Bathroom remodeling in Louisville, Kentucky


A luxurious bathroom can change the way you relax, bathe, and experience your morning routine. Getting the most out of your bathroom often requires more than a simple update of finishes. In many Louisville homes, you are limited on the square footage available for your bathroom remodel. At Designer Builders, we have decades of experience designing creative solutions to make your bathroom feel bigger and more luxurious, while carefully fitting the features you desire into a functional space.

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Even simple solutions, like building a custom tile shower into an awkward corner and utilizing a frameless glass enclosure can make a space feel bigger. Installing skylights, vaulting ceilings, and adding strategic lighting can make an incredible difference in the feel of a room. Often we are able to free up square footage with creative custom cabinet solutions to utilize space efficiently while providing more usable storage. Many luxury options, like heated floors or steam units, can be added without using up extra space. Our meticulous attention to detail and unique integrated products make our bathrooms unmatched in quality and beauty.

Designer Builders is also known for building exceptional custom tile showers. You can read all about what makes our showers unique on our custom showers page.

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Here is the process you can expect when you hire Designer Builders to complete your renovation

Phase 1 Planning and Design

We want to hear your ideas. Websites such as Houzz and Pinterest allow you to send your inspiration. An onsite visit will allow us to walk through all of your ideas for the space while considering structural options for opening up walls, joining rooms, or vaulting ceilings. Often, once we see your space we are able to pitch ideas you may have not considered. If your project involves an addition, extensive restructuring, or special permitting, we may bring on our licensed architect for the design phase.

Rather than a conventional showroom, we prefer to take you to the homes of our previous clients so you can see every detail of our work in person.

Budget is another critical point of consideration at this stage. This online budget calculator will assist in establishing your preliminary budget numbers. After our first meeting we provide conceptual budget ranges to assist in your decision making process. Once we get into the design phase of your project we’re able to start focusing on specific numbers to fit your unique needs.

First, we go to work drafting a design, combining all of the elements you want into a functional space that blends seamlessly with your home. Tub, shower, and fixture selections,  lighting, electrical locations, tile, and more, all are considered at this point. We take extra consideration for lighting design, which can make or break any beautiful bathroom.

If your project involves an addition or extensive restructuring, we may bring on our licensed architect for this design phase.

Project planning includes more than just design. We will consult with you on a livable remodeling plan. Do you have another bathroom to use while this one is under construction? If it’s a master bathroom, how will it affect your sleeping situation? Where can we stage our tools and building materials without hindering your lifestyle? What unique needs do you have, and how can we accommodate them to keep you as comfortable as possible during the renovation process? All of these particulars are discussed before work begins.

Once all the details are ironed out and you sign off on your master plan, it’s time to begin the physical realization of your project.

Phase 2

Our first day on the jobsite looks a little different from most contractors. We start by introducing you to our team, so you know everyone who will be working in your home. Then before we ever pick up a hammer, we implement a comprehensive dust control plan. We take cleanliness and safety very seriously, as the health and comfort of you and your family are our number one priority. You can read all the details about our extensive dust and surface protection system by clicking here.

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Phase 3

Once the entire work area is quarantined and all surfaces are protected, we begin dismantling your old bathroom. While most remodelers subcontract demolition to general laborers, we perform the whole process with our in-house carpenters. This reduces the risk of accidents, as well as allows us to keep close tabs on our dust control and maintain a clean jobsite. We also prefer to dismantle things methodically, so any recyclables can be separated, and any usable components can be donated to Habitat ReStore.

Phase 4

With all of the old debris removed from your home, we begin any framing alterations, roughing in plumbing, electrical, HVAC components, and insulation. Anything that will be hidden inside your walls or ceiling goes in at this time. This process is a joint effort between our specialized subcontractors and our full time carpenters.

Phase 5

The final phase consists of the shower build, tub install, paint, cabinets, countertops, trim, and flooring. This is when everything finally starts coming together into your new bathroom.