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Think Outside The Box When Tackling Bathroom Design

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Think Outside The Box When Tackling Bathroom Design – A well-designed bathroom is one of life’s pleasures. It makes us more efficient in the morning when starting our day and is a place to retreat to relieve stress. Often when designing a bathroom remodel, we tend to fall into the same tired patterns that end up only minimally refreshing the space. The following tips will get you thinking out of the box when considering a bathroom renovation.

Ditch the Bathtub. Consider removing your tub and installing a walk-in shower in its place with a frameless glass enclosure. Walk-in showers are one of the most popular contemporary design trends, particularly for smaller bathrooms where the tub, toilet and vanity are located adjacent to one another on the wet wall. A frameless glass enclosure will open up with room and make it elegant at the same time. To open up even more space, one of the best design tips is to include niches for bath accessories to remove external clutter. Place the niches at a height that makes items easy to reach.

Rethink Vanities. Instead of the standard double sink vanity set-up with a large mirror running the length, try two smaller vanities with framed mirrors and lighting on either side of the mirror. This type of design creates interest and visual appeal that you won’t get with a double sink vanity. Place storage underneath each vanity. Open storage will provide additional visual appeal.

Modern Lighting. Wall sconces placed on either side of mirrors is one way to dress up and draw visual attention in your bathroom, but you should remember that lighting always has a functional application. Instead of standard three-light fixtures over vanities, install a medium-size chandelier in the center of the bathroom, or over a spa tub, if you have room for one. Pair this with several colored, glass-blown light fixtures on the accent wall. These types of light fixtures are typically used in kitchens or near a bar table. Not only will you have the light you need, you will also create an ambience of elegance and relaxation. Another option is concealed lighting, which works well if you have a decorative stepped ceiling.

Tile Appeal. One of the most important bathroom tips is to achieve visual appeal along with durability and ease of maintenance in your selection of tile. Go with classic colors and finishes for majority of walls and floors and only use popular trends as accents. Avoid going heavy on trendy finishes, as these will date the bathroom within a year or two.

Little Tricks to Open Up Small Bathroom Spaces

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Just because you have a small bathroom doesn’t mean the space can’t be luxurious. Whether it’s a powder room, guest bathroom or even a master bath, there are plenty of ways to remodel smaller bathrooms into spa-like spaces that will be the envy of all your friends and guests.

Tips to open up small bathrooms into spacious areas are remarkably easy. Here’s how to do it…

Use Monochromatic Color. Neutrals, particularly greys, taupes and similar colors are big right now. Use they to your advantage. Take one color and go with in in different shades, starting with wall paint and tile, and finishing with vanity tops and flooring. Paint the ceiling the same color as tiles and walls to open up the area even more. Extend wall tiles up to the ceiling in the bath/shower area to keep the effect going.

Let Light In. As one of the hottest bathroom remodeling trends, clear glass shower doors can really open up small bathrooms. Textured glass will let in some light, but it will also feel like another wall, so opt for clear. Similar, take advantage of natural light. If you have a window, don’t cover it with shutters or light-blocking shades. Use blinds or shades that let some daylight in when privacy is required.

Use Elegant Lighting. Hang a small chandelier overhead to draw attention upward and give the room an elegant feeling. Similar, place two sconce-like fixtures aside mirrors so that light will reflect even more.

Get Creative With Reflection. In a small area, mirrors are your friend. Place large mirrors that extend up to the ceiling over washbasins or vanities. Use an entire wall of reflective glass in opposition to each another to create an illusion of infinity.

Look Out Below. Another way to make small bathrooms appear larger is to open the space below. Instead of using a closed vanity, install one with legs and an open front where you can readily see towels and other essential bath items. Similarly, if the space is too small for a vanity, use a pedestal sink and opt for portable storage.

Decluttering Your Bathroom 101

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No matter how clean your bathroom is, clutter simply seems to happen. After the colder winter months, you’re probably wondering how such a nice spa-like retreat can get so messy.

Relax. Decluttering is as simple as taking a day in each of your bathrooms to accomplish spring cleaning. For the most part, you don’t need any fancy accoutrements in any of your bathrooms to accomplish decluttering. What is needed is a sense of purging, of being able to get rid of items you no longer use and not feeling guilty about it. Here is what you need to do to get a wonderfully organized bathroom.

Pitch It. When was the last time you used the vitamins, medication, makeup or anything that may be in your medicine cabinet or drawers? If the item is expired, throw it in the garbage. Similarly, label cosmetics and other consumables that don’t have an expiration date. even if it doesn’t have an expiration date, pitch items that smell or look funny, particularly if you know they are past their prime.

