Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Choosing the Right Faucet


Trying to give your bathroom a quick face lift or a complete remodel? Choosing the right bathroom faucet will either make or break the look. New accessories, floor mats and a fresh coat of paint will go unseen if the faucet is old and tarnished.

Before purchasing a faucet, there are important factors on the style and finish selection to ensure the best buy.

Style- Coordinate! Bathtub and Sink faucets are often available in sets. Matching faucets pull the bathroom together, giving it a seamless look.

Vintage Tub and Bath provides the differences between deck-mounted, wall-mounted, and free-standing to help decide the right bathtub faucets.

The Perfect Match

Minispread and Basin taps match an Art Deco Pedestal sink.

Widespread faucets match Console Pedestal sinks and the latest trend, Vessel sinks

Single Post faucets work best with Basin, Wall Mounted and Corner Wall Mounted sinks.

Bridge faucets in a satin-nickel finish makes the most elegant statement, but be sure this compliments the remainder bathroom.

Finish- From an antique Rustic Pewter to a contemporary Brushed-Chrome, the finish options are endless. White faucets are popular in the kitchen and kids’ bath for it capability of hiding water spots and fingerprints better than chrome and brass. Any bronze (oil rubbed, brushed, rustic, etc.) and polished brass finish brings a warm, vintage feel to the bathroom.

Looking for a touch of class without the clash? A combination chrome-and-brass finish on a lever-handle gooseneck faucet gives a chic look while adding the flexibility for accessories in either finish.

Choosing the right style and finish for your faucet never looked so good.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

It's Time To Vote for America's Best Restroom 2007

The five finalists are in and now it's time to cast your ballot! This prestigious honor has been bestowed upon public bathrooms since early 2002. Each year this award is presented by Cintas. The voting process ends July 31st and the winner will be announced in early August. (so get voting) The winner will receive a plaque of recognition and a place on America's Best Restroom "Hall of Fame" portion of the website.

And the nominees are:

Catch 31 located in Virginia Beach, Virginia located in the Virginia Beach Hilton Oceanfront. This bathroom has cool blue walls, high ceilings, mosaic tiles, and sports a nautical theme.

Fandangles' in Flushing Michigan. A bathroom for an artist; it has art decor hanging on the walls, fresh flowers adorning the sink and countertop, and a curtain that decorates the ceiling of each bathroom.


Jungle Jim's International Market in Fairfield Ohio. This bathroom is really creative. It has a door that looks like an entrance to a port- o- potty but when you open the door it reveals a spacious bathroom. It also has a jungle theme that decorates the hallways. (This one gets my vote because I love creative stuff)


Mix Lounge at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. This bathroom is the favorite of people with contemporary style. This bathroom is equipped with sleek black walls, toilets, and fixtures. It also features an amazing view of the city right from your bathroom stall.

Vermont Marble Museum in Proctor Vermont. The main component in this bathroom is of course marble. All countertops, doors, floors, and stalls are marble all come in shades of black and white. It also has lacy curtains and flowers to soften this edgy design.


Intersted in casting a vote? Well click here and you can do it in one easy step.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Make your bathroom look larger

Here are a few things on how to make a small bathroom look BIGGER!

1. Always use lighter colors on your floors and walls. We all know dark colors close off your space and make it look smaller than it is. I would steer towards whites, grays, and beiges (but if you want a little color use light green or blue accent tiles) just nothing too dark.

2. Use a pedastal or wall mounted sink. They are a great and attractive way to save space. Just remember with these sinks you will have little or no counter space.

3. Choose simple solid patterns like glass and wood.

4. A large mirror. I know. Why would you want a large mirror in a small bathroom? Well, they reflect space and make a small bathroom seem roomier. Also you can try a recessed medicine cabinet. This way you get a mirror and extra storage space in one fixture.

5. Storage saving accessories. Eliminate all clutter. Wall hanging storage accessories are a great way to save counter top space and they conceal a lot of items in a little space.

6. Windows and skylights. The more light you have in your room the better. More light gives the illusion of additional space. Make sure you put the windows near the ceiling to avoid using up valuable storage space.

7. Pay attention to the little things. You should use a shower curtain instead of a glass sliding door. You can push the shower curtain over when your not using it so you can see the wall. This will give the illusion of more space.

8. Use your corners wisely. You can find cabinets and storage fixtures that will fit into angle styles.

9. Clear the extra floor space. Avoid protruding objects that stick out onto the bathroom floor. This will disrupt the flow of traffic through the bathroom and make the space look smaller.

10. Use crown molding. If you want the illusion of a higher bathroom ceiling you can use crown molding around the edges. However, make sure your ceiling and crown molding are painted the same color. This will create a more continuous flow through the room rather than a choppy broken up feel.



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