Modern kitchen designs combine color and texture to create warm, inviting spaces. When you choose paint colors for your kitchen, you want to coordinate them with your wood cabinets. Many cabinets have earth tones such as oak, maple and walnut, that harmonize with neutral paint colors. Bright paint colors and deep hues add visual interest to a kitchen design. A color wheel is a valuable tool for choosing wall paint colors to coordinate with your cabinetry. Read more
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
From the basic design to the cabinetry and countertops, use this guide to find the inspiration for your perfect single sink vanity.
Blended to Perfection
Single vanities usually have less counterspace than expansive double vanities, which means splurging on a luxe material is more affordable. This small dark walnut vanity cabinet features a stunning marble countertop with a graceful beveled edge. A modern glass vessel sink and sleek faucet make the most of the limited counter area, but also provide a well-designed contrast to the traditional vanity. Repeating other traditional-modern style pairs throughout a space will make all the elements of the room work together. For example, here, a contemporary border of mosaic tiles tops a wall treatment of subway tiles. Read more
Get more grooming and storage space with a double vanity. Discover a variety of bathroom vanity styles and designs.
This storage-packed furniture-style vanity boasts vintage character with beaded-board doors, glass knobs, and furniturelike detailing on the toe-kicks. Maple counters top the vanity, and several coats of polyurethane protect its warm, traditional appeal. Dual classic white sinks and traditional-style faucets reinforce the vintage character. Read more
Tiles are easy to clean and virtually stain resistant. Plus, they don’t retain odors, bacteria or allergens. These characteristics make tile an excellent choice for both your bathroom flooring and walls.
One issue some people find with tiling their bathroom is that once a tile color has been chosen, it is difficult to change. Unlike a stucco wall, you can’t simply paint over your tiles if you decide to go with a different color pattern. That makes choosing the right color for your bathroom tiles a somewhat difficult task, but here is some helpful information that might aid you in your decision making process. Read more
Think of faucets as bathroom bling and choose one that suits your style, needs and budget
by John Riha
In any bathroom overhaul, the faucets are the crown jewels. Available in a spectacular array of shapes and finishes, even modestly priced faucets present worlds of possibility. Add in the options for interactivity and water conservation, and today’s bathroom faucets offer homeowners every convenience. Read more
Take a look at these 10 top-rated bathrooms and get design inspiration for sinks, vanities, countertops, backsplashes, fixtures and more.
by Leslie Judson
Copper, Bronze & Stone
RMSer vickiborn chose a custom-built cabinet to pair with a hammered copper sink and bronze faucet. She added smart built-in niches, a stone accent wall and dared to go beyond a white toilet for a stunning combination of color, texture and style. We love this look, Vicki! 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
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.
Show 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