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From the outside, bathrooms may not seem that exciting. However, these are spaces we use on a daily basis for some of the most personal and private activities, from bathing and showering to getting ready for the day and winding down at night. It’s natural to want your bathroom to be as relaxing, comfortable, and functional as possible.

For some, that means completing a few cosmetic upgrades and renovations to bring your bathroom up to date. On the other hand, if you desire a more luxurious space, you can choose a full remodel that includes upscale materials and the latest technology. Regardless of your vision, our team at Black Dog Homes is available to help bring it to fruition with our bathroom remodeling services and refined design-build process.

What is Included in a Bathroom Remodel?

There is no one way to remodel a bathroom. Ultimately, it comes down to your particular priorities and project goals. After having used a space for several years, you likely have a list of ways it could be improved or new features you desire. That’s the beauty of a custom remodeling project: You can tailor the scope of work and specific tasks involved to accomplish your unique goals based on your specific budget. To help you get started, here is a look at some of the bathroom components commonly replaced or installed during a remodel:

1. Bathroom Vanity and Cabinets

Your bathroom cabinetry is one of the major components to consider replacing. A smaller bathroom may simply have a vanity with an integrated sink, while larger bathrooms could include built-in cabinetry for storage and decoration. You have a choice among a variety of sizes, styles, and materials for your vanity, including what is used for the countertop. Stock cabinetry is more cost-effective than semi-custom or custom cabinetry, but it won’t provide the same elegance or luxury to your bathroom.

2. Bathtub and/or Shower

Along with cabinetry, your bathroom shower and bathtub are the other most important components. Both of them come in a range of styles. There are sophisticated walk-in showers with a frameless door and tile surround, extravagant waterfall showers, and corner enclosure showers, to name a few. Depending on your budget, you may choose to leave your shower where it is and simply modernize the component or add completely new infrastructure. A bathtub-shower combo is a good fit for a smaller bathroom with limited space. If you want to take your master bathroom to the next level, nothing says luxury like a stylish freestanding tub.

3. Bathroom Flooring

Bathroom flooring is another area where you have the latitude to choose a style, color, and material that fits within your budget and overall design aesthetic. Tile still remains the most popular choice for a bathroom remodel, but even that comes in ceramic, porcelain, glass, and natural stone. Hardwood or engineered hardwood, as well as vinyl, are other viable options that are both durable and attractive. For an industrial look, consider concrete, while bamboo flooring is an eco-friendly choice that fits well into a spa-inspired bathroom.

4. Bathroom Sink

Typically, your sink is installed directly into your bathroom vanity, which is referred to as the drop-in style. If you’re replacing your cabinetry, you’ll want to think about upgrading your bathroom sink. However, pedestal sinks are also popular, along with floating or wall-mounted structures. In addition to the fixture itself, you also will need to decide what type of new faucet to install. The price of these components will vary based on the manufacturer, material, and style, as well as special features like motion sensors.

5. Bathroom Lighting

The lighting in your bathroom is a critical part of creating a certain ambiance. There are countless types of bathroom lighting fixtures you can choose from. They encompass both general lighting and task lighting that can go over your vanity or bathtub. You can find the size and shape that works in your bathroom space, as well as the right finish to complement the rest of your other design elements.

6. Other Fixtures, Features, and Finishes

Along with your major bathroom components, there are a variety of other items often addressed in a bathroom remodel. That ranges from door handles and towel racks to your mirror and wall treatment, whether that involves tile, wallpaper or paint. These features may seem minor, but together, they play a big role in creating a warm, welcoming, and comfortable bathroom.

Cost of a Bathroom Remodel in the Western Suburbs

The cost to remodel a bathroom in the West Suburbs of the Twin Cities depends on several factors, including the size of the space and the scope of work. Renovating a simple half-bathroom is a significantly less complex and time-consuming project than redoing the upscale bathroom in your master suite.

It also depends on whether you plan to stick with the existing layout and placement of your main components—such as your cabinetry, sink, and bathtub—or if you want to completely reconfigure the space. Another factor that influences bathroom renovation costs is the type and quality of materials and products you select for the project. Once you’ve finished working with us to design your bathroom remodeling plans, make selections, and order materials, we can provide you with a more accurate budget.

The Design-Build Remodeling Process

The true value of a bathroom remodel lies in how the project is designed and executed. With the amount of time and money that gets invested into upgrading your bathroom, you want to make sure you have all the pieces in place for a smooth, efficient process.

At Black Dog Homes, we can offer complete design-build services to help with each aspect of your bathroom project, from refining your vision and putting it down on paper to permitting and physically remodeling your space at the job site. Having a single team by your side from start to finish helps improve communication, consistency, and collaboration for a more streamlined and cost-effective process.

Remodeling Services for Your Bathroom
If you have a bathroom at your home in the Twin Cities that is not functioning properly or has simply grown old, outdated, and unstylish, Black Dog Homes can help. We provide comprehensive remodeling services to transform your bathroom from a space you have to use every day to a space you want to use because it both serves its practical purpose well and provides the pleasant, relaxing atmosphere you desire.