Dos and Don’ts When Planning a Bathroom Remodel

by | Aug 22, 2023 | Bathroom 101, Project Planning, Remodeling Considerations | 0 comments

Planning a bathroom remodel requires careful consideration of numerous factors to ensure a successful and satisfying outcome. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind during the planning process:


  • Do hire a professional. Hire a qualified contractor (one with an in-house design team, even better). They can provide expert advice, ensure compliance with building codes, and help you from making costly mistakes.
  • Do plan ahead. Don’t let your contractor touch a hammer or rip anything apart until all of your design aspects and finishes have been determined. Determining the design details, such as the layout of the space and selection choices like lighting and plumbing fixtures, cabinetry and countertops, tile and flooring, is where you will begin to see your vision laid out. Corinthian collaborates closely with our homeowners on every detail to ensure it all comes together cohesively.
  • Do splurge on the shower. People are starting to count on one hand the number of times they use their tub in their primary bathroom. Consider using that real-estate to create a larger more luxurious shower with all the bells and whistles.

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  • Do choose quality materials and fixtures. Choose high-quality materials and fixtures that will stand the test of time. Investing in durable products can save you money on repairs and replacements overall.
  • primary bathroom, water closet, private toilet, bathroom remodelDo include a private toilet area. The ultimate in privacy, having a separate water closet allows your partner to continue using the rest of the master bathroom to get ready for their day.
  • Do build electrical into vanity cabinets. Your favorite spa does not have a ton of clutter on its counters, and neither should your primary bathroom. Electrical outlets in your vanity cabinets will allow you to store, charge and use small bathroom appliances without needing to leave them “out.”
  • Do give radiant heat serious thought. Stepping out of a shower onto a warm floor can be a truly luxurious experience and one you should seriously consider when doing a primary bath remodel. While you are at it, incorporate heated towel bars.


  • Don’t rush the planning phase. Take the time to thoroughly plan and research before starting your bathroom remodel. Rushing into the project without proper planning can lead to costly mistakes and unsatisfactory results.
  • primary bathroom, shower seat, bathroom remodelDon’t forget to plan ahead for style, safety, and convenience options. Think about how your needs may change in the next 5, 10 or even 20 years and consider style, safety, and convenience options that will serve you now and in the future. While it’s essential to create a visually appealing bathroom, safety should never be compromised. Avoid slippery flooring, ensure proper lighting, and install grab bars, if necessary, especially for elderly or disabled users. You should at least discuss future options so the prep work behind the walls can be installed during the remodel.
  • Don’t shy away from moving plumbing. Rerouting plumbing can add to the costs of your bathroom remodel, but if it helps your bathroom function better or makes it more efficient it’s worth the investment.
  • Don’t overlook soap and shampoo storage. Forgotten niches during design on the shower, leads to in-shower toiletries on the shower floor. Don’t let that happen to your beautiful bathroom.

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By following these dos and don’ts, you can ensure a successful and satisfying bathroom remodel that meets both your functional needs and aesthetic preferences. Once the planning is completed, and the contract is signed, check out Corinthian’s blogs on how to prepare for your bathroom remodel, 2023 Bathroom Design Trends, and our thoughts on shower seats.

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