Essentials For a Bathroom Remodel

What began as a utilitarian space for personal sanitation has, in modern times, transformed into one of the most coveted rooms in the house. Bathrooms have become a place to relax and unwind, and new bathrooms are on the top of many homeowners’ wishlists. Bathrooms can be as lavish as budgets allow. Wish lists can include everything from luxurious soaking tubs to rainfall showerheads to chaise lounges to televisions or home entertainment systems contained in the space. If you’re contemplating a bathroom remodel, the following features may lend some inspiration. 

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LaDiva tile collection available at Richmond Tile and Bath

Hot Water Recirculation System 

Few things can be as disappointing as desiring a hot bath or shower only to find that the hot water tank has been drained. Water recirculation systems provide on-demand hot water and are an essential element for a bathroom remodel. In such systems, hot water may continuously run through the pipes or there may be a pump underneath a sink. Either way, one needn’t wait for the water to warm up any longer. 


Double Under-mount Sinks

Bathroom time is at a premium, especially when more than one of you is preparing to leave the house at the same time. Rather than jockeying for position around a single sink, dual sinks enable more breathing room and time efficiency. Under-mount sinks are easy to clean because there is no lip around where the sink meets the vanity, preventing the accumulation of grime and gunk.


Glass-free Shower 

Soap scum and water deposits can form on shower doors, even if you are diligent with cleaning. A sizable shower prevents water spray and affords the ability to forgo glass doors or curtains, thereby cutting down on cleaning and making the room feel more modern.

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If you have the space, the addition of a fireplace will take your remodel to a whole new level.

 Multihead Shower

When redoing the shower during your bathroom remodel, account for various showerheads so that the water can cascade across the body more completely. This provides a spa experience at home. 

Touchless Faucets and Soap Dispensers

These aren’t just for public bathrooms anymore. Touchless faucets and dispensers are more sanitary and convenient. 

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Touchless, motion sense lavatory faucet by Moen

Separate Toilet Room

 A shared bath almost necessitates this type of set-up. The toilet is housed inside its own small space and closed away from the rest of the bathroom. It’s more private and convenient this way. The addition of a bidet will certainly complete a luxurious upgrade when doing a bathroom remodel. 

Heated Flooring 

You need not worry about stepping out of a warm shower onto a cold floor when heated flooring is part of the equation. This option is available in various flooring materials as well and can take your bathroom remodel to the next level. 

Remodeling a bathroom boils down to certain coveted features that can really set a space apart.