If you can take the stall up to 5-by-7-feet, you may also be able to do away with the door, since the showerhead(s) can be directed in a way that the spray doesn’t reach beyond the shower area (an L-shaped design is helpful).
This will eliminate a sizable expense, especially if you were planning on a frameless door, which can be pricey.
Provide adequate ventilation and light Moisture not only breeds mold and mildew, it can take a toll on finishes and painted surfaces. Guidelines from the National Kitchen and Bath Association call for a ducted system that’s at least 50 cubic feet per minute, though you may need twice as much ventilation if the space is larger than 100 square feet or if you plan to install a steam shower.
When it comes to the countertop, granite and quartz have migrated from the kitchen into the bathroom, where they deliver the same durability and visual interest.
Laminate and solid surface are still popular as well, and can be cost-effective options, though both scratch easily. Splurge on the shower The empire of the Roman tub is officially over.
Choosing a faucet with an aerator can reduce the water flow in your bathroom sink by 30 percent or more.
Make room on the vanity Since grooming is the main task at the vanity, it’s important to have plenty of surface area to put things down.
Our tests have found many Water Sense winners, including low-flow showerheads that deliver a satisfying pulse while meeting the flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute.