Get the Most Out of Bathroom Storage
Create a Custom Bathroom Without the Custom Price
First, give yourself ample time for researching and planning. Consult with a professional bathroom designer to learn your full range of options. Make lists of the must-haves and the would-be-nices—and don’t forget the details like storage options for high function. Then you can decide if, for example, you want a semi-custom vanity with all the storage accessories but can live with a standard vanity top; or if you are willing to give up the heated floor if it means you can get that custom vessel sink. When you prioritize, you give a designer or builder the information he or she needs to produce a room to your exact specifications, without going over budget.
When you’re prioritizing, remember that it’s the little things that give a room that custom feel. Leave some room in your budget for a few “extras,” such as cabinetry accents like crown molding, corbels, or turned feet. And select decorative hardware that coordinates throughout and enhances the room’s style. Just think of the difference between a plain unframed mirror and a framed beveled mirror topped with crown molding—those are the details that take a room from functional to fabulous.
Add Color and Texture
Color and texture are huge components in a room’s overall style. Think about the personality you want to convey. Light-colored paint can make the walls recede and the room seem larger, while darker walls create a warmer, more intimate space. A monochromatic scheme is serene while contrasting colors generate energy. Choose a few textural elements to complement your color scheme. A tile backsplash creates visual interest. Rugs, curtains, and towels soften the expanse of porcelain and wood. Plants, rocks, shells or bamboo window shades introduce natural elements and are often found in spa-inspired designs.
Finally, personalize the space for the ultimate custom interior. No other bathroom has your family photo or heirloom on display! Plate racks or shelves or pigeon holes that coordinate with your vanity or other cabinetry are the perfect place to display one or two personal pieces. Just be sure that they are moisture-proof so shower steam won’t harm them, and keep them high enough that elbows toweling off won’t knock them to the floor.
With careful planning, you can have a beautiful, functional, and custom-looking bathroom—without the custom price.
Create Your Shower Experience
What is your ideal shower experience? A place to be invigorated at the start of the day? A place to unwind at the end? Does it include jets or a waterfall for a spa experience, a seat, a handshower option? Is water conservation a concern?
When remodeling a bathroom, you will have a choice between upgrading your existing shower or completely renovating it. Either way, there are a lot of options to consider—so we invite you to visit our friends at Delta Faucet. These shower experts will walk you through the types of shower experiences, planning considerations, and how to select products that suit your personal needs and design style. Learn more at deltafaucet.com.
Recommended Bathroom Vanity Surfaces
Bathroom Vanity tops come in everything from laminate to ceramic tile to natural quartz or granite. Your choice of bathroom vanity surface depends on many factors: budget, whether you need a stock bathroom vanity top to fit an existing vanity or want something custom or semi-custom, the type of sink you prefer, your design style, and more. How do you choose?
Merillat is pleased to recommend DeNova Surfaces for your bathroom vanity top needs. They offer standard and semi-custom vanity tops in natural marble, natural granite, natural quartz, and solid surface. Their website has lots of information to help you compare options and decide which one is best for your bathroom project. Visit DeNovaSurfaces.com to learn more.