Tips for Remodeling a Bathroom

Most bathrooms have traditionally functioned as utilitarian rooms, but considering the amount of time we spend in them, you certainly want to make the best use of your bathroom space. We urge you to look at some of MOSS’ past bathroom projects for a few bathroom remodeling ideas and to get a sense of the quality of our work.

Whether you’re changing only part of the room or doing a complete renovation, you will have the most success if your project is well-planned:

1. Determine Your Goals
Do your bathroom fixtures/tubs just need replaced or do you want to upgrade the whole design?
Do you need to add features and functions like a shower or a second sink?
Would you like to make the whole bathroom bigger?
2. Establish Your Budget
Your budget is going to dictate how you can achieve your goals. For example, moving walls or relocating plumbing will add more to your cost than simply upgrading existing fixtures. Another area that can dramatically change the cost is the type/brand of materials you choose. Our Project Designers will help you find the right products for your budget.
3. Review Bathroom Design Ideas
Depending on the scope of your project, the areas you will need to address include:
  • Size/layout of the room – consider the following minimum dimensions:
    • Shower Stall – 32′ x 32′
    • Tub – 32′ x 60′
    • Toilet – 30″ x 27″
    • Pedestal Sink – 27″ (w) x 30″ (h)
    • Is your bathroom large enough?
    • Could an adjoining closet be used for more space?
  • Vanity
    • Is your vanity at the appropriate comfort level?
    • If you have kids, consider one of the many vanities that now come in with a built-in, pull-out step just for them.
    • Could you use double sinks?
  • Tub/Shower
    • Would you use a jacuzzi bathtub?
    • Would a separate stall shower be efficient?
  • Lighting, windows
    • Install proper lighting. If you install only recessed lighting in your bathroom this will cause shadows, making it difficult to see yourself in the mirror.
  • Flooring and heated flooring
    • Would heated flooring make it easier to get out of the shower?
  • Materials/Colors
    • What options best fit your budget and your style?
    • Avoid very trendy selections unless you plan to renovate your bathroom again when that style goes out.
  • Storage
    • Is your linen cabinet within reach of your shower or bath?
    • Consider adding cabinets in this area or store towels on nearby open shelves for easy access.
    • Store toiletries in bins and shelving inside cabinets to keep clutter at a minimum and maximize your storage space.
  • Ventilation
    • Proper ventilation with a window or fan promotes a healthier environment and prevents mirrors fogging up while you’re trying to see in them.