some bats to your bathroom! Don’t be afraid to give someone a little spook and add a skull or two around there (just in case you like tricks better than treats).

4.     Get creative with your pumpkins

Since we talked about Halloween, we can’t leave out Thanksgiving. Lucky for us, both Halloween and Thanksgiving have something in common: a love of pumpkins. Put some decorative pumpkins around your bathroom to give it a festive and fun feeling. In case you’re feeling brave, you can even make your own pumpkins.

If you’re looking for a place to put these pumpkins, they’d look great on any of our bathroom vanities.

5.     Make a wreath

For our last suggestion, no one ever said you couldn’t put wreaths in your bathroom. And why not? Wreaths symbolize fall and add a touch of warmth to any space. You can make a wreath out of just about anything. One idea is using the pinecones you gathered from around the neighborhood and putting them on your wreath. Get the tutorial here.

At the end of the day, the most important thing about decorating your bathroom for fall is just taking the season in and making the most of it. We want you all to have a glorious fall and we think decorating your bathroom will put you in a good mood and make you smile.

Have a favorite fall bathroom decorating idea you didn’t see here? Let us know in the comments below!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Popular Tile Trends You Can Use in Your Bathroom

Ready to renovate your bathroom but need some inspiration? You’re in luck! We’ve complied some of the latest and greatest in bathroom tile styles and design ideas to help you get started. Today, you have the option of picking from some of the most unique tiles and attractive trends ever. If you love bold colors, minimalist designs or a variety of patterns, you can find popular tile trends and unique bathroom tile design ideas that you’re sure to fall in love with here

Make it modern and keep it classy with large black tiles and white fixtures

Subway tile continues to influence popular designs and is perfect for modern and retro bathroom styles alike.

Geometric tiles also continue to rise in popularity; the eye-catching look is ideal for those designing a contemporary-style bathroom.

When you don’t have enough space for a feature wall, make a statement with your floor by using bold and striking feature floor tiles.

Use one or two of the same tile accents throughout your bathroom to create the ultimate stylish and luxurious home bathroom.

Tiles don’t have to stop at the floor or even the walls. Cover your entire bathroom - floor to ceiling - with small tiles to create a fun guest restroom or kids’ bathroom.

Installing new floors means you have the chance to add heated flooring beneath your tile! Best of all, upgrading to heated floors is surprisingly inexpensive.

Using tiles in similar colors but different sizes and styles for your floors and walls is a classic tile trend that’s retained its popularity year after year.

Whether you’re redesigning a hallway half-bath or your master suite spa, eye-catching tile is worth the investment. Adding affordable, long-lasting and stylish new tiles to your new bathroom is a sure-fire way to create a room where you can relax, enjoy spending time and will add value to your home.

Already have your tiles picked out? Find a variety of high-quality vanities, shower doors and more bathroom furniture and accessories at the Bathroom Place!

Friday, August 28, 2015

10 Simple Ways to Keep Your Bathroom Cleaner Longer

Scrubbing a bathroom is time consuming. Worst of all, your bathroom will be dirty again in no time, and you’ll have to do it all over again. That’s why we’ve come up with these 10 easy tips to keep your bathroom cleaner longer, so that you can simply get more bang for your bathroom-cleaning buck.

1. Hang up towels

Hanging up your towels is both visually more appealing by making your bathroom look cleaner longer, and it also reduces the risk of moisture accumulating and turning into a smelly mess. We recommend that you add additional towel bars if you do not have ample space to hang up all of your towels, or use over-the-door hooks to keep towels neat and off the floor.

2. Put items away

Although it’s tempting to create a permanent living space on your bathroom counter for items you use every day, keeping these items out of sight can really spruce up your bathroom’s overall appearance. Keep your small items like hair accessories, make-up and general knick knacks in a basket on your counter, or stash one under the sink if your counter space is minimal.

3. Turn on a fan or run the AC when you take showers

Keeping air circulating in your bathroom while you bathe or shower will keep condensation at a minimum. Keeping condensation down results in a bathroom that stays dryer, which means there are fewer opportunities for water droplets that stain mirrors and eventually turn to mildew.

