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8 Vanity Flair Fashions for a Chic Bathroom
A bathroom vanity, whether in a powder room or master bathroom, provides a unique opportunity to show a little personality. If I were to equate a vanity to a fashion element, it would definitely be the shoe. Like a shoe, a vanity serves a basic purpose...
Bathed in Color: When to Use Blue in the Bath
Blue hues that remind us of the sea and sky can provide instant relief from life’s many stressors, making them perfect for a calming vibe in your bathroom. If you favor lighter shades but don’t necessarily want to be surrounded by baby blue, I suggest...
3 Award-Winning Bathrooms From 2013 KBIS to Judge for Yourself
The bathroom has evolved from a neglected utilitarian space to a stylish retreat that merits a whole industry of design professionals. Each year the National Kitchen and Bath Association challenges designers to come up with eye-catching creative interpretations...
From Dated Southwestern to Serene Minimalism in a Cleveland Bathroom
When a Cleveland couple saw this house, their imaginations ran wild ... yet minimalist. Its original style was Southwestern, not to their modern tastes, but it had great bones. The renovation, designed by architect Ryan...
Take Cues From Japan for a Zen-Like Bathroom
There’s more to a heavenly soak in a piping-hot bathtub than turning on a faucet and easing in. The Japanese seem to have the blissful act down pat. For centuries they've honed the daily bath ritual to pure perfection. From aromatic cypress tubs...
Polish Your Bathroom's Look With Wrapped Tile
Wrapping tile around a tub or shower's curves and corners is a wonderful touch that adds a lot. This technique makes it look like a piece of tile folds around a corner, as the same size tile and pattern are used. If the tile has veining or graining,...
A Dark Atlanta Attic Welcomes a Light-Filled Bathroom
With a baby on the way, this couple needed to make more room in their starter home, so they hired designer Brian Patterson to renovate their unfinished attic into...
13 All-White Bathrooms With Clean and Classic Style
Bathrooms are the smallest rooms in the house for most of us. They also require the most cleaning and upkeep. That's part of why white is so seductive in a bathroom: It creates a sense of space, and it looks clean and bright. But there are other...
Light-Happy Changes Upgrade a Small Bathroom
Numerous problems were plaguing this bathroom when a mother and her 9-year-old daughter moved into their home. For starters, the cracked Pepto Bismol–pink shower tiles didn’t extend high enough to protect the drywall from water, and the two found...
Convert Your Tub Space Into a Shower — Choosing Accessories
I'm always excited to install the beautiful finishing touches on a shower. Extra care is needed in these last steps — you don't want to undo all the work that's gone into making...
Asian Style Banishes Boredom in a Bachelor's Bedroom Makeover
When the single man who lives here was making a fresh start, he had a bed, a cabinet and a lot of beige walls. He was drawn to color and Asian style but didn't know where to go from there. "He needed a room that would be soothing and Zen-like...
Jumbled Style Goes Vintage Chic in a D.C. Bathroom Makeover
Under this bathroom's previous painted subway tile, purple vinyl floors and dark red walls lurked a mishmash of electrical and plumbing problems, and a rotted joist under the toilet. With the help of local professionals, Megan...
Convert Your Tub Space Into a Shower — the Tiling and Grouting Phase
The subject of tile comes up quickly on every shower build. What kind of tile should you choose? Where should you get it? Who buys it? What size is needed? What kind of grout should you use? The information stream can be a little overwhelming, and it's...
10 Amenities to Make Your Bathroom Extraordinary
“Tub, shower, toilet, sink": It’s the mantra of bathrooms. But even if you have them all and more (two sinks!), you may be missing some essential bathroom amenities. Add these top 10 to get on your way to the perfect bathroom for your house. ...
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