A Free Standing Shower may be the missing piece of the puzzle that will complete your master bathroom. Unlike traditional enclosures, a Stand Alone shower captures the feeling of elegance that will indulge the senses and restore your body with new vitality.
Being the central location that you use to pamper yourself, the shower is your safe-haven, the place you escape to when you need to find a bit of peace of mind after hectic day. Balancing work, family-life, the kids, and after school activities can leave you utterly exhausted by the time Friday finally rolls around. Stand alone showers rejuvenate your body and remove all of those small aches and pains that slow you down throughout the day. Just imagine, steaming hot jets massaging away the tension in your neck while enjoying the soothing benefits of a heated sauna.
The KOS Aluminum Shower Cabin Avec. Image via Style Homes.
Decorating your bathroom can be a stressful process especially if you are going through the ‘never ending’ home remodeling project. Rest assured, you can plan the perfect bathroom design by following a few guiding principles.
White bathrooms represent purity, emphasizing the hygienic purpose of this space. Although dirt and stains can’t be hidden in white bathrooms, you will enjoy the clean feeling that white bathrooms give you. Follow these simple tips to craft a beautiful white bathroom in your home!
Colors & Hues
White bathroom designs elicit unique advantages that allow you to place the focus on other areas of the room. Think of it as a clean slate of artistic expression. Your primary color will be white but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a little variance to make things interesting.
Using cream and off-white tones can help transition between the rest of your home and the bathroom. Some colors that you can experiment with are ivory white, cream white, beige, soft green, and light yellow. For more decorating tips you can read this supplemental post.
Subway Tiles have been a staple in white bathroom designs for years. Image via Apartment Therapy.
Any mom knows that appeasing the desires of a young child can be enough to drive you insane. Mix a short attention span with an ever changing taste, and your kids are likely to have you ready to throw in the towel. Creating the perfect bathroom for your kids doesn’t have to be as hard as you might think.
Kids have favorite colors, themes, cartoon characters, super hero, and so on. So how do you go about blending all of these elements into one design that will be easy to clean and safe for your children? Here are 5 Creative Kids Bathroom Ideas that you can implement in your child’s bathroom!
Trough sinks are a great idea for siblings because they are highly durable and they encourage kids to wash their hands. Washing hands is much more fun when you have somebody next to you! Trough sinks can convey the rich history of your home due to their rustic appeal. Read the rest of this entry »
Have you ever found yourself flipping through a magazine or browsing the internet and found yourself depressed because your bathroom doesn’t measure up? It can be easy to take a look at luxurious bathroom designs and feel like our own is too small, not exciting, or just plain boring. Now this may be true on occasion if you have the worst bathroom on the block, but you shouldn’t let design blogs discourage you from creating a bathroom design that is welcoming and speaks to you.
In today’s media savvy environment, we are constantly told that image is everything. Similar to the pressures of placed on a person to wear all the right brands, capture the right “look,” and stay away from taboo’s to avoid a social faux paux, you probably have the same issues with your home.
Ever get last minute notice that you’re having company over in the next half hour? The mad dash to tuck your mess away so that is safe, sound, and out of sight. The turbo-vacuum cleaning session where you frantically race your Dyson across the floor as if it were competing in the Daytona 500. Tossing the kids in the bathroom and commanding them to wash up in less than 2 minutes with the look of a drill sergeant on your face screaming “it’s go time kids!” Read the rest of this entry »
I found this cool DIY mirror etching project on Instructables and thought it was a neat way to personalize your bathroom. I’ve always wondered how etching was done and this short guide showed me just how easy it is to do!
Etching your bathroom mirror doesn’t require the highest level of artistic skill. In fact, it’s very quick and simple to learn. Best of all, you can etch your favorite quote or even an image into the mirror of your choice. Here’s everything you need to know to etch your bathroom mirror!
*Note Small children should be supervised during this project because of the required use of an exacto knife and inhalation dangers of Armour Etch compound.*
Add a frosted look to your bathroom mirrors or even try it on your shower glass doors! Image via Chris Sommer Fine Art.
You’re eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. There are multiple variations in style, shape, and size of toilets out there and you’re not the first to notice it. The cherished commode can be found with different measurements in height and width. Not only that, there are several ways to mount and secure your toilet. Do you know what type of toilet you have?
This can be a surprise when you walk into your local hardware store searching for a simple toilet seat to find out that you have no clue what the dimensions of your toilet are. We’ll save you the headache as well as the embarrassment of your utterly inexcusable lack of knowledge about toilets! Read the rest of this entry »
Novembers Featured Product of the Month is the Euro-inspired Flen Double Sink Vanity from one of our most trusted manufacturers. JWH Imports has stuck to their knack for modern bathroom vanities while straying from the tendency to incorporate black and white into their designs.