Small Storage Spaces. Organize storage spaces such as drawers or cabinets with dividers or storage bins that will keep similar items with one another. Make sure that storage bins have small compartments that are appropriate for makeup, medicines and other smaller items found in bathrooms. By designating certain areas, whether in a drawer, a cabinet, etc., for items like makeup, medicines and other small items, you’ll minimize time spent in the bathroom and organize your home in the process.

Claim Space Over the Toilet. The area over the toilet is a great place for storage. Many organizational stores have storage units specifically made for placement over toilets. These storage areas are great for items such as extra towels, toilet paper, tissues and other frequently used items.

Clean Up the Vanity. How any times have you seen items strewn across your vanity? Use apothecary jars to organize items like makeup brushes, cotton balls and similar small items. Organizing in this manner will give your bathroom a high-end hotel feel. Save a shelf for knick knacks.

Bathroom Remodeling Tips: Counter Tops

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In bathroom remodeling, there are many elements that come together to create a fresh, modern look. One of those elements that must be considered are the counter tops. When it comes to bathroom counter design trends – what’s hot?

Granite

Double sinks have become the standard in master bathrooms today, provided that there is enough space to accommodate them. When double sinks are installed, the counter becomes incredibly important because it will be a focal point. Granite is an excellent choice in this case, because it is stylish, durable, and can enhance the entire bathroom remodeling design. With so many details to the material, it will have a chance to shine when used with double sinks.

Marble

Marble counter tops offer timeless beauty and classic elegance. One of the possible downsides is that it can be damaged easily with scratches or stains, so it’s not a great choice in bathrooms with children. However, it really can pull a design together and give the whole space an upscale look and feel. This is one material that will never go out of style.

Bathroom remodeling can be a fun experience, simply because you get to choose from a variety of materials for each element.  Make sure that your selection will offer a timeless appeal and won’t hurt your resale value.  Luxury Bath of Ohio can help you design the bathroom of your dreams, on a budget that you never thought possible.  Contact us today to start discussing the options and styles available to you.

Remodel for Bathroom Safety

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When remodeling your bathroom, one important factor you should take into account is safety. Falling in the bathroom is a common and dangerous occurrence. It is also one that can be avoided. With summer gone, fall is now upon us. The changing colors of the leaves make fall the most beautiful season, but a fall in the bathroom is not so pretty. Cuts, bruises, broken bones and even death can occur as the result of an accidental fall.

Luxury Bath is dedicated to bathroom safety and beauty. All of our shower systems can be created to oblige each customer’s needs by the addition of numerous potential life-saving products. Grab bars, shower seats, handheld showers, doors, barrier free shower bases, walk-in tubs, and hand-held shower heads are some of the products Luxury Bath offers.

The bathroom can be a beautiful, yet dangerous, place. Hard surfaces, perilous edges, and slippery floors are all common hazards. Handicapped and elderly people are especially vulnerable to bathroom falls. The experts at Luxury Bath can greatly reduce the risk of bathroom perils.

Accidents can happen to anyone at any time, whether winter, spring, summer, or fall. Avoid the consequences of a bathroom fall, and contact Luxury Bath of Central Ohio to discuss the safety features available for installation in your bathroom.

Take Advantage of your Space with a Bathroom Remodel

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Bathroom remodeling creates vibrant new decor and pleasant comfort within a home. Presently you may have a bathroom that was designed without the touch and insight a professional bathroom remodeler can provide. It could be that it was not constructed with materials that are easy to clean or designed to take advantage of the space available. When considering upgrading or remodeling your bathroom, contracting a professional  will give you much more desired results that will sustain the usage that is common with bathrooms in our homes.

When remodeling a bathroom with a limited amount of space, there are important considerations regarding both form and function.  Single handed fixtures versus separate hot and cold taps are a fantastic way to free up extra space, along with wall mounted toilets and faucets.  Wall mounted vanities can save space, however, the gap from the vanity to the floor often creates an underutilized empty space.  In some cases a vanity that stretches completely to the floor can actually help free up extra space for the entire bathroom by providing a more robust storage option.

A beautiful bathroom is a point of pride in our homes, whether it is for personal use or visitors. When your guests visit, be sure they are amazed by the accommodations that have been created in such a small space. Contact Luxury Bath Systems of Central Ohio today to begin discussing the bathroom transformation that you’ve been dreaming of.

