Smart Advice for Bathroom

Updating or remodeling your bathroom is a sure-fire way to add value to your
home and enhance your everyday lifestyle.

When considering bathroom renovation, whether you choose to do an extensive
remodel or a smaller project, most kitchen and bath designers agree on these

Take size into account. A sleek, stylish glass shower enclosure helps
your bathroom appear more spacious, and in most instances, a frameless shower
enclosure will provide the cleanest, most open look. If you decide to go with a
framed shower enclosure, you'll have two choices: frameless sliding doors or
framed doors. For framed doors, be sure the finish of the metal framing and
handles matches your bathroom fixtures.

Be innovative. Taking a creative approach to bathroom necessities can
help you make the most of your space. For instance, the majority of shower
enclosures are square or rectangular, but today's designers encourage you to
think about other shapes. Don't be afraid to consider a circular or oval-shaped
enclosure, a triangle or even a standard shape with an artfully bowed glass
door, which can redefine the space and make your bathroom more versatile.

Brighten things up. Repainting your bathroom with light colors can make
it feel more spacious. If your bathroom has windows or skylights, use window
treatments and accents that maximize the amount of light that comes through to
give the room a more airy feel.

Find the best use for your space. Move bathroom cleaning items to a hall
closet if you are stretched for storage space in your bathroom, especially if
you have freestanding storage units that are taking up valuable floor space. If
you need more storage space, consider adding built-in compartments if possible
between your wall studs to maximize useable space. 


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