Category 'The Bath Showcase'

It can seem almost impossible to fit a shower, sink, and toilet into a small bathroom, or even just a sink and toilet into a half bath. While shower and toilet designs and sizes remain fairly constant, there are many different sink and vanity models that can be used to optimize space in a small bathroom. Leaving more room for other bathroom necessities. Here are 4 potential sink designs to consider when remodeling a small bathroom:

  1. Depending on the layout and proportions of the bathroom, of course, it may be beneficial to put the sink in the corner of the bathroom. A rounded vanity in the corner takes up very little space and has no sharp corners that might dig into your hip in such close quarters. However, a mirror above may be a bit challenging.
  2. Mounting a small trough sink with an open bottom along the wall is a perfect solution to maximize space. You can extend outer the edges of the countertop for shelf space while the area underneath the sink is left wide open.
  3. Similar to a trough design, a pedestal sink can add an open feeling to the room. Also, adding towel racks or shelves underneath could offer some more storage space. You can store towels or any bathroom supplies underneath the sink and open up more room.
  4. A wall mounted faucet can cut down on the width of the sink by a significant margin. Not needing that space between the wall and the sink for the faucet can save 2-3 inches of the distance the sink juts out. Making the sink narrower, and freeing up plenty of space!
Next time you’re stuck on the small bathroom puzzle, consider these sink designs for optimizing space. Take a look at our products to see if we have the right sink for you! Or contact bath showcase to see how we can help you create the perfect bathroom!

bathroom shelvesFinding plenty of storage space for your bathroom can seem like a difficult process even if you have a large, luxurious bathroom. Consider all the toiletries you own such as makeup, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners and more. Finding ample storage space for these items while maintaining a clean  bathroom is actually more challenging than you think.

Stacked Shelves By adding shelving yourself or purchasing matching cabinetry, you can make your bathroom even more gorgeous while adding necessary storage space. You could add shelving above one another so the shelves looked stacked (think of it like a bookcase). This way you can use mostly    wall space to store your belongings. Place your toiletries in wicker baskets and use white-washed wood or maple wood for a rustic feel. Shelf Above the Toilet There’s almost always plenty of wall space above the toilet. Whether you want to add  floating shelfs  or a metal type stand behind the toilet, there are plenty of options on the market. Here you can place towels rather than putting them in a hallway closet, or you may like to keep candles, sprays and toilet paper on these shelves. Spice Rack for Makeup A lot of antique stores sell vintage and rustic spice racks. There are also metallic spice racks to fit in with your modern kitchen. However, many people don’t consider adding a spice rack into their bathroom. These are perfect for a narrow space such as spice racks that are long, narrow and ideal for makeup brushes, makeup, toothpaste, and odds & ends. Mounted Shelf Above the Door While you don’t see this too often, a mounted shelf looks elegant when hung over the door. Use a wood shelf and pair it with white brackets for a clean look. Guests probably won’t notice it and you can store your more unappealing possessions here. Lazy Susan Again, another idea taken from the kitchen and implemented into the bathroom! The Lazy Susan can be placed inside your cabinet so you can store little items. The Lazy Susan is ideal for makeup, smaller shampoo bottles, medicine, extra toothpaste and toothbrushes, contacts, etc. If you need assistance with your bathroom design and need expert bathroom remodeling advice, fill out our contact form. Our staff has been working in the industry for years and will happy to help you with all your bathroom needs.

Planning for your bathroom remodel is quite fun at the beginning stages and pinning inspirational photos can get any homeowner excited. However, you always need to slow down and think realistically or you could create a huge list of products that just don’t fit within the budget. Let’s look at the average bathroom renovation costs per the National Kitchen and Bath Association:

  • Design fees – 4%
  • Installation fees – 20%
  • Fixtures – 15%
  • Cabinetry & hardware – 16%
  • Countertops – 7%
  • Lighting – 5%
  • Flooring- 9%
The statistics above will help greatly in the prevention of sticker shock. It’s extremely easy to overspend when remodeling your bathroom so be honest when talking with the bathroom designers. One of the biggest factors when determining the bathroom remodeling cost is the bathroom size. The larger the bathroom, the larger the fixtures. You’ll need to think about faucets, showers and baths, new floors, countertops, lighting and cabinets. Smaller bathrooms are much less expensive due to the square footage. Fewer materials are involved to redo the bathroom and the cost of labor will also be a bit cheaper. However, make sure to have room in your budget in case plumbers and electricians run into a problem. The cost of your bathroom remodel will increase if you plan on enlarging the bathroom because you’ll need to switch up the electrical wiring, add flooring and you might need to add more plumbing. If you’re ready to get your bathroom remodel started, contact the Bath Showcase. Our expert bathroom designers are always ready to discuss new flooring, lighting, countertops and more. Stop into our Peabody location as well as our other showrooms across New England!

29
Nov

Picking the Perfect Sink for a Small Bathroom

It can seem almost impossible to fit a shower, sink, and toilet into a small bathroom, or even just a sink and toilet into a half bath. While shower and toilet designs and sizes remain fairly constant, there are many different sink and vanity models that can be used to optimize space in a small […]

4
Aug

Bathroom Shelving Ideas

Finding plenty of storage space for your bathroom can seem like a difficult process even if you have a large, luxurious bathroom. Consider all the toiletries you own such as makeup, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners and more. Finding ample storage space for these items while maintaining a clean  bathroom is actually more challenging than you […]

20
Dec

How to Appropriately Budget for Your Bathroom Remodel

Planning for your bathroom remodel is quite fun at the beginning stages and pinning inspirational photos can get any homeowner excited. However, you always need to slow down and think realistically or you could create a huge list of products that just don’t fit within the budget. Let’s look at the average bathroom renovation costs […]