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Factors To Consider When Planning Your Bathroom Remodel in Rhode Island

Updated: Sep 20, 2022

Getting a bathroom renovated is a daunting task, especially since it requires an investment of time and money. In today’s economy, every dollar counts and the decisions that will be made along the way can be overwhelming. Before you begin, it’s important to understand what to expect.


In 2022, most Rhode Islanders can easily research and purchase materials online. But - We must insist that it’s extremely important to see these materials in person.

This will allow you to make an informed decision and get a feel for the overall bathroom design. There are a variety of brands and stores that can provide you with the perfect solution. One we often utilize is The Cupboard Kitchen and Bath Design Center in Warwick, RI.

There are many different types of wall and floor paint finishes that you can choose from. Two of the local Rhode Island companies we've worked with for selecting materials include Benjamin Moore - The Paint Shoppes and The Color House. We always recommend speaking to a member of our team to help decide which location makes the most sense for your bathroom project.

You can also choose tiles that are made from various materials and textures that can be used for both wet and dry areas. Before you start your search, we recommend that you take the time to look at the ideas offered by your designer or contractor. We have found success with tile supplies from both the Tile Craft Design Center in Wakefield and Rhode Island Tile Distributors.

In addition to the floor and wall finishes, you also have to take into consideration the various bathroom fixtures that are available. Depending on the design of your space and the type of products that you choose, the choices can vary. We find that many Rhode Island homeowners have an appreciation for nautical themes. This makes sense considering the coastal properties we work on in South County. After all, we are considered the Ocean State for a reason!


One of the most important factors that you have to consider when it comes to getting the bathroom remodeled is the overall cost. After the design has been created, your bathroom contractor will be able to provide you with a cost estimate.

If you are concerned about spending over your budget, it’s important to note that there are always cheaper alternatives that you may be able to live with. You should discuss the pros and cons of these options with your bathroom designer and see if you can make further upgrades to your bathroom in the future.

If a total bath renovation is out of the question, consider what you can add to the space that you already have. For example, you can add portable storage cabinets without destroying anything.


Don't assume that you can just put up a few lights and forget about it!

Since bathrooms are often filled with mirrors and limited space, it's important to consider proper placement and aesthetic when it comes to lighting.

One of the easiest ways to light a bath is by placing a single diffuse light at the center of the ceiling:

If you have a fairly bright bathroom, you could consider adding a pair of wall sconces and a pair of downlights.

If you are planning on using a light-colored countertop, you may want to adjust your lights accordingly. If you utilize your bathroom mirror to put on your makeup, the placement of lighting could be a very important decision to create a practical space to get ready.

Bathroom Layouts

The layout of the plumbing in your bathroom will dictate the overall design of your bathroom reno.

This will affect the final placement of the fixtures, toilet, bath, shower, sink, and more. If you don’t plan on using the original plumbing in your space, then relocating the pipes can add a large amount of money to the project. Often times a vision can begin with an empty space and transform into an elegant bathroom design.

Even the smallest of bathrooms can turn into a spacious bathroom design with the right colors:

It's important to work with a team of skilled designers who can provide you with creative solutions for your project. Finding a well-reviewed remodeling company can be a difficult task, so we encourage you to take your time and explore your options as you begin your process.

Our team at Porcayo Construction will do everything we can to make sure that our local clients are satisfied with the work that they receive. If you are planning on doing a bathroom renovation in Rhode Island, contact us.

Check out this recent bathroom remodel project we completed in Charlestown, RI!

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