Bathroom Renovation Design


Bathrooms are rooms of ritual and relaxation. It’s where we prepare ourselves to face the day, and where we come to unwind when it’s all over.

We tend to take modern luxuries like a working bathroom for granted, to the point where the magic that happens in a bathroom is barely noticeable any more; water flows our from pipes hidden inside walls with the push of a lever, the temperature easily being adjusted to our preference, and then drains away with even less effort.  The fact that we barely notice how incredible this all is, is a testament to the power of design engineering, which aims to continuously reduce the effort needed for day to day living so that we can focus our minds on higher level thinking.



A beautifully designed bathroom can contribute to more enjoyable mornings and more relaxing evenings.  Smart space planning can make your routines faster and contribute to a sense of peace, by discreetly and conveniently accommodating your tools and supplies so the room remains uncluttered and serene. Surfaces technologies are continuously being developed to have anti-microbial and anti-spotting coatings making cleaning a breeze. In terms of luxury bathroom technology, it’s possible to floors that heat up at a scheduled time, hot water on demand, preset shower temperatures, heated towels, mirrors that defog, and voice activated speakers to listen to your favourite music or podcasts. You can even pamper yourself and the environment by installing a bidet or bidet seat that gently washes and dries you, nearly eliminating the need for toilet paper. Evidently a high-end bathroom can easily become one of the most complicated rooms in the house to design and build because there are so many individual elements that need to fit together seamlessly, and because there is a lot of plumbing and electricity involved.  Any changes to plumbing locations must be reviewed by an engineer and require a building permit, therefore developing a set of plans for a new or modified bathroom layout requires professional design services.

As Interior Design professionals, we are trained to think very deeply about how a space is used, finished and how it all goes together.  We are continuously learning about the wide array of products, materials and systems available on the market as part of our ongoing professional development, which enables us to meet design challenges in creative ways.  If you are looking to take advantage of advanced spatial planning skills, product knowledge and trends, then working with an independent design professional will help ensure that your luxury bathroom renovation is an investment that makes your feel pampered for many years to come.


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We have packaged our design services so they are easy to understand and purchase. For those looking for end-to-end service, we are happy to offer our clients a full design-build project, however, we realize that not everyone needs that from us, so we have broken down the design phase into packages which can be purchased sequentially for a complete bathroom design, or you can engage us for any of the design steps individually, after an initial consultation. If you are looking to take care of the procurement and project management yourself, then these packages can help you get the design information down on paper for easier decision making, pricing and ordering.  Alternatively, if you are a contractor, you can bring us on board to walk your client through the design and selection process so that you can focus on other things.  In cases where we are charged with making it all happen for you, then we will happily bring our trusted trades and vendors on board.

Step 1 – The Design Consultation

The first step in our process is an initial consultation for up to 2 hours where we will discuss:

  • Your design challenges.
  • Your design ideas + style.
  • Your wish list.
  • Layout ideas.
  • Your timeline.
  • Your Rough Order of Magnitude Budget (accuracy is +/-50%).
  • Who is going to do the work.
  • The best next steps for your particular situation.

If you plan to handle the bulk of the design, pricing and procurement work yourself, and simply need our input from time to time, you can schedule one of these consultations any time you need input.

FEE $347 + HST

Step 2 – Bathroom Layout Package

This package will allow us to explore the possibilities for new bathroom layouts.  We will start with some sketches to illustrate our ideas, eventually developing them into scaled design drawings.

Bathroom Layout Package to include:

  • Site measure up.
  • As-Built Drawings.
  • Further assessment of your needs and preferences.
  • One set of preliminary design sketches (up to 2 layout options) + review to determine preferred option.
  • Further  development of preferred layout, culminating in final Bathroom Layout design consisting of:
    • Basic 3D model.
    • Wall locations with doors + windows.
    • Cabinetry locations.
    • Plumbing fixture locations and basic dimensions (for engineer review).
    • Lighting + electrical locations.
    • Demolition Drawings for walls to be removed, if applicable (to be reviewed by engineer).
  • Preliminary Estimate spreadsheet (accuracy is -15% to +50%) illustrating costs of  at least 3 levels of quality/finesse to direct next phase of decisions (detailed specs).
  • Includes 2 design review meetings (one to include contractor + our engineer) + up to 2 rounds of design revisions, plus one final review of completed information package.


Step 3 – Bathroom Details Package

Working with a completed Bathroom Layout design, we can create a Bathroom Details package to include:

  • Further assessment of your needs and preferences.
  • Room Design Details including:
    • Room dimensions.
    • Cabinetry locations + specifications (for prefab items).
    • Plumbing fixture locations + specifications.
    • Paint Plan with selections for for walls, ceiling, trim and room doors.
    • Finish materials for walls + flooring (includes up to 3 tile specifications +1 tile trim for the room; additional selections extra).
    • Lighting locations + fixture specifications.
    • Exhaust fan locations (specs by others).
    • Power locations (plan + elevation).
    • Bathroom hardware specifications (locations by others).
  • Updated 3D model (not photo-realistic).
  • A digital Style Board showing materials and fixtures together.
  • Budget Estimate based on specifications (accuracy -10% to +25%).
  • Includes 2 design review meetings and 2 rounds of revisions, plus a review of completed design package.


Luxury Add-Ons

These design elements add finesse to a space and we will be happy to add them to your project at your request.

  • Additional revisions.
  • Additional tile specifications.
  • Construction details for custom elements such as:
    • Complex tile patterns
    • Shower base, curbs, benches, niches, glass etc.
    • Designer cabinetry with materials, finishes and hardware.
    • Other built-in furniture + storage.
    • Counter top design drawings + material specifications.
    • Architectural details (ex. tray ceiling, false beams, window trim)
  • Loose furniture + decor selections (stools, chairs, tables, window coverings).


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