Thompson Remodeling's Bathroom Remodeling Resources

Posted by Ben Thompson on 08.14.20

The bathrooms in our homes get more use than any other room in the house. The more people in your household, the more wear and tear it's going to take. Outdated or worn out finishes, lack of storage, and poor layout are the most common issues we discuss with clients who are planning a bathroom remodel.  Over the years we've created a lot of helpful resources for those who are getting ready to update their bathroom. We recommend reviewing the 10 listed below if you are considering one in your near future.

1. Plan Your Bathroom Remodel by Answering These 5 Questions.

It’s easy to overlook the importance of planning a bathroom remodel. All you need is a sink, toilet and bathtub right? While it’s true that you need a sink and toilet for the bathroom to offer the necessary functions, there are other things to consider making the best use of the small space.

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2.Five Common Bathroom Design Mistakes

Thinking of remodeling your bathroom? Make sure your design doesn’t include any of these common bathroom design mistakes.

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3. 10 Design Tips to Maximize Your Bathroom Space

One of the most common complaints homeowners have about their bathroom is that it is too small. And when it’s too small, it’s usually short on storage too. So, how can you create better functionality in space that already feels cramped? Great question!

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4. 5 Ways to Maximize Your Bathroom Storage

How would you rate your bathroom storage capacity? Do you have enough room for all of your toiletries, grooming tools, toilet paper, and towels? Most Grand Rapids homeowners feel their bathrooms are lacking in the storage department. It’s one of the main problems we work to solve when creating a bathroom design for our clients.

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5. Designing the Functional Family Bathroom

Families with children know how messy bathrooms can get. Towels on the floor, water everywhere, toothpaste on the walls.  Hey, let’s be honest, this can happen with just adults in the household too, but there are ways to tame the mess by making smart design decisions. And we know a thing or two about designing functional family bathrooms. 

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6. Remodeling Your Bathroom for Aging in Place

It’s a fact that as we get older and our needs change, certain areas of our homes may become difficult to navigate and cumbersome to use. The last thing many homeowners want to do is move out of the homes and neighborhoods that they love.  The great news is that you don’t have to. Instead of moving, you can remodel your home for aging in place by modifying it for better safety, comfort and functionality.

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7. Bathroom Vanity Lighting Tips

Lighting your bathroom vanity can be tricky. Have you ever been in a bathroom and felt that it was either too dark or that the lighting was not flattering at all? Knowing where to place fixtures, what type of fixtures, how many to choose, and selecting the right light bulbs are important considerations. But, where to you start?

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8. 5 Ideas for Creating Focal Points in Your Bathroom

Bathrooms may be the smallest rooms in your home, but they’re also the most used by both your family and your guests.  This is why bathroom remodels top the list of many homeowners’ wish lists. Designing small spaces can be challenging. Bathrooms in particular require a layout that maximizes functionality and careful selection of materials and finishes the best suit the owner’s preferences. Focal points are an important part of every renovation design, especially in bathrooms. They are the details that create visual interest and anchor points for your aesthetic choices.

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9. 10 Ways to Incorporate Your Signature Style into Your Bathroom Remodel

One of the top benefits of remodeling any space in your home is the ability to make it suit your individual style preferences.  When you purchase a resale property, there’s bound to be a room or two (and sometimes the whole house) that has finishes and fixtures that you just don’t like.  Even when you’ve lived in a home for 5-10 years you may find that your personal tastes have shifted over time and you now have the urge to make some updates. 

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10. Splurge-Worthy Selections for Your Bathroom Remodel

Picture your dream bathroom. What does it look like? Does it have a luxurious spa shower or a modern soaking tub? Maybe you envision a floating vanity with a gorgeous granite countertop. Does that vision fit into your budget?

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