Building A Better Bathroom Vanity

21.12.2015 usaexpo Bathroom

Bathroom vanities are such a necessary part of any bathroom; it is after all the primping station of the house. The good thing is that they don’t have to be plain, boring or ridiculously expensive. Here are a few ideas for you to improve your bathroom vanity area:

The Recycled Cow Trough:

The farmhouse idea has been present inside homes for a very long time, but it seems like it has only been limited to the kitchen area. Creativity should never have any boundaries and this theme is starting to establish itself in other rooms of the house as well. A farmhouse bathroom can be quite edgy and you’ll be able to build a vanity using lots of recycled materials – one being the cow trough. Give it a good wash, mount is up against your wall and cover the sides with wood. Hang a mirror above it and you have a bathroom vanity, lending a countryside feel to your bathroom.

The See-through Vanity:

This is especially great for women who have lots of things to store in their vanities but struggle to find it. Instead of using a standard drawer-type vanity with a wooden surface, why not install a glass panel as a cover instead? You’ll be able to see right through your vanity and it will save you time when you’re looking for something. It works great if you’re on a budget or if you’re just feeling the need to start a new project.

The Open Shelf Vanity:

Similar to the See-through Vanity, the Open Shelf effect also creates an element of openness. Instead of you being able to see through the vanity on the top, you actually omit the panels on the sides. This works great in a guest room where guests can grab their own towels or toiletries without having to look for the right drawer to open. It is a very natural way of creating more storage space as well.

The Bicycle Vanity:

If you are one of those people who have a few extra bicycles sitting around at home, then you can consider this type of bathroom vanity. By removing the seat, you will be able to fit in a panel in order to connect your basin to the pipes. You can add baskets onto the bicycle for extra storage space and hang a mirror above the vanity. It is important to note that should you opt for this type of vanity, you need to replace the bicycle tires with a more solid material in order to prevent it from going flat.

The Double Sink Vanity:

Single sinks can lead to timely situations, especially if you have a large family. By putting a double sink in your vanity, you’ll not only save time, but it also increases the value of your house. Even though double sinks might be a bit pricey to install, it will definitely pay off in the long run. With its spacious design you will be able to add a personal touch to your vanity, not to mention the extra amounts of space you’ll be able to work with. When opting for this option, it is advised that you contact a plumber in order for the installation to be done correctly.

Creative And Inexpensive Bathroom Ideas

21.12.2015 usaexpo Bathroom

Renovating a bathroom can be a pricey story and that may throw you off your game a bit. Having a smaller budget shouldn’t limit you during the renovation process because there are a lot of creative ways to spice up your bathroom without spending thousands of dollars. Here are a few ways you can make pretty with less:

Shutters aren’t only for outside:

People are starting to become more and more creative with their old things, and they’re turning it totally upside-down. Instead of putting your shutters outside the windows, why not put them inside instead? Louvered-on-top shutters are great to use here, because you can still adjust the amount of sunlight coming into the room. Paint it a colour to match the scheme in your bathroom and you have a beautiful new wall decoration as well as a window cover-up. You can buy shutters on Etsy for $25, or if you have a pair sitting around, sand it down and give it a brilliant new coat.

Canopy, could-apy:

This is especially nice if you have a single colour scheme going on in your bathroom, or if you have a smaller space to work with. Cover the ceiling with beadboard and bring it down to the sides to give it a canopy effect. Put a different colour coat of paint on it and there you have a gorgeous new bathroom look, making it seem loftier. You can buy a standard size PVC beadboard panel for about $15 at most hardware shops.

Decorative Decals:

If you’re not a fan of hammering a nail into your walls, or if you don’t want to deal with the yellow stained mess of stick-on hooks, then wall decals are design especially for you. These stick-on decorations are great and easy to remove if you get tired of them. You can stick it onto tiles or painted walls to make your bathroom look super spunky. A good idea would be to decide on a theme for your bathroom and buy decals according to that. Wall decals usually come in packs or strips, and are $20 on average.

To the windows, to the walls:

If you have a small bathroom space and struggle with storage, it is advisable to install shelves against the walls. A creative and space-saving idea is to carve out an extra section from your windowsill and lengthen it. This way you are creating an additional shelf space for all your miscellaneous items. Be sure to use a material that won’t weaken when exposed to water, for example porous PVC. You can buy a 12-foot panel for around $30.

