Planning

An new affordable bathroom

Designing the Bathroom That’s Right for You

According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the average cost of remodeling a bathroom is $14,600, which includes the design, appliances, fixtures, materials, and installation. So before you plunk down the big bucks, spend some time planning its design. Start a list of your likes and dislikes to create a wish list for your new bathroom so you’ll know the must-have features to include and those to omit. Notice what works and what doesn’t in your current bathroom. Pay attention to features in bathrooms you use at work and at play and even those you use when traveling.

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Remodeled bathroom with new tub, sink, and toilet

Reinventing Your Bathroom with a Splash

On emotional, practical, spiritual, and financial levels, a remodeled bathroom can be a very good thing. Maybe you’re thinking that colorful new wall tiles will lift your spirits when you walk in there each morning or after a hard day at the office. Perhaps that shiny, new shower will recharge you, or a relaxing whirlpool bath in the new tub will wash away the day’s problems. And the improvements are sure to enhance the value of your house. You’ll probably appreciate your brand-new bathroom for years to come. You have to spend time there anyway, so you may as well surround yourself in beauty and luxury.

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