Category 'Bathroom Design'

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.

There are countless options when it comes to your bathroom floors but it can seem nearly impossible when trying to choose. You’ll want to consider which material is durable and how resistant it is to moisture or mold. Vinyl Flooring vinyl flooringVinyl is perfect for those on a tight budget. Not only is it easy to replace but it can be installed over other materials so you don’t really need to worry about demolition. Vinyl is flexible and it can be painted to the color of your choosing! However, vinyl is not nearly as appealing as ceramic or stone. Ceramic Flooring Ceramic is offered in several colors, shapes and patterns.  These are among the toughest tiles and they’re extremely resistant to moisture. Ceramic tiles are fireproof so they can’t give off toxic fumes. Cork Flooring Another water-resistant flooring, cork is also hypoallergenic and is extremely resistant to fire. As a great alternative to wood, cork repels dust and your feet won’t get cold the way they would on stone. For us in New England, this is a major relief. However, if you want to switch up the color, cork always remains green. Since cork is malleable, you don’t have worry about putting a dent in it from dropping heavy objects. Porcelain Flooring Porcelain utilizes less clay and is pressed harder than ceramic. For high-traffic areas in the bathroom, you’ll want to use porcelain. While porcelain is associated with toilets because it resists scratching, it’s also great for floors. Porcelain offers the authenticity of stone, marble, quartz and a slew of other materials. Stone Flooring stone flooringWhen people want a luxurious bathroom, stone is what they go with. Regardless if it’s sandstone, flagstone, granite or slate, stone lasts a lifetime. It is on the pricey side but stone will surely increase the resale value of your home.

You may find it surprising that switching out your bathroom tiles can help you sell your home. However, think about the finishing touches you often make to your home before an open house – new coat of paint, fresh flowers on the countertop, throw blanket draped around the chair. Since the bathroom is an extremely important room in the home, why not make a minor adjustment to help boost appeal?

Use a Few New Tiles

Floor tiles tend to crack or break slightly and older shower tiles often get discolored. If this is the case, replace these so they don’t become a focal point in the home. However, please note that if the replacement tile is much different than what you currently have, this could end up being much more alarming than a small crack. A couple small cracks aren’t really a huge deal but when the cracks go throughout the entire tile, you should check the subflooring and waterproof membrane beneath the tiles. By regularly cleaning the tiles, you can also avoid discoloration.

New Backsplash

If you have a beautiful, historic New England home then you most likely have an old bathroom. By simply installing a glass tile backsplash, you can capture quite a bit of attention. For those of you with neutral bath décor, a mosaic glass tile will really dress up the bathroom and make it appear more modern. Oversized wall tile will also enhance a classic white bathroom.

Glass Tile

Traditionally, homeowners will put glass tiles in one area such as a backsplash, but if you incorporate this throughout the entire space, you can really brighten up the bathroom. Reflect natural light and brighten up your bathroom with glass tiles behind open shelving. You can add a monochromatic color scheme as well which offers plenty of contrast. Call the Bath Showcase or fill out our contact form for bathroom remodeling advice as well as hardware and products. Our award-winning designers have years of experience providing New England residents with exceptional bathroom designs.

His & Her Vanico SinkTraditional and cottage-style homes are extremely popular in New England, but recently, modern designs have been attracting a lot of attention. When it comes to the bathroom, homeowners are choosing a more modern feel for a cutting-edge look. Tile is key when it comes to defining a modern look. You should look for tiles that incorporate metal or glass. If you want to tone it down a bit, ceramic and porcelain are great options as well. For a retro-inspired bathroom, oxidized copper-color tiles are a great choice. You can create a mosaic accent wall with glass tile for a conversational piece. Modern Design Elements Some designs can show off a modern look while others can take your bathroom in the opposite direction. Selecting the Right Color Scheme – Monochrome works fabulously for a modern look. If you incorporate just one color, in different shades, into the room, you’ll truly make your bathroom stand out. If monochromatic doesn’t seem like the best choice for you, contemporary colors that contrast one another will surely make the room pop! Consider bright orange or pink against lighter shades of blue, or pair reds or pinks with cooler tones such as greens and lime tones. Patterns – Classic tile such as subway tile is timeless. Using tiles in several shades will create a multi-toned, lively look. For basic square patterns, lay out your tile with slight color variations to add texture. Shapes – Geometric shapes and clean lines are your best bet for a contemporary look. Any elaborate design could appear too busy and become a major distraction. Placing tile in a straight pattern is simple but also emphasizes the materials being used in the bathroom. Contact the Bath Showcase to talk to our bathroom design team. We’ll help you pair the right products to create a gorgeous modern bathroom. Our team has years of experience offering sound bathroom design advice. Stop into one of our showrooms today!

