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  • 4 Ways to Visually Expand the Bathroom

    Whenever we visit a new hotel, we tend to automatically look at the bathroom to ensure it is nice. The same way, we can only dream of the large, spacious bathrooms we see in the movies or even in celebrity homes. Nevertheless, bathrooms are so much more than functional rooms within a home. They are personal spaces that should look nice and be practically designed. However, the space for a bathroom is often quite small with very limited area. Therefore, after the basic design requirements are complete, there are several ways a homeowner can visually expand the bathroom to make it look larger. Below are 4 easy ways to visually expand the bathroom space.


    Continue Shower Tiles to the Ceiling: No matter what the size of the shower cabin is, taking tiles up to the ceiling gives an illusion of more space. If shower tiles were to stop midway, then it would create a break, and make the shower space look more concentrated. With shower tiles continuing toward the ceiling, it draws the eye line upward to make the space look larger than it actually is.

    Continue Shower Tiles to the Ceiling Image Credit: Pinterest

    Use Light Colors/White On White: An interior rule of thumb is that lighter colors are always better for smaller spaces. Light colors look more welcoming, and tend to open up the room. One can add an assortment of lighter colors or go with the white-on-white. Adding a lot of white will make the space look very airy and ethereal. White creates a seamless appearance and it absorbs all the light within the room. Even other softer tones such as beige and grey will give the bathroom a very sophisticated and serene look without making the bathroom space look small.

    Use Light Colors/White On White Image Credit: Houzz

    Floating Vanity: Having a floating vanity in the bathroom serves a dual purpose. It provides the necessary storage required, and it also visually gives some breathing space to the entire bathroom. With that little bit of extra flooring that shows underneath, the floating vanity gives the illusion of a very open space. If the space for a bathroom vanity is a little tight, then go for a floating vanity to visually expand the area!

    Floating Vanity Image Credit: Houzz

    Large Mirror: As mentioned in countless blog posts and social media posts, mirrors make any space look much bigger than it actually is. Since every bathroom requires a mirror, a user can really play with the size of the mirror. A very large mirror will reflect light throughout the restroom, and it will give some depth to the smaller bathroom to make it look much bigger than it actually is.

    Large Mirror Image Credit: Pinterest

    To visually expand a bathroom these are just 4 ways, there are many other interior tricks to make a bathroom appear much larger than it actually is. However, those are to come in future blogs! In designing your bathroom and finalizing your bathroom vanity, consider these simple interior tricks to create a beautiful space.

  • 6 Steps to Designing the Perfect Vanity for Your Bathroom

    Your bathroom is a space where you will be spending a lot of your time. As unpleasant as that sounds, it is a fact. Therefore, careful planning and attention to detail is required to ensure the bathroom is designed to your needs and specifications. One of the most important areas of the bathroom is the vanity. The vanity makes the look of the bathroom, creates the storage, and is a heavily used space. Therefore, the vanity must be perfect in terms of look and utility. In designing the perfect vanity, check out the 6-step process below to create that perfect space.


    Step 1-Finalize the Layout: The first step is the finalize on the bathroom layout. Designate the space for the vanity and determine how big it is going to be. Most vanities are horizontal spaces with an ongoing counter and extensive storage underneath. The length of the vanity depends on the best possible size that will fit in the bathroom. However, there are the L-shaped Vanities for the larger bathrooms. Oftentimes, the L-shaped vanities are seen in master bathrooms. They offer great leg room to sit comfortably at the counter.

    Image Credit: Pinterest

    Step 2-Determine the Number of Sinks: The next step is to finalize the number of sinks. For example, a couple sharing a space may prefer double sinks rather than a single sink. However, many bathrooms only have room for one sink. The sink can be placed in the center or towards either side, depending on preference. In most cases, vanities smaller than 60 inches can only accommodate one sink, while vanities wider than 60 inches can easily accommodate two. Nevertheless, even if there is room for two sinks, have a single sink allows for extensive counter space so the users can easily spread themselves.

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    Step 3-Pick the Type of Sink: After finalizing the number of sinks, the next step is the type of sink. The options for the type of sink for the vanity is endless: under-mount, vessel, or drop-in. Under-mount sinks are below the counter top. They provide a seamless look to the entire vanity. Vessel sinks are above the counter. They are available in a variety of shapes colors and designs, and can look extremely stylish on the vanity counter. Finally. the drop-in sinks are installed at the level of the counter, where the sides are along the counter top and the dip in the sink follows. However, the shape of the sink is just the beginning, the next aspect of sink type is the material: porcelain, stone, or something else. The options are endless.

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    Step 4-Choose the Style: After the basic design is decided: location, number of sinks, and the sink style; the next step is to decide the overall look of the vanity. Whether it should be modern, classic, neoclassical, antique etc. In this step you chose the color scheme, cabinetry style, and the storage options: drawers, pullouts, or reach-in cabinets. Once the appearance is decided, you are ready for the next step.

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    Step 5-Find the Right Countertop: You have the sinks, basic layout, storage, and  look you desire: now complete the look with a vanity countertop. Ensure it matches the remaining colors and compliments the look you desire in the bathroom. Granite and quartz countertops are the most popular choices for bathroom as they are durable, long lasting, and are available in a variety of colors and designs.

    Image Credit: Houzz

    Step 6-Accessorize: Now that the basics of the vanity are done, the next is accessorizing: finalizing the hardware, lighting and the mirrors. These elements will tie the entire design together. Whether it is sconce lighting or wall-mounted lighting, a built-in mirror or decorative mirror, pulls or knobs, or a simple or intricate faucet design; these items will finish the look and give u a brand new vanity!

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