Bathroom Remodeling Tips

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

     

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  • 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.

  • Bathroom Décor and the Joy of Autumn

    Autumn is arriving and it's the time to look forward to cooler fall weather. It's also a time to transition from outdoor parties and cookouts to indoor feasts and both family and friends as houseguests. Many people enjoy bringing the cozy colors of fall into their homes celebrate the season and welcome guests. A few simple changes, often with bathroom décor in mind, can make this autumn dream a reality.

    Incorporating Autumn Colors Into Your Bathroom Décor

    The bathroom is a room where both guests and family visit and one of the quickest and easiest places to add seasonal touches. For example, the earthy Madryn Suite Cognac Mirror is a Continue reading

  • Making Kids Bathrooms Back to School Ready

    It's that time of year when parents are getting kids ready and out the door every morning. Off to school, hopefully before the school bell rings! They've laid out school clothes, and packed lunches and supplies... but getting the kids ready in a timely fashion? When kids bathrooms have a less than optimal setup, It can be a challenge.

    There are many solutions offered by parents and professionals, however, one of the easiest ways to help your children help themselves this year is by making the kids bathroom organized, easily accessible, safe, and, of course, fun! Continue reading

  • Creating an Outdoor Pool Bathroom

    Having a swimming pool allows for so many opportunities to create fun experiences and for entertainment, connecting with friends and family in a meaningful way. Although a pool is a terrific place to bring people together, it can bring challenges also. One of these is the great bathroom dilemma. Get started and create your own outdoor pool bathroom.

    Where can everyone conveniently go to shower off sunscreen, change clothing, or take a bathroom break that doesn't involve dripping water through the house and the accompanying chances for accidents with wet floors? The answer is, of course, an outdoor pool area bathroom. Continue reading

  • The Best Father's Day Gift is the One He Can Enjoy All Year

    Father's Day is a wonderful celebration honoring our Dads and the positive influence they are in our lives. For being a lifelong provider of our needs, protecting us, creating amazing memories, and for simply the joy of his warm hug, our Dads deserve a special time to be appreciated for all they do. Get him the best father's day gift money can buy.

    For most fathers, balancing the needs of their children can be daunting at times, keeping Dads busy with a lot of obligations and little time for themselves. However, in order to be the best for their families, fathers need a time and place to invest in their own health and well-being, as self-care is critical to the enjoyment and success of parenting. Continue reading

  • Ways to Warm Up a Cold Bathroom

    One common complaint during the chilly winter months is a cold bathroom. It's certainly uncomfortable stepping out of a hot shower onto cold, hard floors, and longing only for a warm, cozy room.

    Fortunately, a comforting refuge can be achieved in many ways, some requiring bigger investments, but also other alternative smaller changes that can a big difference too. Consider these options for cold bathroom remedies.

    7 Best Cold Bathroom Remedies for Any Budget

    • Heated floors – Ditch icy floors and step out of the bath onto a warm surface. If heated flooring is outside of the budget, simply adding warm thick rugs or layering smaller ones can add warmth, style, and color, but make sure to use a non-slip rug pad underneath.

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  • Redoing Bathrooms: 7 Great Reasons

    After the holidays, many people begin to re-examine their homes, considering the comfort and efficient use of the space that they have. Frequently, the bathroom is one of the first areas that they would like to make changes, and there are many terrific reasons to redoing bathrooms. Some of the most popular ones are listed below.

    Redoing Bathrooms 7 Reasons

    1.Sharing – Splitting a typically small area comfortably with another person requires great planning for good function. Double vanities, segregated storage, and many other items can provide for much smoother get ready time, and considerably more pleasant relationships. Continue reading

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