Thursday, September 14, 2023

Evolution of a Dream

Exterior of the Fox Mercantile with a painted mural against a white background.

Ashley and Dino Petrone (@arrowsandbow on Instagram and The Fox Mercantile website) are no strangers to adventure. It all began when they vacationed in Anna Maria Island, Florida, fell in love with it, and purchased a four-suite inn before they went home. Read that story here.  

It wasn’t long after Joie Inn’s completion that Ashley was on the hunt for her next endeavor. This time, she wanted to do something for the community. “I wanted a place for face to face interaction. For people to come as families, to meet friends, read quietly in a corner, and sip on coffee,” said Ashely. 

The Fox Mercantile logo.

While she searched for the right location, Ashley imagined the concept and design then started up an online shop. She named the shop after her youngest daughter, Foxi, and asked older daughter, Quinn, to help her create the logo.  

When Quinn drew a fox head with a small gold crown tilted to one side, The Fox Mercantile was born. It was to be a curated collection of paper goods, homewares, and delicious coffee. In Ashley’s words, “simply a few of my favorite things.” 

Location, Location, Location 

Finding the right location included searching out the place where they could have the greatest impact on the community and something the Petone’s could renovate, of course.  

The right spot was just off the Island in Cortez, Florida. It was a small, tourist-attracting odds and ends shop that needed lots of TLC. It was covered in distressed wood and had a shack-on-the-marina type vibe. But, in true Petrone style, Ashley and Dino saw it in a whole different light. From the porthole windows that were practically buried, to the large space in front of the building that was covered in additional, smaller shacks, there was potential for greatness here. 

View looked out from the front door featuring rope covered pillars.

In the In Between 

The Petrone’s motto is “finding joy in the in between” and it’s behind everything they do. So with a big renovation ahead of them, they decided to get started on a precursor project that would support The Fox Mercantile, La Sal.  

La Sal would be a food-truck-like trailer placed just outside the store that would do coffee only and create an outdoor gathering place. It too was named after daughter, Quinn, who is nicknamed Sal. It was a quick renovation and stepping stone to accomplishing the full project.  

The cheery white and yellow color palette along with a fox motif made this in between space a destination all its own.  

Cast iron style sink behind the coffee counter.

Reimagining the Marina Shack 

All the weathered wood on the outside of the building came down and clean, light brick was added. Extra outbuildings were torn down and the space cleared. The interior was transformed into a comfortable, airy room that was filled with corners for relaxing and rustic-chic shelves for Ashley’s curation of favorite things.  

Porthole window looking out into the coffee shop patio.

The marina vibe is still present with the porthole windows, rope-wrapped pillars, and other nautical details. In fact, a sense of the reclaimed is still there in the undertone of the design with burned wood trim on the front door to a porch light that was found on the side of the road by a social media follower. The entire space feels on-trend but still true to its island roots. 

If you look closely, you’ll see the fox motif spread throughout the entire space, in and out. The wallpaper, light fixtures, floors, and more all give nods to the concept that started the whole thing.  

Close up of sink and faucet in The Fox Mercantile bathroom.

DecorPlanet Fixtures 

The modern yet traditional plumbing fixtures available at DecorPlanet were a perfect fit for The Fox Mercantile. Ashley chose gooseneck faucets in black and brass with separate handles for hot and cold water for a vintage-rustic feel to match the design.  

The sinks are clean and spare but not short of style with their classic styling and simple colors.  

Close up of the bathroom door with pink and white stripes in a brick wall.

As always, the Petrones are “excited to spread joy” with their new space. Beyond that, they are happy to join the local small businesses in the area and support small makers across the world with the selection of products available on their shelves.  

Drop by when you’re in town for their signature Foxi Cold Brew or indulge in a treat with their “For Fox Sake” milkshake. Or maybe you want to get started on a project of your own. Start here.  

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

10 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Wall Mounted Vanities

White bathroom in a modern style with black accents.

