• Wellness Architecture for Your Bathroom

    One of the hottest new trends in 2019 is wellness architecture. Wellness architecture goes the next step further from sustainable design, which might include items such as water and energy saving features, to addressing the physical and mental wellness of space’s occupants. Its focus is the physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and energetic impact of an area, and how people interrelate with their environment, in addition to how an environment can affect their well-being.

    Residential real estate is the next border to be crossed in the push for better wellness, including wellness architecture, and there is an increasing desire to invest there, especially with the consideration of extended lifespans. In fact, it has been projected that wellness real estate will grow by six percent annually over the next several years, reaching one hundred and eighty billion by the year 2022. Buyers are overwhelmingly demonstrating that they are willing to spend more for healthier built homes. Continue reading

  • January is National Bath Safety Month

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is a leading cause of death, especially for infants and those over the age of 85 years old. Bathrooms can be the most dangerous space in a house with their often wet, slippery, hard and sharp surfaces creating inherent risks for personal accidents and injuries.  In addition, outdated electrical receptacles and plumbing can also result in damage to the home. For Bath Safety Month, read the blog below to make sure you are taking all precautions to keep your family and friends safe.

    National Bath Safety Month was created to help us protect ourselves and those we love by raising awareness and taking the steps for proper preparedness in what may be one of the most potentially perilous areas of the home. There are many effective things that can be done to minimize the risk of injury in the bathroom and ensure a safer environment. Continue reading

  • A New Year’s Resolution for a Decluttered Bathroom All Year

    January and the new year will be here again before we know it along with fresh opportunities for changes that can help us to live our lives more comfortably. One of the things that many people desire is to reduce the clutter in their lives.

    In fact, clutter can take a serious toll on our concentration and increase the amount of stress we experience. All those piles of things compete for our attention and make it difficult to focus on the really important things that truly deserve our attention.

    Decluttering your bathroom and keeping it that way doesn’t need to be a major chore. Instead, a small series of simple habit changes can make the difference. Continue reading

  • The Tax Advantages of Renovating Your Business Bathrooms Now

    If your company is contemplating making building improvements in the near future, it might be better to think about doing it sooner rather than later. When your business needs interior upgrades, it's important to consider the impact these renovations can make for your clients, guests, and employees. Equally important is your timing. This is true whether your company is in hospitality, retail, restaurants, office buildings, or a small business.

    Although you may be aware of the high return on investment for commercial restroom renovations, there are many other compelling reasons to consider one. These may include making them ADA compliant and code compliant, along with better efficiency and an updated appearance. Additionally, updating your bathrooms will reflect well on your building and your company, in addition to offering increased incentive to prospective buyers should you wish to sell in the future. Continue reading

  • Small Bathroom Tips: Creating a Light and Bright Feeling

    Even a small bathroom can be made to feel lighter, brighter and more spacious. In fact, lightening up can help a room be more inviting, relaxing, and can help make getting ready a breeze. Whether you are considering a remodel or simply making small changes, here are some terrific ideas.

    Small Bathroom Tip #1

    The easiest way to brighten up a room is with natural light. If your small bathroom already has a window, lightening up by removing bulky window coverings can make all the difference. Consider decorative textured glass or swapping to lightly opaque or bottom-up window shades to preserve privacy while still providing light and views. Continue reading

  • Holiday Houseguests Prep Guide

    Spending quality time with family and friends is at the very heart of the holiday season. When holiday houseguests are coming, it’s a pleasure to feel confident as a host who will help them feel welcome. With just a little planning and preparation it’s easy to make a wonderful impression and help your holiday houseguests to feel both happy and relaxed this year.

    The Basics: Holiday Houseguests

    Remember, it’s often the little things that make a big impact, but don’t forget the basics.  The most vital step is to ensure that your bathroom is thoroughly decluttered, clean, and shining. Although a routine quick cleaning may be enough most of the time, when holiday houseguests will be staying, consider whether a deeper cleaning may be needed. It may even be a great time to treat yourself and hire a cleaning service to help if you're short on time or energy. Continue reading

  • DECOLAV Hospitality BDNY Press Release

    DECOLAV® Hospitality, the leading manufacturer of casegoods and FF&E for the hospitality industry, will exhibit its booth, “the DECO Gallery,” showcasing the extensive amount of materials and finishes DECOLAV Hospitality can offer its clients, in a 20’x20’ booth at BDNY at the Javits Center in New York City.

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  • A Child’s Bathroom for Your Expanding Family

    Couples often spend a great deal of time planning and preparing for having a child, but planning for an expanding family may involve more than just buying small outfits, furniture, and equipment. Having children is a joyous experience, but even the best relationships can be strained during the transition from being a couple to becoming a family. Although you may be prepared for a lack of sleep and some extra laundry, you may not have considered the need for a child’s bathroom.

    By making a bathroom into a room of their own, you can recover your own bathroom time, space, and privacy. You’ll likely find that a separate child’s bathroom will result in a much more harmonious household.

    You may need to consider finding a clever space to change into an added child’s bathroom, but it may be surprising how little area is really required. Often, it can be found simply by partitioning off a small section of just about any room, utilizing the area under a staircase, using a walk-in closet, or even space at the end of a hallway. Additionally, if your home currently has only one bath, adding a second bath to your home as a child’s bathroom may increase the resale value of your home. Of course, the real value is the one you'll get daily from its use.

    If you already have another bathroom, your goal should be to create a fun and interesting child’s bathroom where they can also relax. Use colorful, happy décor to encourage them to enjoy their room. Consider different choices for ways to use these elements that can easily be changed as your children grow and their tastes change. We recommend using an undermount stainless steel sink for a durable, safe sink with the promise of easy clean-ups.

