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Bathed in Color: When to Use Pink in the Bath
I may not have been a pink-loving girly girl in my younger years, but lately I've seen some fantastic uses of the color in bathrooms, and they've given me a new appreciation for the striking hue. Pink doesn't need to be limited to little girls' bathrooms,...
Beadboard Panels Offer a Shortcut to a Classic Style
Beadboard wainscoting has a classic look that never goes out of style. Traditional tongue and groove beadboard can be a serious chore to install, but you can get a similar look with beaded hardboard planks, and the process is relatively easy. Beaded...
Reinvent It: A Texas Bathroom Says 'Bonjour' to Salvage
“Renovation is perpetual in our house," says furniture dealer and stylist Brad Ross. He and his wife, Tiffany, are inspired by trips abroad and love to bring international styles home. They are also pros at scouting vintage pieces and architectural...
A Makeover Turns Wasted Space Into a Dream Master Bath
It is as though the original layout of this 1980s condominium's master suite was a puzzle someone put together the wrong way, and 30-some years later an architect came in and put all the pieces where they always should have been. Architect Amy...
6 Elements of a Perfect Bathroom Paint Job
Adequate light and ventilation play a big part in the quality of a bathroom's paint job. Bathrooms take a lot of abuse, thanks to the constant steam from baths and showers. The humidity levels in bathrooms are always rising and falling, so your paint...
3 Key Steps for Grouting That Looks Its Best
If the only thought you've given to grout is what color it should be, you may be in for a nasty surprise down the road. There's a lot to consider: A great grout job can save a poor tile installation, and a poor grout job can ruin a great tile installation. In...
Here's Looking at You: A Mirror Personality Quiz
Next time you walk into the bathroom at a friend's house, look hard at the mirror. I don't mean at yourself. And no, I'm not asking that you open it and look inside the cabinet to see what's on the shelves. (You're not one of those people, are...
8 Bathroom Updates Have Ideas for Every Style
Tired of their homes' cramped or problem-ridden bathrooms, these homeowners embraced total transformation. Feeling confined by your bathroom's style or square footage, or your budget? These eight bathroom makeovers may offer just the idea you were looking...
Dreaming of a Spa Tub at Home? Read This Pro Advice First
I have a love-hate relationship with spa tubs. In a bathroom nothing looks more appealing. Bathrooms with spa tubs always remind me of a luxury hotel room. But no other plumbing fixture causes me more grief than these tubs. Are you prepared for the maintenance...
Bathed in Color: When to Use Black in the Bath
Black is admittedly an unconventional color choice for a dominant color. Making it work in a bathroom can be extremely tricky, especially one that is cramped or underlit. But when done well, it can look stunning and sophisticated, as evidenced by the...
Why Marble Might Be Wrong for Your Bathroom
Marble has been used by master craftsmen throughout the ages to adorn palace floors, ceilings and walls. Although it was once a show of wealth and power, today marble tile is making its way more and more into everyday homes — bathrooms in particular...
A Chilly Massachusetts Bathroom Gets the Hotel-Spa Treatment
She loves to soak and he loves to steam, and neither one of them was getting what they really wanted out of their master bathroom with its drafty window, dated fixtures, cramped shower and tub too big to be practical. This husband and wife wanted a private...
Lovely Little Luxuries: Pamper Yourself With Towel Warmers
Getting out of a shower or bathtub in a cold room can be a rough transition from warm bliss to cold, hard reality. But there is a solution: enveloping yourself in a cozy towel from a towel warmer. Once you start using a towel warmer, you'll wonder...
Bathed in Color: When to Use Red in the Bath
There's a reason so many bathrooms in high-end restaurants have red walls — it's a flattering color for all skin tones. The owner might be hoping that looking good in the bathroom mirror means you'll feel good about frequenting the establishment. But...
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