Decisions, Decisions; Bathroom remodel choices

Glass shower doors with custom tiled shower walls

Some people have no problem making decisions on their bathroom remodel. But others struggle with this, fearful of selecting the wrong faucet or countertop material and only finding out after the fact that it just does not work for them!

Here is a collection of comments from people who have had their bathrooms remodeled and what they felt were their best and worst decisions:

Best Decisions:

  • Loved the Moen shower valve; inexpensive and works great.
  • Love the thermobalance shower control; it keeps the shower from changing temperature and pressure during a shower.
  • Glad we chose the radiant floor system for warm floors, with a thermostatic timer.
  • Installed a hand-held shower head on a slide bar in addition to the overhead rain shower head.
  • Installing a glass shelf between sink and medicine cabinet.
  • Splurging on marble mosaic floor tile.
  • Love the steam shower we had installed!
  • Glad we went with frameless glass French doors in the shower.
  • Using a pedestal sink in my small master bath to give it a bigger look.
  • Selecting neutral toned tiles and accenting with paint and accessories.
  • My favorite thing is the Runtal Towel Warmers. My towels are always dry and warm!
  • Love the air jet tub.
  • Toto washlet toilet
  • Installing electrical inside cabinets so hair dryer and electric toothbrush aren’t on the counter.
  • Having a shampoo shelf in the shower hidden by the half-wall, instead of shampoo niches.
  • Radiant in-floor heating (there were a lot of “likes” for this option)
  • Seat in the shower (sloped slightly to allow draining)
  • Custom-built, frameless shower door
  • Higher than normal countertop so I don’t need to bend over very much.

Wish I hadn’t done that:

  • Wish I hadn’t installed black granite on the countertop. My cat love it and he sheds a lot and occasionally spits up n it. Hard to keep clean.
  • Didn’t specify caulk instead of the grout in corners.
  • Only installed 2 corner shelves – wish I had 3
  • Wish I had higher quality beadboard for wainscot
  • Didn’t gut the bath – wish I had
  • Wish I’d installed a second niche; wife claimed the one, and I have to put my shampoo bottles on the floor.
  • Wish I’d installed a radiant heated floor.

What about you? Do you have “best decisions” and “wish I hadn’t done that” remodel experiences?

Tub/shower with custom tile and curved shower rod

Tub/shower with custom tile and curved shower rod

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