Remodeling Your Master Bathroom

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Your master bathroom is your retreat, your place of luxury.  Remodeling a master bathroom has its own unique challenges and also advantages, since it is a more personal area of your home.  Keep these tips in mind as you plan your design:

• Make sure that there’s a comfortable flow from your bedroom to your bathroom.
• Make sure to allocate spaces in your bathroom for different functions.
• The fixtures and materials you use in your bathroom remodel should match your tastes as well as the character of the rest of your house, but, remember that there is room for a little more creativity since it is one of the most personal spaces in your home.
• Your new, remodeled bathroom should have a pleasant view from multiple perspectives. If the bathroom door is open, make sure that the first thing you see from the bedroom is the beautiful bath you’ve installed. On the other hand, make sure that when you’re relaxing in your bath, that you can see the view outside your bedroom window, rather than the hamper overflowing with dirty laundry.                                                                                 • Consider what you want out of your new master bath, and how much time you will be using it.  Do you intend to spend a lot of time relaxing in it, or is it simply a place to shower and get ready for your day?  This is one of the most important aspects to consider as it will affect a lot of the different parts of the overall remodel.

Remember that you are not alone in the process!  Luxury Bath Systems of Ohio is here to help you determine the remodel that will best suit your taste, desire, and budget.  You are always welcome to stop by our showroom, or contact us to explore your bathroom remodeling options.

 

 

Why Clawfoot Tubs Are Back In Vogue

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A truly great product can never go out of style and this is true about clawfoot tubs. Many experts in home decoration believe that clawfoot bath tubs add style and glamour to your home and this is why this bathtub is becoming very popular again. These tubs come in different styles but two of the most popular styles are the roll top and the roll rim. Depending on your taste, you can choose the cast iron or the porcelain construction.

One advantage of  selecting a claw foot bathtub in your  bathroom remodel is that it is very easy to install. You do not have to drop it in and no caulking is required. Just select the desired spot in your bathroom, and it will be placed there. In addition, clawfoot tubs are designed for comfort. These tubs are deeper than most drop-in tubs so you have more space to relax in the tub.

Another advantage is that you can choose the perfect finishing for your tub and match this with other fixtures in your bathroom. You can go for polished brass, brushed nickel, antique bronze or chrome. You can also opt for the basic black or white foot style if it suits your style. Use your creativity and reward yourself with the perfect clawfoot bathtub.

At Luxury Bath of Central Ohio we are always happy to work with you to find the best fit for your taste and style.  It’s never forgotten that it is YOUR bathroom remodel.  Contact us to today to start building the bathroom of your dreams and explore the many options available to you!

 

Shedding Light on Your Bathroom Remodel

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During the process of bathroom remodeling, an often overlooked detail is lighting. Adequate illumination is something many home owners don’t think about, when planning for a new bath. But, the bathroom is one of the most functional and widely used spaces in the home. It should provide adequate lighting in key functional areas.

One of the places where adequate lighting is needed in the bath, is near the vanity or sink. Family members will use this area to shave, put on makeup, or style their hair. Poor illumination over the sink can make many of these tasks difficult. In many baths, a single, overhead fixture is simply not enough. The style of the new light fixtures should work with the vanity and the overall style of the bath.   Recessed ceiling lights just outside the shower area can be an effective and attractive option. Combining recessed lights with side or top vanity fixtures is a great way to add the layers of illumination needed for any task in the bathroom.

At Luxury Bath Systems of Central Ohio, we have many design options available to you.  Contact us today to get started on the bathroom of your dreams!

Picking Your Dream Color Scheme

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One of the biggest influences on a bathroom remodel’s success is choosing the right color and color combinations.  Color can enhance the tone of the room and also gives you the opportunity to show off your personal style.  We aren’t just talking about paint either; you can get creative with the ways that you use color in your bathroom.  Bathmats, Towels, all the way down to small items such as your toothbrushes can have a big impact on the overall feel of your bathroom space!

Accessories are one way to add color and accent, but the walls and colors of your showers/tubs will have the largest impact.  Depending on the size of the bathroom that you would like to remodel, dark and light colors can work for or against you.  Dark colors may not be the best choice for a smaller space, while lighter colors can create the illusion of emptiness in a larger sized space.  The color of your tiling and flooring will also play a large part in the initial impact that your coloring has as you enter the room.  Careful consideration of how your flooring accentuates the overall feel that your bathroom conveys is important, and the end result is very satisfying to see it all tie together!

Luxury Bath of Ohio is happy to work closely with you to develop the overall color scheme and think of creative ways to introduce color to your space.  A second opinion never hurts; it’s very easy to get tunnel vision on a certain attribute or style.  Contact us today to get started on your new project, the bathroom of your dreams!