Thursday, January 27, 2022

Gold Bathroom Fixtures Are Back!

5 Ways to Bring Gold into the Bathroom

Gold bathroom sink fixture on a white sink.


Gold bathroom fixtures are back on trend! Gold and silver are classics that always look good in the bathroom. They take turns in the limelight but you really can’t go wrong with either. The metallic hue of the moment is gold but don’t expect it to go anywhere soon.

Quarantining in your home in 2020 and 2021 likely had you looking a little closer at your interiors and inspired at least one project. All that time spent at home significantly influenced trends in color, shape, and texture. In a time of uncertainty, many craved the warmth of softer textures, curvier shapes, and warmer colors. Thus gold started showing up more frequently.

The bathroom, especially the luxury bathroom, is a place filled with metallics. Faucets in the sink, bathtub, and shower mean there's a lot of opportunity for warm metals that put your bathroom ahead of the trend. 

These aren’t the gold fixtures you remember from the 90s, though. You’ll see a softer side of gold and its cousins emerge and take over the bathroom over the next several years. Take a look at these five contemporary gold bathroom fixture ideas and start imagining your new bathroom design.


Gold sink fixture with a basin sink.


1. Brushed Gold & Matte

Brushed gold is all over Pinterest right now. It retains the metallic color but tones down the reflective quality for a softer gold look. It pairs well with just about every color, including pastels, which a shiny gold might not. 

It also harmonizes a design that favors mattes. Matte paint and matte metallics create a thematic texture in the room. That softer texture makes the space feel relaxed—exactly what you want in a luxury bathroom.

Check out this unique style sink faucet in brushed gold by Brizo. Add brushed gold shower and tub fixtures to complete the look


2. Brass

Want a brighter gold look? Brass is just the thing. Brass is less yellow than gold and tends to look brighter because it is a less saturated color. This is especially useful if you like the shiny finish instead of the more matte finishes. It keeps to the warmer color palette but remains one of the shiniest metallic finishes. 

Brass is an excellent choice for dramatic designs. Set these fixtures in contrast to a darker color and they’ll pop even more. Black and gold is a particularly popular color scheme. They set each other off in a high-contrast design that’s perfect for the luxury bathroom. 

You might like this classic design in Brass by Delta. Look at all the offerings in brass to find the perfect style for your design. 


Gold sink fixtures in a marble bathroom with gold framed mirrors.


3. Vintage Looks

Another up-and-coming trend is vintage. The patina of vintage and comfort of the well known and loved plays right into the warmth that so many are adding to their designs. Some brushed gold can have that vintage charm, but antiqued brass is even better. It retains the gold color with a darker patina and variations that make it vintage. 

Further enhance the vintage theme with a gold bathroom fixture design that harkens from an earlier era. Choose curvier patterns or knobs that turn. If you like a Steampunk style, try a rustic pipe fixture like this one from Watermark


4. Mix Metals

Some worry that gold bathroom fixtures are a trend with a deadline. If you think that the gold trend won’t last, or there’s a possibility that you might get tired of it, try mixing it in with other metallics instead of committing to it 100%

Mixing metals is also on trend and has the benefit of blending into any future trend with ease. Harmonize your mixed metals with a common theme like matte finish or the same style to bring purpose to your choices. 

This simple, modern faucet by Toto comes in five metallic colors and is easy to match with shower and tub fixtures. 


Marble bathroom with gold fixtures.


5. Rose Gold

The love of rose gold continues! It has even made its way into bathroom fixtures and other home accessories. Its rosy warmth is perfectly suited to the gold fixtures trend but offers something unique. What better way to add luxury to your bathroom than with this one-of-a-kind gold tone?

Rose gold is a different metallic that plays well with all colors, warms up the coolness of metallic, and stands out as a centerpiece of the design. It speaks for itself so simple faucet designs are enough.

This minimal faucet by Phylrich in Rose Gold is an ideal addition to the luxury bathroom. It has just the right level of shine without being overpowering. It lets the rosy tone be the star. 


Ready to try some gold in your bathroom? Take a closer look at the selection of gold bathroom fixtures and find your perfect match. 


Want to get caught up on the latest bathroom trends? Read on. 

