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Beautiful Bathroom Trend – Gold and Brass

In the past, we have seen bathrooms using whites, creams, and beiges mixed with gold and brass fixtures. There is a new look trending now in bathroom design where you use tones of dark gray or blue with brass or gold fixtures, and the results are stunning! Here are a few fabulous examples:

If you love the idea of adding a touch of gold or brass, check out this bathroom where they mixed polished chrome fixtures and aged-gold accents in the handles on the cabinets, mirror, and light fixtures. The result is beautiful:

Photo by Sophie Burke DesignMore bathroom ideas

Do you love the look of shabby chic? If you are a do-it-yourself type, consider turning a cabinet into a bathroom vanity. Be inspired by this lovely bathroom:

Photo by Cupic Custom Homes LLCBrowse bathroom ideas

For instructions on how you can turn a cabinet into a bathroom vanity from HGTV, click here. If you decide to go this route, you may want to give Annie Sloan paint a try, click here to view instructional videos on her YouTube channel.

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By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, Google+ and Instagram. Featured Image from Houzz:  Hunter Douglas.

3 Trends in Bathroom Design

I love the new bathroom products that are now affordable and available to homeowners. I wanted to review three spectacular trends in bathroom design.

1. Showers that are easily accessible to anyone are in demand.

The life-cycle shower does not have a threshold making it accessible to everyone with a clean and sleek look.

2. Calm and peaceful bathroom settings that have less stuff and are stylish with simple lines are trending.

You will see more showers that are frameless and easy to access.

An example of an expansive and frameless shower:

3. Homeowners are requesting low maintenance, and easy to clean bathrooms.

You will see bathrooms using large square or rectangular shaped tiles to reduce grout lines, and some are installing contemporary wall panels. Kohler’s Choreograph Shower Wall collection offers a variety of high-end wall panels, to view them click here.

Large scale and 3D tile, such as this Ona Natural tile from Porcelanosa:

An example of large square tile:

An example of large rectangular tile:

Even if you have a small bath area, you can achieve a sleek style using large scale tile and a stationary glass enclosure:

There are many configurations available depending on your bathroom size and requirements. For some inspiration, here are a few ideas to consider.

An example of a frameless style that slides instead of a door opening:

An example of a hinged tub door, using clear glass and chrome:

DreamLine Aqua Ultra 57-60"x 58" Hinged Tub Door, Chrome

An example of no door, stationary glass:

 
Tip:  You will see frameless shower doors installed with Clips and U-Channels. Both options support the stationary panels in your shower enclosure. Clips are the favored option because of the sleek look and clean style. The installation is more expensive as holes have to be cut into the glass for the Clips to stay in place. The U-Channel is easier and less costly to install.

An example of the Clips:

An example of the U-Channel:

 

Redesign Right, LLCIf you want to update your bathroom, and you need help choosing your bathroom colors, matching tile or choosing the proper finish for the hardware or lighting fixtures, call Debbie 610.955.8202 or email. We will set up a consultation and help you to make the right choice the first time.

 
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Bathroom Trends and Inspiration

BathroomAre you dealing with an old bathroom? Often I find people tolerating an unpleasant bathroom for years and then remodel it before selling it without gaining any benefits from a new bathroom. Why wait? There is planning to do before you do any project, why not go through the steps and assess your situation at least you will be making an informed decision.

Bathroom Remodel Plan:

  1. What is your goal? When answering this question consider things such as how long you plan to stay in your house and if there are any special requirements necessary to incorporate into the goal.
  2. Define Your Budget. Home Advisor offers a budget planning tool for your area and the type of work you want to complete, click here to review.
  3. Decide if you will hire a professional contractor, contract out portions of the project, or if it’s a complete DIY project.
  4. Come up with a plan, choose your features, materials, and colors. For a printable copy of a bath planner from the National Kitchen & Bath Association, click here. For an online virtual planner, click here. Focus on your personal lifestyle. According to the Houzz, mobile device usage is up 58% in the bathroom. If you can relate to this statistic, you will want to make the proper accommodations for lighting, power, storage, etc.