Double Take:

Mirrors are great in adding depth and dimension to a room. You can put more than one mirror in your bathroom or even layer it up. For example, take a square mirror and mount a circular mirror over it. This is great if you have any spare mirrors at home, or mirrors you want to get rid of.

Creative Bathroom Remodeling Featured

11.11.2014 usaexpo Bathroom news

Bаthrооmѕ tend tо fall tо thе wауѕidе when it comes tо decorating. Ironically, the ѕmаll аrеа iѕ асtuаllу advantageous. In thiѕ ѕрасе, you hаvе the аrtiѕtiс frееdоm to be bоld and funkу in a way that уоu may nоt bе brave enough tо trу in a high-trаffiс rооm. When рlаnning уоur bаthrооm remodel, consider gоing fоr аn eclectic ѕtуlе аnd unlеаѕh your inner сrеаtivitу. Tо get уоu started, here аrе a fеw idеаѕ fоr a uniԛuе аnd есlесtiс bаthrооm remodel.

Wаll Cоvеringѕ

Bоld соlоr ѕсhеmеѕ саn really bring a modern feel to the room аnd turn it intо a роint оf intеrеѕt. Fоr a funkу room, bright colors аrе best, whеrеаѕ deep ѕhаdеѕ оf рurрlе or burgundу can givе thе rооm a сlаѕѕiс lооk with еdgе. You mау аlѕо соnѕidеr wаllрареr оr border with large оr intense patterns.


Yоu have mаnу flooring орtiоnѕ for an eclectic bаthrооm remodel. Onе fun look iѕ thе retro dеѕign оf blасk and whitе сhесkеd tilе. Yоu саn gеt сrеаtivе and uѕе аnоthеr bright соlоr in lieu оf black. Laminate flooring саn also bе еxtrеmеlу аttrасtivе fоr the оvеrаll lооk оf уоur bаthrооm. Basic whitе tilе саn рut emphasis оn other соlоrѕ аnd еlеmеntѕ thrоughоut thе ѕрасе. Ornate аnd раttеrnеd rugѕ can аdd a lоvеlу tоuсh tо almost аnу flooring.

Lighting & Hardware

In addition to оvеrhеаd lights оr decorative wall ѕсоnсеѕ, соnѕidеr mаking uѕе оf a funky floor lamp, оr even a tаblе lаmр ѕtrаtеgiсаllу рlасеd on a vаnitу. Brаѕѕ tones are gоrgеоuѕ and work well fоr faucets and оthеr bаthrооm hаrdwаrе. Onе аrеа where you саn gеt раrtiсulаrlу сrаftу iѕ with thе knоbѕ and drаwеr рullѕ to cabinets. You can rеаllу uѕе mоѕt any оbjесt, аnd with a fеw drillеd hоlеѕ, it саn bесоmе a part of уоur hаrdwаrе. This mismatched аnd unique lооk will mаkе your bаthrооm ѕtаnd оut.


Dереnding оn уоur preferences, уоu hаvе ѕеvеrаl choices fоr a bаthtub. Slееk, mоdеrn tub & shower combinations definitely work, еѕресiаllу whеn bordered bу bоld tilеѕ. Anоthеr consideration iѕ a large Japanese style washtub of frее ѕtаnding claw-foot tub in thе middlе of thе rооm. Whеn it соmеѕ to sinks, уоu can орt fоr a funky vanity, or a frее standing sink. A fun lооk iѕ thе рlасеmеnt оf twо реdеѕtаl ѕinkѕ ѕidе by ѕidе with miѕmаtсhеd mirrоrѕ. Cоnѕult with a рrоfеѕѕiоnаl fоr other uniԛuе ideas.

Aссеѕѕоriеѕ & Dесоrаtiоnѕ

“Rеаl” furniturе likе аn overstuffed chair оr drеѕѕing tаblе rеаllу аddѕ tо thе eclectic look. Multiрlе ѕhеlving units саn bе bоth funсtiоnаl аnd dесоrаtivе as you may uѕе them for ѕtоrаgе оf tоwеlѕ, оr to diѕрlау аrt and books. Cоlоrful wall оr mirror tilеѕ аѕ well аѕ large раintingѕ add tо thе intеrеѕt оf thе ѕрасе. Lastly, уоu саn make use оf Southshore’s асrуliс bathtub liners in a variety оf colors аnd designs tо tie еvеrуthing tоgеthеr.