Bathroom Trends

Thursday, January 20, 2022

The Best Modern Kitchen Faucets for Every Design Style

Mid century modern kitchen with black marble and modern faucet.


Once you’ve narrowed down your interior design style, there are endless ways to support it. You probably already know what shapes, textures, and colors work best for your chosen design but after that things get a little more complicated. 

For instance, what light fixtures should you get for your MidMod? Is there a particular cabinet knob that will work better than another? What about faucets? Each of those elements will add to or detract from the style in your space. Picking the right stuff will seal the deal on your design.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best modern kitchen faucets for some of the trendiest design styles.


MidMod

Mid-century modern style has been popular in one form or another for decades. It’s been enjoying an especially big heyday for the last decade. Finding a kitchen faucet to suit your MidMod sensibilities is pretty easy. 

Mid-century modern loves clean lines as much as it loves curving organic ones. Reach for a simple, streamlined gooseneck kitchen faucet design without embellishment. The Brizo Litze Single Handle Arc Spout faucet is straightforward without being spare—a perfect match for MidMod design.

Or go with something a bit more angular with the Brizo Litze Single Handle Angled Spout faucet. It’s lines are just as clean but with the addition of some elegant, modern angles.


Modern kitchen in light colors with mid century modern faucet.


Boho

Bohemian design is relaxed, personal, and founded on layering. Layer colors, patterns, and textures in a carefree, way that places creativity above all else. Boho also includes a handmade type feel with lots of natural materials. Finding the right modern faucet for this style can be a bit tricky, as the clean, shiny faucet you see so much of probably won’t work in a Boho setting. 

Dark finishes are a good choice, as well as unique faucet features. Pot fillers often have the feel you’re going for in Boho design. Moen’s Double Handle Wall Mount Pot Filler  in black has the right vibes. Blanco’s Empressa Double Handle Bridge faucet in Oil Rubbed Bronze is another great option for Boho style. 


Art Deco

Characterized by geometrics, high polish, high-contrast colors, and lots of metallics, Art Deco style hails from the 1920s and 30s. Think Great Gatsby and you’ll be in the right frame of mind. It’s a refined style preoccupied with opulence. You really can’t go wrong with any modern faucet that’s high-polish gold.

This Brizo Rook faucet features details that set it apart from the rest. Go with the bright gold color to draw further attention to the faucet. Continue the gold accents throughout the kitchen to amp up the drama in your Art Deco kitchen.


Mid century modern kitchen with flat front cabinets and modern faucet.


Scandinavian

Scandinavian style is sleek, clean lined, and minimalist. Yet at the same time, it’s comfortable and warm. It’s filled with natural elements on their best behavior. Neutral color palettes and cozy design make finding a modern faucet simple. Just stick to clean shapes and matte colors and you’re in business.

Graff’s Sospiro kitchen faucet is perfect. The long arching neck and straightforward design in Brushed Nickel perfectly suits the Scandinavian style. 


Japandi

Cousin to Scandinavian design, Japandi is a blend of elegant Japanese style and Scandinavian simplicity. The result is an uncomplicated and comfortable design that brings the tranquility of nature right into the home. 

A modern faucet in matte metal finish like this Delta DST square base faucet is just the ticket. It stands out with unique, minimalist design but blends into its surroundings as well. The Franke Active Neo faucet is another option for simple Japandi design.


Mid century modern kitchen with modern faucet.


California Chic

Cali Chic is related to Boho style in that they are both relaxed and focused on naturals. Cali Chic takes it a step further and often takes on a Southwest feel. It’s earthy in a high desert or So Cal beach sort of way. Its pastel and neutral color palette embraces matte finishes and a variety of textures.

This Franke Orca faucet offers interesting curves and simple details plus a matte metallic that help you work a Cali Chic vibe. 


Industrial

This style embraces the raw and refines it for an urban rustic type feel. Exposed beams, bricks, ductwork are all trademarks of industrial style. It can also carry a bit of a commercial overtone in your kitchen with restaurant style appliances and fixtures. 

Go with a toggle or pull down sprayer faucet reminiscent of commercial dish rooms. The Grohe Toggle Sprayer faucet gives you just the right vibe for an industrial kitchen design. 


Find the best modern kitchen faucet for your design style from our broad selection of modern faucets.

Modern Faucets

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Making a Statement: Interior Door Trends 2022

Modern French door with frosted glass.


