Before | Out With the Pink, In with the New
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Due to daily use bathrooms are one of the most remodeled rooms in your home. If you’re not happy with your bathroom, look no further. Bathcrest of Portland will work with work with you to customize your bathroom to the look of you’ve been dreaming about. Whether you’re looking for a small update or a full remodel, we will work with you to provide you with the best value.
If you are looking to update more than just your bathroom, visit Renovation 180 where you can see many examples of locally completed jobs and home updates.
Over time, the bathroom has become a room in the home that is more than just necessary. These days bathrooms can be so many things: an oasis, a personal sanctuary, an escape from the outside world, or even a fun and magical place for your kids to have bath time. Lets explore a few bathroom remodeling design ideas. There are many choices when it comes to remodeling a bathroom ranging from sinks, glass shower doors, flooring, fixtures, vanities, and tub and shower options. Read more below for an in depth look at a few of these items.
There are many types and styles of bathroom sinks to choose from. The sink in your bathroom helps to highlight the overall atmosphere and showcase your particular style. Whatever the bathroom means to you, there is an abundance of bathroom sinks to choose from.
Wall Mounted (or wall hung):
Wall mounted sinks are exactly as the name implies: mounted or hung directly to your wall. These are a great option for a smaller powder room. They are designed to be installed where there is no need for a vanity or countertop.
Pedestal sinks are columns with a sink basin mounted on the top. Frequently, they are also used in smaller powder rooms.
Also called vessel sinks, these sinks do just that: free stand. They are usually finished on all sides, and it sits directly on the surface of the countertop. Since they are made in a variety of finishes and materials, they have become increasingly popular.
Self-rimming, or top mounted sinks, are suspended by the rim. The rim forms a seal with the countertop surface.
Undermount sinks have become very popular and are installed to the bottom of the countertop. They give the bathroom a clean contemporary look. The disadvantages to these are that they cost more, not just because of the sink, but also because you have to specially cut the countertop and give it an extra smooth edge that would traditionally be hidden by the sink.
When remodeling your bathroom, choosing what type of shower door (if any!) is essential to the final look. When choosing a shower door the size and style needs to be determined first. Next you will need to choose the trim color and glass type. Most common trim colors are silver, gold, brushed nickel and oil rubbed bronze. As for the glass choices most commonly used are clear, rain or obscure. There are many beautiful upgrades available in shower door glass including glue chip, reed glass, and custom etching. Whether you are wanting a budget door or want to pull out the stops with a custom door to fit your personality the options are nearly endless.
When deciding what type of flooring to install in your bathroom, there are a lot of things to consider. Is the flooring water and mildew resistant? Will it resist stains if makeup or nail polish falls on it? Will it be safe when padding across it with wet feet? While still thinking about all those considerations, here are some ideas for what you could use on your bathroom floor:
Many people think that you can’t use carpet in a bathroom or that it is an unreasonable material to use in a potentially water logged room. With the right choices, you can get carpet that is water, mildew and stain resistant and then you just need backing that doesn’t allow water to seep into the pad. After that, you are good to go. Carpet is not only soft and warm, but color and pattern options are practically limitless.
Floor tile is different from wall tile because it is designed with more texture to prevent slippage. Typically, it is ½ inch to ¾ inch thick, and can range from 4 inches to 2 feet square. Also, it comes in a range of shapes from octagonal and hexagonal, and you can also get mosaic tiles that come in pre-mounted mesh sheets. Ceramic tile is available in many colors and you also select the color of grout you want. Tile is a durable flooring and very hygienic, but make sure you pay attention to how porous it is. Porosity classifications range from impervious (the least absorbent) to vitreous, semivitreous and, finally, nonvitreous (the most absorbent), and in a bathroom it is critical to pick something that is moisture resistant.
Laminate flooring is made from layers of material that are bonded together for strength. Because it is durable and easy to clean, laminate is logical choice for bathroom flooring.
Yes, even hardwood can be used in the bathroom. Hardwood is incredibly charming and warm and if you have used hardwood throughout the rest of your home, it gives it a sense of cohesion. With a few good coats of a clear gloss sealant, your hardwood can be watertight and with proper care it can have a long life.
Stone is typically cut into tiles that are about 12 inches square. It is easy to care for and durable, but it requires a strong subfloor. Stone floor has the potential to get very slippery when wet, especially in polished form. It can be honed (smooth but not polished) to give it more texture for less slippage. Unpolished forms may need a sealant to keep stains from occurring.
Vinyl comes in sheets or tiles. Sheet vinyl typically comes in 6 or 12 feet wide rolls, while vinyl tiles are typically 8 or 12 inch squares. Vinyl sheets have little to no seams where vinyl tiles have many seems that create places for germs to grow. Both options are easy to clean along with being stain and moisture resistant.
We invite our customers to visit Contract Furnishings Mart to view the many flooring options available from contemporary to traditional.
Vanities for your bathroom are all about you and what your space will accommodate. There are many styles to choose from such as a standard floor mounted cabinet or one with legs. There will be choices such as cabinet style, color of finish and stain, which hardware you choose including the hinges, knobs and handles. In the bathroom, drawers can be helpful to store your supplies. You can pick a more rustic country looking vanity or a very smooth modern style. There are a lot of choices, so the first thing you have to do is decide which things are most important to you.