A wall-mounted vanity, aka, wall-hung or floating vanity is a staple of modern design. It is a bathroom fixture that is mounted directly to the wall without touching the floor. It typically consists of a cabinet with drawers or doors, a countertop, and sink.  

Beyond the basics, there are a lot of questions about the wall-hung vanity. If you’re considering one, you’ve probably asked a few questions yourself.  

We’ve gathered our top asked questions and expert answers, so you’re fully equipped to make the right decisions about your bathroom remodel.  

Small wall hung vanity with minimal storage for linens.


What are the advantages of a floating vanity? What are the disadvantages? 

Wall-mounted vanities save space, are easy to clean, can be installed at various heights, and allow you to see more of the floor. They are also a top choice for modern and minimalist design styles. They are the go-to for accessibility and for small bathrooms. 

On the other hand, wall-mounted vanities require more expertise to install, and have less storage. Planning prior to installation to ensure the wall can bear the load is required. 


Are wall hung vanities more expensive? How much does it cost to install a wall hung vanity? 

Wall-hung vanities, especially high-quality ones made with durable materials, can be more expensive than standard floor-sitting vanities. There might be added costs due to the need for strong wall supports and higher-quality construction. If you don’t have experience, it may be a good idea to spend the money for professional installation. 

Floating vanity on a tiled wall in an airy and modern bathroom.


Do you tile behind a wall hung vanity? 

The decision to tile behind a wall-hung vanity depends on personal preference, the design of the bathroom, and the specific installation of the vanity.  

Tiling behind a wall-hung vanity can create a more finished and cohesive look for your bathroom. Tile behind the vanity also helps protect against water damage should there be a problem in the future. That said, if you need to access pipes behind the wall, tile will make that a more difficult undertaking.  


How do you hide plumbing for a wall hung vanity?  

A wall-hung vanity may leave your plumbing exposed. If that’s not the look you desire, there are plenty of ways to hide the plumbing to maintain that minimalist, clean look. Keep the plumbing behind the wall or create a false wall in front of the plumbing. You can add a fabric skirt to the vanity or opt for a sink shroud (metal box that goes over the plumbing). 


How sturdy is a floating vanity? Are wall mounted vanities safe? How heavy is a wall hung vanity? 

The weight of the vanity itself varies based on its size and the materials it is made of. A moderately sized vanity weighs in at about 220 pounds. How much weight the vanity can hold after installation also varies depending on how and what it is attached to. On average a vanity can hold an additional 100-300 pounds. 

When a floating vanity is installed correctly and used correctly, it is sturdy and safe for everyday use.  

A unique wood wall hung vanity placed lower on the wall for accessibility.


How high should a wall mounted vanity be? 

One of the best features of the wall-mounted vanity is the ability to adjust the height. Standard bathroom vanities are installed at 32”. Most wall-hung vanities are placed at either 34” or 36” (countertop height), which adds to the drama of a floating cabinet. 

If you opt for a basin style sink that sits on top of the counter, you may want to lower the height of your vanity so the top of the sink hits at 32-34". 

Many designers use floating vanities to create better accessibility. They can be hung lower to accommodate a wheelchair or higher for someone who is very tall.  


How to mount a floating vanity? 

Begin installation of your wall-mounted vanity by locating and marking the wall studs. Attaching your vanity to the studs is absolutely necessary for successful and safe installation.  

Next mark a level line at the height you want your vanity to be. You could also place a temporary bracing board where the bottom of the vanity will be so it’s easier to place and balance the vanity while you attach it to the wall. 

Many floating vanity styles use mounting brackets or cleats to attach the vanity to the wall. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use. 


Small wall hung vanity with round mirror placed over it.

Where should a vanity mirror be placed? Where should vanity lights be placed? 

