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Installations & Remodeling

Updating Your Bathroom

Showers, Bathtubs, Vanity, Sinks

Bathroom updates are a great way to add beauty, safety, and value to your home.  PHI3 Construction works with you, taking into account who uses each bathroom, how much traffic each will see in the course of a normal day, and what the requirements are for each bathroom.

General Tips Remodeling a Bathroom

Plan Ahead

Determine your budget, style preferences, and the changes you want to make to your bathroom. This will help you make informed decisions when selecting fixtures and materials.

Focus on functionality

Ensure that your new bathroom layout is practical and meets your daily needs. Consider installing features such as grab bars, a shower seat, or a built-in shelf or niche.

Update plumbing and electrical systems

If your bathroom is outdated, it may be necessary to upgrade pipes, fixtures, and wiring to bring everything up to code and increase safety.

Maximize storage

Bathrooms can often benefit from additional storage options. Consider installing built-in shelves, cabinets, or a medicine cabinet to keep the space organized.

Choose durable materials

Bathrooms are high-moisture environments, so choose materials that can withstand exposure to water and steam, such as tile, stone, and waterproof laminate.

Lighting is key

Good lighting is essential in a bathroom. Consider adding task lighting around mirrors and ambient lighting for a relaxing atmosphere.

Hire professionals

Remodeling a bathroom can be complex and time-consuming, so it's usually best to work with a licensed contractor who has experience in this type of work.

Remember, your bathroom should be a functional and aesthetically pleasing space, so don't be afraid to invest in quality materials and professional help.

Remodeling a Warm Space

We design, create, and remodel a warm space that will handle the use of daily life and will still look elegant at the end of the day.  Whether you are gutting and remodeling your Master Bath, updating a Jack and Jill, or need to improve the functionality of your Powder Room, PHI 3 will help you design what best fits your needs, budget, and design style.

What Styles are there for Bathrooms

There are several popular styles for bathroom design, including:


A traditional bathroom style often features classic elements like white subway tiles, pedestal sinks, and claw-foot tubs. This style often has a warm, elegant feel and is often characterized by its use of symmetrical lines and traditional fixtures.


Modern bathrooms are characterized by clean lines, minimalistic design, and a neutral color palette. Materials like glass, chrome, and stainless steel are commonly used in modern bathrooms to create a sleek, contemporary look.


An industrial bathroom style features exposed pipes, concrete or brick walls, and metal fixtures. This style often has a raw, unpolished feel that gives the bathroom a unique character.


A rustic bathroom style often incorporates natural materials like wood, stone, and brick to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Rustic bathrooms often feature distressed surfaces and a neutral color palette that evokes a cozy, cabin-like feel.


A beach or coastal bathroom style is inspired by the colors and textures of the sea and beach. This style often features soft blue and green hues, natural wood elements, and beach-themed accents like starfish, coral, and shells.


A spa bathroom style is designed to evoke the feeling of a luxury spa or resort. This style often features warm, neutral colors, natural stone tiles, and features like walk-in showers, soaking tubs, and rain showerheads.


An eclectic bathroom style is a combination of different design elements from a range of styles. This style often features an interesting mix of textures, colors, and patterns, and allows for a great deal of creativity and personal expression.

How long will it take to remodel my Bathroom

In general, a mid-range bathroom remodel can take several days to several weeks to complete, depending on the scope of the project and the availability of materials and schedules of the different trades. It's best to discuss a timeline with your contractor to get a more accurate idea of how long your specific project will take.

Scope of the Project

A basic refresh of a bathroom can take a few days, while a full gut renovation can take several weeks or more.

Size of the Bathroom:

The larger the bathroom, the more time it will take to remodel obviously.  Tile installation for example, will take longer when more tile is needed.

Availability of Materials

The time it takes to complete a bathroom remodel can be impacted by the availability of materials and fixtures. Some material selected could be special order items.

Number of workers

The number of workers involved in the project can impact the length of time it takes to complete the remodel.  Bathrooms are small spaces and work needs to coordinated properly.

Schedule of Workers

The schedule of the workers involved in the project can also impact the length of time it takes to complete the remodel. A project manager will help minimize downtime in your project.

How much will it cost me to remodel my Bathroom

As with any remodeling project, cost will vary greatly depending on size, materials selected, and how detailed the work will be.  Adding or removing walls or changing layout all can potentially raise costs. Some factors to consider are...

  • Size of the bathroom

    The larger the bathroom, the more it will cost to remodel.

  • Scope of Project

    The cost of a bathroom remodel can range from a few thousand dollars for a basic refresh to $20,000 or more for a full gut renovation.

  • Materials

    The cost of materials can vary widely depending on the type of materials used. Higher-end materials like marble, custom cabinetry, and high-end fixtures will increase the cost of the project.

  • Labor

    The cost of labor can vary depending on the location and the experience of the contractor. Hiring a professional contractor or remodeling company will typically cost more than doing the work yourself, but can help ensure that the project is completed on time and to a high standard.

  • Location

    The cost of living in your area can affect the cost of a bathroom remodel. In areas with a higher cost of living, remodeling costs will generally be higher.

A rough estimate for a mid-range bathroom remodel can be around $15,000 to $20,000, but this can vary widely based on the factors listed above. It's best to get several quotes from contractors to get a more accurate idea of the cost of your specific project.