So maybe you still don’t know exactly what you should do to design the kitchen or bath of your dreams, but Moen offers you a few tips on some definite do’s and don’ts for your upcoming project.
Lighting – always look at the lighting
Many kitchens and bathrooms have fluorescent lighting—which only belongs in the garage. Kitchens and baths are the worst places for fluorescent light, because it gives everything a blue tint, making your food and people unattractive, so change out that fluorescent fixture. If you have the ability, try adding halogen lighting to your space, since it gives the closest approximation to daylight and makes everything sharper, clearer and cleaner in your kitchen or bath. Read more
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
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.
1. 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
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
Frank 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
Use these worksheets to figure out what you want and what you need
by Kristen Hampshire
We 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
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
Get a bathroom that boasts fabulous style and function. Find inspiration for your remodeling project from these amazing before and after bathroom makeovers.
Before: 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 bathroom. Read more
In 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
A lighting expert shares tips for properly illuminating your bathroom for maximum beauty and functionality.
by Alicia Garceau
Lighting is crucial to how well your bathroom functions, not just how good it looks. Lighting experts urge homeowners to think through their lighting plan from the project’s start.
“Lighting is more important in the bathroom than any other room in the house,” says Randall Whitehead, a nationally known lighting designer who has written seven books on lighting. “This is the place where we all do very detailed and important work such as shaving or applying makeup. It is also the first place we see ourselves in the morning and the last place we see ourselves at night. Wouldn’t you want the sight of yourself to be a positive one? Read more