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Bath Remodel

The same remodeling trend that has turned kitchens into living rooms is transforming bathrooms into spas. Nearly 30 percent of the 121 million adults who recently completed a home-improvement project were involved in a bathroom remodel.

Bath-RemodelYet bathroom makeovers are among the toughest to get right. Locating everything efficiently and making it stylish and safe is a lot to ask of the roughly 50 square feet that now define the average bathroom. For some, the solution is enlarging the space to make room for a whirlpool, separate shower, and two sinks. But even then, it’s easy to try to cram in too many amenities. If you’re like most remodelers, you’ll have to reconcile the luxury you want with what your budget allows.

Fortunately, manufacturers are making lavish bathrooms more attainable with lower-priced whirlpools, glass sinks, and other high-end fixtures. American Standard, Kohler, and other well-known brands are also pushing coordinated bathroom “suites” designed to make it easier to match the sink with the faucets and towel bars