4. Clean as you go

Don’t let small messes become big ones. A small water spill or some accidental toothpaste splatter on the mirror can easily be conquered with little more than a paper towel. Cleaning as you notice small things will keep messes from accumulating, making the actual act of cleaning much less daunting and keeping your bathroom a manageable clean for longer.

5. Clean your shower while you’re in it

Forget big yellow gloves and big scrubbing brushes. Put down the chemicals, and pick up a simple, non-abrasive cleaner like water with vinegar or a ready solution like Sal Suds. While you’re in your shower, simply spray, wipe and forget it. Cleaning your shower more often and in smaller increments will keep buildup from occurring and allow you to have a fresh shower for longer.

6. Squeegee

Stop shower scum and mildew before they can start. Hang a squeegee up in your shower, and wipe down walls and doors to minimize stains, buildup and gunk. Spray shower curtains with a vinegar solution, and keep your shower curtain closed so that leftover water can’t turn into smelly mildew.

7. Don’t fear your toilet brush

Your toilet brush is happy to do all of the grunt work for you, but you have to use it. Don’t neglect toilet stains until they become unmanageable. Simply use your brush together with a little bit of soap regularly and as needed to keep your toilet bowl looking clean at all times. You’ll notice the difference and so will your guests.

8. Use soap trays or soap dispensers to keep your soap messes contained

Let’s face it - your bathroom sink could use a little cleaning right now. Bathroom sinks are notorious for collecting gunk at a blistering rate, and that’s because we use them more than any other bathroom appliance. Keep your sink cleaner longer by placing bar soaps into designated trays, or by nixing the bar soap altogether and opting for a liquid soap. We prefer foam dispensers because they help to eliminate accidental soap drips altogether.

9. Sweep

Vacuuming and mopping can both be overwhelming, so we tend to avoid them for as long as we can. We recommend that you keep a small broom nearby so that you can give your bathroom floor a good once-over when it needs it, ensuring that your bathroom floor looks cleaner longer.

10. Throw out the bathmat

Unless you are willing to wash your bathmat once a week or more, we don’t recommend keeping one on your bathroom floor. While bathmats are designed to be just that, they are really just another item in your bathroom that provides an opportunity for dirt, hair and water to collect. Instead, we recommend placing a towel in front of your shower to step on, which you can hang up to dry properly after you’re finished.

If you have any helpful hints or tips for keeping bathrooms cleaner for longer, let us know by commenting below.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tips for Planning for a Bathroom Layout

Bathroom got you down? At the Bathroom Place, we understand that today you want your home bathroom to be like a spa. We’ve put together a short bathroom planning guide to help you find inspiration, choose the right elements and actually get started with your new bathroom. Whether you have ample space or limited space to work with, read on to discover essential layout tips for remodeling any and every bathroom.

Find the Right Team

A lot of planning goes into a bathroom redesign. If you decide to do most of the work yourself, you’ll need to check electrical, water and waste installation regulations to ensure your new bathroom will turn out safe and code compliant. If your bathroom makeover involves a complete tear down and rebuild, it’s a good idea to find professionals who can help.

When you don’t want to do most or any of the manual work, you’ll likely need a plumber, electrician, tile professional, cabinet professional and carpenter. At the very least, strongly consider hiring a plumber as this part of the remodel requires the most expertise.

Make the Plan & Remember: Form Follows Function

A well thought out, functional floor plan is essential for creating a bathroom you can enjoy for years to come. Consider how many people use your bathroom and what it is most often used for. Design the room with function first and foremost in mind.

When planning your layout, decide how many “wet walls” (walls with plumbing) you want and can afford. The more wet walls you have, the more flexibility you’ll have. The remodel process will be faster and cheaper if you use existing plumbing and electrical hook-ups.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at important considerations for each type of bathroom:

Powder Rooms: Commonly located on the first floor and used as a guest restroom, these half-baths contain a sink and toilet but no shower and are often the most economical to remodel. Keeping your sink and toilet on the same wall saves labor and supplies and is a popular layout choice for smaller bathrooms.