Let’s review some trends. In the Houzz Bath Trends survey done in 2016, the majority of the bath styles were traditional (30%) and no particular style (42%) and were updated to Contemporary (27%), Modern (17%), Transitional (16%), Traditional (14%). Regarding wall and cabinet color, Whites and Gray reigned supreme. If you were thinking of selling your home in the next year or two I would recommend going with the trends; otherwise, go with the color palette that will last the test of time, your tastes, and most of all make you happy.

Stand Out Products and Ideas

  • The 2017 HGTV Dream Home Bathroom featured a wood-look porcelain tile that is easy to clean and durable. You will see more of these options in the upcoming year.
  • At the 2017 International Builder’s Show, Daltile was the winner of Best in Bath Product for it’s Marble Attache line offering the beauty of the marble look on practical porcelain tile.
  • The way of the future is touchless and environmentally friendly. Check out these touchless toilets and faucets from Kohler or Juno Showers.
  • Check out my Pinterest Board for some ideas and inspiration and start creating your dream bath!
  • For the DIYer: Home Depot labels a job of installing porcelain tile as an “intermediate” project involving 5-7 days. Consider this information in your project. If you are unsure how many tiles you will need, measure the space you intend to tile and use this Tile Calculator.

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5 Quick Bathroom Updates

Woman doing WorkAre you tired of looking at your old builder’s bathroom? If you want an update and don’t have the resources or time to do a complete renovation there are five things you can do this weekend to offer a brand new look!

Remove the Builders Faucet

There are many options available, and you can go to your local home store and find something that you like. If you know how to turn your water off this project may not be as complicated as you think! For online options, click here for ideas from FaucetDirect.com.

Add a new Hardware Set

Replace that old hardware with a new and updated look! Wayfair has some beautiful online options, click here to view. If you need some help installing holders and towel bars, click here for step-by-step instructions. If you have the old brass or silver builder light, consider spray painting it to match your new hardware set. Replacing the light is not a big cost item, click here to view some options. I found this idea from an online decorator where they replace the strip light unit Hollywood bulbs with Edison bulbs for an original look.

Add a Shower Curtain

If you have an old builder’s shower door, cover it up with a tension rod and shower curtain! There are many lovely options in any color combination you could imagine! Click here to view ideas from Overstock.

Add or Replace Cabinet Knobs

If your builder cabinets do not have knobs, adding them to compliment your new bathroom hardware set adds a nice touch. For some unique options, visit these online sites Hobby Lobby or Anthropologie.

Frame that Mirror

Do you have one of those builder’s mirrors? You can transform that mirror with a frame! I found a resource online that offers beautiful framing options for standard size bathroom mirrors click here to view. If you are handy, this is a project you can complete yourself by using molding from your local home store, click here to see DIY instructions from HGTV.

Redesign RightAll of these items can be done in a weekend and transform a drab bathroom into a fresh and updated look! If you have the time and resources, consider a fresh new paint color! For some paint color inspiration, click here to view ideas from Pinterest. If you need help with a redesign, give Debbie a call 610.955.8202 or email.

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Bathroom Remodel Ideas and Costs

shutterstock_326724617Are you planning on renovating a bathroom in your home? In my last decorating article, “Planning Your Bathroom Remodel,” I offered tips on planning guides and bathroom trends. This article will focus on the various aspects of the bathroom and provide tips and information on replacing. Once you have the plan for your bathroom changes, you will want to understand the costs involved. Click here for an estimator from HomeAdvisor. Let’s review aspects of the bathroom you may be replacing:

Faucet, Shower Head, Toilet, Tubs

There is a new label that you will want to look for, similar to the Energy Star, called WaterSense. When a product has this label, these products “Are 20 percent more water efficient than average products in that category.” (EPA.gov)

If you don’t plan to install a new faucet, you can still save on water by installing a low-flow aerator. Click here to watch a video on how to install one on an older sink. Click on the one of the following topics for in-depth information:

Tile Ideas & Trends

To review the tile trends, click here to view information from Daltile.

In my article titled, “2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Winners,” one of the winners, Walter Zanger, has beautiful and unique award-winning geometric tile designs. Check out their Sterling Row collection with looks of wood and marble inlay.

