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Master Bathroom Checklist

When planning a master bathroom renovation or designing a new master bathroom, having a checklist can be extremely helpful to ensure that you include all the essential elements and features you want. Here's a comprehensive master bathroom checklist to guide you:

Layout and Design:

  1. Determine the overall layout and floor plan.

  2. Consider the placement of fixtures, such as the toilet, bathtub, shower, and vanity.

  3. Decide on the style and aesthetics of the bathroom, such as contemporary, traditional, or transitional.

  4. Choose a color scheme and materials for walls, floors, and fixtures.

Fixtures and Features: 5. Toilet: Select a toilet with the desired style and features (e.g., water-saving, comfort height).

  1. Bathtub: Decide on a bathtub type (e.g., freestanding, built-in) and material (e.g., acrylic, cast iron).

  2. Shower: Choose a shower style (e.g., walk-in, enclosed) and consider features like multiple shower heads, a built-in bench, and steam capabilities.

  3. Vanity: Select a vanity with the right size and storage options. Decide between single or double sinks.

  4. Sink and Faucets: Choose sinks and faucets that complement your bathroom's style and provide functionality.

  5. Countertop: Decide on a countertop material (e.g., quartz, marble, granite) that suits your needs and aesthetics.

  6. Lighting: Plan for ambient, task, and accent lighting, including vanity lighting and fixtures.

  7. Mirrors: Select mirrors that fit the vanity area and enhance the bathroom's design.

  8. Storage: Include storage solutions such as cabinets, drawers, shelves, and a linen closet.

  9. Flooring: Choose a durable and water-resistant flooring material (e.g., tile, luxury vinyl, hardwood).

  10. Ventilation: Ensure proper ventilation with an exhaust fan or a window.

Accessories and Details: 16. Towel Bars and Hooks: Install towel bars, hooks, and other accessories for convenience.

  1. Shower Niche or Caddy: Include a niche or caddy for storing toiletries in the shower.

  2. Toilet Paper Holder: Choose a suitable toilet paper holder and its placement.

  3. Shower Door or Curtain: Decide on a shower door or curtain for your shower enclosure.

  4. Hardware: Select cabinet knobs, pulls, and handles that match your bathroom's design.

  5. Bathroom Decor: Add decorative elements like artwork, plants, or decorative shelving.

  6. Safety Features: Consider safety features such as grab bars and non-slip flooring.

Plumbing and Electrical: 23. Plumbing Fixtures: Plan the plumbing layout and connections for fixtures.

  1. Electrical Outlets: Ensure there are enough electrical outlets, including GFCI outlets, for lighting, appliances, and devices.

  2. Exhaust Fan: Install an exhaust fan for proper ventilation and moisture control.

  3. Wiring for Lighting: Plan the wiring for lighting fixtures, switches, and dimmers.

Extras: 27. Radiant Floor Heating: Consider adding radiant floor heating for comfort.

  1. Smart Home Integration: Explore options for smart thermostats, lighting, and voice-activated controls.

  2. TV or Entertainment: Decide if you want to include a TV or entertainment system.

Permits and Regulations: 30. Check local building codes and obtain necessary permits for your renovation.

This checklist should serve as a comprehensive guide to help you plan and design your master bathroom. Customize it according to your specific preferences, needs, and budget to create a space that meets your expectations and provides the comfort and functionality you desire.

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