The placement of a vanity mirror depends on several factors, including the size and layout of your bathroom, the size of the mirror, and personal preferences. Be sure to install the mirror at a comfortable height for your use. Center mirrors over the sinks/s for a balanced and symmetrical look.  

For lighting, vanity lights should be placed strategically to provide even and flattering illumination for grooming tasks, such as applying makeup, shaving, or washing your face. Proper placement of vanity lights helps minimize shadows and ensures you can see yourself clearly in the mirror. A good rule of thumb is to place vanity lights at eye level and at equal distances from the mirror. 


What are the best wall mounted vanities?  

Here’s a handful of our bestsellers for your consideration.  

Fresca Cantania wall mounted double vanity in gray.

Fresca Catania 

This single flat front gray wood cabinet vanity is sleek yet warm. It comes with white countertop and integrated sink. Get it quick with our Quick Ship program.  

Fresca Catania 

Deep blue wall mounted single vanity with white countertop.

Fresca Lucera 

Chic and modern in midnight blue, this vanity comes with great drawer storage. It comes with white countertop and vessel sink. Opt for the sink on either the right or left side depending on your preferences and bathroom layout. Also available on our Quick Ship program. 

Fresca Lucera

Sleek black wall mounted double vanity with white countertop in a white bathroom.

Fresca Mezzo 

Double vanity in modern styling and black color, Mezzo is a versatile choice. You can order it with integrated countertop and sink, faucets, and mirror/medicine cabinet, or order it as a stand-alone vanity. Available in various colors 

Fresca Mezzo


Large white double vanity mounted on the wall with large black framed mirror over the top.

James Martin Mercer Island 

This huge vanity (72.5”) provides plenty of storage in a modern minimalist style. The glossy white finish offers a clean and crisp design. Comes with or without the countertop so you can customize your look. Available in additional colors. 

James Martin Mercer Island

Compact double wall mounted vanity in yellow with flat front cabinets.

Laufen Kartell 

For a truly modern style, go with Laufen. The Kartell model is streamlined yet offers stand-out looks. Ideal for smaller bathrooms with distinctive style. Comes in unique colors from Ochre to baby blue. Single or double vanity available in 39” width.  

Laufen Kartell


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Thursday, July 13, 2023

Marrying Style and Function: Our Top 5 Bathroom Vanities

Valencia bathroom vanity in a white against a gray wall with modern styling.

Designing a bathroom can be extremely exciting, especially when it comes to choosing items that reflect your personal style. In fact, there are countless elements to consider – from tiles and fixtures to lighting and color schemes. 

Yet, one key component often takes center stage in a bathroom renovation: the vanity. The bathroom vanity serves as the centerpiece of your bathroom, blending style, storage, and functionality in a single piece of furniture. 

Whether you’re aiming for a contemporary, rustic, or minimalist aesthetic, selecting the right vanity is essential to creating a harmonious atmosphere. However, there are various factors to consider and it can be difficult to make an informed decision without experience or advice.

At Decor Planet, we consider ourselves vanity experts and have the data to support our product recommendations. Based on evidence from our satisfied customers, here are our 5 top-selling bathroom vanities that will instantly elevate any space.

Manchester 24" modern bathroom cabinet in gray with gooseneck faucet.

1. Manchester 24” Bathroom Vanity by Fresca 

The first vanity that made our list is this classic and charming Manchester bathroom vanity by Fresca. Available in gray, white, or black, this beautifully constructed vanity is ideal for modest spaces. Two paneled solid wood doors open to reveal the main storage compartment, which offers ample space. Best of all, this option comes with an integrated countertop and sink, ensuring consistency and making installation a breeze.

Ideal scenario? This vanity is bestsuited to a space that embodies the transitional style. The lovely integrated white ceramic sink and countertop both add to the vanity’s clean aesthetic, which aligns perfectly with a transitional space that combines the traditional and the modern.

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Formosa 84" bathroom vanity in dark wood color with rustic style bathroom.