Flooring

To review detailed information on the topics below, click on the link:

Countertops

When choosing a bathroom countertop you want to understand how the bath will be used as certain materials are more prone to staining, scratches, etc. For a guide to choosing a countertop from HGTV, click here. To see some beautiful composite ideas from Silestone, click here. For a pro and con list of countertop options, click here to review an in-depth article that includes a cost analysis from Houzz.

Paint

With the paint colors of the year being Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue (Pantone), Simply White and Alabaster (Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams) the look this year is peaceful, crisp and clean. Check out my Pinterest board to review the trends. If you plan to do the painting, Consumer Reports suggests that you first wash the walls as mildew may be present even if it is not visible. Use 1 part bleach to 3 parts water and a sponge. Rinse the walls with clean water after using the mixture and let them dry thoroughly before painting.

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Planning Your Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom VanityAre you thinking of remodeling or fixing up any of the bathrooms in your house this spring? If you are planning to sell this year, you will want to at a minimum update fixtures, faucets, and paint to give the bath a fresh and ready-to-move-in look. This article will focus on the planning and inspiration side of the remodel or renovation and next week I will get into more detail on the aspects of the remodel. Let’s have some fun and come up with a game plan!

Gather Inspiration!

For lovely ideas click here for inspiration on Houzz. In fact, I would recommend creating an IdeaBook on Houzz that you can use to show a bathroom designer if you are planning a major overhaul. The IdeaBook allows you to enter notes associated with a photo and will help you to keep track of what you want in your new bathroom.

I have created a Pinterest board that includes product information, trends, and bath ideas going for 2016. Click here to view the board.

What’s your budget?

To better understand and estimate the costs in your bathroom remodel, click here for an estimator from HomeAdvisor.com.

Goals & Planning

Use these resources to help you determine the goals and plan for your bathroom remodel:

Redesign RightIf you are in need of a contractor or redesign consultation, give Debbie a call 610.955.8202. My next article will get into the details of remodeling, stay tuned!

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Luxurious Decorating Ideas for your Bathroom Makeover or Renovation

bathroomThe Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) was recently (January 20-22) held in Las Vegas, and I am always amazed at the beautiful and functional design items that come out of that show.  Are you planning a bathroom renovation or makeover?  Simply replacing your hardware with an updated look can make a big difference, along with a fresh coat of paint!  In this decorating post, I wanted to focus on the bath-related prize winners from the KBIS show and offer ideas for your bathroom project.  For a look at the prize-winning products, I created a board on Pinterest so you can quickly check them out, click here to view.

The Best of Bath Gold winner was Walker Zanger, Sterling Row series.  This company creates luxury stone and tile and is inspired by men’s tailoring in a color palette of grays, blacks, and whites with a wood-finish.

Best of Bath Silver went to ROHL, Michael Berman Graceline™ C-Spout Widespread Lavatory Faucet.  This faucet was created with a “streamlined design, featuring sleek lines and industrial details.” It is reminiscent of the old luxury ocean liners.

Under the People’s Choice Awards, first place went to Coastal Shower Doors for their Gridscape Series.  These doors are revolutionary in that they offer a French door feel, with modern rust-proof anodized aluminum panes with an oil-rubbed bronze finish.

Looking for more luxurious bathroom ideas? Check out these resources – click on the title to view:

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Time for a bathroom makeover?

Are you planning on entertaining or having overnight guests this upcoming holiday season?  If so, you may want to consider a guest bathroom makeover.  If your bathroom is timeworn, you may want to consider a complete renovation.  However, if you don’t have the funds or time to take on that project you can transform your bathroom by doing three things:  change the paint, lighting and accessorizes.

Let’s start with some inspiration!  There are so many options out there that it can be difficult to narrow down, so you have to decide what feels right for you.  Lowe’s offers a tool to help you with this makeover, click here to review.  I created an Idea Book on Houzz for you to get some great ideas on adding storage or flare to your bathroom, click here to review those pictures.  Click here for the finalists in the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s 2014 competition also a great place to get some ideas.

bathroom collage

Paint

Guest bathrooms are small and can be painted in a couple of days.  A fresh paint color can instantly change and update the look and feel of your guest bathroom.  Here are some inspiration sources for you to review, click on the link below and have some fun!

