Where do we begin with bathroom remodels?
Both of our bathrooms in our home need remodeling. Our basement bathroom is partially gutted already so we will do that one first.
Our main floor bath is 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 with a tub/shower combo that is very, very small - 29 in wide. We would like a bigger shower so we were thinking of changing it to just a shower - like a tiled shower.
So then, in our basement bath, we should either do a tub/shower combo or what we would prefer is a separate tub and shower. I love the look of a free-standing tub but since it's our basement and guests wouldn't use it, that may be silly.
How can we do a nice tiled bathroom without going over the top on $$$$?
What brands are good as far as toilet, sink, faucet?
I've read tile floors leak and we should do cultured marble for the base of the shower - where do we find that?
We want to do most of the work ourselves to keep costs down. We've done a kitchen, but never a bathroom.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.