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Freestanding Storage Units


Trendy and Efficient Spaces

The move towards luxurious and trendy bathroom spaces has created dramatic changes in the way we perceive and use storage and furnishing being used today in our homes. Hiding behind a façade of elegant finishes, these hard working furnishings have evolved from the mundane to resemble high quality components that are chock full of convenience, comfort and storage capacity. Adding to this trend of custom fittings is the increasing use of freestanding storage components in our baths. Read the rest of this entry »

Topic: Bathroom Furniture        

Designer Baby Baths


In the Lap of Luxury

Water is the staple of life, it is not only refreshing but it also has powerful restorative qualities as well. As most new parents will tell you, babies love the water experience as they coo and laugh while they blissfully splash away to their hearts content. While we all want the best for our offspring and try to provide them with the amenities of life there are those lucky few who can go above and beyond just the everyday conveniences to offer their children only the best. The MagicBath by BluBleu designed by a manufacturer based in Italy gives parents the opportunity to pamper their little tykes with sumptuous washing options that are sure to enhance their bathing enjoyment with this opulent bathtub. Read the rest of this entry »

Topic: Inspiring Bathtubs        

Bath Sinks – Picking the Right Material


Amp up the Style of Your Powder Room

Replacing a bathroom basin is an effective way to freshen up the room without spending a lot of money. Most people tend to become smitten with the design of a sink first and then they think about its functionality later. Unfortunately as a consumer, that’s the opposite of what you should really be doing. Read the rest of this entry »

Topic: Plumbing Design        

Reduce Injury With Grab Bars


Protect Your Family

Consumer and government reports have stated that the bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in the house! Grab bars are safety devices designed to enable a family member to retain stability and reduce exhaustion while standing in the bath. These bath accessories can hold some of your weight while maneuvering to sit on the toilet and allow you to have something to grab onto in case of a slip or fall on slick bath floors but there is more to these simple devices than meets the eye. Read the rest of this entry »

Topic: Bath Accessories        

Eight Guidelines for Creating Style


Overcoming a Lack of Panache

So you have established the size and layout of your new bathing space but now what? Well, it’s time to turn your attention to embellishing the space, ultimately creating a style for the room. Wait, before you go running from the computer to cover your head under a pillow muttering to yourself, I’m doomed…I don’t have any sense of style. Let me assure you that’s ok. Don’t panic. Take a deep breath and calm yourself because I’m going to show you how to overcome this shortcoming with just eight simple guidelines. Read the rest of this entry »

Topic: Planning Advice        

Creating The Ultimate Retreat


A Sacred Space

Creating a private haven is something that anyone can do. Even in a busy household you should try to find the time to indulge in a tranquil soak or enjoy an hour of spa inspired bath salt treatments. The home spa is the perfect place to relax, meditate and let go of disturbing thoughts while enjoying a blissful bathtime that revitalizes your mind and body. So how do you create the ultimate home retreat? Read the rest of this entry »

Topic: Fabulous Fads        

Adding Red to Your Bath Decor


Are You a Crimson Crusader?

Same. Same. Same. Are you bored with your bathing space? If you are looking for a way to add interest and character to your bathroom without blowing your senses into the stratosphere then maybe a rosy red bath may be just the thing you’re looking for. Read the rest of this entry »

Topic: Choosing Colours        

Wonderful Wood Finishes


As Nature Intended

Modern bathrooms can sometimes feel clinical and detached. What is more natural than the lumber that comes from trees? Wood finishes have a natural warmth and texture that can be just the antidote you are looking for to once again make your bathing space sincere and inviting. Read the rest of this entry »

Topic: Trend Setting Influences        

Traditional Taps Takeoff


Make a Splash with Fanciful Fittings and Finishes

When updating your bath, sometimes it’s the smallest detail that gives your bathing space the most authenticity. Even still if you don’t want to engage in a full blown bathroom makeover and your primary focus is on redecorating in a historical style, a good place to start is with the hardware and fittings. Read the rest of this entry »

Topic: Retro Trends        

5 Inexpensive Ideas for Renovating Your Bath on a Budget


Forego the Overhaul but add Flair to the Room

Thinking of doing some bathroom renovations? If you’re concerned about the time and forthcoming expense of a home improvement project, you can take some comfort in the fact that most residential upgrades will grow the resale value to your home if you are thinking of selling in the future. The other consolation is that money spent now will allow you to enjoy a fresh and luxurious look and a space that’s both inviting and practical for your whole household to use in the meantime! So the question still remains, how do you make your greenbacks go further and transform your bathing space from an “ugly duckling” into a beautiful rendition of “Swan Lake?” Ok, time to put on your tutu… Read the rest of this entry »

Topic: Styling Your Space        
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If you are a first time home renovator, you should create a restroom renewal checklist to ensure a smooth transition from task to task and keep your development costs down. Fixtures such as faucets, pedestal sinks and medicine cabinets can be replaced quite easily when redecorating your small bathing area. However, if you are planning to put in a new bathtub, upgrade your shower, or re-tile your floor or walls then more planning and design preparation will be needed. If you don’t plan on doing the work yourself, finding a reputable home improvement contractor is very important.

Your bath alterations will be less expensive if you do the majority of the rebuilding yourself, but be sensible. If you don’t need to reposition the plumbing pipes or the ventilation air ducts, then you can probably do the work yourself. But if most of the work incorporates plumbing then you may want to hire a professional plumber, so be prepared to add this expense to your residential transformation budget.

Creating a theme for your bathing space will bring your spatial design elements together. You can hire a qualified decorator to help you find creative insights you may not have thought of by yourself or you can look at interior design pictures in magazines or online for inspiration. Your bathing area has evolved from being just a place to wash and perform bodily functions to creating a more personalize bathing space. A popular trend in washrooms is to transform your master bath into a home spa that incorporates design functionality with therapeutic rejuvenation. Another direction in lavatory construction is the incorporation of green eco-friendly building materials. Designing your bath can be done by anyone as long as you remember to apply the six principles of good washroom design.

Upgrading your bathroom can be fun and exciting and if done properly updating your habitat will be a good home investment for years to come. Come on in and lets get started with that bath renovation project you have been putting off for far tool long!

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