Floating Vanities | Easy Remodeling Design Trick for Small Bathrooms

The wall-mounted vanities you see above create the illusion of more space in a tight bathroom with its open underside. Their cool, sleek, European look can add style and a touch of flair to any bathroom. Sure, it might mean a little extra sweeping underneath, but with its clean lines and minimalist look floating vanities are definitely worth a few more passes with the broom.

As far as bathroom design trends go, this is an option to seriously "float" around for your next bathroom remodel!

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Luxurious Bethany Beach Bathroom

More of this beautiful beach house designed by Warrenton-based designer Barry Dixon can be found on...

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Moen Mirrorscape Blends Traditional and Modern Bathroom Designs

Design Expert Anne Hinte used used Moen’s Mirrorscape mirror trim to achieve a traditional look with modern flair. A variety of designs and colors are available and, as you can see from the picture, it looks great.

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A Fireplace for the Bathroom? A Surprising New Trend

According to an article from HGTV, due to new innovations in electric and gas fireplaces, creating a warm and toasty atmostphere in any bathroom has become easier and more practical. Many gas and electric fireplaces don't require a chimney, making it possible to install a fireplace in any room. Bathrooms are a new hotspot for fireplaces, as the warmth and comfort that a fireplace brings is the perfect complement for relaxing baths and steam showers. And, for those looking to raise the price of their home, a bathroom fireplace is definitely a unique selling point. 

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3 of the Most Recent Bathroom Design Trends for Your Home

  • LED Lighting (68%) – energy efficient lighting offers a number of options for the bathroom

  • Doorless/No-threshold showers (57%) – easy in out access with a clean, sleek look

  • Accessibility/universal design (54%) – homeowners of all ages gain valuable benefits in everyday life, not just when older

Just like with kitchens, determine which of these will work best for your own bathrooms and work with a professional to help design the bathroom perfect for you! 

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How to Brighten your Bathroom Using Modern Lighting Techniques

  • For lighting around smaller mirrors, the ALA recommends fixtures be mounted at least 28” apart and 60” of the floor for best results and the shadow free facial illumination necessary for daily grooming tasks. With larger mirrors, a horizontal strip of lights can be mounted above the mirror, typically at 78” from the floor.

  • Toe kick lighting provides added safety for middle of the night bathroom trips and can be especially helpful for those who are visually challenged.

  • In the shower/tub area, recessed down lights with shielded fixtures will provide appropriate illumination and minimize glare.

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