All bathroom designs serve a very practical role in the home, but they are also an expression of style and personality. The details you add make the space your own by injecting personal tastes into the room, such as the color scheme, tile pattern, and sink shape. Textures also play a significant role in defining the style of a room.
The kitchen faucet plays a key role in the basic functioning of a kitchen. Imagine your kitchen without neatly dispensed hot and cold running water. Impossible, right? Fully functioning plumbing and ready availability of water is such a basic requirement in a kitchen design, and the faucet is its handy delivery system. Beyond the functional aspect of the faucet, it also plays a lead role in your kitchen design style. If you think all faucets look the same, think again. Here is a simple guide to get you started in picking the right faucet for your next kitchen renovation.
When you walk into the bathroom in the morning to brush your teeth, shave, or put on makeup, where do you look? Okay, some of us may be half asleep and staring off into space, but hopefully you are looking instead at your reflection in a mirror. More than just a piece of reflective glass, the bathroom mirror serves a very practical purpose in a room where you need to see yourself clearly to undergo the daily process of getting ready. To perform its job, a mirror does not have to be large, but it must be well-positioned and properly-lit.
Just like jewelry completes an outfit, hardware is the finishing touch for a kitchen design. Jewelry may be one of the last things you select, but the outfit would not be complete without it. The jewelry you pick elevates your style and brings out your personality, and the same outfit can be dressed up or down for different events by changing accessories. In the same way, hardware choices make a kitchen renovation feel casual or formal, traditional or contemporary, rustic or modern. Hardware must coordinate with other product selections, such as cabinet finish, countertops, backsplash, and more. Your kitchen design professional can help you navigate these product choices and find the ideal hardware selection, but here is a 5-step guide to get you started.
Who wouldn’t want an easy to clean bathroom, but is it really possible? Okay, a self-cleaning bathroom may be the stuff of science fiction or fairy tales, but it is possible to create a bathroom design that makes it much easier to keep the space clean and tidy. A bathroom remodel is the perfect time to get all the details right with our top 5 tips on easy to clean bathroom designs.
Kitchen designs have become larger, multi-purpose spaces that take on a central role in the home and family life. As more activity takes place in the kitchen, the design, layout, and workflow of this space is more important than ever. This is why so many kitchen are now organized according to work zones, with perhaps a food preparation, cooking, baking, dining, study, and even pet zones. Each area has a specific purpose around which it is organized, and all zones fit together in the overall kitchen layout to work in harmony. What about a beverage zone?
When planning your ideal shower design, make sure you include storage for those toiletries that need to be readily available. Forget about the old-fashioned hanging wire racks you buy in any hardware store. Shower storage is now sleek, customized, and built into your shower so it is an integral part of the design.
Kitchen sinks are all the same, right? No! From hand washing to food preparation to pot cleaning, the sink you choose for your kitchen design must be able to withstand constant use. Like any element of a kitchen remodel, the sink must also fit in with the overall style of the space, and in some cases even serve as a focal point that defines the style of the room. Here is our four-step guide to selecting the ideal kitchen sink to meet your kitchen’s practical and style requirements.
Bathroom sinks are a hard-working feature of any bathroom design, particularly in a busy master bath or kids’ bathroom. You spend a lot of time at the sink – washing hands, brushing teeth, shaving, and much more. Yet, they are more than just a functional requirement for a bathroom renovation. Sinks make a style statement, either by smoothly blending in to their surroundings or by standing out as a unique design feature.
The kitchen hood is an essential component of any kitchen design. Food is the heart of the kitchen, and cooking produces odors, moisture, smoke, and grease. These by-products of the kitchen process must be dealt with or they will affect the air quality of the room, the surrounding kitchen cabinets, and other surfaces. The hood serves the very practical purpose of ventilating these by-products to keep the kitchen clear while cooking.