2. Formosa 84” Bathroom Vanity by Fresca

Next up is this beautiful standing double-sink bathroom vanity by Fresca, which measures 84 inches wide and includes mirrors, quartz countertop, and ceramic sinks. Bringing luxury home, this superbly crafted vanity is solid wood, known for its magnificent beauty and durability. A masterpiece of elegance and style, this vanity is in a class by itself, offering a refined look and feel that complements an upscale lifestyle. 

Ideal scenario? The optimal application of this customizable vanity is in a bathroom that follows a contemporary style. Featuring calming colors like warm gray and hints of brown, this vanity works well with a contemporary palette. The smooth, contoured basins and gorgeous quartz stone countertops imply a chic, sophisticated tone.

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Lucera 72" modern bathroom double vanity cabinet in white in a black and white bathroom.

3. Lucera 72” Modern Bathroom Cabinet with Double Vessel Sinks by Fresca

Our third top-selling vanity is this white, wall-hung option with clean lines and two beautiful vessel sinks. This simple vanity expertly frees up floor space, creating an open and uncluttered feel. Complete with a matching medicine cabinet, you can really maximize your bathroom thanks to this vanity’s smart, ample storage. Although our best-selling color is white, the vanity comes in a variety of finishes as well as sizes, so you can ensure a custom look.

Ideal scenario? The best use of this vanity is in a modern space. Features like soft-closing drawers, stark white paint, and slim, brushed metal handles grace this unit, which all align with a modern aesthetic.

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Valencia 60" glossy vanity in white against a gray wall and modern styled bathroom.

4. Valencia 60” Glossy Bathroom Vanity by Fresca

Coming in at number four is this Valencia model by Fresca, which includes double sinks and an optional medicine cabinet. The rectangular vanity offers great storage with two drawers for organizing all of your daily essentials. The drawers feature concealed aluminum handles and the cabinet has a stylish, glossy finish. The white acrylic-resin countertop/sink has smooth lines and a thick profile. 

Ideal scenario? This glossy bathroom vanity is ideal for a space with a minimalist interior design style. Everything about this vanity – from the lack of fixtures to the sharp, square edges – reflects minimalism, which is centered around simplicity. As such, it looks like a work of art!

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Hartfors 24" bathroom vanity in gray with neutral spa-like styling.

5. Hartford 24” Bathroom Vanity by Fresca

Last on our list is the 24” Hartford Bathroom Vanity, offering an elegant and sophisticated solution for a smaller bathroom, like a powder room. The satin nickel handles and furniture-style toe kick add the perfect finishing touches to this vanity’s design. Though the subtle gray color of this model may seem muted, this vanity is a real stand out and commands attention for its chic quality.

Ideal scenario? The ideal use of this vanity is either a transitional or traditional bathroom. This is mainly because the vanity’s understated but polished look align with both of these interior styles.

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

What Are Console Bathroom Sinks?

A console sink in white porcelain with silver legs and supports.

There are many choices when it comes to adding a sink or vanity to your bathroom. A unique option is a console sink. It brings built in style and makes a definite statement for a distinctive design. They produce a custom feeling without the custom price.  

Here’s a little about console sinks and why one might be a perfect fit for your space. 

White integrated bathroom sink with white carved wood console.

What are Console Bathroom Sinks? 

A console bathroom sink, also known as a console sink or a console vanity sink, is a type of sink fixture commonly found in bathrooms. It usually consists of a basin supported by a structure called a console. Very similar to a console table in design, the console sink has legs rather than a cabinet and often includes features such as exposed storage shelves or towel bars beneath the sink. 

Styles & Applications 

The console is a must have for a minimalist aesthetic. The open space beneath the basin gives it an airier look compared to traditional pedestal sinks or vanity cabinets. Console sinks offer different styles from modern to industrial. They are statement makers in bathroom design—often creating the visual focal point in the space. 

