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Directions in Color

I was fortunate enough last night to attend a presentation by one of PPG's Global Color and Design Trends team members.  Every year, these experts from around the world converge to combine their collective research and develop color forecasts.  They...
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Accessorizing outside the “bathroom box”

I talk a lot about bringing decorative elements from other rooms in your house to the bathroom.  You don't have to think of those "bed and bath" stores as the only source of bathroom accessories!  What you need might be...
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Design basics: unified and timeless

Whether you're remodeling your entire bathroom or just updating some of the elements, the result will be a new "look" and, hopefully, a new and improved level of functionality.  When it's all said and done, I want you to be...
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Bathroom remodeling transformed, courtesy of the Internet

Three years ago, my daughter-in-law told me about this thing called "Pinterest".  Just three years ago...hard to believe! Until very recently, a homeowner thinking about remodeling would have checked out books from the library, perused design magazines, asked friends for...
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Classic Finish: Once and Always Chrome

A very common question I get from clients during the bath remodel process is:  what finish should I choose for my fixtures?  While each situation is different, this I know:  chrome never goes out of style.  It remains an exceptional,...
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10 Simple ways to make a small bathroom feel bigger – Tip #6

Show some leg!  In a small bathroom, maximizing visual floor space is key to making the area feel larger, and a great way to show more floor is to “show more leg”!  Consider sinks or furniture style cabinets that “float”...
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Lessons from Italian Bathrooms

It’s vacation season, and apparently I’ve been on vacation from my blog!  In a more literal sense, I really did just return from a vacation to Italy with my husband.  That’s us in the photo above, on the Grand Canal...
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10 Simple ways to make a small bathroom feel bigger – Tip #7

Keep everything the same color tone/value as much as you can in a small bathroom.  For example, don’t have dark walls and a light floor, or vice versa.  This chops up the space and makes it seem even smaller!  If...
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10 Simple ways to make a small bathroom feel bigger – Tip #8

Prioritize your storage needs.  Before deciding what to add in terms of storage, the most critical thing is to consider how the bathroom will be used and by whom.  A bathroom that is only used by a guy or an...
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10 Simple ways to make a small bathroom feel bigger – Tip #9

This NKBA award winning small bath is such a common size and common configuration, we in the industry have a name for it!  We call it what it often is:  “A 5 by 7″ or “5 by 8″.  Typically, when...
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