Tips for Choosing Your Bathroom Remodel Materials

Once you have decided that it is time to renovate your bathroom, this is when the true planning begins. While you certainly have been researching looks and ideas for a long time, now comes the time when you start to pull everything together to make your dream bathroom a reality. The three big things that go into your bathroom remodel are fixtures and lighting, flooring, and countertops, and each of these brings so many choices it can be overwhelming. Let us help you get started.

Fixtures and Lighting

The pieces de resistance for any bathroom remodel are its fixtures, which are your:

  • Tub
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Shower

These elements are what you build your perfect bathroom around, so you want to make sure that you pick exactly what you need to achieve your ideal overall look. Plus, these are usually the most expensive portions of the bathroom remodel, so it is best to have these picked out first as they take up the most room in your budget.

You want to research these fixtures as much as you can. We can help you with suggestions on good quality products, but it helps to visit showrooms to try different things out to see how they feel to you. What you might have adored in photos may not be comfortable in real life.

Sinks come in many options, and you have to decide what primary function you want it to be. An under mount sink will give you the opportunity for extra space along the rest of the counter (if you designed it that way) while a pedestal or vessel sink will eliminate that extra space and work great in smaller spaces.

Match your taps and faucets between your shower, tub, and sink. Clean sleek lines add a modern flare and an overall polished look to your remodel.

Flooring

In most cases, tile is the top choice for your bathroom flooring, and it can come in:
  • Natural stone
  • Ceramics
  • Porcelain

Whether you are going for rustic charm or polished elegance, there is a tile option for you. One of the neatest options on the market right now is tile that looks like hardwood, perfect for if you already have hardwood in other parts of your home.

It may seem obvious, but you want to avoid laying down carpet in your new bathroom. Not only could it look outdated but it also will stay in a constant state of "damp," with mildew and mold growing in a blink.

Countertops

The most common types of countertops for a bathroom remodel are:
  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Quartz
  • Laminate

However, the size of your budget will likely dictate what choice you make, with marble being on the high end of the spectrum. Consider looking at local providers' remnants section. You can sometimes find the perfect-sized piece for your bathroom remodel in the excess and leftover of someone else's remodel for a discounted price.