Interior doors are, at heart, functional. They provide privacy. They block noise. They assist with maintaining climate control. They provide barriers to fire danger. The list goes on. But interior doors are also very visible. The way they look should be a big part of the selection process. 

Standard doors get the job done and look nice, but a door has the potential to make a statement and set the tone for the design in the space. Designers are definitely taking advantage of the style a door can bring to a room. 

Here’s what you need to know about what’s trending in interior door styles in 2022.


The Modern French Door

You probably think of a French door as a patio door that is mostly glass with simple square/rectangular framing. You’re not wrong, but the definition has broadened in recent years to include many more options. 

The modern French door is still mostly glass but can be arranged in many different configurations. Frosted glass is on-trend, as well as wood frames or steel frames. They can be used anywhere, including interiors.

For instance, take this modern French door with a long panel of frosted glass separated by narrow horizontal strips. The natural wood veneer makes an excellent addition to any space. It can be configured in many different ways including, pocket, sliding barn, bypass, and more. 

Look at all the modern French door options at DecorPlanet.

Modern French


The Full-Height Door

Standard doors are 80 inches. That’s a little over six and a half feet tall. Most ceilings are eight to nine feet tall. Most people have no issue using standard height doors, but we’re talking about style here and taller doors are on-trend. 

Interior doors that go all the way to the ceiling and have no upper frame. Taller doors that don’t extend all the way to the ceiling do have an upper frame. Both visually expand the height of the room and make a style statement. The contemporary look fits right in with the minimalist design trends so popular now (Scandi, Japandi, Hygge, etc.). 

DecorPlant offers doors in heights of 84, 92, and 96 inches. They are available in several modern styles from a classic paneled look to a minimalist light wood. Take a look at your options.

Tall Doors


The Crittall Door

The Crittall door is basically glass in a steel frame. They were originally interior partitions that helped maintain the airyness of an open floor plan. Similar in design, the sliding or pivoting glass patio-type door uses the same principle. 

Crittall doors focus on letting light pass through a larger space with as little structure as possible. The less interruptive they are, the better. Many of the sliding glass doors are one large sheet of glass with no lathing—basically a glass wall that slides back. They are a favorite for spaces that open into the outdoors.


Modern wood doors in a large, light room.


The Wood Door

Wood doors of all types are an excellent choice for making the door stand out. Light, warm woods are on-trend in 2022. They can be simple flush style or have some design elements like panelling or glass accents. 

Oak finishes are especially popular lately. The soft, easy linear grain is hard to beat. It can be stained to suit your color palette. Be sure to add a lacquered finish to your wood door to protect it and keep it looking great for many years. 

Check out this modern gray oak finish door with unique aluminum details. It’s perfect for distinctive minimalist design. Browse through all the wood door options at DecorPlanet.

Wood Doors


The Colorful Door


Even a simple door can become something special when it adds some color to the space. Some doors can be purchased in a color, but your best bet is to paint the door to suit your color scheme. 

Popular colors in 2022 include pastels, bold saturated colors, and darker shades. Lighter pastels like blush, almond, barely-there blue or green stand out from the wall but don’t become the focal point of the space. Darker colors and saturated colors like, red, yellow, navy blue, or emerald are meant to draw attention. 

There are other ways to help the door stand apart from the wall without adding color. A gloss finish reflects light and sets the door apart just as well as a little color would. 


Make a statement with your interior doors and let your design stand out with one of these interior door trends. Want to know what else is trending in interior design in 2022? Check out our blog.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

9 Bathroom Organization Hacks You’ll Be Sorry You Didn’t Know Sooner

Bathroom drawer organizer.


Sometimes it seems no matter how big or small your bathroom is, you just can’t find a place for every item. A place for everything and everything in its place is more a matter of how you use your space than how much you have of it. 

These bathroom organization hacks will help you make the most of what you’ve got so you can finally enjoy a functional and beautiful bathroom.


Towers

In big cities real estate is scarce. That’s why they build skyrises. Use the same concept in your bathroom where space is at a premium. One way to do that is to invest in storage towers

A storage tower is a tall, slim portable cabinet unit you place in the bathroom to provide more storage. It has doors so you can conceal your unmentionables or simply keep a nice tidy look and feel.