    Make sure to put low towel bars or hooks within easy reach for them to hang towels. Install adjustable showerheads that can be lowered for small children and raised as they grow and provide easily accessible areas for storage to prevent clutter within your child’s bathroom.

    Safety is, of course, another major consideration. Small feet can slip easily on large tiles, so be sure to use small tiles with lots of grout lines to reduce the danger. Drain and faucet covers are important safety features to add so children don't hurt themselves on sharp metal edges or accidentally turn on hot water.

    When it’s time to consider creating a child’s bathroom for your expanding family, DECOLAV can help you achieve the look with our quality styling and expert engineering. Coupled with your unique vision, we can provide innovative solutions for your bathroom design, and DECOLAV offers an abundance of options that are sure to satisfy even the most discriminating taste.

    As the experts in both residential and commercial bathroom furniture and fixtures, DECOLAV can help. Contact us for assistance in adding affordable style and harmony to your bathrooms.

    If you would like more information about adding a child's bathroom, and for all your bathroom solutions, please visit www.DECOLAV.com.

     

    Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

  • Creating Modern Bathroom Drama – In a Great Way!

    Modern Bathroom Remodeling

    If you’ve been considering remodeling your modern bathroom, you may have been surprised by the dark colors, including black, navy blue,s and charcoal grays appearing in some of the most inspiring rooms. In the past, these hues have often been dismissed by the idea that they might make a room appear too small, not allow enough light, or seem too drab.

    Add huge drama and depth as an alternative to the perhaps sterile-looking all-white modern bathrooms that have become so commonplace by using or combining these shades appropriately. If you’re ready for an extraordinary modern bathroom or if you’re simply looking for ways to incorporate these colors for a modern and updated look, here are some terrific ideas.

    Tired of the All White Bathroom?

    If you've had the all white aesthetic for too long, it can get old. Easily update to a classic black and white palette without a major expense or remodeling. Changing a plain white sink out to a sleek and modern, square or circular-shaped, above-counter vessel in black can make a great addition to any sized modern bathroom; try The Lacee 2802 in Obisidian. Double the effect and add extra get-ready space by adding double sinks side by side. Then, consider changing a boring vanity countertop to a sleek black granite one.

    Pops of Color

    If you want to incorporate smaller pops of color into your modern bathroom, matte black finishes are showing up everywhere, including on mirror frames, plumbing fixtures, lighting options, and décor. Wallpaper is another terrific option, adding light touches in a subtle pattern or bold vertical stripes.

    Not Just Black and White

    Of course, black or black and white are not the only worthy options to examine. In fact, mixing pale grays and deep navy blues, especially when mixed with natural wood finishes, can create a moody, soothing, yet modern feel. Even modern bathrooms that currently have a splash of color can benefit from the boldness and style that the addition of black or charcoal gray can add. The whole trick is in balancing the additions for a harmonic effect.

    With so many exciting looks available today, there's sure to be one that fits your personality and style. Seeking professional advice can give you fresh new ideas and may help you successfully attain the look you choose.

    DECOLAV can help you achieve the modern bathroom you want with our quality styling and expert engineering. Coupled with your unique vision, we can provide innovative solutions for your bathroom design, and DECOLAV offers an abundance of options that are sure to satisfy even the most discriminating taste.

    If you would like more information about how DECOLAV can help you with bold new ways to add drama to your bathroom, please visit www.DECOLAV.com.

  • Vote for DECOLAV’s Maylin Sofa in the Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards, October 9-20

    Boca Raton, FL – October 9, 2018- DECOLAV® Hospitality, the prominent manufacturer of casegoods and FF&E for the hospitality industry, has entered the Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards contest for 2018. This year, DECOLAV is honored to have entered the Maylin Sofa in the “Seating: Residential/Sofa” category.

    The Maylin's cascading exterior design is inspired by the ripples of the ocean with distinct fluidity and beauty. The Love Seat, made of Matte solid surface, born out of its smooth bathtub sibling, embodies DECO elegance and sophistication. The modern grey chenille bench is accented by modern coral design back pillows. This stunning lounger is the perfect addition to any public space, outdoor area or suite retreat.

    Voting will begin on October 9, 2018 and will continue through October 20, 2018. Finalists will be announced on November 16th. Winners and honorees will be announced live by hosts Cindy Allen, Editor-in-Chief of Interior Design, and Carol Cisco, Publisher of Interior Design, at an exclusive event on November 30th.

    We can’t do it without you! Cast your ballot today at the Best of Year Awards Website!

    Interior Design

    About Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards:

    Interior Design’s Best of Year is the design industry’s premiere design awards program, honoring the most significant work of the year as well as recognizing designers, architects, and manufacturers from around the globe. Now in its 13th year, Interior Design’s Best of Year has become the ultimate measure of excellence, showcasing what’s happening today in every category of design while simultaneously setting the bar even higher for the future.

    For information regarding DECOLAV Hospitality, please contact Robert Mayer, President, via email at rmayer@decolav.com or phone at 561.274.2110 ext. 102. View our past hospitality projects and find your inspiration at www.decolavhospitality.com.

    About DECOLAV Hospitality

    Leveraging the many years of success, award-winning design, and manufacturing experience, DECOLAV Hospitality was created by DECOLAV® as a unique division specializing in vanities and case goods for the hospitality industry. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, DECOLAV Hospitality specializes in custom design and turn-key solutions for the hospitality and commercial industries.

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