Ask a bathroom remodeling contractor to describe a “typical” bathroom renovation and we’ll tell you that there isn’t a typical one these days. Like so many aspects of home remodeling today, bathroom remodeling has become all about personalization and possibilities. Let me give you some examples.
First, I say “personalization” rather than customization. For instance, we can personalize your bathroom remodel without using custom bathroom cabinets. Instead, we can work creatively with semi-custom cabinets to design bathroom surfaces and storage that’s personalized just for you.
A so-called typical bathroom remodel used to include a tub, shower, toilet and vanity. Now, even a luxurious master bath may not include a tub – some people don’t want to use the floor space since they don’t have the time or desire to take baths. Instead, they want their bathroom remodeling contractor to give them a larger shower enclosure. If tubs are on the wish list, they’re often free-standing ones with an airier feel than built in tubs.
In conventional bathrooms, toilets and vanities were mounted on the floor. Today, wall-mounted bathroom cabinets and toilets are increasingly popular elements of bathroom remodeling. The fact that they “float” makes even smaller bathrooms feel large and uncluttered.
As a bathroom remodeler, I see lots of lists of what’s in and what’s out. But even these lists don’t point to a typical, conventional bathroom. Remodeling’s supposed list of “outs” like vessel sinks or small, square ceramic tile might be on your own list of “must haves.” Back to the point I made about personalization: bathroom renovation is all about what you like, what you need and how you live. No two families are the same – and that’s why today’s bathroom remodeling is becoming far less conventional. Anything goes!
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