Hooks

If you think you don’t have enough storage space in your bathroom, you’re probably thinking only about the drawers, cabinets, and shelves you have. There are many other ways to create storage. Look to the vertical surfaces in your bathroom for more storage.

Hooks on the walls give you a place to keep anything that you can hang: robes, curling irons, towels, etc. Place a hanging shoe holder on a hook and, voila, you have more storage space.


Shelves

Shelves are another way to use the vertical space in your bathroom to create more storage. They are great for stacking extra toilet paper rolls, towels, or keeping commonly used items on hand. 

Often, shelves can benefit from boxes, containers, and baskets to reign in items and make things look more tidy. This can also add some style if you get creative. Patterned boxes add color and design. A tiered stand can hold smaller items with panache. 


Labels

It’s one thing to get the bathroom organized, but keeping it that way is a whole different thing. That’s where labeling comes in. Everyone will know where things belong and maybe will be less tempted to put things back in the wrong places. 

Make sure your labels can be removed and won’t damage whatever you stick them to. You may find that you need to adjust where or how you store something and an easily removed label will make that job easier. A simple label maker or vinyl letter cutter are both excellent tools for the job.


Bathroom with shelves on the wall.


Magnets

The bathroom becomes a landing pad for many tiny items. Earrings, bobby pins, tweezers, etc. get lost easily and tend to clutter up the bathroom. Magnets are a great way to keep smaller items in check. If it’s not already metal, you can add magnets or things you want to keep in place. 

Strips or button magnets can be placed on a wall or door to hold things vertically or they can be placed in the bottom of drawers to keep things in one spot. Magnetized dishes are excellent for the drawer or countertop.


Caddies

Caddies are the original bathroom organizer. They come in all shapes and sizes and are made for many different places. The shower caddy, for example, hangs in the shower and helps you keep shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and other shower necessities organized.

Another style of caddy has a handle so you can easily move it from the cabinet to the countertop and back again. You can easily store and access things you use regularly and put them away easily to keep the vanity top clear of clutter. 

Niches are recessed cubbies in the shower and serve the same purpose as caddies. These have to be built into the shower wall so they may not be an immediate solution. If you’re planning a future renovation, be sure to include a niche in the shower.


Vanity Storage

The vanity is probably the biggest storage spot you have in the bathroom. Sometimes bigger doesn’t equal better though. There can be a lot of wasted space in a vanity cabinet or drawer. 

Make this storage space count by adding shelves, baskets, boxes, under sink caddies, etc. Separating the space into smaller units helps you maximize the space and find a spot for everything.

Add a new vanity to your bathroom to give your storage options a boost. There’s a vanity for even the smallest bathroom. 


Medicine Cabinets

Another bathroom organization hack you’ll love is to make use of spaces that are already occupied, like behind the mirror. Medicine cabinets have been around for a long time so you may have dismissed them a long time ago. But you’re missing out. 

Today’s medicine cabinets offer some high-tech solutions in addition to adding some storage space. You can get the time, weather, and calendar reminders from your mirror during your morning routine. You can get medicine cabinet mirrors that unfog themselves. You can get medicine cabinet mirrors that are lit to make applying makeup or shaving easier. 

As for storage, the medicine cabinet is the perfect place to store your most used necessities. Cotton swabs and balls, bandages, medicines and ointments, etc. all fit well in the medicine cabinet.  Learn more about the best stuff to store in the medicine cabinet. 


Take back your bathroom with these bathroom organizing hacks. You’ll be amazed just how much you can fit in your bathroom without feeling like it’s too cluttered or you can’t find anything. Next up, how to clean your bathroom better (and easier) than ever before. 


Visit our blog for more tips and tricks for the bathroom. 

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Things We All Hate In the Bathroom . . .

Double vanity with round, backlit mirrors.

. . . and Bathroom Solutions

If you’ve fallen in the toilet in the middle of the night because someone forgot to put the seat down or found yourself with an empty toilet paper roll and no replacement within reach, this post is for you. 

There are a handful (or two) of things in the bathroom that can get annoying pretty fast. But, there are solutions. You might be surprised just how easy it is to fix most bathroom problems. Come with us and discover some simple and quick bathroom solutions to end your battles in the bathroom.