Console bathroom sinks are available in different sizes and shapes to suit various bathroom layouts. A favorite for small bathrooms or powder rooms, they are often chosen for their sleek appearance, as well as their space-saving qualities.  

Console sink with wooden legs in a modern bathroom.

Materials & Finishes 

The console sink itself can be made of various materials with porcelain and composites being the favorite. The console stand can be wood or metal, but metal is most often associated with console sink styles. Nickel, brass, and black are the most common finishes.  

Sizes & Shapes 

Console sinks are generally on the smaller side, which is why they are a favorite for small bathrooms. The smallest can be just 24 inches wide and the largest, 60+ inches.  

Most console bathroom sinks are square or rectangular, but oval basins are popular too. Some sinks include some countertop space and a backsplash. 

White console sink with gold fixtures and console beneath.

Pros & Cons of Console Bathroom Sinks 

There are both upsides and downsides to console sinks depending on your tastes and needs. Here are a few things to consider.  


  • The spare design of a console sink makes it perfect for small bathrooms or powder rooms 
  • The bottom of the console sink is open, which is ideal for styles that lean toward the minimal or need an airier look and feel 
  • The style of a console sink is, by its nature, a vintage look. It’s a great choice for industrial or rustic styles too. 
  • They are easily accessible and make cleaning and maintenance a snap 

Curved front console sink with white sink and black legs.


The open nature of the bottom half of the console sink doesn’t provide any storage 

  • The open bottom of the console sink is exposed so pipes and anything you place on a shelf or rack will be visible 
  • Most designs have no counter space 
  • Read about how to get more storage space despite having little countertop space. 

Considering a console bathroom sink? Check out all the options right here at DecorPlanet. 

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Top Pinterest Bathroom Trends in 2023

White bathroom with vessel sinks and hexagon tile backsplash.

If you're looking for fresh ideas to update or renovate your bathroom, you're in the right place! Pinterest is a treasure trove of inspiration for home decor–, and the bathroom is no exception. With millions of users constantly pinning and sharing their favorite bathroom designs, we've curated a list of the top Pinterest bathroom trends for 2023.

From earthy and natural tones to statement tiles, minimalistic designs, and smart features, we'll be exploring the hottest trends that are taking over Pinterest boards. We'll also delve into spa-like features that can transform your bathroom into a stylish yet highly functional space. 

Whether you're planning a complete bathroom remodel or simply looking for ideas to refresh your existing bathroom, this blog will provide you with the latest trends, tips, and inspiration to help you create your dream bathroom. Get ready to be inspired and discover the top Pinterest bathroom trends that are making waves in 2023.  

Let's dive in and explore the exciting world of bathroom design on Pinterest! 

1. Earthy and natural tones 

If you head to Pinterest and search for contemporary bathroom designs, your screen will instantly transform to a color palette of sandy beige, soft browns, and muted greens.  

In other words, tones that are earthy and natural are becoming the go-to colors for bathrooms in recent years – and with good reason. These types of natural colors create a calming and soothing atmosphere in the bathroom, evoking a sense of relaxation and tranquility. 

What’s a great way to work in these colors? Updating your bathroom vanities to an option like this James Martin vanity, which has a neutral tone that can easily align with an earthy ambiance.  

Corner shower with bright blue statement tiles.

2. Colorfully fun statement tiles 

Unique and eye-catching tiles are a hot trend on Pinterest for bathroom design. This can include mosaic tiles, patterned tiles, or bold-colored tiles used as an accent wall or backsplash.  

Statement tiles can add personality and visual interest to the bathroom, making it a focal point of the space. Plus, they allow you to experiment with color and have a little fun in a space that can otherwise feel a bit bland. 

Minimalist pedestal sink in a small bathroom with gray and brown color scheme.

3. Sleek and minimalistic designs 

A third trend you’ll see everywhere on Pinterest is sleek, minimalist bathroom design. This means clean lines and simple shapes to create a clutter-free and streamlined look.  

