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Bathroom Lighting and Ventilation

January 14, 2008

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has developed a punch list of 41 guidelines that range from the essential to the highly recommended. Here are just a few:

  • clear space at doorways of at least 32 inches wide
  • at least 48 inches of clear space in front of a toilet and 16 inches on each side (measured from the fixture’s centerline)

Bathroom Design Idea: European Charm

January 10, 2008

With so many ancient treasures near at hand yet so much that had to be replaced after World War II, Europe evolved a uniquely rich form of transitional style. That style is amply evidenced in this bath. Open spaces decorated with only a few grand gestures, this bath are appointed with just the right mix of modern conveniences and timeless comforts. The result: quietly romantic retreats.


Bathroom Design Idea: Classic Design

January 10, 2008

This stunning bathroom design, while equipped with modern conveniences we’ve come to depend on, clearly hearkens back to the elegant, many-layered past. In this bath, neutral colors show how rich and eloquent they can be. Light-capturing white and special touches, like the artworks matted in gold, add to the quietly opulent mood.


Bathroom Design Idea: Low-Key Luxury

January 10, 2008

From Canton to Copenhagen, white cut with blue (especially intense, mid-tone cobalt or royal blue) has won hearts through the ages. This bathroom design takes the perennially popular pairing to regal new heights with the addition of gold accents.


Bathroom Design Idea: Exploring Style

January 10, 2008

In home designs, bathrooms are often given low priority. During a remodel, the bathroom may fall by the wayside behind more public spaces like the kitchen. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Every popular decorating style can be interpreted for the bath.


Bathroom Design Idea: Streamlining a Vintage Look

January 10, 2008

In the baths shown here, white predominates, cloaking all with a clean yet very romantic aura. The only other tones in the room are undemanding neutrals: the tan of a wicker basket; the soft brown of a weathered wood armoire; the deeper, lustrous brown of wood strip flooring.


Make Your Point With Emphasis

January 10, 2008

Emphasis is the creation of a focal point, a dominant item of interest in an environment. Designers usually counsel clients to find or create a focal point in each room as a first step toward organizing the space attractively. In the bathroom, it may be an imposing double vanity with a pair of mirrors or a big soaking tub angled in the corner opposite the door.


Selecting Bathroom Fixtures

January 10, 2008

Selecting bathroom fixtures and their fittings requires a bit of know-how, along with a sense of style. Some fixtures and fittings ha­ve changed in style over the years since indoor plumbing first transformed human existence, but their functions have undergon­e only minor changes.


Bathroom Safety

January 10, 2008

Bathroom safe­ty and future maintenance require careful consideration. Nonslip flooring, handrails or grab bars for tubs and showers, pressure-balancing valves on showerheads to protect against scalding, and tempered glass for shower doors are some of the safety basics your installer should consider nonnegotiable.


Floor and Wall Surfaces for Bathrooms

January 10, 2008

Virtually any material can be used to surface walls and floors in the bathroom as long as it’s waterproof, either naturally or by means of an impervious finish. If your choice is wallcovering, make sure it’s vinyl, and use moisture-resistant adhesive not ordinary wallpaper paste.


Miniature Marvels Kids’ Bathroom Decorating Idea

January 10, 2008

At one time, a bath designed just for children was a novel idea, but today, many homes have a bath reserved just for the family’s children. In a supremely kid-friendly bath like this, the only thing that remains the same as in a conventional bath is the ironclad rule: Never leave a child in the tub unattended for even a moment.


Color Explosion Bath

January 10, 2008

Fields of strong color played against bright white fixtures is a foolproof recipe for an exciting contemporary space. If your budget is limited, you can make a memorable statement just by painting the walls in one or two of your favorite vivid colors.


Bright White

January 10, 2008

One of the reasons white remains right in so many homeowners’ minds is obviously that “white goes with everything.” White fixtures look peaceful against pale blue walls today, brilliant against burgundy red ones tomorrow.


Fresh and New

January 10, 2008

Modern designs seem most successful when they take maximum advantage of what contemporary style stands for: a free-spirited, aesthetically honest, and technologically savvy approach to creating an environment for living.


Contemporary Bathrooms

January 10, 2008

“Contemporary,” sometimes used interchangeably with the word “modern,” is less a structured concept and more a way of life. Contemporary is cool and clean and can be as casual or as elegant as you please. Because so much of a bath is dominated by modern fixtures anyway, many people simply choose contemporary style, regardless of what they’re using in the rest of the house.


Drawing from Nature

January 10, 2008

If privacy isn’t a problem on your property, why not treat your bath to the same scenic pleasures you give your living room? The lovely view is made even more inspiring with wonderful framing. A half-round window as long as the soaking tub is a dramatic focal point, its pleasing demi-lune shape evoking the classic curve of Palladian windows but with much more dash.