Large, white freestanding bathtub with chrome faucet.


Loose Toilet Seat

A shifty toilet seat isn’t only irritating, it’s also a bit of a hazard. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to fix. All you have to do is tighten the nuts and bolts that hold the seat in place. 

Solution: 

Put the seat down and look for the two bumps at the back of the seat (these are covers for the bolts). Remove the covers then use a flathead screwdriver to hold the bolts in place while you tighten the nuts on the underside of the toilet bowl. Get more details in this article or video.

Now that you know how easy it is to tighten a toilet seat, if you ever want to replace your seat, you can make a Saturday DIY project of it. Shop for a new seat!


Toilet Seat Up

This is probably the worst thing about sharing a bathroom. Toilet seats in the up position don’t look good, nor do they help bathroom functionality.

Solution: 

Invest in a new self-closing toilet seat. Just like an auto-flush toilet, these seats close softly on their own (or by remote control). Check out your options.


Empty Toilet Paper Roll

It’s the stuff of nightmares: you’re left with no TP and there’s no replacement roll in sight. Whether you’re a guest or in your own home, this is a situation you want to avoid at all costs.

Solution: 

There are several simple solutions to this bathroom problem. Place a basket on the back of the toilet with refills. Add a small storage cabinet within reach of the toilet filled with toilet paper. Get a freestanding or wall-mounted toilet paper holder so you can buy the extra large rolls


White bathroom with double vanity and freestanding tub.


Smells

Smells happen. Annoying as a lingering smell is, sometimes it doesn’t seem like there’s much you can do about it besides cover up the smell. Ready for a better solution?

Solution: 

Bathroom fans don’t cover up smells, they move them out. It’s essentially an exhaust fan for the bathroom. Now that’s a real solution. Shop for bathroom exhaust fans. 


Forgetting to Flush

There’s nothing more delightful than walking into your bathroom and discovering that somebody forgot to flush. Besides the yelling and threats, there’s something you can do to get rid of this problem forever. 

Solution: 

Auto-flushing toilets are a great solution. This is not the industrial version you’re familiar with in public restrooms. Residential versions are gentler, even water-saving but still get the job done. Many have bidet type features that keep the toilet fresh constantly. Check out auto-flush toilets.


Low Light

The bathroom is a place where plenty of light is needed for everything from removing a splinter to applying makeup. Even proper cleaning can be hard to do without enough light.

Solutions: 

Adding light to the bathroom has varying levels of complexity to install. If you simply add a lighted mirror to your vanity, that probably won’t require much time or money. Or you can install new sconces or vanity bars/strips, which will require some remodeling. If you’re doing a full remodel, consider skylights, so you always have some natural light. 


Large bathroom with wet room and tile mosaic wall.


Not Enough Storage

If you have a small bathroom, you know the pain. Just enough room for the bathroom basics leaves you with nowhere to store towels, shampoos, etc. Not quite sure how to get more storage out of your bathroom?

Solution: 

Get a vanity with a cabinet beneath the sink. Or install a medicine cabinet. Wall-mounted cabinets or shelves are excellent over the toilet where you have unused space. If your issue isn’t necessarily space, but simply a lack of built-in storage, add a freestanding linen tower or shelves.


Badly-Placed Towel Rods

Not being able to reach towels from the shower or tub is the worst. Luckily the problem is pretty easily solved.

Solution: 

Moving or installing a towel rod involves placing a few screws and attaching the brackets—a fairly simple DIY project. Even easier is a freestanding towel rack. Hooks have a similar installation process to rods and take up barely any wall space. If you’d like to splurge a little, go for a towel warmer—not only will you be able to reach your towel, it will be nice and toasty.


Useless Bathtub

If you’re not much of a bath-taker, you may see the tub as wasted space. Or maybe you have an older jetted tub that you don’t dare use because who knows what’s growing deep in those jets?

Solution: 

Many people are getting rid of their bathtubs in favor of spa-like showers or wet rooms. This gives you the space to install multiple showerheads, luxurious rain showerheads, body jets, etc. Jetted tubs today don’t have the issues the older tubs have (they circulate air) so a new one may solve the problem. 


Whatever it is you hate most about your bathroom, now’s a great time to fix it. For little money and time, you can get rid of those pesky bathroom problems. 

