Renovation Checklist: 10 Must-Have Features Your Bathroom Should Have

Are you planning on renovating your bathroom? Learn about the ten must-have features that will make your bathroom your new favorite room.


A bathroom renovation can be a very exciting and fulfilling project for homeowners. If this is the case for you, you probably already have a vision for what your dream bathroom will look like. Nevertheless, when it comes to doing a bathroom remodel, it is crucial to consider not only the aesthetics but also the functionality of your project. 

Keep on reading to learn about ten must-have features every bathroom should have: 

#1 Plumbing Fixtures

When it comes to remodeled bathrooms, even the smallest details can make a huge difference. For example, improving plumbing fixtures can be a game-changer for both the aesthetics and functionality of your bathroom.

We recommend changing all the fixtures so that they match each other and fit in with your new bathroom’s style. This would include changing the fixtures for your shower, toilet, and sink.

#2 Eco-friendly Bathroom Features

Nowadays, there’s a huge market trend towards eco-friendly homes. Even if going green is not your priority, these features can help you save money. More importantly, now that the green market has grown, there are plenty of budget-friendly options, such as: 

  • Low-flow toilets and showerheads
  • Energy-efficient lights
  • Low-VOC paints
  • Countertops made of recycled glass

#3 Safety Features

Even if you don’t have a senior living at home, you can benefit from having certain safety features in your bathroom. Plus, in the long term, these features can increase the value of your home. Here are some examples of safety features to include in your bathroom:

  • Grab bars
  • Handheld showerheads
  • Walk-in tubs

#4 Storage Features

One key element of your bathroom is storage. When planning for bathroom storage, we strongly recommend choosing shelves and cabinets that are easy to reach and don’t take too much space in your bathroom. If your bathroom is small, you may want to purchase a made-to-order cabinet that fits the available space in your bathroom. 

#5 Adequate Lighting

There’s no point in remodeling a room if you cannot use it properly because the lighting is bad. Therefore, functional and comforting lighting should be a priority in your remodeling checklist. We recommend having as much natural light as possible in your bathroom. For artificial lighting, always make sure to have enough around the mirrors. 

#6 Ventilation

Poor bathroom ventilation can lead to dampness and mold growth, which can be harmful to your health. A quality fan installed in the proper place will help you improve the ventilation in your bathroom. 

#7 Waterproof Floors

You can choose whatever floor suits your bathroom’s style as long as it is waterproof. Some examples of materials that make durable and slip-resistant flooring include:

  • Ceramic
  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Stained cement
  • Vinyl tiles

#8 Accessories

Accessories are an opportunity to reflect your style into your bathroom. Also, they will help you create an atmosphere where you will feel happy. Some must-have accessories include washcloths, towels, mirrors, bath mats, and towel holders and racks. 

#9 Heated Floors

If you are investing in remodeling your bathroom to have a spa experience at home, then heated floors are a must-have. We assure you that heated floors will be worth the investment once you no longer have to step onto the cold tiles during winter.  

#10 The Luxury Element

If your budget allows it, adding at least one luxury element can turn your bathroom into your new favorite space. Depending on your preferences, you may want to include a TV, a jetted tub, a sitting area, or even a walk-in closet. 

Are you ready to start your bathroom renovation? At Eakman Construction, we can help! We have plenty of experience in all kinds of home renovations and reparations. To learn more about our services, please call today at 206-972-2275. We are here to help!