The Flen Vanity has many special features that have earned itself a spot on our featured products list right before the busy Holiday season. This is the time where many homeowners have extra time around the house to begin that long-awaited bathroom remodeling project! Tradewinds Imports is here to help you out along the way by providing you with valuable insight that will help to get the ideas flowing!
Instead of fashioning this vanity into a single tone, the Flen Double Sink Vanity has white side walls and a dramatic grey ash facade. The traditional use of white provides an airy feel to your bathroom while a unique textured finish adds artistic style that makes a bold statement. Following patterns of popular European designs, the Flen emits a character that is not common in the United States and as such, markets itself as a rare jewel that can be hard to find.
The Floating Design on this vanity give it a certain edge and a look that is simple and clean. (More information on Floating Bathroom Vanities.) Without the distractions of ornate decorations, the Flen Double Vanity keeps in line with minimalist fashions that emphasize architectural lines. Functional details elevate this vanity into a class of luxurious bathroom vanities that elicit all of the perks that make life a little easier!
When you have your first child, the world suddenly becomes a dangerous place. Everything from rough edges to slipping hazards becomes the worry of a concerning parent. Being the curious beings that they are, children have the tendency to open and close things to find out what’s inside (especially when your head is turned).
The thought of your children injuring themselves by slamming a bathroom cabinet door on their finger may be enough to have you wonder what you can do to prevent this problem. While child-safety locks work well when you want to keep young children out of your cabinets completely, soft close hinges work great for toddlers and children who have reached the coming of age. This allows them to become independent while saving them the painful “ouchies” that can be inflicted by a closing vanity door!
Soft Close Hinges
In case you haven’t had the chance to witness this ingenious invention, soft close hinges decelerate the speed at which your drawers and cabinet panels are closing so that they shut quietly. They can also eliminate cracking and chipping caused by doors hitting items at high impact. These new hinges have been developed to eliminate the unwanted “thud” that your drawers make when they are shut. Unlike soft close dampers, soft close hinges are attached to the fixed cabinet and the drawer/cabinet door. While dampers simply catch the momentum of a swinging door, soft close hinges have the ability to effectively slow the momentum of a door until it reaches a flush and closed position.
Soft Close Hinges on the 36″ Maronea Singe Vanity. More info.
Why is it that that only 1 in 5 Americans recycle in the bathroom in comparison to nearly 7 out of 10 who recycle around the house? A study commissioned by the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies was recently conducted by Shelton Group. The results may be able to give us some insights that will help unravel this unanswered question.
Recycling is a collective effort of individuals across the world in hopes of preserving the Earth’s natural resources. Although massive changes in our attitudes toward recycling has made global impacts, there is one area where we have all failed; the bathroom. Congratulations on making great strides in the right direction, however, we still have a way to go!
Care To Recycle
As part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies initiative to raise awareness, the Care To Recycle Campaign helps remind individuals to recycle common bathroom products. Emerging as the slogan for their movement, Johnson & Johnson reminds us that “Our babies will inherit our Planet.”
The Care to Recycle Campaign is different from other environmental awareness movements because of the fact that it is being hosted exclusively on social media; tumblr to be exact. Take a moment to watch the Care To Recycle video by JNJ above! The goal is simple; help people recognize the many bathroom products that you can recycle.
Why Don’t We Recycle in the Bathroom?
So what’s really the reason that we don’t recycle in the bathroom? Well, the answer is not as complex as you might think. When you take a step back and ignore all of the “scientific” debate, you’ll begin to realize that people simply don’t think about recycling in the bathroom! Here are some discouraging numbers that we are hoping to change:
40% of Americans do not recycle in the bathroom at all
22% Reported that they had never thought about recycling in the bathroom
20% Of respondents didn’t even know that bathroom products were recyclable. (Incredible!)
The bathroom has been the point of intense debate in recent years. The controversy surrounds a deeper dialogue about gender issues and the classic ideological views of Nature vs. Nurture. While this is a separate discussion for another day, we will focus on how these gender issues influence the public restroom.
Co-Ed bathrooms are a fundamental issue that has brought out a strong sense of emotions in many across the Nation. Sexual identification stays in the headlines and many politicians are timid to take a stance on the topic for fear of creating negative backlash. Public outcry and numerous lawsuits have stirred up a controversial debate based on fundamental ideals that has caused many to contemplate the long-term effects of this monumental issue.