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Ideas for Better Bathrooms

Bathroom Décor from AllThingsFrugal.com
Learn how to decorate your bathroom on a budget. Article advises checking plumbing before you start to make sure there are no leaks. In bathrooms with windows, fabric can make a big impact. Don't skimp on the fabric, and the room will look better. Use it on the windows, and also for the shower curtain. You can buy a very inexpensive white shower liner, and then use your own fabric to make an outside curtain for the tub area. Sheets are wonderful, and there are some great prints to work with. Wallpaper in a bathroom is beautiful. Just be aware that the moisture may cause the paper to peel or bubble. Get it on securely, and make sure the room is well ventilated. More handy tips for bathroom makeovers are included.

How to Light Your Bathroom Right
Like the rest of the house, the bathroom reflects consumer's changing lifestyles. More spacious and multifunctional, these once utilitarian water closets have become glamour havens—private retreats designed for relaxation, escape and self-indulgence. Whether built new or recently remodeled, today's more complex bathrooms demand intricate lighting solutions. Task lighting must be bright enough to do its job, but work well with indirect accent lighting designed to soften the room's ambience by providing a warm glow. Lighting fixtures and finishes must complement, rather than compete with plumbing accessories, tile, paint and wallpaper. Currently, nickel owns the top spot in bathroom finishes, followed closely by chrome and brass. New technology has added options as well. Fiber optics, with its remote light source, can create twinkling star effects when inset into bathroom ceilings. Halogen bulbs with their variety of sizes allow manufacturers to design more ornate light fixtures. Unusual light sources like wall sconces, skylights, and lamps perched on a table, vanity or bathroom island provide an unexpected touch. Shower lights brighten up enclosed stalls. Reading lamps by the toilet provide more focused light. Single sconces on either side of the mirror remain popular.

Bathroom Design from Moen
Three of the most popular styles—country, contemporary, and traditional—can be expressed through a bathroom's colors, fixtures, and fine details, as illustrated in the bathroom design section of retailer Moen's website. The elements of country are classic: natural materials; handmade items blessed with imperfections; and a nostalgic selection of fabrics, colors, and forms. By applying country style to a bathroom, you can quickly warm up cold tile floors and easy-clean counters while adding efficiency and comfort to the bath. The elements of country are classic: natural materials; handmade items blessed with imperfections; and a nostalgic selection of fabrics, colors, and forms. By applying country style to a bathroom, you can quickly warm up cold tile floors and easy-clean counters while adding efficiency and comfort to the bath. Traditional style turns an ordinary bath into a sanctuary fit for royalty. Whether it's a tiny first-floor powder room or an expansive master bath, a room dressed in tradition possesses an air of graciousness, elegance, and timelessness. This ambience can be reflected in the shape of a faucet handle or the way a drapery graces a window. Inspired by European opulence of the 18th century, traditional style is known for gilded finishes and floral fabrics, as well as enduring accents such as porcelain, gold, and silver. Uncluttered yet sumptuous, it is a statement of luxury, transforming a plain bath into a room from an earlier time.

See the site for more: BetterBathroomIdeas.com

See samples of a related topic: bathroom remodeling/redesign.

 

 

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