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Trending on Remodelista: Everything You Need to Know About Bath Remodels

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Trending on Remodelista: Everything You Need to Know About Bath Remodels

February 1, 2019

For our annual Bath Remodel Week, the Remodelista editors compared tile prices, discovered the charms of slimline medicine cabinets, and debated where to splurge (towel warmer) and how to save (nix the clawfoot tub). Read on for our editors’ top tips:

N.B.: Featured image from Home at the Office: Designer Marianne Evennou’s Paris Work Quarters and Pied-à-Terre.

Average Cost of a Bath Remodel

 Ferns, succulents, and other moisture-loving plants hang from the existing ceiling joists in a bath. Explains London architect Simon Astridge, “The idea was to bring the outdoors in and make the space feel relaxing.” See more in Sky’s the Limit: 5 Indoor Plants for Rooms with High Ceilings. Photograph by Nicholas Worley, courtesy of Simon Astridge Architecture Workshop.
Above: Ferns, succulents, and other moisture-loving plants hang from the existing ceiling joists in a bath. Explains London architect Simon Astridge, “The idea was to bring the outdoors in and make the space feel relaxing.” See more in Sky’s the Limit: 5 Indoor Plants for Rooms with High Ceilings. Photograph by Nicholas Worley, courtesy of Simon Astridge Architecture Workshop.

The average cost of a bathroom remodel was $11,364 in 2016, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Top-of-the-line, tip-to-toe renovation? Up to $23,000. See more numbers in 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Renovating Your Bathroom.

Meet the Slim Medicine Cabinet

A medicine cabinet in the bathroom is the Slimline 550 Cabinet designed by Lincoln Rivers for Wireworks; £\196 at TwentyTwentyOne in the UK. You can also find it in the US for \$\273.99 at Wayfair.
Above: A medicine cabinet in the bathroom is the Slimline 550 Cabinet designed by Lincoln Rivers for Wireworks; £196 at TwentyTwentyOne in the UK. You can also find it in the US for $273.99 at Wayfair.

See more space-saving ideas in Steal This Look: A Compact Bath/Laundry in London, Budget Sources Included.

The Best Bath Towels Are…

A \100-percent cotton Fräjen Bath Towel is \$5.99 at Ikea.
Above: A 100-percent cotton Fräjen Bath Towel is $5.99 at Ikea.

…100 percent cotton. Read more in Bath Towels 101: What to Know Before You Buy and see the Remodelista editors’ top picks at 10 Easy Pieces: Basic White Bath Towels.

The Best Bath Remodel Splurge…

The Myson Ullswater Master Suite Electric Towel Warmer comes in Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel, Regal Brass, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, and White starting at \$\2,558.\25 at Quality Bath.
Above: The Myson Ullswater Master Suite Electric Towel Warmer comes in Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel, Regal Brass, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, and White starting at $2,558.25 at Quality Bath.

…is an electric towel warmer, advises Alexa. See her top picks in 10 Easy Pieces: Electric Towel Warmers.

Skip the Clawfoot Tub?

Photograph via Airbnb.
Above: Photograph via Airbnb.

Bathing in an open-air clawfoot bathtub is a lovely idea when you are on vacation…perhaps renting an eco studio on the slopes of Mt. Arthur, overlooking the village of Lilydale in Northern Tasmania (as shown Above). See The New Outdoor Bath: 10 Open-Air Tubs for Summer Soaks for more proof.

But at home, indoors, in your master bath? Read 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Clawfoot Bathtubs for guidance.

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