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Bathroom Remodel Guide




Bathroom Remodel Guide

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Guide to Bathroom Remodeling

After the kitchen, the bathroom is the second most complicated part of a home remodel.

This bathroom remodel guide is a short post that sets the stage for remodeling the bathroom. It gives an overview of the more specific posts of the bathroom section of our site and provides related links.

Bathroom Remodel Overview & Checklist

In our post giving an overview of bathroom renovations, which includes an 89-point bathroom checklist, we cover the “put it on paper” mindset and the need to stay organized with a remodel project binder. This will save your sanity.

We cover the bathroom in the context of the “whole house.” And within that context, we go over how to understand the layout of a bathroom and the 6 major bathroom space and function elements. 

In this way, we help you generate bathroom ideas that will work for your remodel.

Bathroom Layout 

In this post, we go over the recommended bathroom remodel layout standards and examine what is possible and what is affordable. In this way, we help you find the bathroom layout appropriate for your situation.

We learn how to design a bathroom. We discover how to incorporate the various bathroom components in space planning and apply 25 design suggestions derived from recognized design principles.

Finally, following a constant refrain on this site, we emphasize the importance of staying organized with a remodel project planning binder.

In this post, we discuss design trends in the bathroom. We advise steering clear of the fashionable and the faddy.

Bathrooms for the Elderly

The bathroom is the room in which seniors are most prone to accidents. And following the theme of Universal Design and aging-in-place in this Guide, we devote space to this subject. And we specifically dwell on the types of things that benefit senior well-being in the bathroom.

Bathroom Remodeling on the Cheap 

Unlike the kitchen, the bathroom does offer opportunities to save money safely for the DIY enthusiast.

Feng Shui for the Bathroom 

While feng shui for the kitchen focuses on the stove and the commanding position, bathroom feng shui focuses on avoiding positive chi being flushed down the drains.

36 Bathroom Remodel Mistakes 

This is a checklist-type round-up of the most serious (and expensive) mistakes one can make with a bathroom remodel.

Bathroom Remodel Components

In separate posts, we go into how to select and install the many mechanical components that (may or may not) go into a bathroom remodel.

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