Category 'Bathroom Design'

While clawfoot tubs and soak-in tubs have been increasingly popular in recent years, another low-key bathroom trend that has been sneaking up on us are doorless showers. What Exactly is a Doorless Shower? Also known as a Roman shower, these showers do not require a door or curtain. These act as a multi-functional space as they can be used as a shower by night or a walkway by day. Doorless showers create an open feel, which many homeowners can appreciate. You’ve probably noticed open concepts in kitchen/living room spaces so why not continue this into the bathroom? Key Benefits of a Doorless Shower Guests will most likely perceive your bathroom as being much larger than it actually is. Since the shower is not closed off, square footage is visually added. Additionally, you won’t have to compromise the aesthetic flow of a bathroom because the entryway will be entirely open. Water spots, streaks and residue can quickly make your bathroom look as if it has never been cleaned. Build-up occurs too frequently on both shower curtains and glass shower doors. If you’re looking for a luxury bathroom that makes you feel like you’re enjoying a day at the spa, invest in a doorless shower. This provides a modern feel that creates the appearance of a high-end bathroom. It truly feels like the entire space is a spa, and that’s a remarkable feeling especially after a long day at work or an intense gym session. Disadvantages of a Doorless Shower At The Bath Showcase, we are all about being open and honest with our clients. This means, being realistic about the products they’re purchasing as well as which design works best for them. So, without further ado, we’ll discuss some of the disadvantages to doorless showers.

  • Limited privacy – one person can use the bathroom at a time, unless you’re very comfortable with one another.
  • Water splashes – there is some potential for water to splash in the bathroom.
  • Cold – you may want to consider a heat lamp or a heated floor. Since there is so much moving air through the doorless entryway, there’s a very high chance that the room will be rather chilly.
Be Strategic Since there are some disadvantages to having a doorless shower, you want to make sure you’re being strategic and have everything planned out. A rain-mount showerhead pushes the water straight down so you won’t need to worry about water getting everywhere. You’ll also want to invest in non-skid flooring and create a half-wall to protect the room from excessive splashing. One of the major tasks that we cannot stress enough is to slope the shower floor toward the drain.

More and more homeowners are straying away from modern bathrooms and venturing toward a vintage style. Using hexagon floor tiles, cast-iron clawfoot tubs and cross-handle faucets, creating a vintage bathroom is easier than you may think. Invest in Classic Fixtures There are plenty of fixtures on the market that work as wonderful components to your vintage bathroom. Whether you’re looking for a Kohler showerhead or a product from California Faucet, The Bath Showcase has you covered.  You can purchase brand new bathroom hardware that looks vintage. Remember an exposed showerhead and pipe are also quick ways to create a vintage bathroom. Timeless Vintage Tiles Purchasing hexagon tiles is one of the core components you’ll find in a vintage style bathroom. Back in the 1920s, a majority of bathroom floors had 1-inch hexagonal tiles and we’ve seen this trend continue well into the 1960s. In recent years, more homes have been installing hexagonal tiles into their bathrooms – specifically black and white. Pedestal Sink While floating vanities are very appealing to those seeking a more modern bathroom, pedestal sinks are perfect for vintage bathrooms. There’s plenty of pedestal sinks on the market today and if you have a smaller bathroom, then these types of sinks are perfect for you. Pedestal sinks don’t take up a significant amount of space, allowing you to showcase your beautiful vintage tile. Include A Lot of Mirrors Mirrors create a wonderful illusion that your bathroom is much larger than it is. Adding decorated, carved frames around the mirror can really add a vintage charm. During the Victorian era, mirrors always had detailed, intricate frames that made the bathroom look elegant. Add Antiques to Your Bathroom Once you’re done with the vintage bathroom renovation, it’s time for the finishing touches. Repurposing an old step ladder, chair or towel holder can add a whole lot of old world charm to any bathroom. Old tea cups and flower pots are one of the major components to creating a dazzling and quite unique vintage bathroom.