To achieve this trend, you’ll want to add sleek fixtures, minimal d├ęcor, and functional storage solutions that keep the bathroom organized and uncluttered. For example, this Aquabrass Single Hole Bathroom Faucet is a great option for a minimalist look. You can also opt for a minimalist sink like this gorgeous White Pedestal Sink by Messina, which has a simple and stylish acrylic finish.  

4. Smart technology features 

Technology is playing a bigger role in bathroom design, with smart bathroom features becoming a major trend on Pinterest. This includes smart mirrors with built-in lighting and Bluetooth speakers, touchless faucets, heated floors, and voice-activated showers, adding convenience, comfort, and efficiency to the bathroom. 

In particular, smart technology features that are also sustainable are hugely popular, like this Dual Flush Toilet with Dynamax Tornado Flush Technology. Its highly efficient flush system promotes water conservation, leading to less water use overall.  

Rain shower head in a neutral shower.

5. Spa-like upgrades  

Finally, Pinterest users are looking for ways to create a spa-like atmosphere in their bathrooms, with features such as rain showerheads, steam showers, built-in benches, and mood lighting.  

These elements can create a relaxing and rejuvenating experience, transforming the bathroom into a personal retreat. Plus, having a spa-like ambiance in your bathroom can encourage healthy habits, such as taking time for self-care, mindfulness, and prioritizing your well-being. 

Ready to transform your space for bathing, getting ready, and pampering? Check out these other fantastic bathroom trends.

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Thursday, May 4, 2023

Bidet & Washlet 101

Bidet/toilet combination in a large bathroom with glass walls and city view.

If bidets and washlets have conquered the world, consider the United States the final frontier. While both products have been popular overseas for a considerable amount of time, they’re just now becoming popular stateside.  

There are plenty of benefits to choosing a bidet or washlet. But they’re still a bit rare, and they can be a little confusing to install and use. Allow us to be of assistance. 

If you’re considering going the bidet and washlet route, let us wash away any doubts you may have in this comprehensive guide. 

White bidet close up.

What Is a Bidet?  

Bidets are an all-in-one hygiene solution for after you’ve used the bathroom. They’re common in Asia and some parts of Europe, so chances are you’ve seen one in your hotel if you’ve traveled abroad. 

While some bidets can be attached to your toilet seat, most bidets are separate receptacles placed next to your toilet. The typical features include: 

  • Vertical Spray or Deck Mount Faucets 
  • Wall or Floor Mount Installation
  • Easy-Clean Construction  

But your options don’t end there. To match your toilet, choose the corresponding: 


There are a couple of different finishes available, including Cotton, Colonial White, Sedona Beige, and Bone. 


Most of our bidets are made of vitreous china or ceramic. 

Bowl Shape

Choose from elongated, standing oval, single hole, and more. 

Your installation process will vary by installation type. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions for the easiest and safest outcome. 

 To use your bidet after using the toilet, simply: 

  • Straddle the bidet. 
  • Adjust the bidet controls. 
  • Wash yourself. 
  • Dry yourself once clean. 

Depending on the model you choose, you may need to supplement the cleaning process via a washcloth and the drying process with a nearby towel or toilet paper. 

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 What Is a Washlet? 

A washlet is like a toilet seat-sized bidet on steroids. Originally invented by TOTO, a Japanese toilet company, washlets also act as that all-in-one hygiene solution but with many more customizations for maximum comfort. Some of the features you may find include: 

  • Automatic Flushing 
  • Heating and Drying Buttons 
  • Quick Release and Soft Close Buttons 
  • Self-Cleaning Capabilities 
  • Remote Control Operation 
  • Built-In Air Purification 
  • Programmable Energy Saver Systems 

 A washlet is installed right on your existing toilet in the place of your current toilet seat. To ensure your washlet fits your toilet properly, make sure to choose the right: 


Your options include a modern/contemporary look or a traditional/classic look. 


