The Bathroom Remodel Shopping List

SHI Bathroom Remodel

Every remodel requires shopping. Depending on the specifics of your project, you may need to pick out new cabinets, flooring, countertops, handles, light fixtures, paint colors and more. For some, this is a wonderful and thrilling experience filled with endless possibilities. For others, shopping is a long and tedious chore. Ask your remodel contractor if he can suggest vendors that might make your experience more pleasant. Some design/build remodel companies may also be able to supply a designer to help with your shopping chores. Whatever your outlook, the shopping has got to be done, so try and do your best to embrace it!

Even more so than kitchens, the available fixtures for bathrooms seem endless. The finishes and colors alone are almost too many to remember, and it seems like a new one is introduced every year. While there are some basic fixtures that need to be installed during a bathroom remodel, the budget can end up going wild if proper preparation and research is not performed beforehand.

Take your time before the remodel to study your options, develop your budget and find fixtures you like that are in your ideal price range. To help you out, here’s a list of basic bathroom fixtures you’ll likely need as part of your bathroom remodel and a secondary list of optional bathroom fixtures (the bells and whistles).

Basic Bathroom Fixtures

  • Bathtub
  • Lighting
  • Medicine Chest/Medicine Cabinet
  • Mirrors
  • Shower Head
  • Shower Valve
  • Toilet
  • Towel Bars
  • TP Holder
  • Tub Valve
  • Vanity Faucet(s)
  • Vanity Sink(s)

Optional Bathroom Fixtures

  • Body Jets
  • Electronic Toilet Seats
  • Handheld Shower Head with hose and slide bar
  • Multiple Shower Heads and Diverters
  • Rain Shower Head
  • Remote Control Shower Fixtures
  • Robe Hooks
  • Steam Shower (steam generator)
  • Towel Rings
  • Wet Speakers

If you’re starting to itch for a bathroom remodel, keep these two lists close and get ready to put in some quality shopping time. Remember to always keep your budget firmly in mind before entering a large home improvement store or website. And don’t forget to ask your contractor his opinion – remember, if you’ve hired an experienced contractor who has built hundreds of custom bathrooms, he should be able to shed some light on how your choices and selections will impact your overall remodel project.