If your bathroom is more a sore spot than a sanctuary, you’re not alone. Bathrooms have replaced kitchens as the most remodeled room in the home — their smaller footprint and lack of pricey appliances make for a less expensive project.
But baths are still a challenge and mistakes are hard and pricey to undo. Consumer Reports’ experts spent months testing the latest countertops, flooring, sinks, and more so that you can get a luxurious bath that can handle harried Monday mornings and soothing Sunday soaks. The magazine’s editors also got ideas from designers and remodeling professionals.