If you feel the pain of an outdated bath each time you walk into your bathroom, it’s time to renovate. Bathroom renovations can vary in complexity, but there are a few elements in every bath that need to be considered when remodeling. Whether you are looking to renovate your small half-bath or are considering a spacious master, every bathroom has potential. Here are the five main elements that go into a bath remodel.


Your shower or bath space should provide a feeling of relaxation – replace your jetted tub with a freestanding tub for an updated, space-saving solution. If you want to create a space for both showering and bathing, consider a wet room. Open showers are trendy too, as they create a visually spacious room with a luxurious look. However, they can sometimes feel colder than an enclosed shower space. Heavy glass panels can replace traditional shower curtains to make your bath feel lighter and less cramped. Steam showers are a great option too, as they can offer many health benefits. Oh, and don’t forget to think about storage! If you would like to have a custom niche built into your tile, or a shower bench, your remodeling team will need to include those elements in the plans.



Replace outdated tile to give your floors a fresh personality. It’s amazing how clean, fresh tile can change the look of a room. If you’re looking to add pattern or personality to your bathroom, explore encaustic tile! Encaustic tile can be subtle or bold, and the change will add purpose and life to otherwise ordinary spaces in your bathroom, like floors or shower coves.


Light or medium-toned wood is taking center stage in new bath designs. Functional built-in storage is a must-have when updating your vanity, reflecting your personal needs.

There are many unique bath storage possibilities, including open storage shelving, built-in beauty tool drawers, and towel coves. If you want to go one step further, floating vanities provide a modern, airy design solution while maintaining storage space. Finish your vanity with light or neutral quartz or marble for a visually light and clean feel.



Use your bath hardware to compliment the personality of your bath, as it’s often referred to as “the jewelry of the bathroom.” Timeless finishes to choose from include polished chrome, brass, gold, matte black, or brushed nickel. Don’t be afraid to mix and match! Get the help of a talented designer if you’re uncertain, they’ll help make sure the end result works with the entire space!


Replace Hollywood-style lighting with sconces or in-mirror lighting. Keep your lighting simple and linear, and complementary to your hardware. Bath lighting should not feel heavy or take away from the main features of your bath. Along with lighting, your mirror will likely need to be updated as well. An updated mirror can transform an entire room by bringing more reflective light into the space. It’s important to love the way you look standing in your new bathroom!

These are just the five main features of a bath renovation. With so many choices available to transform your space, it’s difficult to know where to start! If you’re just starting to research for your bath remodel, check out our Remodeling Resource Center for more helpful insight. Carefully planned selections in each of these bath features can completely transform how you live and can brighten your outlook on the day.