Feb 15, 2023

How To Take Your Bathroom Remodel Beyond The Basic

A bathroom remodel is often a project new homeowners tackle after closing on an older home.  This type of project can also benefit those that are opting to stay in their homes rather than move due to high interest rates.  Regardless of the reason for making updates to your home, the results yield higher property value and a customized space that feels like your own.  Use the ideas below and our bathroom remodel for beginners guide to get started on your home renovation project.

Get Creative With Your Bathroom’s Color Palette

Over the past few years, neutrals have been popular in bathrooms, like shades of gray, brown, and beige.  More recently, we’re seeing those all gray and white themes on the way out, with earthy, warm tones on their way in.  Modern bathroom color ideas you should consider include sandy beiges, warm ochres, and dusky browns.  It’s a good idea to incorporate unique nature-inspired colors together to create a trendy, pleasant environment.  Another bathroom color approach is to choose one hue, but used a variation of saturations to build a monochrome palette.

brown and beige bathroom


When Considering Bathroom Color Ideas, Don’t Forget About:

  • Vanities
  • Medicine cabinets
  • Furniture hardware
  • Towels and rugs
  • Artwork and decor
  • Shower curtains

These components all work together with the bathroom paint colors to create a custom palette that represents your taste.


Choose A Bathroom Friendly Flooring Material: Vinyl, Epoxy, Tile

A bathroom’s flooring component is a major part of its overall aesthetics.  This makes it important to consider all your options when making bathroom updates.

Because your bathroom flooring system is bound to get wet, wood is never a good option because water will warp it and cause permanent damage.  To achieve a woodgrain look, opt for waterproof vinyl floors.  Not only are they cost effective, they are easy to maintain.  Sheet vinyl flooring can also create a custom appearance for those on a budget.

brown and cream bathroom

Another bathroom floor material that’s both durable and sophisticated is epoxy.  This bathroom flooring achieves the look of marble without the steep price tag.

Ceramic tile is another appealing bathroom flooring option, as it’s easy to customize and holds up well against water.  The most embraced tile types are geometric, herringbone, marblelike, and mosaic.  Larger tile sizes are more in demand than smaller ones.  Warm tones are currently more sought-after than cooler ones.

Remodeled Bathroom

Upgrade Your Shower With Modern Bathroom Plumbing & Hardware

When it comes to plumbing, your options are endless.  Showers can come with several showerheads that can even have speakers integrated into them.  Shower walls can include built-in storage and flip-down seating, like that found in the Kohler Choreograph Shower.

Safety should also be top of mind when considering bathroom plumbing options.  This is especially true for multi-generational households and those looking to age in place.  Options can include:

  • Grab bars
  • Curbless showers
  • Scald guards
  • Shower stools

pink bathroom

A major component of bathroom plumbing is hardware selection.  Popular trends include softened metallics like brushed or champagne gold.  These tones add a warming contrast to the starkness of a tiled bathroom.  And for those on a budget, shiny chrome can be an attractive bathroom hardware choice. Stainless steel and stain nickel continue to be popular choices for sinks and showers over the years.

Bonus Read: Bathroom Sink Style Guide

Increase Your Bathroom Storage Space With Vanities

Selecting the best vanity for your bathroom means paying attention to customization.  After all, it houses your personal care products, toiletries, and grooming supplies.  Bathroom storage space is not an area to skimp on.


A common vanity complaint is that the plumbing often restricts the amount of storage.  Opting for a bathroom vanity made by a plumbing manufacturer, like Kohler has its advantages.  Homeowners can choose their hardware, size, finish, and storage options.  The perk is that the vanity is made to work with the plumbing.

Vanities are a great place to add a splash of color to the bathroom.  Earthy greens have become the new neutral, as they play well with an array of shades including white, cream, black, and natural wood.  Gray continues to be a popular vanity color.  Trends are shifting more towards warm hues, such as greige, over cool tones.  Bear in mind that you should consider how much light your bathroom windows emit (or if you don’t get any natural light in your bathroom at all) when choosing the color of your vanity projects.


Final Advice For Your Bathroom Remodel

A successful bathroom renovation takes careful planning.  Homeowners should make bathroom updates that are both attractive and functional so they’re happy for years to come.  This requires the careful planning of materials, budgets, and timelines.

green and brown bathroom

When choosing a bathroom remodeling contractor, be sure to read their online reviews.  Speaking with the contractor’s references and past customers can also shed light on the caliber of work they perform.  Be sure to request photos of their past bathroom renovation projects.  Getting three bathroom remodeling estimates ensures you are making an informed decision and working with the best possible contractor. Contact us today to see how Lindus Construction can help you plan and build a bathroom that’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Our Bathroom Renovation Projects:

Five Star Bathroom Reviews:

"Having heard the horror stories about hiring contractors, I have had only great experiences with Lindus.  Over the last 5 years, they have completed three projects for me (porch/deck renovation, bathroom upgrade, and LeafGuard® Gutters).  In all the projects, their handiwork truly transformed our home.  In all such cases, the work was done to my and my family’s satisfaction.  When I want any other project performed, I would have no hesitation in again hiring Lindus."

Rick U.
Maplewood, MN
December 19, 2023

"Lindus Construction completed a full remodel on our main bathroom. They put in a new tub/shower system, new flooring, vanity, trim, lighting and figures including plumbing and electrical.  Everyone we dealt with was kind, friendly, professional and knowledgeable. We highly recommend Lindus Construction for your remodeling needs. I know we will have more projects for them in the future."

Ken M.
Cottage Grove, MN
November 22, 2023

"They demoed the old bathroom, replaced sheetrock, installed a prefab walk-in shower surround, shelves and grab bars, installed a new vanity and medicine cabinet with framing.  These gentlemen know their business, took care to ensure that I was included in decisions, and maintained a clean, organized work space. I am very pleased with their work. It's a beautiful space!"

Michele B.
Maple Plain, MN
March 22, 2023

"We love the bathroom/mudroom.  We're very happy with how the project turned out."

Celine C.
St. Paul, MN
February 2, 2023

"Service and work were excellent; thank you!"

Ron B.
Burnsville, MN
January 19, 2023

"We have had them do work at our home before and at my parents' house. They did great work!"

Sue R.
St. Croix Falls, WI
January 3, 2023
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