To add an extra customized look consider adding a wall decal.  The nice aspect of this idea is that it isn’t permanent and can be reused.  Any place that sells wallpaper will offer wall decals, but you can purchase online at sources such as Trading Phrases or customize your message at Right On The Walls.

Lighting

A new light fixture, or a color change of an existing light can completely change the look and feel.  Bob Vila offers instruction on painting a builder-installed brass light fixture, click here to review.  I love the idea of adding real chandeliers into a bathroom, or consider adding a lamp that would fit the scale of the room.  Peruse these ideas from Lowes to see the many options available.

Accessories

One of my favorite areas of decorating … accessories!  You can change out your shower curtain (replace the liner at the same time), throw rugs and towels and completely update your bathroom.  If you are pinched for time and not able to paint, this is the way to go!  If you want to transform the room completely, consider replacing all the hardware in the room.  Click here to review an online source, Faucets Direct, for various ideas.  If you are unsure how complicated that the project is, click here for a brief video explaining the process, it doesn’t look too bad!  Consider replacing your cabinet hardware, click here for some ideas from Knob Deals.

Other Ideas if you have the time and funds, consider replacing your flooring.  Tile seems to be the go-to option; however, you will be surprised with the faux wood look that the very durable and water-resistant luxury vinyl offers.  The Armstrong website provides an excellent tool that allows you to choose various floor colors with bathroom paint colors.  Click here to use the tool; I love being able to visualize the result!

Redesign RightIf you need help selecting a paint color or using accessories that you already own for a redesign, contact Debbie@RedesignRight.com or call 610.955.8202 to create the room of your dreams!

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Decorating ideas and trends for the Bedroom and Bathroom

Bedroom

Your bedroom should have a relaxing, calming effect on you.  It should be designed for your life style.  This article from SoundBuiltHomes.com is great if you are looking at different color combinations for painting your bedroom, click here to view.  According to diyhomedesignideas.com, “The color trends include mixing earthy tones with shades of blues and green.”  They also suggested “pairing [earth tones with] bold colors such as bright blue with violet, pink, or lime.  These can be used as accent colors in furniture, bedding, or decorations with a simple wall background color.”

If you are looking to create more storage in your bedroom, you can use the space under your bed.  If you have a bed skirt, you can use storage containers from retail stores or online at ContainerStore.com.  However, if you do not use a bed skirt and wish to have something nicer looking you can make your own storage.  Here’s a great idea from Martha Stewart, to create a ‘Closet on Wheels’, click here to view those instructions.  To reduce clutter on bedroom surfaces, Organizer, Anna Sicalides of AnnaOrganizesU.com, recommends this idea, “Instead of adding more picture frames, why not replace an older photo with a new one.”  By following this tip, you can add change without adding more things!

Bathroom

The theme of trends in bathroom design for 2013 is slick, natural and eco-green.  Overall, you need an environment that is functional and beautiful.  To help organize and de-clutter, I found this great idea from Better Homes & Garden to create personalized bath storage.  If you have multiple family members sharing one bathroom, it will help to eliminate confusion and keep potential messes to a minimum.  I found a fun article from OrganizedHome.com that describes the ABCs of storage and gives a detailed summary guide to help you with your bathroom organization, click here to read that article.  If you need to create storage in your bathroom, but you don’t have much room try this idea from HGTV.com.  Stack wicker baskets on top of each other and store necessary bathroom items in them.

This is a great tip to help you with your linen closet from organizer, Kathy Luskus, of OrderlyManorOrganizing.com, “When organizing your linen closet, keep in mind that each bed needs just three sets of sheets – one on the bed, one in the laundry and one in the linen closet.  Keep your best and donate the rest.”  If you struggle with how to fold your fitted sheets to ensure they fit in your linen closet, click here for step-by-step instructions.

Have fun this spring with your bedroom or bath redesign!  If you need help, contact mailto://debbie@redesignright.com!