Bathroom Remodeling


Designing a bathroom is a completely unique challenge that many home designers struggle with. While designing a living room or bedroom is mostly all aesthetic, a bathroom needs, more than any other room in the house, to be well-thought-out for functionality and safety. We have specific designers that only create bathroom plans so they will ensure that your new bathroom is a perfect fit.

A few examples of our work

Gray Vanity Stone for Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom
Bethesda, MD

Guest Bathrooms in Bethesda, MD

Guest Bathrooms
Bethesda, MD

Bathroom & Walk-in Closet in Rockville, MD

Bathroom & Walk-in Closet
Rockville, MD

Small Guest Bathroom in Alexandria, VA

Small Guest Bathroom
Alexandria, VA

While bathrooms can be unique, they normally fall into a few major categories based on their size and location in the home. Deciding what kind of bathroom you want is a key first step.

  • Master Bathroom:
    • When a bathroom is connected to a master bedroom, you need to take into account that people will be walking through a bedroom to get to it when you put the major design elements in place. Lighting is especially important as people will be walking into the room right from bed in many cases.
  • Independent Bathroom:
    • When a bathroom is not connected to any other rooms, you have more freedom to move things around as you want them. The design of the room can also depend on where it is in the home, and if it will be primarily used by adults, children, or guests.
  • “Jack and Jill” Bathroom:
    • These layouts use a shared toilet and shower and bath area, but have their own sinks. Many couples now prefer having their own sink areas for more freedom of movement and extra storage space.

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One of the first things to do in the bathroom is to pick your toilet location, and work from there. Unless we are working at a brand-new build without piping already installed, the toilet pipe is a large one that requires a lot of legwork to properly move. This is why most clients leave their toilet where it is and then work their design around it.

Choosing where the other main pieces of the bathroom are going to be located requires lots of forethought that takes into account how they will be used on a daily basis. What direction do you want to be looking when you are brushing your teeth? How many sinks do you need and what style suits the build? Do you need plugs close to mirrors for doing your hair? Is your shower going to have doors or curtains, and which way will you be walking in and out of it? Do you need any or all of the room to be waterproofed? An improper plan that doesn’t take the minutia like this into account will result in a bathroom that it is hard to function within, and, in some cases, might even be dangerous by introducing sharp corners and slip and fall locations.

The Capitol Design difference

Luckily, you don’t need to worry about all the details. When our expert bathroom designer comes out to your home for a consultation, they will ask all these questions and more, noting all the aesthetic choices, of course, but also inquiring about your functional needs to make sure they are met. After we install all the large pieces of the build, we will handle the final touches, such as tasteful lighting and accessories like towel racks and toothbrush holders. You can count on our specialized bathroom design team to create a room that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

If you’re ready to beautify your home, call Capitol today at (703) 436-6919.

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