Refreshing a 3-Piece Bathroom

A bathroom project doesn’t have to always be a down-to-the-pipe production. In fact, adding a new look to a 3-piece bathroom is one of the simpler projects you can put together with a general contractor. With the pandemic (and weather) keeping us inside, there’s a lot of homeowners in Calgary who are looking to spruce up their homes, including their washroom area.

At C Brannon Construction, we’ve got plenty of ideas to re-invigorate your 3-piece bathroom, and believe it or not, that won’t break your budget. If you’d like to learn more about some of the costs that could potentially be involved, check out our blog on What It Takes to Refresh a 3-Piece Bathroom, and if you’re curious about our handiwork, flip through our portfolio to take a look at some of our previous projects.

Adding Tile

Adding tile to your bathroom can make a world of difference. It’s cleaner, smoother, and brighter than a bathroom that is outfitted with lino and paint. It’s easier to clean and provides a more high-end look to the room and not always at a high-end price either. Our team recently implemented tile into a 3-piece bathroom renovation, by rebuilding the shower and tile flooring, and we loved the results. Check out the video below for a rundown as well as a before and after comparison. 

Fixture Swap

One of the easiest ways to freshen the look of your bathroom is a plumbing fixture swap. By installing a new sink/lavatory faucet, toilet, showerhead or perhaps a body sprayer and slide bar option as well as a rain can. Now you can say goodbye to the hard water stains currently plaguing your fixtures and say hello to a new, bright look but also improve the efficiency and functionality of any bathroom space for a trouble-free future.

Accessories (mirror/lighting/towel bars/shelving)

The little things can make a big difference in a small room. Upgrading or replacing the mirror, towel bars, shelving or small pieces of art will add a new, fresh look to the washroom. We’re also big fans of lighting upgrades. Moving from a single vanity light into a more decorative larger vanity lighting array will offer more light to an already dark space. Pot lights are also popular in the shower areas, above tubs, or really anywhere in our bathroom space for more direct enhanced lighting. Bathrooms require extra care to light well because they’re small and the angles of light reflection from mirrors can cause additional complications, so if you feel your room is too dim, you’re probably right, and alighting change could be the solution.


You don’t have to be an interior designer to know that paint can change a room, but in a smaller bathroom, it can make a big difference. It’s also worth noting that over time, the moisture from steam can damage the paint, leaving behind cracks and runs that will do nothing to improve how you feel about the space.

Cabinets & Trim

Installing new bathroom cabinets including drawer banks, countertops and faucets can completely overhaul the feeling of a washroom, and in many cases, can free up space or create new countertop space for storage. If your bathroom is feeling cluttered and crowded, it might have a lot to do with a lack of storage. Adding in cabinets with drawer banks, for example, can provide more counter space as we can store away items not used. Improved cabinetry will also offer up more areas to stash clean towels, supplies, or cleaning products. New baseboards and mouldings can also add to a more “complete & clean” look.

We spend a lot of time in the bathroom. It’s where we start our days and finish them, so if your bathroom needs a makeover, give us a call. We’ve worked with countless homeowners throughout Calgary on a wide range of budgets to create new and refreshed spaces that the entire family can enjoy.

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