Want more ideas for quick and easy updates you can make to the bathroom? 


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Friday, December 17, 2021

Bathroom Trends 2022

Large bathroom with wet room and natural materials.


Bathroom trends in 2022 center on personalized spaces that combine luxury and functionality. This extends into design as well with minimalism with pops of the ornate in a single design. Here are the details on the big trends in bathroom design this year.


Spa Sanctuary

The tendency toward spa-like bathrooms continues into 2022 and is only gaining momentum. Spa elements can be as simple as a rain showerhead or as ornate as steam and jet showers. It’s a concept that can scale up or down depending on your space and budget. 

One of the hottest 2022 bathroom trends is called cocooning. It’s the idea that the bathroom envelopes you in comfort. Everything from the design to the features is all about creating the ultimate sanctuary for body and mind. 


Statement Design

Bathroom design took a turn for the bold in 2022. Demure, minimal, white bathrooms gave way to elaborately designed spaces with rich colors and patterns. Size of the bathroom has no bearing on a bold design. Even powder bathrooms got in on the action. Everywhere you look, you’ll see something interesting. 

Large patterned wallpapers, bold colors, and rich textures are on trend. Big faucets in any metallic color draw attention. Bold elements shouldn’t compete so be sure there’s a golden thread that ties everything together. 


Dark fixtures at a white wall-mounted vanity in the bathroom.


Whimsical Fixtures

Chrome has been the favorite for bathroom faucets, showerheads, and handles. But 2022 made a turn toward something different in fixtures. Going right along with the penchant for bolder design in the bathroom, gold or dark fixtures make a statement. Likewise, unexpected shapes and lines stand out.

Black is an excellent go-to, but also consider colors like bronze, graphite, and pewter, all of which add the drama. Brushed or matte brass and copper can also have the same effect if you desire a little more warmth in your fixture color. 


Integrated Lighting & Statement Lighting

Lighting for 2022 bathroom trends goes for either high visibility or no visibility at all. Integrated lighting provides plenty of light but the fixtures themselves are hidden. You’ll see this in backlit mirrors or LED bar lighting tucked behind a soffit.

In complete opposition, statement lighting aims to draw attention to itself and takes a leading role in the bathroom’s design. You’ll see this in the bathroom with chandeliers or unique sconces. Which direction you decide to go rests largely on the overall design of your bathroom. Integrated lighting is better for a minimal design, while statement lighting is better suited to bolder design.


Floral wallpaper on the wall behind the vanity in a beige bathroom.


Wet Room

A wet room is a space in the bathroom designed to be wet. Instead of an enclosed shower or bath/shower combo, a small waterproof room is created. This allows for a larger shower space that may include multiple shower heads or a spa shower system. It can take up the entire bathroom or be a separate enclosure within the bathroom.

This year in bathroom trends, you’ll see more wet rooms that enclose a luxury shower and a statement freestanding bathtub. The idea is that it keeps the moisture and the heat in a separate space for a more enjoyable experience.


Natural Elements

Inviting natural elements into the bathroom is a hallmark of 2022 bathroom trends. More live plants are making their way into the bathroom. These create a sense of bringing the outdoors in and the wellbeing that comes along with that. 

Natural color palettes, materials, and textures are another way to bring this trend into your bathroom. They instantly introduce calm and comfort. Try a light colored and simple grained wood for the vanity, lots of stone, and plush beige towels and rugs. 


Freestanding copper bathtub in a rustic bathroom.


Luxury Bathtubs

What spa bathroom is complete without a luxury bathtub? Look for something that is both visually beautiful and offers a luxurious experience. Freestanding tubs are popular and come in many different styles from Victorian clawfoot to modern, clean-lined soaker tubs.

Bathtubs like this are meant to be a main feature of the room so don’t be modest in your selection. Go for something with ornate details, a splash of color, or an interesting shape.


Wall-Mounted Vanities

Sleek and clean, a wall-mounted vanity keeps the design fresh without sacrificing on storage. The wall-mounted, or floating vanity gives the space a more open and light feel. They come in many designs and materials and their simplicity is well suited to many styles. 

Wall-mounted vanities are great for small bathrooms because they come in the smallest sizes. However, they are also available in double vanity sizes for larger bathrooms. They do a good job of hiding plumbing and look great while doing it. They are the perfect selection for an on-trend bathroom in 2022.


