For a vast amount of people, decorating a home is symbolism of boring and/or difficult labor to be endured. Well, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but there really is no way of getting around this, and you’ll have to simply make the best of the situation. One thing which can help you tremendously is a design plan for your bathroom. In it you should have all the measurements, dimensions, a list of hardware to replace, a list of accessories and materials to purchase, your available budget, the physical layout of the various accessories…etc…etc… If your goal is to really provide a fresh look for your house rather than to perform some simple repairs, then keep in mind that one of the major factors when it comes to providing a home with a makeover is the design of the tiles. Most bathrooms are usually covered for the most part in those tiles, and having them designed properly is the perfect way to breathe some character in your restroom.
The best sources for home improvement projects are often said to be catalogs and magazines. Since most of these magazines aim to help you accomplish the work yourself, you are presented with a vast plethora of different designs and ideas which you can use and combine to shape your own little palace just the way you like it.
If you’re one of those people who would prefer seeing what he/she is about to buy, then perhaps it would be better if you attended actual DIY shows where many intriguing and elegant models are placed on display.
Lastly, you can and always should use your contractor to discuss ideas and what changes you can possibly bring to the current state of things. Remember that a professional’s opinion is always valuable, regardless of the field he/she practices in.