Bathrooms 330 Ideabooks

A Crash Course in Bathroom Faucet Finishes
Choosing a bathroom faucet finish often stumps people. What's the difference between brushed and polished nickel? What are the benefits of satin brass versus satin bronze? Fear not. Here's a crash course in faucet finishes that will elevate your knowledge...
Out With the Old Tile: 8 Steps to Prep for Demolition
Bad day at the office? Did some jerk cut you off in traffic? Perfect timing for your tile demolition project. Pick up a framing hammer and get rid of your frustration. But before you start swinging, let's look at what can go wrong and what you should...
Wood in the Bathroom? Absolutely!
The conventional wisdom is that tile is the go-to for bathroom surfaces. We see tile everywhere, from the bathroom at work to the subway, to everybody's house. I love tile, but just because it's so popular doesn't mean we have...
Should You Install a Urinal at Home?
I know what you're thinking. "A urinal in my house? Really?" You probably get the whole man-cave thing that boys will be boys. Other than that, what possible benefit could a urinal offer in your house?...
8 Fabulous Faucets for All Kinds of Bathrooms
Bathroom sink faucet options are limitless, and choosing one can be overwhelming. There are lot of different factors to consider, and every house has different needs. Do you need a faucet that's easy to use for all ages? Is space an issue? Or perhaps...
Little Luxuries: Get Ready for Your Close-up With Lighted Mirrors
How much bathroom lighting do you need? Where do you place it? Should it go above the mirror or on either side? There are plenty of options to consider, but one often goes unnoticed: the lighted vanity mirror. Most of these mirrors have two...
Recess Time: Boost Your Bathroom Storage With a Niche
“Recession" is an ugly word when it comes to the economy. However, it's a glorious thing when we're talking about carving out extra bathroom storage with recessed shelving.
10 Stylish Options for Shower Enclosures
A shower is one of the first things you notice when you step into a bathroom, so make sure your enclosure not only matches your style but also accentuates your bathroom. We've all seen or lived in a home with the ever-so-famous enclosure framed...
Bathroom Details: Show Off Your Sink Line
Many modern and classic sink designs expose our waste and water supply lines. If your new sink is going to show off your plumbing, you'll want to choose a good sink trap — specifically a P-trap, named for its shape, like the letter "P" — and matching...
Why Bathroom Floors Need to Move
“Tenting" is a terrible word to a tile professional. When a bathroom floor has been installed incorrectly, tiles can press against one another and pop up off the floor, creating a tent shape. It's not just tile that does this — almost every material...
8 Clever and Creative Ways With Small Bathrooms
If you have a small bathroom off a hallway or a tiny half bath tucked under the stairs, don't be intimidated by the size — embrace it! Take the emphasis off the square footage and place it on your materials, color or layout to transform your space from...
Bathroom Design: Getting Tile Around the Vanity Right
Tiling under your new vanity or custom cabinets can prevent shower or sink water from finding its way into your house. Extending tile all the way under freestanding or floating vanities can make a room look and feel larger, too. These vanities are popular...
Epoxy vs. Cement Grout — What's the Difference?
Epoxy grout has become more and more popular among tile contractors and builders. I find new benefits every time I use this product. Unlike cement grout, which is made from a cementitious powder mix, epoxy grout is made from epoxy resins and a filler...
7 Dramatic Bathroom Makeovers Across All Styles
I love dramatic before-and-after reveals, and they never seem to get more dramatic than in the bathroom. We've dug into many of these remodels on Houzz, from those that involved homeowner ingenuity, creative sourcing and DIY efforts to those with budgets...
6 Lessons in Scale From Well-Designed Bathrooms
How we mix objects of different sizes, masses, proportions and patterns — in other words, how we work with scale — is a big part of good design. Architects and designers use scale to create interest and balance, and taking it into...
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