Tech

Other luxury items finding their way into bathroom design in 2022 include tech. From smart toilets to time-telling mirrors, no modern bathroom is complete without tech. 

You can achieve some smart features with very little effort with a washlet toilet seat. High-tech toilets also are a great way to increase the eco-friendliness of your bathroom. Select a toilet with dual flush (two different settings for ultimate water efficiency). Some can even be set up to use reclaimed water.


A well-designed bathroom can be a haven and a place of functional efficiency and that’s what 2022’s bathroom trends are all about. Consider a reno for your bathroom this year. 


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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Design a Pet-Friendly Bathroom

Dog taking a bath in the bathroom.

Fur babies are an important part of life.  They are members of the family and often receive equal consideration in all family matters. So why not the home’s design?

About 68% of American households have pets. It’s high time your pets figured into your design. The good news is, designers are starting to include features and spaces for pets in their plans. 

From a dog bed tucked into the kitchen island to bathing stations in the mud room, keep your pets in mind as you design your home. 

The bathroom is a natural place to include design features for your pets. With the right set up, you can have a place to clean your pet, feed your pet, even provide an inconspicuous spot for the litter box. Here’s our top ideas for designing a pet-friendly bathroom.


Fresh Drinking Water

Your pets love fresh, running water; that’s why they’re drawn to the toilet. The toilet is a continuous source of water. But if it drives you nuts that they’ve always got their little heads in the bowl, you should consider a bubbler.

A bubbler is a drinking fountain for pets. It’s connected directly to the plumbing and runs continuously offering that fresh water your pets love so much. 

The bathroom is the ideal spot for this since your pets are already accustomed to going to the bathroom to drink. It’s also the perfect place because the bathroom is ready to handle wet situations plus cleans up easily. 


Bath Time

Whether or not your pet loves a bath, you can make it easier on yourself with a designated space for pet bathing. Some make pet showers for these in the garage, mud room, or laundry room. Why not consider the bathroom? 

The bathroom is already set up with everything you need: hot water, hand shower, waterproofed shower space. You can either turn your shower into a multipurpose area, or make a separate space for your pet. 

Hand-held shower attachments are an absolute must in order to give your fur baby a thorough cleaning. Make sure the hose can reach your pet easily (you might want to install the handshower a little lower than usual).

Zero-entry shower and wet room layouts are perfect for pets and their humans. These are completely waterproof areas that are easily accessible (because they have no ledge to climb over). 


Soft Close Toilets

Trying to keep your pet out of the toilet? Maybe you worry they’ll accidentally slam the seat closed on themselves. Or perhaps you’re just tired of your pet drinking out of the toilet. You need to install a soft close toilet seat

The soft close seat has a control mechanism on the hinge that ensures it closes fully and softly every time. Some seats even come with automatic closing features. 

You’ll feel better about keeping your pets safe and your home tidy when the seat is down.


Cat on the bathtub ledge.


Temperature Control

Bathing your pet often requires your full attention and both your hands. Maybe you even need someone to assist you. Have you ever found yourself up to your elbows in suds and your pup threatening to  give a big shake and you’re missing something you need?

Maybe the water is too hot or too cold and you can’t reach the faucet to adjust it. This is where the temperature controlled hand shower comes in handy. You can adjust the temperature easily so you can always have the perfect temperature. 


Flooring Dance

Besides selecting a water-safe flooring, you should also take into consideration a few other factors for a pet-friendly bathroom.

Ceramic tile is an ideal choice for the bathroom floor, but it can also be slippery to little paws. Select surfaces on which your pet can move easily, and safely. A ceramic tile with a bit of texture does the trick.

Also consider durability when selecting a floor. One that will stand up to water and the demands of a pet. 


Hidden Litter Box

What better place to put the litter box than in the bathroom? You don’t run the risk of a mess that’s difficult to clean up. You can simply close a door against smells. Everyone can do their business in the privacy of the bathroom.

Hide the litter box inside a cabinet then add a door so your cat can have his own private space and you can keep it all behind closed doors until you’re ready to change out that litter. 


Make your bathroom a haven for your pet, as well as yourself. A few modifications and it can be a space that functions equally well for every member of your family.


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