Taking charge in the beginning can be difficult if you have already hired a contractor. But, by starting a bathroom remodel on your own, will help you maintain your presence. To do this, you must measure, measure, measure! Before you can start imagining what to put within your new bathroom, measuring is a must. Because there's no standard anymore. Everything is different, from faucet size to how big the shower is. If you don't know what you are dealing with, then you can't begin to tell a contractor what you want. If you like being on the sidelines, then hire a designer that will take your general idea and do all the measurements for you and find things that will fit the room and fit your preference.