7 Essentials for your Bathroom Remodel

So, you’re researching the different things every bathroom needs. Since we’ve worked on so many over the years, we’ve compiled a list of what you’ll want to think about as you design your bathroom.


Consider the Function


Think about how your bathroom will be used. What do you need to function? Do you take tub baths or a shower? Do you get dressed in the bathroom or merely just clean up? These will lead you to decisions on the size of the vanity, separate tub and shower and more. Since every choice you make for your bathroom will impact function, consider it first.


A Toilet That Embraces Form and Function


Plenty of toilets look great, but do they do what they’re supposed to? When it comes to this essential element of bathrooms, find something fitting with your style, but also functional. Balance efficiency and fantastic looks. There are many options to choose from, so don’t settle for just anything, and make sure it works well by considering reviews of several models.


Two Inch Plumbing


The average bathroom uses 1 ½ inch drains. If you’re installing plumbing anyway, there is little to no extra cost to use bigger drains. You’ll notice a decrease in stopped up drains and that’s always a good thing.


Shower Window


This serves two functions. First, it lets in natural light. Second, it gives another outlet for steam other than a fan. If you’re concerned about privacy, remember there are options that let in light but maintain privacy.




When putting together your dream bathroom, make sure you don’t skimp on fixtures. Cutting a corner with something that is more “builder’s grade” will show up later. Get something that’s stylish and has high-quality finishes. You won’t regret it down the road.




Providing the right kind of lighting in a bathroom is essential. That means lights without too much shadow. That also means staying away from fluorescent fixtures which tend to cast unnatural color. Whatever you choose, remember that function should be king. When you start using your bathroom regularly, you’ll notice the look less and how it functions more.


Vanity Counter


Don’t skimp in this area. Natural stone surfaces in the bathroom look great and add lots of working space. Educate yourself on what surfaces are like and what kind of maintenance to expect. When you’re ready, make your way to our showroom and we’ll take you through our functional models so you know how different options work.




Building the bathroom of your dreams is easy when you put together a plan. With these steps, you’ll be well on your way to having a room that works for you even better than it looks.