Attached Baths: When remodeling a bathroom attached to your bedroom, there are special considerations to keep in mind. If there is no window in the bathroom, an exhaust fan is essential for removing moisture and covering noise. Attached baths are also ideal for upgraded toilets that utilize quiet, modern inlet valves.

Custom Bathrooms: Perfect for master suites, custom bathrooms allow you to install a completely new set of fixtures as well as matching, built-in cabinets and countertops. Popular choices for custom baths include two sinks and extra storage. When considering a completely custom design, it will likely be easiest in the long run if a professional helps with the design layout from the beginning.

Remember: bathroom fixtures require space around them in order to be used comfortably. Make sure there is room for the door to open, space for you to stand in front of the sink, space in front of the shower, storage that is accessible and space for a wastebasket.

Whether you’re completely redesigning an old bathroom or you’re simply looking to upgrade some fixtures, the Bathroom Place has a wide variety of quality vanities, sinks, showers, toilets and more. Visit our site today to discover what possibilities are waiting for you!

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Benefits of Wall Mounted Vanities

So you’re remodeling your bathroom and trying to decide what you should do to upgrade it. Some of the problems that you are trying to resolve include adding more storage, making the tight space a little more open and how to give it a fresh, new modern flair. Luckily, modern floating bath vanities serve as a great solution to these problems.

The great thing about wall mounted bath vanities is that they come in a variety of styles to best fit your bathroom. Mix and match with brown wooden drawers and porcelain tops, to quartz tops and more. Additionally, each vanity size can be customized to precisely fit in your bathroom without looking like it was too tight a squeeze to put it in. Beyond the customizable style options of the floating vanities, there are also an array of benefits to having a wall mounted vanity over a traditional sink setup.

Quick Modern Fix Up

A lot of times when people think of making a space in their home more modern, they often associate this with being expensive. According to, the average bathroom remodel and upgrade ranges between $5,000 and $12,000 to do things like add space and get new utilities. A wall mount bathroom vanity can completely convert your space for a fraction of the price. All of the floating vanities at Bathroom Place are priced between $400 and $2,000. Regardless of the cost, the vanities convert a traditional space into a modern one instantly. After installation, you’ll find your bathroom more chic and polished looking than ever before.

Makes Bathroom Appear Bigger

Because the sink is floating above your floor, it gives the perception that the floor extends more than it actually does. This in general makes your entire bathroom appear to be more spacious and less cramped. Additionally, if you can get the vanity color to match the color of your walls, the vanity can look like a natural extension of the wall instead of just a sink. If you feel that your bathroom is too cramped and tight, this slight upgrade will allow you to open up the space without doing any major renovations.

More Storage Space

Traditional floor mounted vanities look as if they are deceptively spacious storage wise, but that is not always a reality. Oftentimes, the space under your sink is used up by the pipes and plumbing, and this makes it hard to store anything else in there or install shelves. With a floating vanity, you have the opportunity to better use the space above by bringing the stuff you’re storing up to a usable level. It keeps you from having to bend or dig around in a large space under the sink just to find your hair dryer. Many vanities often feature more drawers than a traditional sink would.

Whether you’re looking to simply give your bathroom a more modern look or wanting to make the room feel more spacious, a wall mount bathroom vanity is the perfect affordable option. Shop through different styles and colors of floating modern vanities at Bathroom Place!

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Importance of Using Quality Faucets in Your Bathroom

The price of remodeling a bathroom can rise much more than you expected it to in the beginning, so it can be tempting to try and cut costs by purchasing less expensive hardware and finishes. However, when you’re weighing out what to splurge on, make sure that a quality faucet is on your list. Many faucets may look the same on the outside, but the mechanics and construction within can mean the difference between finding a replacement a few years down the road and having a quality fixture that will last you for years to come.

Well-made faucets are typically constructed of brass or stainless steel with a chrome or PVD finish, which tend to be the most durable. When you’re out shopping for a new fixture, also take care in noticing a difference in weight; lighter faucets tend to be lower quality, so look for something that has a little more weight to it.

Valves regulate the flow and temperature of water, so it is important to pick a dependable style. Of the four different kinds, a cartridge valve tends to be the most expensive but also one of the most sustainable with regular use. You should also look for good aerator quality to ensure that water flows consistently and to avoid that annoying splash when water hits the bottom of the sink.