classic bathroomOne of the most exciting parts of designing the bathroom is choosing the color scheme. This is also one of the more easier tasks as you can explore a wide variety of colors and browse through color swatches at any time. Deep Greens & Wood Accents Hues such as hunter, olive, forest and emerald look absolutely beautiful when complemented by wood accents. Matte black fixtures are also quite striking and they create a rustic appeal. If you’re seeking a Southwestern or farmhouse design, we highly recommend incorporating deep green hues. Cool Blues & Whites Cool blues create a calm, relaxing atmosphere which is perfect for the bathroom. For those of you who love taking a long bubble bath, incorporate various shades of blues in the tiles, flooring or walls. Subdued & Vivid Oranges While orange can be overwhelming if you choose a shade that is bursting with personality, you can tone it down with a terracotta orange. Colors such as this create an energizing atmosphere without going overboard. Classic Neutral Beiges traditional bathroomVintage inspired bathrooms have been trending for quite some time and the one thing you’ll notice is the use of neutral colors. Typically, classic neutral colors such as taupes, beiges and tans work wonderfully in the bathroom to create a timeless look. Add a bouquet of flowers and some painting for a pop of color. White & Gray In newly built homes, bathrooms are often seen an even mix of mahogany and crisp white. The combination of these two colors creates a neutral backdrop so homeowners can add their own twist to the bathroom design. If you have a bathroom that is mahogany and white, add beveled mirror or colorful tiles to liven up the room. Glossy Reds & Whites Creating an inviting, fun space for your bathroom could be challenging. If you are hoping to get your kids in the bathroom every night to brush their teeth, you’ll definitely want a stimulating bathroom color scheme. For example, using glossy red wall tiles on the wall and white tile flooring then placing a red bathmat against the white tiles, you’ll notice an explosion of color. Black & White Last but not least is the classic black and white bathroom. These two colors paired together have been popular for decades. Whether you want a retro bathroom or a modern style, by strategically placing black and white into your bathroom, you can really create any look and feel that really appeals to you!

bathtubThere are a plenty of bathtub choices on the market right now, many of which look absolutely breathtaking.  You may want a large whirlpool or massage tub.  Or, you may opt of something simpler. There’s nothing more refreshing than grabbing a good book and soaking in a warm bubble bath! Clawfoot Tubs Clawfoot tubs add an air of elegance as they create a gorgeous focal point of sophistication. Keep in mind that if you want a free-standing tub, you will need a larger open space around the tub.  If you’re aiming for a vintage look, a clawfoot tub just may seal the deal! Alcove Tubs A more common option is the alcove tub. It is a space saver, with a three-wall enclosure. This type of tub is often enclosed with fitted panels or gorgeous tiles.  This application makes it easy to add shower doors or glass panels instead of curtains for a custom look. Drop-In Tubs Drop-in tubs take a bit of work for installation, but they are absolutely worth it!  You’ll essentially need to build a deck around the tub and then install the tub within the structure. While they can be used in an alcove or against walls, drop-in tubs are usually front and center, right in the middle of the room. This look creates a free standing tub with a deck for faucets or seating and other accessories. Undermount Tubs Similar to a drop-in tub, an undermount tub has the deck around the rim and its counter top is usually made of stone or tile. Typically, homeowners match the deck with the vanity top of the bathroom.  The results are breathtaking! Walk-In Tubs Seniors or those who have trouble moving around prefer to use “walk-in tubs” as they come in a few sizes and they come equipped with a built-in seat as well as a grab bars on the sides for stability. Talk to our bathroom designers at The Bath Showcase to learn about which bathroom products and brands are best for you. We have years of experience offering an array of bathroom hardware, products, and design advice.

aqua tile for bathrooms Tile flooring may not seem like a deal breaker but they can actually make your bathroom appear absolutely gorgeous instead of dull and lifeless. There are plenty of options on the market, from vintage black and white tile flooring to wood or marble looking heated floors. Patterned Tiles: “Plain and lifeless” tile flooring can sometimes look unattractive, depending on your color scheme.  Having white, tan or beige walls, adding patterned tiles to the bathroom displays “artisanship”! Mosaic Tiles: These types of tiles are somewhat unique and more and more designers like geometric patterns when it comes to tiles. Hexagon tile flooring is best used when working with several shades of one color. Glass Tiles: Color tones with dimension have always been popular and now designers are going with some other neutral palettes. Using glass tiles creates dimension in neutral spaces. Chevron and Fish Scale Tiles: Fish scale tiles are actually quite new and have really been making an impact in bathroom design. Not only do they add dimension but now homeowners won’t have such a boxy appearance in the home. Patterned chevron tile also make a huge impact on your space! Vertical Tiles: If horizontal tiles are getting boring to your eye, opt for vertical tile patterns! These look lovely behind a glass shower enclosure or along the walls of the bathroom. Distressed Tiles: Distressed tiles work wonders on metallic materials, creating gorgeous patterns. Such as a hammered look or a leathered appreance. Subway and Hexagon Tiles: These tiles can create an old world feel or a nice contemporary look. Hexagon is extremely versatile as you can choose from large or small formats, wood or concrete. The options are pretty much endless! Choose The Bath Showcase for Bathroom Tile The Bath Showcase has years of experience providing New England residents with exceptional bathroom designs. Designing your dream bathroom can be tricky when you aren’t sure what to do or how you’d like to budget. Stop into one of our locations to discuss options and get started!

