Bathroom design considerations
Bathroom remodels are expensive, so you want to be sure you’re thinking long term about it.
Even more than just how you want your new bathroom to look, this is a good time to consider
how you want it to function in the future. What is your family going to need in your bathroom
two, five, ten years down the road?
Life doesn’t always give us time to plan for unexpected happenings, but some things are
predictable. If you know you’re likely to be caring for an aging parent five years in the future,
your remodel is a good time to think about how to make your house more safe and welcoming
for them, so you don’t have to contend with even more renovations in addition to a new living
situation. Benches, handrails, and safer footing are all good things to consider adding during the
remodeling process. And imagine, if there’s a door to get into your shower, or just a lower
threshold to step over, you’ll be less likely to smack your foot while you’re still tired from waking
up! Imagine, design options that make your shower more safe, and less potentially painful!
Bathrooms are usually the smallest rooms in our homes, despite being very important and
necessary. There’s no standard size or even shape for bathrooms, which means that
remodeling them to best utilize whatever space you might have can get very tricky very quickly.
In a house with multiple occupants, storage is going to be at a premium, and a second sink and
mirror might be extremely useful to hurry up the morning routine. Talking to a professional
(consider a designer for reasons we lay out here!) will ensure that the space you have is going
to be able to turn into the space you need it to be. We’ve got a long list of options and
suggestions to ensure you’re getting what you want. Odds are good there are things that can be
done with your bathroom that you can’t even imagine!
Additionally, if you’re adding safety considerations, like a door into the side of your bathtub, or
want to add a glass door to your shower stall, we have the tools, knowledge, and catalog to
ensure that you won’t have to stress yourself trying to find what fits on your own. All you have to
do is tell us what you think you might want, and we’ll show you how we can make it happen for
When you’ve imagined a dream bathroom, the odds are good that you’ve considered many
elements of a traditional style. The reason is simple – most bathrooms are based around these
elements, because they’re simple, elegant, beautiful, and full of possibility.
Taking design notes from the natural world, and an understated color palette, a traditionally
appointed bathroom hints at both luxury and relaxation, all with a design that won’t go out of
fashion before you’ve finished paying off the renovation. Marble walls were popular thousands
of years ago, and now you can have the same look for a fraction of the price and a minimum of
upkeep. And if marble isn’t to your taste, we have a huge selection of other options as well.
Whites, and neutral colors are the go to here, offering a sense of coolness, calm, and peace.
Placement of vanities and cabinets seems intuitive, because it’s what you’ve seen all your life,
and it’s what buyers will be keeping an eye out for if you’re remodeling to put your home on the
market. (Considering if you want to sell or just remodel? Read here.)
Modern borrows the basics from the traditional look, while pushing the envelope. Wood accents,
now that they can be safely replicated for a damp environment, are a great touch in a modern
bathroom – and pair nicely with plants for a secluded, relaxing spa atmosphere. The colors are
still fairly neutral in this style, but will incorporate pops of brilliance to draw the eye.
This is a good style for a small bathroom, as it’s based around minimalism and straight forward
lines and angles, making a space feel more open than it really is, and incorporating new ideas
and possibilities for cabinets and vanities. This is the kind of bathroom that makes your guests
go wow! The simplicity means that an ornate mirror or accent piece of art will steal the show!
You can incorporate a lot of the most on trend bathroom design, like metallic accents and
terracotta tiles, with this style of bathroom, and the clean lines and open spaces will show them
off beautifully. Also, you can be sure that whatever design touches you incorporate in this style
will continue to be elegant and stylish down the road, as it falls short of taking some more
extreme risks, like an all black bathroom might.
If you’re adventurous and like trying new things, the contemporary style might be the one for
you. It’s always changing and evolving as tastes and technologies change and adapt, and it’s
the most likely to make you go, “Wow, I’ve never seen anything like that before!” If you’re the
trendsetter in your family or friend group, you’ll definitely want to see the offerings we have
under the contemporary label.
But of course, you can take elements from all three styles, or just stick with one. Ultimately, the
remodel is entirely about your taste, your choice, your needs. We are just here to tell you your
options and help you make your dream bathroom into a reality that you can enjoy every day.
For more in depth discussion of the earlier steps of working out a bathroom remodel, read our
previous articles starting here. If you’re ready to start thinking about the next steps in the
process, read on here. And if you want to do a deeper dive into other aspects of home
remodeling, please take the time to read more of our blog! It’s our goal to help and instruct you
with the basics of a home remodel, even before you give us a call.
Third Generation Restoration is a home remodeling business located in Cincinnati, Ohio and is
proud to serve the city and the surrounding areas. In collaboration with Five Star Bath Solutions,
we make it our top priority to ensure that all of our clients get the service, and the bathroom,
they have always wanted. No matter the style or materials you end up choosing, we’re happy to
help you install them and ensure you’re happy with the final result, for this generation and