While most washlets are made of plastic, others are available in vitreous china. 

 Bowl Shape

There are four different bowl shapes to choose from, including shaped, elongated, round, and square. 

Step by step picture guide to installing a washlet on a toilet.

To install your washlet, follow this 5-step process provided by TOTO: 

  • Remove the old toilet seat. 
  • Install the washlet seat mounting bracket. 
  • Slide the washlet on the bracket. 
  • Connect the washlet’s hose. 
  • Turn the washlet on. 

Additional details on tools and installation requirements can be found here

To use your washlet, simply select the area you want to cleanse and press the corresponding button on your washlet’s remote. Once you’ve pressed the button, your washlet will do the rest of the work for you. 

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Toilet and bidet in a white bathroom.

 Which One Is Right for You? 

Both bidets and washlets come with plenty of pros to consider. No matter which one you buy, expect to save on toilet paper while experiencing fewer clogs and pipe problems due to less toilet paper use. You can also expect a lower water bill and a greater sense of comfort and cleanliness. Each model is also great for pregnant women and individuals with disabilities.  

Choosing between a bidet and a washlet comes down to several factors, such as: 

  • Budget 
  • Space Constraints 
  • Desired Cleaning Frequency 
  • Installation Specifics 

Washlets tend to work better for users with smaller bathrooms that prefer accessories and self-cleaning. Bidets, on the other hand, are best suited for users with larger bathrooms that want a different experience and don’t mind a bit of extra cleaning. 

 No matter which one you choose, a brand-new bidet or washlet is an excellent choice for a better bathroom.  

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Bathroom Remodeling for Every Budget Range: What Adds the Most Value?

Black and white bathroom with shower and small vanity.

Starting any remodeling project can seem like a massive undertaking, especially when it comes to the potential costs involved. It’s safe to say that cost will be the number one barrier to most remodeling projects getting underway – and with good reason! Without careful planning and budgeting, you can find yourself in a situation that becomes a major money pit. 

If you’re looking to remodel your bathroom or simply give it a much-needed update, you’re probably curious about how much money you’ll need to allocate to the project.  

According to averages from multiple design sources, it will cost around $10,978 to fully remodel a standard bathroom, but it can range anywhere from $2,500 to $80,000 in total. Remodeling magazine’s 2022 Cost vs. Value Report cited the average remodeling cost per square foot in a bathroom to be between $600 and $800, with larger bathrooms often requiring higher costs of labor. 

Fortunately, there are ways to add value to your bathroom remodel no matter what you’re able to spend. We’ve identified the top bathroom renovation ideas based on thrifty, mid-range, and luxury budgets to help you get started! 

Person using a roller brush to paint a white wall blue.

For the thrifty budget 

If you’re looking to stretch a thrifty budget and still give your bathroom a fresh and modern update, there are plenty of inexpensive ways to spruce things up. For smaller bathrooms, HomeAdvisor notes the national average remodeling cost is around $6,500, but you can get away with even less if you focus your efforts in the right places. 

Keep the same footprint

The biggest secret to keeping costs low is to keep the same footprint; don’t move the electrical and plumbing from their original locations, if possible. With the bones all in place, you can focus on other updates. 

Liven the space up with a new paint color

One of the most cost-effective ways to transform your bathroom is to roll out a fresh coat of paint in your favorite contemporary color. Depending on what color you choose, the new paint will give your bathroom an entirely new mood and ambient feel. 

New toilet paper roll holder with small shelf for phone.

DIY as much of the work as possible

There are plenty of sanity-saving DIY projects for the bathroom that are both clever and affordable. Doing things yourself means you won’t have to worry about the costs of a contractor or professional installer. DIY projects like retiling the shower, adding a towel warmer, and painting the vanity can transform your bathroom – and be done in a weekend! 

