Updating your bathroom
If you have an older home, your toilets may be the old 3.5 gallon per flush (gpf) type. These waste a lot of water, and cost you on your water/sewer bill. Think about how many times a day they are used. Not only will a new toilet look great, but modern ones use much less water – 1.28 gpf is typical. You can research models here, to ensure that the model you choose will perform well.
Hidden water damage is a common problem in bathrooms, whether from a leaky shower pan or running toilet. If the floor feels spongy that’s a sign of serious water damage, and your contractor will need to determine the extend of the damage, and do what is necessary to restore your home to its pristine, water-tight, structurally sound condition.
Replacing faucets is always a good idea, as these tend to get a lot of use, wear out and start to leak, or the finish wears off, or they just become hard to clean properly over time. The same applies to the shower head and tub filler. These can all be selected from the same manufacturer, in the same style, tying together the style of your bath.
The floor tile could be replaced at this time as well. Porcelain is a popular material for flooring and walls; larger tile sizes, in the 18 by 18 inch or 12 by 12 inch sizes minimize grout lines, reducing maintenance.