Category: Bathroom renovations tips

Homeowner’s Workbook: How to Remodel Your Bathroom

This article is from our Most Popular stories file. So you’re ready to remodel that bathroom. Congratulations! As you probably already know, you’ve got some tasks ahead of you. Even with the help of a professional bathroom designer and a general contractor who will take care of the construction and installation, a lot of the […]

5 Ways With an 8-by-5-Foot Bathroom

This article is from our Most Popular stories file. The most common bathroom size measures 8 by 5 feet — enough room for a single sink, a toilet and a shower or shower-bathtub combination. You may think there isn’t much you can do with an area of this size. But you’d be wrong. Here, five […]

See How These 8 Bathrooms Fit It All Into About 100 Square Feet

If you want a bathroom with a stand-alone bathtub, separate shower, double vanity and toilet or water closet, you’re looking at 100 square feet, give or take. That figure is based on the standard dimensions of each of those elements, plus the space you’ll need for meeting code requirements and moving through the room. Designer […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing Your Bathroom Vanity

An exceptional vanity design requires careful planning and attention to detail. There are plenty of decisions to be made, from the layout and style to the types of sinks and countertops. This six-step process gives you a game plan to follow as you’re designing your new vanity space. RLH Studio 1. Settle on a Layout […]

Bathroom Workbook: How to Get Your Vanity Lighting Right

Getting ready to leave the house in the morning can take effort, but the job is easier with adequate lighting at the bathroom vanity. A successful plan has multiple light sources, including both overhead and task, with good task lighting at the sink and mirror being key. To achieve a successful lighting plan at the […]

Bathroom Workbook: How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom, you want to update the look, increase resale value, add functionality, amenities and storage or a combination of all or some of these. Simple enough. But the scope of the project depends on a variety factors — most of all budget, but also how long you’ve been in […]

Key Measurements to Make the Most of Your Bathroom

Bathrooms come in second to kitchens as places where considerable attention is given to layouts and finishes, and size doesn’t limit the quality of their design. Learning a few key dimensions and common fixture sizes — and understanding that a compact space can work to your advantage — will inspire you to embrace these intimate […]

Design Basics to Help You Think Through a New Master Bath

Spacious master bathrooms have become one of the most considered spaces in home design. These often luxurious settings provide a refuge from hectic schedules and a place for pampering. In these spaces we can be assured privacy in an increasingly public world and stamp our unique identities in their finishes. By their nature they allow […]