At Bathroom Place, we want to offer our customers quality faucets from trusted, top-quality brands. Our line of Inolav faucets are some of the most reliable models available on the market today and are as ideal as it gets when it comes to fulfilling all the specifications of a quality bathroom fixture.

All Inolav faucets are made with high-quality, lead-free solid brass with a high copper content, which makes them especially tough and resilient. These particular faucets also feature outstanding aerators that actually save water, as well as ceramic cartridges that have been tested up to 500,000 cycles and still manage to maintain optimal performance.

Inolav has committed itself to producing faucets using the latest technology and materials in the industry. An inner advance die casting adds to the resilience of the inner mechanisms, and a two-step polishing and finishing process rounds out some of the features that make Inolav a leader in faucet manufacturing.

Looking for more great bathroom fixtures and accessories? Visit Bathroom Place online today and discover what quality really means.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

7 Things to Consider Before Your Bathroom Renovation

If you have recently decided to undergo a bathroom remodeling project, there are many things that need to be considered. For a project this big and important, it is essential that you go through all the necessary planning to ensure your remodel goes smoothly and you don’t hit any unexpected road bumps during your work.

Here are the seven things to consider before your bathroom renovation:

1. What Is Your Budget?

The very first thing you must do before you tackle your renovation is create a budget. You need to determine how much you are willing and able to spend on this remodel so that you make sure your aspirations don’t get any larger than your pockets. To do this, figure out the costs of materials, fixtures and extras you wish to include, as well as the cost of labor, unless you decide to do some of it yourself.

2. How Long Will It Take?

During bathroom remodels, most of the time necessary amenities such as showers, toilets and sinks are out of commission, meaning certain arrangements will need to be made for where to take a shower and use the toilet. Therefore, you need to determine how long the remodel will likely take and how long you or your family can function without using this bathroom. Circumstances differ for everyone, so it is important to take time into consideration when planning a bathroom renovation.

3. What Are the Correct Measurements?

Knowing a few important measurements, such as the dimensions of a normal bathtub and other bathroom fixtures and about how much space is needed for a toilet, can prove to be an important part of making sure your renovation proceeds efficiently. Also, you need to be sure you have the correct overall size of the bathroom and that you are aware of the location of plumbing pipes and electrical wiring. It doesn’t get much worse than going to the store and buying a bunch of materials that don’t fit.

4. What Design Style Do You Want?

When determining the look you want for your bathroom, consider things like paint color, tile choices, vanities, showers, tubs, etc. Start to piece together some elements that you like, or even pick one design item you wish to feature and then work around it. When considering design, it is important to not overlook functionality, so also consider who will use the bathroom and how, the eventual resale of the house and how the design will fit in with the rest of the home.

5. What Are Your Needs & Wants?

Differentiating between what you absolutely need for this remodel and what you would like to have can make a huge difference in making sure you stay within your budget and spacing constraints. Obviously, every bathroom needs a sink, a toilet, lighting, cabinets, etc., so be sure you map out where these will go first and how much they will cost, then move on to that glass shower or large relaxing bathtub you’ve always dreamed of. You can make this differentiation easier by considering where in the house this bathroom is, who will be using it, and its frequency of use.

6. How Much Ventilation Do You Need?

Ventilation is a key component to any wet room, especially the bathroom. It aids in preventing mold and mildew and can also prevent the decay of wooden trim or features and the saturation of building insulation. It has been suggested that homeowners should install a vent fan with at least one CFM (cubic feet per minute) for bathrooms that are 100-square-feet or smaller.

7. Should You Hire a Contractor?

Even if you plan on doing the bulk of the labor yourself, you should still consult with a contractor to determine best practices and what tools are necessary. Also, contractors are extremely helpful for the more difficult operations such as electrical, tiling and plumbing, so the smart thing to do would be to hire a contractor to work on the more complex aspects of the remodel at a minimum.

After you take these seven things into consideration, you are ready to get started on your bathroom renovation. Be sure to shop Bathroom Place today for all the necessary materials to help make your new bathroom perfect!