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Eco-Friendly Bathroom Design Tips

 

What to consider, from faucets and fixtures to sinks, vanities, walls, and floors, when designing a bathroom that is environmentally friendly.

 

Faucets and Fixtures
Conserving water is the most important environmentally friendly strategy for the bathroom, and you can do it beautifully with new faucets and fixtures available from companies such as Kohler and Toto. Look for contemporary and traditional styles and finishes in low-flow showerheads, toilets, and lavatory faucets. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

Top 10 bathroom renovation tips

 

By Karen Cole Banack and Melody Duron

 

Consider some important points before updating the look of your bathroom.

 

An effective bathroom design should address all your needs, physical and spiritual. Here are the most important tips to consider when considering bathroom renovations.

 

San Antonio Design Remodeling1. Choose elegant fixtures.

 

A pedestal sink with graceful lines is more attractive than a blocky cabinet vanity. A classic claw-foot tub is like bathroom sculpture. Even enclosed in a deck, the simple lines of the lip have an inherent beauty that surpasses most acrylic versions. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make a Small Bath Look Larger

 

Make a big splash in a pint-size bath by indulging in chic fixtures and glamorous finishes. Look to colorful fabrics, updated fixtures, and storage niches to help your tiny bath sparkle.

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingShow a Little Leg

 

Cabinet doors can visually weigh down a petite bath. Keep things light and airy with a furniture-style vanity. With this unit, baskets hold supplies on the bottom shelf, ensuring the undersink area provides plentiful storage. Small drawers on both sides of the sink house small toiletries and cosmetics. Read more

 

 

 

 

Create a Glam Hollywood Bath

 

These readers traded sweat equity for high-end fixtures and finishes that evoke the silvery glitz of 1930s Tinseltown. Here’s your ticket to transforming your bath without the movie-star price tag

 

by Gillian Barth, This Old House Magazine

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingFrank and Janice Go to Hollywood

 

“If we were going to do this bath, it had to be magnificent.” —Janice and Frank Gingerelli, Bloomfield, New jersey

 

After 30 years of enduring their master bath’s busy orange-and-fuchsia wallpaper, dingy beige tile, and dim light from one puny window, Janice and Frank Gingerelli wanted the opposite for their remodeled space. They made it bright and airy by installing a new leaded-glass window and exposing the ceiling rafters. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

Assessing Needs for a Bath Remodel

 

Use these worksheets to figure out what you want and what you need

 

by Kristen Hampshire

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingWe need more space. That’s one thing most everyone can agree on when evaluating their current bathroom. And if the home is older, there likely is very little elbow room in the ‘ole water closet. “The typical shower in the typical house built 20 years ago was probably a 3×3 foot or 3×3.5 foot size, and it’s just not large enough,” says Ken Perrin, president, Artistic Renovations, Cleveland, Ohio. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Wonder: Master Bathroom Makeover Ideas

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingDo It in Style

 

Can more than 2.5 million votes be wrong about what makes a beautiful master bathroom? That’s how many ballots were cast on the DIY Network’s site as part of the annual Blog Cabin contest, which awards one lucky viewer a revamped home — this year, overlooking lush Woodstock, NY (yes, that Woodstock). Good Housekeeping developed three luxe bath looks, and voters picked a favorite. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before and After: Bathroom Renovations

 

Get a bathroom that boasts fabulous style and function. Find inspiration for your remodeling project from these amazing before and after bathroom makeovers.

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingBefore: In Need of a Refresh

 

A gorgeous pedestal sink was no match for the busy wallpaper in this petite powder room. The dated floral pattern drew the focus, away from the of the classic sink. But it took only $195 to completely transform the look of this bathroomRead more

 

 

 

 

Six Bathroom Design Tips

 

An architect’s advice on turning a good master bath into a great bath — without breaking the bank

 

by Stephen Vanze

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingIn much the same way that the kitchen has become more than just a room to prepare meals and more of a place that accommodates the gathering of the whole family, the master bath has become more than just a bathroom in recent years. How do you make this room a pleasant place to start the day without breaking the bank? I have six suggestions that can help you to plan that perfect bath. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

Green Solution: Paper-Based Countertops

 

Carter Oosterhouse uses a sustainable building product in a kitchen update.

 

by Carter Can

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingRichlite paper-based countertops are a great alternative to stone and plastic surfaces. They are comprised of pulp from trees that are harvested in sustainable forests with closely-managed environmental mandates such as habitat conservation. They come in a variety of colors and options and are mostly stain resistant, scratch resistant and heat resistant. Read more

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Countertop Materials

 

With exposure to water, heat, sharp knives, and more, countertops carry a heavy burden in the kitchen. Discover the pros and cons of each countertop material to help you make the right choice for your kitchen.

 

San Antonio Design RemodelerNatural-Stone Kitchen Countertops

 

Stone is a durable material that stands up to the tough wear of an active kitchen. Stone’s natural variations in colors and textures make each countertop unique. Read more