Of course, a maximalist dream bathroom requires more than materials and labor to come to fruition. As with any project that sees a homeowner defying conventions, pulling it off takes a fair amount of inspiration as well — not to mention careful planning and design know-how.

“I had tile put in very specifically on a horizontal so that I could get — on a diagonal — a certain pattern,” Kim Myles said. “I was looking for a certain pattern with the grout that would give me some visual interest [and] could pick up that pattern in my lighting, so I could have sparkle, and I could have fun.”

Maximalism is not everyone’s cup of tea, and a glorious bathroom remodel may rub some minimalists the wrong way. Despite that, Myles encourages others to pursue what makes them happy in the moment, regardless of what others think.

“Here’s the thing: Everybody who’s going to judge you for making choices that make you happy will one day be dead. Don’t worry about it now,” Myles said. “Don’t give the power away. You get one shot at this. You get one shot at life. Have a good time. Don’t worry about the neighbors. Don’t worry about other people’s opinions. Do the thing that brings you joy.”

“Battle of the Bling” premieres on Friday, December 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV.