This beautiful bathroom was not without its challenges. The homeowner did the design herself, which worked out in the end, but listen to me when I tell you, people: Hire a designer!!! Designers bring the vision. A good one will help narrow thousands of options down to 2 or 3, make drawings and renderings and floor plans, make sure all the materials are on site when the contractor needs them. My favorite designer will hand me a packet before I even bid a job that has all the schematics on all the appliances and fixtures, names of the tiles and paint colors and literally everything I need to build a job. She makes life SO much easier for me and for the homeowners. Just shopping for tiles alone can take hours upon hours. A good designer will more than pay for him/herself in time and headache saved. Their experience will guide you through pitfalls you may not even know exist. Is this enough of an endorsement? A plea even? Do us all a favor and hire a designer for your project!