Column: A master bedroom remake

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Renovating bathrooms continues to be one of the most effective home updates. (Submitted photo)

More questions from the desk of Randy Sorrell, proprietor of Surroundings, in the Indiana Design Center.

Q. We intend to remodel our master bathroom this winter but are having a difficult time visualizing the final product. Any suggestions? 

A.  This is a common thought. Fortunately, there are a variety of tools to help you imagine what your bathroom (or kitchen, lower level, patio, etc.) will look like. A great place to start is by touring a few of the suppliers to gather inspiration. We like Jack Laurie and Ferguson in the Indiana Design Center. The Tile Shop and Lee Supply have wonderful vignettes, too. Spend time on Houzz and Pinterest and you will likely discover a few bathrooms with very similar layouts as yours. From there, it’s pretty easy to imagine your new space!

However, the most powerful method of visualizing is with a 3-D design. It can really bring your space to life with the actual paint colors, tile and vanities that you hope to use.

Q. How long should we expect for the project to take?

A. Most master bathroom projects will require four to six weeks, especially with a tile shower and new floors.

Q. Can we use our existing mirror? It’s in great shape and is frameless.

A. Certainly, you can. The greater question is, should you? If everything else has been updated but the mirror, it could be a little obvious. We will often keep existing mirrors, the toilet and a few other items when the project is more of a facelift.

Renovating bathrooms continues to be one of the most effective home updates.

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