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Bathroom renovation ideas?

Asked by celticsfan2008 (42points) September 3rd, 2008

I am looking for a site that can give me some ideas for a bathroom renovation project I am doing. It’s a do it yourself project and to say that sometimes I lack a bit of creativity when it comes to design would be an understatement.

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Judi's avatar

I have done a lot of kitchen and bath remodels because my husband is a contractor. What we usually do is start with the thing we are not changing. Are you replacing the cabinets? the tile or counter tops? If you are saving anything, start there and choose colors and design that revolve around that. We renovated a whole house and decided that the tile in one bathroom (out of 3) was the only thing we really were not changing in the whole 4200 square foot house, so we started there. We got paint color chips and made sure the paint looked really good with that tile. As things grew, that golden paint color became the theme color for the whole house. Even the granite in the kitchen matched it. For us, projects take on a life of their own as we take one idea and expand on it. Then have fun in Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other local cabinet shops. Also look at model homes until you get the “feel” that your looking for and get ideas of how others have implemented it. As you shop you might find one piece, a sink or a faucet, a light or a mirror that you just love. You then incorporate the rest of the design elements to revolve around that. This can be fun and overwhelming at the same time. I am blessed because my husband can do just about anything. Make sure you don’t get to much over your head. Call in a professional for plumbing if there is anything you’re going to cover up with tile or another hard surface. I would hate to find out you made a big mistake after you have tiled and have a pretty bathroom!

susanc's avatar

Looks like you might be replacing a bathtub. How about a deep soaking tub rather than a long lie-down tub. You get exactly as clean and warm, but you use up less space. Also, think about tiling the whole bathroom floor and just slanting the floor down a bit toward the shower drain, in such a way that you don’t even need a lip on the shower area. This way you avoid having to buy plastic shower kit (of course, you have to do more tiling, but it’s cooler). As a last notion, consider making the floor and shower enclosure out of polished Milestone concrete, which can be colored to suit you and is extraordinarily beautiful. You must be really proficient with a trowel. Even if you had to hire this out, but it would be a small job.

buster's avatar

Pedestal sinks look awesome. They are really good for small bathrooms or half baths.

augustlan's avatar has lots of bathrooms (any any other room) to look at.

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