Bathroom renovations are an excellent opportunity to improve the look of your home. Did you know a bathroom renovation can have an ROI of more than 62%, making it one of the most effective ways to also increase your home’s value? To ensure you get the most bang for your buck, it is important to create a bathroom renovation checklist to make sure you don’t miss any details. 

The best way to do this is with a bathroom renovation planner who can help guide you through the entire renovation process from picking the perfect bathtub to finalizing the design of your vanity.

Let’s look at some helpful tips to ensure you achieve your dream bathroom remodelling.

When planning any kind of home renovation, whether it’s a small space bathroom renovation or some upgrades to fixtures, it is important to have a clear vision of how you see the completed design. This begins by outlining your specific lifestyle needs so that your bathroom has the right amount of storage, lighting, and the perfect fixtures to suit your needs.

What You Hope To Get Out Of Your Bathroom


What does your dream bathroom look like? Do you have a large family and need to improve functionality? Or are you looking to create a quiet oasis to escape to at the end of a long day? Understanding how you will use your bathroom will ensure all the important design components are included in your design.

When you renovate your bathroom it is also helpful to plan to split your project into specific categories.

  • Fixtures: These are items like the bathtub, sinks, faucets, and lighting.
  • Materials: Do you want marble countertops on your vanity? Have you always dreamed of having a custom-made sink? The materials you choose will enhance the look and feel of your bathroom from a design perspective. 
  • Decor: Once you have chosen the design, add the perfect finishing touches with complementary decor and accessories.

Carefully planning these elements will help you create the bathroom you have always wanted whether you are going for a luxurious look or a budget bathroom renovation.

Maximizing Space

Have you thought about how best to maximize the space in your bathroom? Oftentimes bathrooms can feel small if it is filled with large fixtures or a vanity that is too big for the space. Some things to consider when determining how you can maximize space include:


Overall Size Of Bathroom

Is there a way to expand the space of your bathroom such as knocking down a wall. Or do you have to work with the space allotted?

Size Of Fixtures

If you are working with a small space, then it is recommended to choose minimalist fixtures, with clean lines that complement a smaller space.

Location Of Pipes and Electrical Wiring

To maximize certain areas of the bathroom, consider relocating pipes or electrical so it doesn’t hinder your newly designed bathroom layout.


Height and Length Of Walls

If you have limited wall space, consider adding vanity storage or a vanity mirror with storage inside. This will help keep wall space open while decluttering your bathroom space. 

Floors and Corners

Maximize floor space by choosing a pedestal sink and stand-alone bathtub. This will increase the floor space for movement and minimize visual clutter caused by heavy cabinets or large built-ins.

Change the Layout

Change the layout: Consider a new layout of your bathroom to increase usable space. This could mean elevating storage by adding a medicine cabinet over the sink or storage over the toilet.

Working on a Budget

The cost of bathroom renovations can get out of hand without proper planning. Before you begin, start with a budget that takes into account all the different components involved.


A contractor will help guide you through the renovation process and help you choose the right materials and fixtures to suit your vision. 


Bathrooms are filled with a large selection of materials from wood to tile to marble so it is important to factor these different options into your budget.


Do you want a brushed chrome in your bathroom or do you prefer an antique look? Fixtures help enhance the look of your bathroom adding style and character to your space. 


There are many lighting options to choose from when designing a bathroom. The most popular is recessed lighting which allows you to create specific pockets of light for enhanced brightness.


If you live in an older home, you may have to upgrade pipes which can unexpectedly increase costs.


Most home renovation projects will require permits to complete. Check with your city or municipality before beginning your renovation project. 

Cost overruns

Factor in approximately 10% for cost overruns from unexpected expenses such as material cost increases. 


Is it time to update the flooring in your bathroom? Choose from tile, linoleum, and even heated floors for a luxurious experience when you use the bathroom.

Your contractor will help you put together a budget that allows you to enjoy the luxuries and fine finishes you desire, at a price that fits your budget. Contractors have access to wholesalers who can ensure you get the best price.

The Importance of Functionality

Bathrooms serve many functions so it is important to make sure you plan for immediate and future needs. Do you need to make adjustments to ensure accessibility for an elderly relative? Do you have adequate ventilation to keep your space free from moisture and mold? 

Creating a space that grows with you and your family, will ensure you get many years of enjoyment out of your bathroom.

Plan Your Home Reno with Luxe

Luxe Home Renovation offers professional bathroom renovation solutions. Whether you are doing a full remodel or replacing existing fixtures with something more modern, you can feel confident knowing you are working with one of the best companies in bathroom renovation in Canada.

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