Thinking of remodeling your bathroom? The first step is to put together a plan. Not just a floor plan, but a design plan. I encourage all of my clients to put together a complete design plan before hiring a contractor. This includes a floor plan and all of the selections that would be included in a contractor's bid - tile, plumbing, lighting, counters and cabinets. The reason this is so important is that it gives all the contractors a level playing field when putting together their bids. Labor costs will vary, but the materials budgets (aka allowances) will be the same. Oh, and always get two prices when doing any type of remodeling.
Today I'm sharing a few details on a design plan I put together for a client who is now in the process of interviewing contractors and obtaining bids. We are actually hoping to do the master bathroom as well, but here are the details on the guest bath. As you can see from the photos, it's a pretty common layout. Single sink vanity area with a separate tub/toilet room. Our plan is to open it up to create one large space. This bathroom is a true guest bathroom. Not only is it used by overnight guests, but anyone who is visiting. There is not a powder bath, so we really wanted to amp up the design factor in this space.
The wall dividing the two areas is coming down, a new large vanity and a true walk-in shower with a single pane of glass. Because the shower isn't used very often, we really wanted to keep it as open as possible and see all the beautiful tile we have planned. Which is lots of marble! French gold is the metal finish on both the plumbing and shower glass frame, but then we add a little rustic flair with the wall sconces. I love mixing bronze and gold!
Once all the contractors submit their bids, we will make any changes we need to the selections (as we may have to bring the budget down) and then the contractor has everything they need to get going. The only finish we will have left to finalize is the paint color!