Master bathrooms have become increasingly common in homes, offering space for us to get away from our hectic blue-bathroomschedules. These types of bathrooms are often quite spacious and luxurious, providing a tranquil private space where we can truly relax. Every bathroom requires a few basic elements but when it comes to master bathrooms, there are various amenities that make the space extra special.

How to Space Out the Master Bathroom

Pathways of 36 inches or more should be used and leave about 42 inches in front of sinks so you won’t bump into anyone if you’re sharing the room. Consider whether you want to cross your bathroom to get into the close or if you need a bit more space to accommodate one or two people.

Where to Place Your Bathroom Fixtures

Sinks should be accessible when entering the room. Commonly, two sinks are aligned within a cabinet but for more luxurious spaces, there are independent cabinets which allows each person to have a personal countertop. Bathtubs are often a focal point in the master bathroom even if they aren’t used very often. If you have a large tub, try to leave an abundance of floor space in front of the tub so entering and exiting the bathroom isn’t challenging. Showers can be placed in spaces where there are water-resistant areas. Do you want your shower to be in the open or glass-enclosed? Ample floor space should always be left in front of the shower so there is room to maneuver in and out of the shower. Toilets can be in their own small rooms or preferable out of sight lines. Linen closets should be far away from the wettest area. If you don’t have pedestal sinks, then you will expect to have extra space in cabinets and drawers around the sink.

Consider the Bathroom an Extension of the Bedroom

Master bathroom doors are typically left open to the bedroom. Think about what you see from the bedroom. Do you want to look at a beautiful free-standing tub? You certainly don’t want to be looking directly at a toilet!
Additional Helpful Tips
  • Vanity cabinets could be beautiful furniture pieces in this space.
  1. Make sure the finishes in your bathroom are what you like. Sediment in the water & residue from your fingers can mark up the finishes. And, water can spot. Keep this in mind when buying shiny faucets and trims.
  • Perhaps use new paint color to freshen up your master bathroom that coordinates with the bedroom.
  • A mirror can be an excellent statement piece. You can make the mirror work with your design scheme to liven up the room. Or keep in simple to make the room apper larger.
  • If you have a generous budget, a chandelier or wall sconces for lighting will set a nice mood.
  • Incorporate more storage into the bathroom to avoid clutter. Such as a medicine cabinet.
  • You can always switch up little things such as a shower curtains, towels or floor mats to freshen up a new look..
  • Purchase potpourri, reed or add new scented soaps into your master bathroom.
The bathroom designers at the Bath Showcase provide expert advice on how to properly design your master bathroom. Our award-winning designers will sit down with you in one of our showrooms to discuss your options. We have a wide-range of products and hardware to completely transform your bathroom.

