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Using Patterns in Your Bath


Choosing a Theme

Tile is usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think of pattern in the bathroom but the theory of pattern usage in interior design is a much more integral part of the overall effect of a room than most people realize. Pattern is a visual design element closely related to texture and can be defined as the appearance of an organized design on a surface. When using this design treatment in your bath first decide on a main theme then repeat it throughout the room. Repetition, rhythm and pattern are all elements that combine to inspire us by increasing surface interest and enriching the visual excitement of the room. Read the rest of this entry »

Topic: Interior Design Ideas        

Decorating For Function


Ease of Use

Function should be at the top of your list when decorating your bathroom. No matter how pretty the tile is or how well you applied the design elements and principles, if the space doesn’t serve your needs then you’ve just wasted your time and money. So you may be wondering, how can you make your washroom functional, without compromising on aesthetics? How do you get it right and what should you avoid when thinking of remodeling your bath? Efficiency is just as important as comfort. Use these tips to plan a functional and beautiful bathroom. Read the rest of this entry »

Topic: Interior Design Ideas        

The Shocking Truth About Drywall


Is There an Industry Cover Up?

What I am about to tell you may shock you and even make you mad but this is something you need to be aware of because it could possibly have health implications for you and your family. I first read about this issue in a book by Mike Holmes (Canada’s most trusted contractor) entitled “Make it Right”. Mike refers to drywall as the cover up because it serves to cover mistakes in the heating, plumbing and electrical systems of your home but having read his book I’m beginning to believe there’s a lot more cover up going on than meets the eye. Read the rest of this entry »

Topic: Finishing Surfaces        

Creating a Monochromatic Color Scheme


Fifteen Hundred Choices and Counting…

Does the thought of having to choose which colors to use on your next home improvement project make you a little uncomfortable? If you have ever ventured into a paint store and looked around at the extensive collection of colors available to you (some manufacturers provide over 1,500 colors to choose from) you may have come out feeling like a “deer caught in the headlights” from the overwhelming selection of choices presented to you. But have no fear because while color is arguable one of the most exciting and versatile tools the home remodeler has at their disposal remember you don’t have to use them all. In fact you can use just one colour to transform your boring bathroom into a decorator’s gem and I’m going to prove it. Read the rest of this entry »

Topic: Choosing Colours        

Update Old Wooden Vanity Doors


Resurfacing Your Storage

Are you tired at looking at your ugly cabinet doors? Just like in a kitchen one of the fastest ways to update the look of a bathroom is to replace the doors on your vanity. As we all know, storage is extremely important in the bathroom and one of the prerequisites is that your essentials must be stowed away behind closed doors to keep the space looking uncluttered. Fortunately there are a range of solutions for making the most of old or damaged vanity doors that are both cost efficient and easy to do. Today we will look at two simple solutions: one that involves adding wood beading to enhance the look of the unit and the other consist of attaching raised paneling to the original door surface. Read the rest of this entry »

Topic: Vanities / Storage        

Fixing an Uneven Ceiling Line


Addressing Visual Problems

Ceilings are oftentimes neglected because they’re somewhat awkward and tiring to work on. There are two main problems that should be investigated when this facade is involved: first, the actual surface itself and secondly the crease between the ceiling and your bath walls. Appropriately, there are also two different ways to fix the problem depending upon which issue you have to deal with; one that allows the renovator to physically change the surface of the ceiling and the other solution can cleverly camouflage the issue so that it is not so obvious to the casual observer. Read the rest of this entry »

Topic: Finishing Surfaces        

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        
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Thank you for visiting Bathroomguru Review – Your ultimate DIY home improvement destination for ideas on bath renovations. The problems encountered in decorating can sometime be daunting. But you don't have to be an expert decorator to remodel your bath. In any case there are always problems to overcome with lavatory repair. Check out our site to learn the secrets of professional washroom renovators with detailed step by step instructions in core techniques that can be used by homeowners of all skill levels. We have the insider tactics and techniques to help you fix up that ugly restroom!

There is nothing that beats the satisfaction of transforming a drab room into a fresh, inviting space. If you are a first time home renovator, you should create a 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 want to do 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 design elements together. You can even 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 being 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.

The pleasure of knowing that your own work has created this change is one shared by all decorators. 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! You are sure to find solutions to fit your individual problem, interior schemes or budget.

Anthony Mclean

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