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Bathroom Resolution No. 1: I will give myself enough leg room
Separate toilet rooms are highly sought after in new homes, as they add an element of privacy to a shared bath. The problem is, some builders don't factor in enough room in front of the toilet. You don't want to have to move your knees to close the door, or bump your feet into another fixture when you sit in your water closet.
Bathroom Resolution No. 2: I will update my floors wisely
There was a time when a polished marble floor in a bathroom was a hot luxury look. In my opinion, they're a broken hip waiting to happen. Slip-resistant tiles are a much better solution for a floor you often step on with wet feet.
Bathroom Resolution No. 3: I will kick my heavy-metal habit
If you're updating your bathroom, go frameless. It's a cleaner, crisper look that lets your shower tile be the star.
Bathroom Resolution No. 5: I will take matters into my own hands next year
A handshower is a real boon to any shower, but especiallly for accident-prone sports enthusiasts and seniors. It is best positioned within reach of your shower bench for total accessibility.
Bathroom Resolution No. 7: I will start thinking "straight" next year.
This isn't a slam on anyone's preferences or thought processes! But straight-style linear drains are the best shower innovation to come along in years, and it's crazy not to consider including one when updating your shower.
They're available in numerous metal finishes, as shown here, or in tile-ready format (you barely see these at all). In addition to enhancing the style of your shower, they can also improve its safety and add flexibility in drain placement.
Bathroom Resolution No. 8 : I'm getting off the stair master next year
For a number of years, tubs in master suites were treated like royalty and installed on high with regal stairs leading up to them ... sometimes marble stairs to enhance the regal effect.
I can't think of a worse idea for exiting a tub with wet feet. Ditch the stairs in your bathroom remodel in favor of a tub edge where you can sit and swivel. It's far safer, and better-looking, too.