Bathroom should be a relaxing and calming space, with plants. Clean lines and the Zen look with some open shelving./cabinets. No extreme style/colors that will go out of style in a few years. We like warm earthy colors.
Window and doors stay where they are. Keep the following features: the separate toilet, linen closet, 2 sink design, and plenty of storage.
Minimize the need to make major plumbing changes, although we know we will have to change the tub drain.
Replace existing whirlpool with a tub. It can be free standing or tiled.
The under sink cabinets are in a good shape and provide a lot of storage. If you can reuse them by changing hardware - fine. If you feel that they are outdated - then we replace them. We do not like dark cabinets.
The shower should be enlarged and be maintenance free with built in shelves and a seat or ledge of some kind.
A vanity and a heated towel rack would be nice.
The large mirror can be re-used by framing it or replaced with two mirrors with medicine cabinets.
There should be some open shelving or shadow box for greenery.
Floor tile needs to be updated and replaced.
Functionality, low maintenance, style, affordability
The presented drawings should be easy to understand and visualize .The winning design should be very detailed and complete enough, so that contractors can work off the plans.
The designer should be available to assist in selecting the materials as presented in the drawings.