Developing Your Budget
Budgeting is one of the most important and challenging aspects of bathroom remodeling. Some homeowners opt to start with a maximum amount they’re willing to spend, then work backward by dividing this budget into areas such as the bath, the shower, the vanity, and the hardware.
A Fabulous Focal Point
Room design often centers around a focal point, which draws the eye and creates an anchor for the décor throughout the rest of the space. Carrying this idea into the bathroom allows you to select and show off your favorite feature, such as your bathroom vanity, your freestanding tub, or your shower surround.
Basic Rules for Choosing Bathroom Finishes
The finishes you choose for your faucets, fixtures, and hardware will play a significant role in the final look of your bathroom. Brighter finishes, such as chrome, reflect light and can open up a space to make it feel larger and airier.
The Type of Bathroom
The type of bathroom you’re remodeling should influence its ultimate floor plan and design. A powder room will feature a very different final look than a master bathroom, so it’s important to take the function of the bathroom into account before you start choosing fixtures, finishes, and appliances.