2009 Idea Home: Chicago Remodel
Idea Home: The homeowners made a list of must-haves for their new master bath, but as they fine-tuned floor plans, they realized there wasn't room for both a shower and a bathtub without giving up the separated double vanity areas and roomy shower that they really wanted. The compromise: We built a large, luxurious shower here, and installed a whirlpool tub in the upstairs guest bathroom.
Your home: Reconsider your budget. One of the most expensive parts of a remodel can be moving plumbing. Weigh necessities. Can you keep existing fixtures or faucets where they are? Can you incorporate existing tile? Do you shower more than bathe, or vice versa? Would a second sink solve traffic problems? Is a separate water closet a priority?