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Let’s face it; bathroom renovations can be stressful and confusing. For most people, investing in a bathroom remodel is a way to boost the overall property value and add a personal touch to the space. This is a sizeable investment and it only makes sense if you are well prepared before diving in.

If you’ve decided to remodel your home, the first thing you should do is figure out how to get it done right. Every successful bathroom remodel requires planning. You will need some skilled labour to bring your vision to life so don’t go for a complete DIY. There are tasks that you may be able to pull off yourself whereas others will need to be done by an experienced tradesman. You just need to understand what that looks like.

IRead below and you'll find some dos and don’ts of bathroom remodeling. We hope this will give you some basic information to succeed in your next project

Bathroom Renovations

 Do's and Don't of Bathroom Remodelling

It’s quite important to know how much you can spend on your new bathroom remodel. Having a realistic budget from the beginning will ensure the project doesn’t come to a stop because of financial hurdles. Look at your finances then work with an expert to advise on the kind of renovation that will be most feasible for you.


Don't   Under budget
DO Start With a Design Plan

Have you seen any inspiring bathroom design that you’d like to mimic? Start from there. It’s really important to get a proper understanding of what you want the final product to look like. There are websites that offer free design ideas for modern bathrooms.

If you weren’t sure of your personal style, online research would be a good place to start. Remember you don’t have to copy one type of design exactly the way it is. Pick something you like and then select the elements that are most appealing to you. You can create a mood board that contains every style you’d like to incorporate in your new bathroom and then work with an expert to put it all together.


One mistake that many people make when remodeling the bathroom is choosing high-end elements with dramatic finishes only to regret later. Some design features run out of style very quickly. It’s best to choose neutral finishes for those high-end elements in your bathroom like the tile flowing and shower design. Bathroom design trends come and go so it’s important to choose something that doesn’t need to be altered after a few hours especially if you’ll be spending so much money having it installed in the first place.

Incorporating neutral elements in your bathroom doesn’t have to mean that your overall design will be boring. There are ways to bring out your personality into the space without having to change critical fixtures or going for unusual finishes on high-end elements. You can play around with accessories that are easier to replace over time. Adding a visually striking element like bold paint, a mirror or floor coverings would be a better approach to bring out your personality.

DO Opt for Neutral Elements
Don't Forget About the Bathroom Vanity

The bathroom vanity is one key feature that you can use to make a big statement. This is one element everyone will notice immediately they walk into your bathroom. There are lots of options to choose from when it comes to vanity designs. From vanities that come with double sinks, large mirrors and lots of storage, you’ll need to make a good decision based on the space available as well as your budget. A good vanity should add visual interest to the space. Go for neutral designs that you can quickly change up whenever you feel to freshen up the look of the bathroom.

Bathroom renovations can be a daunting experience but there’s nothing more satisfying to know that you did your best before and during the process. 

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DO Invest in a Good Shower

One popular bathroom feature that today’s homebuyers are keen on is the shower. Investing in a luxurious shower is going to be a worthwhile endeavor in your next renovation. A good shower can transform the bathing experience in ways you never imagined possible. Think of multiple showerheads, heated flows, and more features. Bathtubs aren’t used as often as showers because of all the effort it takes to clean. You may want to skip this expense and go for a good shower instead. It all depends on what your personal preference is.

Don't Skip Storage 

Storage is key in the bathroom. Whether you’re looking to store some extra toiletries or guest towels, this storage will come in handy when you need to have these items on hand. If you have adequate space in your bathroom, consider investing in proper in-built shelving or an extra closet. If your space is smaller, there are so many other storage alternatives to consider. Just make sure storage is not an afterthought in your remodeling project. Think it through early in the process because it’s going to be worth the effort and expense.


First and foremost, the bathroom must a functional space – but that doesn’t mean it can’t have beautiful style and design. 

As the first room you use when you wake up and the last one you use before going to bed, it makes sense to have a design that suits your needs and sense of style. Whether you are looking to make your personal oasis with waterfall shower fixtures, or Jacuzzis, or whether you’re looking to create a more accessible environment with a walk in tub or shower, Northern Son can bring make it a reality.

We can conduct any repairs or modifications that might be needed to accommodate your remodel. We’ll install cabinets, countertops, flooring and tile as well as paint, patch and texture walls.

We Specialize In Bathroom Renovations









Competitive Prices

Although it is usually the smallest room in your home, renovations can get pricey because they often entail, not only cosmetic changes but often also plumbing and electrical work. At Northern Son, we strive to give you the most competitive rates, so that you don’t have to compromise on your vision.

For most people, investing in a bathroom remodel is a way to boost the overall property value and add a personal touch to the space. This is a sizeable investment and it only makes sense if you are well prepared before diving in.

In Home Consultations

If you’re ready to get started on your new design, we invite you to contact us for a free, no-obligation in-home consultation. If you already have a design in mind, our we will work with you to show you how that design can become a reality. If you’re not sure exactly what you want, we can help you come up with a remodelling plan that is both suited to your tastes and provides the functionality that you require.

Why Choose Northern Son

If quality, courteous service mean just as much to you as expert workmanship, then you owe it yourself to give us a call. Not only are we best at bathrooms in Sault Ste Marie, but we are completely committed to doing everything we can to ensure your satisfaction. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Making Your Bathroom Renovation Dream A Reality

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