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Master Bathroom Renovation

Remodeling Ideas That Can Transform Your Master Bathroom

No matter how new the condition of your home when you bought it, at some point different areas will need renovations. Due to excessive use and its often-humid environment, bathrooms tend to need updating the most. If it’s time to renovate the master bathroom in your Naples, Florida-area home, consider talking to the residential contractors of Carlson Harris. With long-term experience in high-end residential renovations, they have some ideas for transforming your dated bathroom into a luxurious washroom with all the comforts of a five-star hotel.   


If you haven’t done any home renovations in years, you should first consider the bathroom remodeling basics of costs and time. As of 2023, homeowners, on average, spend $18,500 on master bathroom renovations, according to Modernize Home Services. A lower-end bathroom renovation with minor changes and less costly materials can cost as little as $7,000, but a luxury redo with significant changes and the highest quality materials will likely cost you $25,000 and up. The size of your master bathroom will affect the cost, and significant changes to the layout may add $5,000 to $10,000 in re-plumbing costs.

A complete revamping of a master bathroom typically takes between four to six weeks, but don’t be surprised if there are unexpected delays. Your contractor can give you a rough timing estimate, but the multiple tasks involved have varying timeframes for completion, such as:

  • Demolition—one to two days
  • Framing—two to four days
  • Rough-in (initial plumbing and electricals)—three to 10 days
  • Windows and doors—two to three days
  • Drywall—two to five days
  • Tiling—three to seven days
  • Painting—two to five days
  • Vanity and counters—three to five days
  • Fixture installation—two to four days
  • Detailing and adjustments—two to four days


To ensure the luxury quotient of your remodeled bathroom, you should choose the highest quality materials. Focus first on durability, as the materials have to withstand constant exposure to moisture and humidity, and then consider their design. Consult with your contractor on what materials they use for their highest-end bathroom renovations. Some top-end material choices for bathrooms include:

  • Laminate
  • Crushed glass
  • Porcelain
  • Cast polymer
  • Onyx stone
  • Crystal
  • Marble
  • Ceramic
  • Glazed ceramic
  • Tiling
  • Natural stone
  • Engineered wood
  • Concrete
  • Bronze
  • Copper

The “They don’t make them like they used to” quote applies to modern bathroom design, as your grandparents would not recognize some of the trends adopted for today’s luxury master bathrooms. Consider first the wet room concept, in which nothing separates the shower or bathtub from the rest of the bathroom, creating one big open space. With no need for a shower door and other barriers, these bathrooms are easy to clean and reduce mold growth risk.

Despite the open-plan trend in bathroom design, water closets have become quite popular in recent years. And why not create a little additional privacy in the bathroom for those using the toilet? It doesn’t take up much space and will not negatively influence the look of the rest of the bathroom.

Trend-wise, walk-in showers for master bathrooms have become more popular than bathtubs and whirlpools, but if you adore a luxuriant soak and have the space, there is no reason that you cannot incorporate both into your renovated master bathroom.

Other ideas for modernizing your luxury bathroom include:

  • Floor-to-ceiling mirror
  • Tile walls
  • Sauna
  • Chandelier lighting
  • Hydrotherapy shower head
  • Rainfall shower head
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Built-in shower seating
  • Floating vanity
  • Sound insulation
  • Built-in sound system
  • Double sinks
  • Double showers
  • Radiant in-floor heating
  • Enhanced storage

Be sure to ask your contractor about innovative design features they have incorporated into their recent master bathroom renovations.


To further consider renovating the master bathroom in your luxury Naples-area home, consult with the experts at Carlson Harris. We have decades of experience creating lush master bathroom oases for our Southwest Florida clients. To learn more about our luxury homebuilding and residential renovation work in the Naples, Florida, area, contact us at 239-352-2460.