7 Upgrades for a Basic Bath

Boring bath? Make basic even better with these easy and affordable DIY makeover ideas.

View Video

Soothing Color Schemes

The right color palette has the ability to inspire tranquility. Transform your bathroom into a spa-worthy sanctuary with our favorite calming color schemes.

View Slideshow

Walk-In Shower Ideas

Find ideas to create a gorgeous walk-in shower in your bathroom.

View Slideshow

Easy Bathroom Vanity Upgrades

Turn a plain-Jane vanity into a custom creation with a few eye-catching add-ons.

View Video

Rustic Bathroom Ideas

Rough surfaces, natural nuances, and weathered patinas combine with polished finishes and fashionable fittings in these 18 rustic bathrooms that are sure to inspire.

View Slideshow

Black and White Designs

Black and white bathrooms don't have to be boring, and these creative designs are here to prove it. Gain inspiration for your neutral space, no matter the size or style.

View Slideshow

Stunning Walk-In Showers

Find design inspiration in 15 walk-in showers that beautifully stretch a small bathroom's footprint, increase its functionality, and amplify its good looks.

View Slideshow
Popular in Bathrooms

3 Basic Bathroom Layouts

Explore remodeling one-, two-, and three-wall bathroom layouts.

When placing fixtures in your bathroom layout, think about how they're used and in what order. The sink, for example, should be positioned closest to the door, because it's the last stop in most bathroom routines. Having to squeeze by other fixtures on your way in and out the door can be inconvenient. The toilet, tub, and/or shower can be farther from the door and enclosed in separate compartments for greater privacy, if you wish.

How many "wet walls," or walls that contain plumbing pipes, will there be in your bathroom? The fewer wet walls you have, the less costly your plumbing bill will be.

One-Wall Layout

One-wall designs are the simplest and require the fewest plumbing fittings. That makes them the most inexpensive. Keep in mind, however, that design possibilities are limited with a one-wall layout, and floor space may not be used efficiently.

Two-Wall Layout

A design with plumbing in two walls offers more floor area and storage space around the sink. In a smaller bathroom, especially, it may be worth the extra cost.

Three-Wall Layout

These designs offer the greatest flexibility, but they require more complex and expensive plumbing, as well as more floor space.

close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...