Think about your bathroom and how you use it? Don’t get weird now, the questions are: Do you mostly take quick showers and run off to work? Or do you like to have long soaks in your oversize tub with candles and maybe a glass of wine?
If the bathroom is a place where you quickly shower, brush your teeth and go, the materials and colors will be different than if it is a place where you go to spend a couple hours with candles and soft music so can unwind.
Bathrooms tend to be personal space and their style should reflect how the owner uses them. Think about what you would like, that your current space lacks. What if you could have everything you would like in that bathroom? Think of that, then value-engineer back to what you are willing to spend.
It’s a good design principle to utilized impressive looking materials for the basic sink-toilet-mirror setup and include cabinetry that looks like furniture.
A good contractor can help with showing you materials that may look just like the expensive ones, but cost much less – one of the advantages of hiring a professional! Be sure to check their licenses, insurance and references, and the proceed with peace of mind.