Kohler Reve Bathtub & SinksIf you’re planning on updating your bathroom soon, make sure you are considering every single detail. This means you need to think about your budget, save a little extra for unexpected repairs and coordinate your cabinetry with your countertops, flooring and backsplashes. Designing a bathroom that is both functional and timeless can be a major challenge, however. See below for some bathroom design trends to get you inspired. Statement Pieces You might not consider putting a fancy ottoman or plush chair in the bathroom but it can really add a little something extra. Also, if you have the space, it’s convenient to have a comfortable chair or stool in the bathroom. Free-Standing Bathtub A free-standing tub such as a vintage claw-foot bathtub is ideal for those who enjoy their bubble baths. You need to make sure you have adequate space so the room doesn’t look too cluttered. Patterned Floor Tiles Encaustic tiles are becoming a very popular theme in today’s bathrooms. Whether you’re looking for organized patterns or tiles consisting of various swirls, there’s plenty of opportunity to make your bathroom pop. Dark Walls Regardless of the size of your bathroom, dark walls work wonders. When you paint the cabinets to match, consider contrasting with natural textures. Throw Rugs While we adore those fluffy bath mats, throw rugs are beginning to replace them. Using a bathroom rug with intricate designs and unique patterns can turn a dull bathroom into an oasis. Round Mirrors Oversized round mirrors are certainly trending and we don’t see them going out of style any time soon. The frame has the most impact as you can choose one that makes the mirror chic or rustic. Wall-Mounted Faucet For those of you who have limited space, a faucet that is mounted to the wall is perfect. Weathered brass finishes look gorgeous, especially against white tile.    

Kohler Reve Bathtub & SinksYou’ve probably noticed bathroom trends changing over the years and if you’re ready to get your remodel started, sit down and think about what you’re looking for in a bathroom remodel. When it comes to redesigning your bathroom, you don’t want to fall prey to bathroom trends that are going to be gone shortly. Whirlpool tubs used to be a hit but they are now becoming major eyesores. Nowadays homeowners are eager to install walk-in showers. Homeowners have the luxury of customizing their shower heads or installing in-shower seating. There are plenty of tile options such as porcelain or stone so you can really create a spa-like experience. Hiding a toilet behind a wall or in a water closet has become a new trend in master bathrooms that definitely will not fade out. Everyone needs their privacy. A hidden toilet is perfect when your morning bathroom routine occurs at the same time as your significant other. Going along with the privacy theme, have you considered investing in a walk-in closet? Adding a walk-in closet inside the bathroom allows you to install a makeup vanity so you have even more privacy. Now you can start your morning off with no interruptions. Adding a historic finishing touch on your bathroom design shows your guests your unique personality and keeps the bathroom timeless. You don’t need antiques necessarily but antique-style finishes do look beautiful. For instance, a clawfoot tub never goes out of style, same with a Victorian vanity. Subway tiles are here to stay. From blue and green to orange and red, marble or granite, there is a wide-variety of styles and colors to choose from. However, white or marble-like whites are your best bet for a timeless tile. By using white you can switch out décor and wall color. Dark woods have been used in bathrooms for decades. Hardwood floor in the bathroom is surprisingly beautiful. Pairing wood with white walls also draws your focus toward the floor. Your bathroom will remain warm and inviting. Pedestal sinks are ideal for those who don’t have much space to work with. Instead of a vanity, use a pedestal sink with nickel finishes. This also looks gorgeous with wooden floors!

