No bathroom remodel is the same. Planning for each one should look anew at the specific challenges and customer priorities. There are some questions you will want to ask the homeowners:

  • Do they want something functional or luxurious?
  • Do they want more space or use the existing space?
  • Do they want a tub, shower, or both?
  • What are their storage needs?
  • What colors do they want for items they might not at first think are important, such as the color of the tile grout?

These are important starting points in the design aspect of any bathroom remodel. The space issue may be the biggest one of all and can have a huge impact on the bottom line cost ot the project. Luckily, there are ways to make those small spaces seem larger and brighter than they actually are.

When it comes to the shower and tub, your clients will have to decide which they want. There are a number of different styles and types of showers to chose from. If they want a tub, they also have options between built in and free standing tubs, both of which require different considerations (i.e. whether they want to include a shower or just use it for soaking).

You will also want to discuss storage with your clients. Medicine cabinets come in many shapes and sizes and can provide a perfect storage solution for bathrooms with limited space for a closet or cabinets.

One of the more intricate and frustrating parts of any bathroom remodel can be the floor and tile work. On the floor, make sure you understand that the floors need to move to prevent "tenting."

You will also want to make sure you choose the correct grout, particularly something that will be able to stand up to the environment in the bathroom and will also be easy to work with.