Four Tips for Designing a Great Bathroom!


You've finally decided to upgrade your outdated bathroom. If you're suddenly feeling overwhelmed by the number decision you have to make, don't worry. It's completely normal to feel helpless and not know where to start. Luckily, we've got some tips that'll help guide you down the path to the bathroom you've always wanted! 



bathroom necessities

1. Find your necessities.

A lot of people might feel lost on this first step. Separating need from want is difficult under normal conditions, but investing in something you'll use for the next decade or so can leave you stuck in an endless loop of indecision.

The easiest place to start is thinking about why you are renovating your bathroom and what your space will allow. Was it because you want your large master bath to be a place for some ultimate relaxation (think jacuzzi, shelves for candles, soft-close cabinets or even a tv)? Maybe it’s a small guest bath where you'd love a large vanity, but you really only have the space to upgrade to a contemporary pedestal sink. Point being, it’s important to think about why you chose to renovate and what you have space for before you start ordering that deep-soaking tub or ripping out the old tile.



 beautiful Lafata bathroom cabinets

2. Choose an overall aesthetic.

It’s easy to get wrapped up in all the beautiful bathrooms you find on Pinterest and Houzz. Before you know it, you’ve designed your new bath to have all the bells, whistles, and then some, leaving you and your guests feeling inundated with over-the-top extravagance each time they go in. 

In the example above, you’ll see the homeowner let their luxurious tub and fireplace be the focus. By adding complementary elements such as a neutral color scheme throughout, simple sconces, and rich LaFata cabinets, they were able to create a relaxing space most people would have a hard time leaving.



 bathroom cabinet color scheme

3. Decide on a color scheme.

Some elements can be chosen as you go like decorations and accessories, but a general color palette should be thought about early on. It’s important to consider how it will look in comparison to the other rooms in your house. Do you want it to complement the rest of the house for a cohesive flow or stand alone as its own, exciting space. Both directions can create some truly enchanting bathrooms.

If you're having trouble deciding, think about the overall aesthetic we just talked about and try choosing between a few of these options. Warm or cool? Light or dark? Soft hues or bright splashes of colors? Slowly you'll be able to narrow it down to a few options which will help immensely when it comes time to paint.  



bathroom cabinets

4. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

Don't put all the pressure of creating the perfect bathroom on yourself. We have professional interior designers here ready to help you create the bathroom of your dreams. A visit to our showroom can leave you inspired with all kinds of ideas for your bathroom, and a team of experienced builders to bring it to life.


Give us a call today at 586.247.1140 and visit us to talk about your dream renovation. Better yet, show us what you've been thinking about on your LaFata Ideaboard! You can add designs that inspire you and we'll get in touch to bring them to life in your home.

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