Vanico Sink with Dark Wooden VanityWhile floating vanities have become increasingly popular in bathrooms, it’s still rare to see one in the home. Not only do floating vanities create a more modern appearance but they are extremely attention-grabbing. One of the major advantages of floating vanities is that they create a larger opening in the bathroom so it’s less compact. Let’s explore some other advantages of purchasing a floating vanity for your bathroom.

  1. Cleaning is Quick & Easy
You won’t have to bend over and shove your dust pan underneath the vanity. There aren’t any awkward corners or dust bunnies so cleaning is super simple!
  1. If You Love Organizing…
For those of you who find joy out of color coding your towels, organizing your cotton swabs and making sure your lipsticks are perfectly aligned, a floating vanity is for you. These types of vanities allow you to display all your bathroom products with under-sink open shelves.
  1. Minimalistic Look
When you pair a floating vanity with a monochromatic wall or sink, you can create a gorgeous minimalistic look. This also will draw attention to other areas of the bathroom such as a free-standing tub.
  1. Radiant-Heat Flooring
If you’ve invested in radiant-heat flooring, hanging your vanity on the wall can maximize warmth. Think about when you put on makeup at the sink, do your hair or brush your teeth. Now your feet will stay nice and toasty!
  1. Look at Those Tiles
When you have beautiful tile along the walls, you don’t want that covered up by the vanity. Show off that marble or porcelain by extending it down to the floor.
  1. Perfect for Everyone
A floating vanity adjusts to everyone. Whether your little one needs a step stool or you live with a grandparent who has a walker, a floating vanity accommodates all ages.

bathroom renovationRenovating the bathroom can be a lengthy yet exciting process. When you budget correctly and have a plan in place, the renovation process goes seamlessly. However, if you haven’t done much planning, you could end up with more costly repairs.

  1. Not Installing a Bathroom Fan
Forgetting to install a bathroom fan is a huge issue. Humidity builds up and causes mold growth which leads to grout and moisture deterioration.
  1. No Planning
Everything should be sketched out from budget, to materials to who will be working on what. Planning is an essential key when it comes to a bathroom renovation.
  1. Stick to Your Budget
You should always save a little bit extra for random repairs that come up. If you have a budget of $10,000 stick with it. Don’t purchase expensive materials if you simply don’t have the money. Put the money in your bank account and leave it there until you’re ready for the renovation.
  1. Lack of Spacing
Functionality is huge when planning your bathroom and it should be much more important that the décor. Think about the decorating portion later. Consider the layout as well as spacing and make sure the new layout is up to date with building codes. It’s essential that the plumbing and fixtures can be used for everyday use.
  1. Overlooking Small Repairs
Small issues in a new tile or a large gap in a bathroom vanity will grow into bigger issues down the line. While you’re renovating, make sure to fix even the smallest errors. If you notice an issue now, it will definitely get worse. Contact The Bath Showcase to speak with our bathroom designers about our excellent design services and top-notch bathroom hardware and products.

floating vanityRecently, floating vanities have increased in popularity as their hard, sleek edges create a beautiful minimalistic feel. By having open space underneath the floating vanity, the visual clutter is cut down. For those of you with a smaller bathroom, you can make the room appear much larger. Customizability Floating vanities are customizable since they are mounted against a wall and you can be more selective of where you place them. The best part is they can be adjusted to your height. You can also mix up compartments such as placing two sinks side by side and putting the cabinet drawers elsewhere. Lightweight Larger, floor-standing vanities are much more difficult to install. When it comes to floating vanities, all you need to do is align the frames and attach them to strong anchors. They also won’t get warped or fluctuate in a humid environment. Other Benefits of a Floating Vanity

  • Creates unbroken floor space
  • Practical for cleaning & keeping the floor clear
  • Larger cabinets with plenty of storage space
  • Extremely beneficial for a smaller bathroom
  • When you have radiant floor heating, you have extra floor space to give off heat
  • Floor installation is much easier
  • Greater selection of cabinets including small and large
  • Open shelf and standard closed cabinet options
If you’re reading to have your bathroom remodeled, contact our expert bathroom designers today! Stop into one of our showroom locations to speak with our designers and discuss your options. We offer products from some of the best brands in the industry.

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