Selecting the right countertops for your bathroom is much more important than you may think. Each material may seem quite attractive but you need to factor in cost and durability. Since homeowners don’t need to worry about as much damage as they would with kitchen countertops, they usually are concentrating on style rather than strength. Acrylic & Crushed Stone Countertops If your bathroom is more contemporary than traditional, then opt for solid-surface materials made from acrylic resin and/or crushed stone. Not only are these surfaces resistant to water, bacteria and stains, but scratches may  be able to be buffed out. Marble Countertops Marble is long lasting but also may be porous; it can be polished into a matte finish to help with this drawback. Concrete Countertops Concrete used to be used primarily for industrial spaces but with the evolution of industrial style lofts, this countertop has been increasing in popularity. Mimicking the look of natural stone, and offered in a wide array of colors and textures, concrete is one good option for your bathroom countertop. Tile Countertops When glazed, ceramic tiles can resist heat, stains and scratches. It’s also one of the most affordable options and patterns can be customized.   Ready to have your bathroom remodeled? First, make sure to stop into one of the Bath Showcase’s showrooms to explore our bathroom hardware and products. We provide products from some of the best brands in the industry include Kohler and California Faucets.

blue-bathroomWhite bathroom products create a timeless look but they can also make the room appear bland if it’s lacking a pop of color. While there has recently been in increase of colorful toilets, tubs and sinks to hit the market, white is still the most popular choice. Deep paint colors create an artistic backdrop, allowing you to install bold colored hooks or hang up bright towels. If you find yourself putting on makeup in the bathroom, then consider painting your bathroom with colors that flatter your skin tone. Consider colors such as peach, terra cotta and pink; avoid gray and yellow-greens. Many homeowners incorporate plants in their bathroom, making it the perfect opportunity to add both natural and manmade green. Earthy colors don’t need to just be green, however, you can select from a variety of hues. When it comes to marble bathtubs, you can spotlight this gorgeous feature with gray veining. As many are aware, marble can completely transform a bathroom into an elegant atmosphere. Purple is often used to play off the cool tones and create deep shades. You can also balance the coolness by using warmer colors like green and yellow. Antique cabinets and vanities that create a furniture look in the bathroom have become increasingly popular and play a major part when choosing a wall color. For period pieces, it’s best to research the era so you can see what colors were used. For example, Victorian pieces should be enhanced by sage green or raspberry rather than modern colors like blue or sherbet. Contact the Bath Showcase to learn which paint colors work best with your bathroom!

While many homeowners are concerned with expanding the size of their bathroom due to length of time and costs, the process can actually be quite smooth. In fact, if you’re eager to remodel your bathroom but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg, take a look at some of our helpful tips below. Pedestal Sink – While a traditional vanity is quite convenient as it offers plenty of storage space, a pedestal sink provides a more open feel. With windows above the pedestal sink, plenty of light can shine through. Sliding Pocket Door – A sliding pocket door offers extra floor space and if you purchase a frosted-glass panel, you’ll still have plenty of natural light while maintaining your privacy. Utilize Baskets – Cabinet doors can really shrink a space, making an already small bathroom appear uncomfortably cramped. Try a furniture-style vanity with baskets to hold supplies under the sink. Use the small drawers to hold toiletries and cosmetics. Glass Tiles – If you have a floating vanity, glass tiles will help to open up the space. You can also implement vibrant wallpaper to enhance the room. Elements that reflect light will have a huge impact on how large your bathroom looks. Recessed Shelves – Building a recessed shelf between the studs in the wall allows for you to have both extra wall and floor space. This way you can use any unused space without taking up too much floor real estate in the bathroom. For more bathroom design concepts, contact the Bath Showcase today. We offer the best products in the industry and our design experts are readily available to answer any questions.

