Where to Start When Remodeling a Bathroom

Feb 03, 2020

Bathroom RemodelsDreaming about a bathroom remodel is a pleasant pastime. Actually planning the project, however, feels more like a monumental undertaking. With so much to consider and organize, you may find yourself losing track of the restful retreat you envisioned as you grapple with the nitty-gritty details that go into managing the project.

Bath Planet of Tampa has completed countless bathroom remodels, and we’ve seen the frustrations that can accompany them. In order to make your experience as stress-free as possible, we put together a guide that you can use as you determine where to start when remodeling your bathroom.

Step One: Determining Budget & Timeline

In order to ensure your bathroom remodel goes smoothly, begin your project by conducting some research. Find out:

  • The average cost for a high-end, mid-level, and budget-friendly bathroom remodel in your area
  • Which upgrades you can get for each price point
  • A realistic timeline for a full and partial remodel

As you research, remember that you don’t necessarily need to invest in a complete bathroom tear out in order to create the room of your dreams. Oftentimes, you can turn a drab bathroom into a serene retreat by simply having a contractor swap out the bathing fixture for a modern one. In addition to costing you less, this kind of project can be completed quicker, allowing you to relax in your new bathroom as soon as possible.

Step Two: Finding a Contractor

Even the most experienced DIYers find bathroom remodels to be challenging, which is why you should seriously consider finding a reputable contractor for your project. Look for someone who possesses plenty of experience, a good reputation in the community, and partnerships with recognized manufacturers. These contractors won’t be afraid to stand behind their work with warranties on their products, providing you with security and peace of mind.

Step Three: Choosing the Fixtures

The bathing fixture in your bathroom will determine how you use the space, whether that involves a refreshing morning shower or a long soak to unwind at the end of the day. As one of the largest and most visible elements of your bathroom, a new tub or shower will also play an important role in establishing a fresh look. During a bathroom remodel, most homeowners will choose one of four updates for their bathing fixtures:


Thanks to low-profile thresholds, most showers tend to make a bathroom appear larger than it is. Incorporating glass walls or doors into the design only enhances this quality while also creating a sleek, modern bathing fixture. Showers tend to be highly functional bathroom upgrades, since most people use them on a daily basis.


While bathtubs are perfect for small children or pets in need of bathing, they can also function as luxurious relaxation spaces. If you want to turn your bathroom into a true retreat, look for a deep tub that provides ample space for you to recline as you enjoy a warm bath.


Maybe you would like a place to soak in your bathroom. Perhaps you want to get rid of a tub that you never use. A tub-to-shower or shower-to-tub conversion serves as the perfect opportunity to create a bathing space that you will enjoy using on a daily basis.

Walk-In Tubs

For those with limited mobility, a walk-in tub makes for the perfect bathing fixture. Grab bars and a non-slip floor dramatically reduce the risk of dangerous falls, while ergonomic seating allows for comfort during a bath.

After you choose your bathing fixture, you can select additional upgrades like cabinetry, flooring, and wall materials. Or, you can end your bathroom remodeling project with a new bath or shower in your upgraded enclosure.

Get Started Today!

Don’t stress about your bathroom remodeling project. Instead, let Bath Planet of Tampa help update your space. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services.


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Kelley was our installer and he did an excellent job. Everyone from sales trailer at the Home Show, the salesman, the scheduler and the installer were all very professional and helpful. Very happy with the work and will definitely recommend you in the future. No more tub!
The quality of the glass shower was way above expectations. I had never seen a shower this good or well made. It has a barn door principle. We love our new bathroom. They did everything. We bought tiles and a new vanity which they installed. We really loved that and they did a wonderful job.
Very happy with my experience! Extremely professional and the project was done ahead of schedule!
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