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When to Splurge and When to Save During a Bathroom Remodel

There are so many decisions to make when you are remodeling your bathroom, and it is so easy to go over your budget. After all, each vanity looks better than the last, as does every flooring material, tile, toilet, and everything else on your list.

It can be hard to be sensible and pick exactly what you need, especially when you want your bathroom to match one of your dreams when it is finished.

We have a few tips as to when you should splurge and when you should save during your bathroom remodel:


  • Vanity and Sinks: There are quite a few vanities and sinks available that will not break your budget and they can be found for all styles and décor.
  • Storage: You do not need to spend a fortune on custom storage pieces for your bathroom. There are many options already available, whether you are looking for shelves, cabinets, baskets, and more.


  • Toilet: A toilet may be one of the places that you want to splurge, but not as much as you think. We recommend splurging to the point that you purchase one that has the dual button option instead of the single flushing mode. You may not need to go all out with the heated seats, automatic seats, built-in bidet, and music – unless you just want to.


  • Shower and Bathtub: We recommend splurging on your shower and if you choose to install a bathtub, then that as well. Wet rooms are becoming popular, as both your shower and soaking tub can be in the same space, but you can also install them separately. For your shower, we recommend installing a built-in seat, as well as a handheld showerhead, and possibly even adding steam.
  • Lighting: You can never have too many lights in your bathroom, as you will need light for each area that you are in. We also recommend placing these lights on dimmer switches, so that you do not need them on all the way as you are trying to relax in the shower or tub.
  • Fan: Ventilation is very important in your bathroom to prevent mold. While a fan is great, the newer ventilation fans will automatically go on when your bathroom reaches a certain humidity level.

These tips should help keep you on budget as you decide where you should save and where you should splurge when you are choosing items for your bathroom. Your contractor can also make some recommendations as to what materials will last longer than others and which ones are worth paying a little more money for.

Give us a call at 312-714-5454 if you’d like to schedule an appointment for an onsite consultation for bathroom remodeling. We’ll take your ideas into consideration and offer up some ideas of our own. Together, we’ll design a bathroom that you are sure to love for many years to come.

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