Space and Light

January 10, 2008

Some might say space and light are among the few real luxuries. Some also think space and light should be the only components of a bathroom design. Learn about how minimalism brings elegance of simplicity to design on this website.


Simple and Elegant Bath

January 10, 2008

Texture overrules ornamentation in this simple and elegant bathroom. The smooth grain of the bath’s wood cabinets and the frosted-glass shower enclosure have a natural drama that doesn’t require excessive fixtures.


Tasteful Decor

January 10, 2008

Black-framed art is a modern touch in a room that’s traditional in tone. Combining strong points of classic and contemporary design, this bath captures the divine style of old-world elegance without coming across as being stodgy.


Minimalist Decorating Tips

January 10, 2008


A pleasing harmony of past and present is achieved in this dark-floored, roomy bath. The new streamlined fixtures call to mind designs from the ’20s and ’30s. But incorporated in this white-on-white space, the fixtures take on an understated contemporary tone.


Bathroom Decor

January 10, 2008

It may be the smallest room in the house, but the impact of wonderful bathroom decor can be enormous. Inch for inch, simply no other home improvement yields more convenience and personal pampering. Are you dreaming of a lavish master bath? A safe, fun bath to be shared by your teen and toddler? An accessible, pretty bath for your mom? A powder room you can be proud of?

Start your planning right here.


Basic Bath Considerations

January 10, 2008

If you’ve ever wondered why many bathrooms are back-to-back or why professionals tell you to avoid moving fixtures, it’s because of all the plumbing and mechanical systems you can’t see.


I read somewhere that thousands of people get injured falling in their bathrooms. What can I do to prevent falls in my new bath?

January 10, 2008

Because bathrooms have so many fixtures crammed into a small space and because the surfaces are often wet, falls are very common. Bathtubs and toilets are two high-risk areas. To reduce risk, consider replacing a bathtub with a shower. Choose a shower that has a low threshold so someone with limited agility can get in and out easily. Ideally, the shower should be able to accommodate a wheel chair. The shower should be equipped with a seat and include a flexible hand-held shower head to make it easier to bathe.


Get the most out of your space

January 10, 2008

The priority is storage that doesn’t draw attention to itself. The pictured bathroom works well because the large cupboard is low-level and hidden beneath two curvaceous, countertop sinks. The cupboard doors are painted to blend with the tile surrounds and are handle-free, so your eyes aren’t drawn to it, but to what’s going on above, which is far more interesting.


Can I change the entire layout of my bathroom during my bathroom remodeling project?

January 10, 2008
On a large-scale bathroom remodeling project, the bathroom layout can be changed to just about any configuration. However, it is often more affordable to let the plumbing layout of your present bathroom define your bathroom remodeling project.

What features are currently the most popular in bathrooms?

January 10, 2008

Second sinks are very popular because they allow two people to use the bathroom at the same time. Some people are putting in separate toilets and even separate showers. Many people replace tubs with showers.


Reflective outlook

January 10, 2008

Letting scenery take pride of place in a bathroom doesn’t have to be at the expense of an interesting interior. One way to make the most of both indoors and outdoors is to have them stand in quiet contrast.


The Perfect Bathroom Design

January 10, 2008


What you will find in the perfect bathroom:

Large bathtubs or bubble baths are a must in luxurious bathrooms, but they are expensive and require a lot of space.

The perfect bathroom needs a ceramic tile floor. Ceramic tiles are the most artistic and beautiful improvement over any other type of bathroom floor.

Bathroom Remodeling Tips

January 10, 2008

There are several important factors to be considered before beginning to remodel a bathroom, including proper planning, budgeting, and execution of the whole process.


Bathroom remodeling can be as simple as painting walls and replacing a faucet, or it may involve tougher tasks such as removing the walls and installing new and improved facilities such as a spa or heated floor.

Luxury Bathrooms by Wasauna – The best luxury bathroom manufacturer in the world

January 10, 2008

Mission: to provide outstanding bathroom products that customers love for their reliability, functionality, and style.

When you purchase a bathroom fixture from Wasauna, you can expect to walk into your bathroom in 10 years and find the product working just like the day you bought it.


Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

November 6, 2007


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The Bathroom today has very many different functions. Any room with a toilet or a shower in it may accidentally be called a bathroom. Therefore it is important to define for yourself exactly what the Bathroom is going to be used for.
The design of a bathroom therefore must take into account the primary function and also what other functions it will use. Is it going to be used mainly by all the family or will it be used by guests.

What does your Bathroom say about you ?

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