Selecting the perfect color for your bathroom can actually be a tricky process. You’ll have to consider other materials in your bathroom such as whether your fixtures and hardware is made of brass, nickel, gold or silver. Other important elements to think about are the colors of your bathroom tile and the type cabinets, etc. Follow the Rule of Three In order to create a beautiful color scheme, choose one neutral color, one rich color and one accent color. Now, to do this successfully, consider proportion and follow the 70/20/10 distribution. The lightest color should cover 70% of the room’s décor, second lightest for 20% and use the boldest color for 10% of the room. You may also choose to use neutral tones in combination with one another. How to Mix Two Neutral Colors For a bathroom that offers tranquility and serenity, you should focus on distributing two neutral colors with the 70/30 method. For example, when gray and white are paired together they make the room visually appealing without being dull. Also, when choosing a color be sure to use it at least three times in a room. This could be exhibited as towels, sink accents or furniture pieces. Contrast Bright Colors If you aren’t interested in creating a tranquil bathroom, perhaps you would prefer a more energetic atmosphere. To help achieve this, use two contrasting bright colors. You then could add white into the color scheme, as the trim or the tub and sink. To keep costs down, you could always add a pop of color by using bright linens, shower curtains and towels. Don’t Forget About Dark Tones A majority of homeowners avoid dark colors when trying to make their bathroom look bigger. However, you can use deep tones for some added contrast especially when renovating a bathroom with white trim and fixtures. If you are uneasy about using darker hues, consider adding mirrored lamps or Venetian glass mirrors. These types of elements will help add interest and light to any room. To get your bathroom design started, contact the Bath Showcase, in Peabody. We have years of experience providing residents with state-of-the-art bathroom designs. Our team will discuss your needs and work within your budget to create a beautiful bathroom for you.

21
Feb

What to Avoid When Renovating Your Bathroom

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Renovating 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. Not Installing a Bathroom Fan Forgetting to install a bathroom fan is a huge issue. […]

14
Feb

Learn All About Floating Vanities

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Recently, 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 […]

1
Feb

Selecting the Best Material for Your Bathroom Floor

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There are countless options when it comes to your bathroom floors but it can seem nearly impossible when trying to choose. You’ll want to consider which material is durable and how resistant it is to moisture or mold. Vinyl Flooring Vinyl is perfect for those on a tight budget. Not only is it easy to […]

3
Jan

How Updating Your Bathroom Tiles Can Improve Your Home’s Resale Value

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You may find it surprising that switching out your bathroom tiles can help you sell your home. However, think about the finishing touches you often make to your home before an open house – new coat of paint, fresh flowers on the countertop, throw blanket draped around the chair. Since the bathroom is an extremely […]

17
Nov

Designing a Modern Bathroom

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Traditional and cottage-style homes are extremely popular in New England, but recently, modern designs have been attracting a lot of attention. When it comes to the bathroom, homeowners are choosing a more modern feel for a cutting-edge look. Tile is key when it comes to defining a modern look. You should look for tiles that […]

10
Nov

How to Design the Perfect Master Bathroom

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Master bathrooms have become increasingly common in homes, offering space for us to get away from our hectic schedules. These types of bathrooms are often quite spacious and luxurious, providing a tranquil private space where we can truly relax. Every bathroom requires a few basic elements but when it comes to master bathrooms, there are […]

3
Nov

Best Countertops for Your Bathroom

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Selecting the right countertops for your bathroom is much more important than you may think. Each material may seem quite attractive but you need to factor in cost and durability. Since homeowners don’t need to worry about as much damage as they would with kitchen countertops, they usually are concentrating on style rather than strength. […]

12
Oct

Choosing the Right Bathroom Color Combinations

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White bathroom products create a timeless look but they can also make the room appear bland if it’s lacking a pop of color. While there has recently been in increase of colorful toilets, tubs and sinks to hit the market, white is still the most popular choice. Deep paint colors create an artistic backdrop, allowing […]

23
Aug

How to Make Your Bathroom Appear Larger

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While many homeowners are concerned with expanding the size of their bathroom due to length of time and costs, the process can actually be quite smooth. In fact, if you’re eager to remodel your bathroom but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg, take a look at some of our helpful tips below. […]

16
Aug

Choosing the Right Color for Your Bathroom

Bathroom Design, Blog | Comments Off on Choosing the Right Color for Your Bathroom

Selecting the perfect color for your bathroom can actually be a tricky process. You’ll have to consider other materials in your bathroom such as whether your fixtures and hardware is made of brass, nickel, gold or silver. Other important elements to think about are the colors of your bathroom tile and the type cabinets, etc. […]