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Bathroom Vanity Ideas to Consider

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Original Post: 8/26/15 | Updated: 1/23/18

The bathroom vanity is an important element in the design of a bathroom. The style, scale, placement, size, and storage of the vanity in your bathroom are all key to the room's function and feel. In many cases, the vanity is a crucial visual focal point, and may even be the only thing really making your bathroom unique or interesting. With so much resting on the vanity, it deserves a good amount of thought and planning in any bathroom remodel. Here are some bathroom vanity ideas to consider when designing a bathroom vanity.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms

5 Dramatic Before & After Baths

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Remodeling a bathroom is a great way to instantly improve a home. There's something rewarding about having a fresh, new private space that feels like a luxury no matter what the budget was. A bath redesign is a great opportunity to rework the functionality of your space to match your current needs and lifestyle, and can be a great way to add your own character and style to your home. Here are 5 dramatic before and after baths remodeled recently for your inspiration.

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Topics: Bathrooms

Project Spotlight: Stylish Dual Master Baths & Walk-In Closet

Posted by Steve Hendy on Tue, Sep 5, 2017

Mixing traditional style with a rock-n-roll attitude, this Indian Hill remodel brought a cohesive and eye-catching design to four separate spaces, turning the master suite into an enviable destination in the home. Bold but curated selections in tile, counters, and hardware work in tandem with the classic and traditional bones of the cabinetry. This project encompasses dual master baths, a walk-in closet & dressing room, an a hallway that connects the spaces and adds additional closet storage.

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Topics: Bathrooms

Walk-in Shower Design Ideas [Free Guide]

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Post updated: 8/29/2017

One of the hottest trends in bathroom remodeling is a walk-in shower. Walk-in showers are a great option because they can be designed for almost any bathroom (the minimum space requirement is 36-by-36 inches) and customized for style and use. Walk-in showers can be built into a corner or integrated with a tub. They can have doors but also be fashioned without a door. A walk-in shower can be equipped with a variety of accessories to create a custom spa experience or meet the special needs of users.

Our free 15-page guide includes design ideas and remodeling suggestions to help you plan your project. Here are some of the things you will find in the guide:

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Topics: Bathrooms, Walk-In Showers

7 Bathroom Shower Design Ideas

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Jul 11, 2017

More and more homeowners are choosing to forgo the traditional large tub and small shower combination in their master bathroom for a setup that better matches their fast-paced lifestyle. In many cases, this means giving more attention to the shower design for an experience that is as relaxing as it is efficient. While the idea behind this bathroom modification is to get in and out and on your way quickly, there's also a desire for the shower to be comfortable and adaptable.

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Topics: Bathrooms

5 Before & After Bathroom Remodels

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, May 30, 2017

Bathroom remodels are a popular home improvement project in large part because our ideas of what makes a comfortable and useful bathroom have changed considerably in the past several decades. Most homes are outfitted with a builder's idea of a good bathroom, which is often stunted by price limitations. In the projects below, we look at five bathroom projects that took a boring and basic space and turned it into a bathroom worthy of your dreams.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms

Project Spotlight: A Whole House Transformation in Western Hills

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, May 2, 2017

Sometimes a project comes along that we just can't pass up. In the case of this home remodel in Western Hills, the house in question had been built by Neal's back in the 80's. As our modern lives have changed, so too has the way the house needed to function, and so we were given the rare opportunity to improve our own past work to bring new function and beauty to the house for a new era.

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms, Kitchens

The Best Bathroom Design Trends for 2017

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Mar 14, 2017

The bathroom design trends we expect to see in 2017 focus on the details. Instead of design components that have limited application, the newest trends are straight-forward design principles that can be applied in different ways according to individual taste, style and budget. The best thing about trend cycles like this is that the results remain stylish and interesting for many years. Keep reading for the 5 trends you can expect to see in bath design this year.
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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms

Remodeling Older Homes with Contemporary or Traditional Designs

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Feb 14, 2017

When it comes to remodeling older homes (those older the 75 years), there's often more to the process than simple swapping out old for new. Since our home construction methods have changed, both for safety reasons and because we've generally improved materials and techniques, starting a renovation on an older home has the potential of opening a can of worms. Even if everyone is prepared for the chance that the remodel will reveal major issues, the challenges of remodeling an older home continue in the design phase.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms, Kitchens

Project Spotlight: Tub Removed in Traditional Master Bathroom

Posted by Michael Henson on Tue, Feb 7, 2017

For this Lebanon, Ohio, master bath project, the homeowner was looking for updates to the space that enhanced the portions of the room that they enjoyed. Since this was a partial remodel, the project focused on finding solutions for both look and function that fit within the confines of both the room and the existing elements the homeowners tagged to remain. The resulting bathroom is a traditional space that pulls together the existing elements, includes some of the homeowner’s wish list items, and adds new materials that elevate the room’s style.

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Bathrooms


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