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Bathroom Redo Tips

As we embark on our own master bath remodel here are some tips if your are considering tackling a bathroom redo.

Bathroom remodel

Sometimes cosmetic work is enough with new cabinets and counter tops. Other times a major overhaul is your only choice.  As with all design projects, a well crafted plan will help keep costs down and achieve the look you desire.

J. Rhodes Interior Design

Using existing plumbing locations will eliminate major construction issues since plumbing lines are usually in the walls or under the floor.  Moving these around means tearing into drywall and insulation, among other materials, to gain access.

Bath plumbing lines

If you are opening up the walls and ceiling it is crucial to insulate, insulate, insulate.  It won’t hurt to insulate the interior walls for noise reduction between rooms.

Insulate bathroom walls

Thankfully we are trending away from the enormous master bath especially since it is an expensive rooms to build. A large walk in shower, his and her vanities and a separate toilet area are the most sought after resale items and can fit in the most compact of spaces.

Master Bath Plan with no tub modified

Spend money on visually prominent “accessories” such as door hardware, light fixtures, and faucets.

Cabinet hardware   Bath Lighting

Bath faucet

Color has the power to transform.  For an instant, relatively inexpensive transformation try painting first.

Before and After Bath color

Mr. H says: Life is like renovating a building: if you start wrong, you’ll end wrong-Enjoy!

His and Her Baths

If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, how is it possible to share a bathroom?  Designing a balance of common and private spaces is key to making the bathroom relationship work.

Besides the ubiquitous double sinks, separate his-and-her areas that cater to gender-specific needs is key to keeping the peace.

For the ladies a seated vanity area for make up application and hair dressing


Gentlemen will find that proper illumination on either side of the face is best for shaving while the built-in Seura mirror TV keeps him updated on the news


Private habits are kept that way with a separate toilet room or water closet

If space does not permit, a half wall offers privacy

Showering and bathing are more fun when there is room for two

Mr. H says: Design shapes the way we live so it should serve everyone-Enjoy!