Upgrade outdated fixtures

Swapping out your existing fixtures, which may be a little outdated and well-worn, is a great way to give your bathroom a spruced-up look without breaking the bank. Focus on fixtures that are easy to change yourself, like the showerhead, towel bars or racks, robe hooks, and the toilet paper holder. You can even swap out the door knobs or drawer pulls to match whatever style you’re going for. 

Add sleek and functional storage

 Installing shelves or cabinets can offer helpful storage solutions so your bathroom will be more clean and organized. This will enhance the overall look of the room and free up coveted counter space. 

Large single vanity with flat front gray drawers and white countertop.

 For the mid-range budget 

With a little more money to spend, homeowners with a medium-level budget will enjoy more freedom in choices like top-notch materials and better-quality furnishings. In the world of bathroom remodeling, expert designers say $25,000 or less is considered a mid-range budget. Here are some ideas to incorporate in your mid-range remodel. 

Refocus the lighting

Lighting can have a huge impact on the vibe of your bathroom. Adding new light fixtures or giving your existing ones a facelift will dramatically change how you experience the space. Consider adding dimmer switches or installing fixtures that provide both task and ambient lighting. 

Replace your vanity

Vanities are often the focal point of the bathroom, so you’ll want to make sure your vanity aligns with your ideal style. Replacing your current vanity with a more contemporary option will breathe new life and personality into your bathroom. Plus, it will give you additional storage space, which is always appreciated! 

Small bathroom with single vanity and towel warmer on the wall.

Spend a little extra on good quality materials

Since you have a bit of wiggle room with your budget, there’s no reason not to integrate quality materials that have solid nuts and bolts. Now is the time to swap out those linoleum counters for granite! Or put money toward that one trendy feature you’ve been dying to add – such as this spa-like shower panel or a heated towel rack

Install brand new flooring

New flooring can give your bathroom a fresh look, especially if the existing flooring has been privy to a lot of foot traffic over the years. From standard vinyl options to more involved mosaic tiles, you can align your new flooring with virtually any style on a mid-range budget. There are even sustainable options, like cork tiles, that are becoming more popular. 

Close up shot of a a rain shower head in silver color.

For the luxury budget 

In a luxury home, a large master bathroom remodel can cost over $50,000. If you’re lucky enough to have a luxury budget, you may want to consider these high-end remodeling ideas: 

Go for the gut job

If you have an older home, or if you simply want to do things right from the ground up, you may want to completely gut your bathroom prior to remodeling. It could surprise you how many problems are uncovered! Potential issues like termite damage, water damage, rotten subflooring, air leaks, and other plumbing surprises will all be exposed during a gut job. This will give you complete peace of mind that all of these problems are resolved as your new bathroom is brought to life. 

An old bathroom undergoing a renovation.

Add heated floors

Installing heated flooring is a no-brainer with no budget constraints. Heated floors are an immediate sign of luxury, keeping your toes warm in the colder months and boosting the resale value of your home. Most radiant heating systems can be installed beneath tile or wood flooring by a professional. 

Upgrade your standard shower to steam

Steam showers will provide a spa-like experience in your home that you’re sure to love. They can also offer health benefits like relaxation, improved circulation, and skin cleansing. Plus, bathing will be more efficient, as the shower will be able to produce soothing steam without constantly running the hot water. 

Call on an interior designer for expert advice

Specialized professionals like interior designers and even architects have creativity and technical knowledge that can make your new bathroom more beautiful, functional, and safe. Based on your vision, they’ll create a design concept, plan of action, and select the products, finishes, and materials for you. Plus, most interior designers will make sure your project is properly installed, so you can just sit back and watch your dream come to life! 

Install custom cabinetry

Custom cabinetry can provide a unique and personalized touch to your high-end bathroom. Consider adding built-in storage solutions made from high-quality materials like exotic woods or hardwoods. Installing custom cabinets can be a game changer, as you can choose the exact layout you want and even create different sections in the space (like his and hers areas). 

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