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As much as I will miss our home when we move, I have to admit I do get excited at the thought of a brand-new kitchen and bathrooms or renovating a kitchen or bathrooms.
We have been looking at homes and have seen a couple that would work; but in every one I would want to renovate and update bathrooms and kitchens. We've built a house, but I've never renovated existing rooms and I'm very open (in fact excited) to do so.
To that end, I've been ‘window shopping' for ideas for new kitchens and bathrooms that I'm thinking of using in our new home. Wanna join me in a little window shopping?
So, let's start with some basics and work towards the pretties.
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Since we're in the loo, the logical place to start is … the toilet. A new trend is the one-piece toilet. As the name implies, these toilets are a seamless single unit and typically take up less space. Removing all the nooks and crannies that need to be cleaned is a big plus in my book (17+ years as a boy mom has certainly influenced my thinking in this arena). I will also be glad to upgrade to the higher efficiency in terms of water usage that newer toilets offer.
There is something so clean about the stand alone tubs that really appeals to me. Maybe it's the openness and the lack of grout that necessarily needs to be cleaned. (There's a trend here…)
Leslie's bathroom has so many fantastic features, I just don't know where to begin. But, since we are in the ‘stand alone tub' section of the post, let's start there, but then let's not forget those fantastic brass fixtures! Leslie also incorporates another trend I have always liked which is bringing furniture into the bathroom. That settee and little side table add so much personality to this space. Check out more of this bathroom at Paper Daisy Design.
Given adequate screening, I'm also a fan of lots of natural light and air in a bathroom. This one accomplishes that in addition to that oh so chic tub.
A couple tile trends I'd like to embrace in our new home are the Encaustic/Inlaid tiles and Concrete/Cement tiles which are popping up everywhere and the idea of mixing tiles/patterns.
Not only is the floor in this bathroom just beautiful, but I do like how it appears to run seamlessly into the shower. I would assume that there is a sweep on the bottom of the door to keep the water from running underneath. And that frameless shower isn't too bad either.
Talk about ‘crisp'…this one has it in spades. Think that black trim against the white is what just nails this one, in addition to that floor.
And I couldn't leave the whole tile scene without giving a shout out to my friend Robin at A Home to Grow Old In who STENCILLED (yes you heard me right) her existing bathroom floor in this fantastic cement tile pattern.
I have always liked using things in unexpected or nontraditional ways and the bathroom is no exception.
Turning this buffet into a vanity is my idea of just that.
And bringing this armoire into the bathroom for storage is just brilliant.
We currently have 3 bathrooms in our home with ‘furniture' for vanities; this one is in my daughter's bathroom.
What a great idea for an old desk!
My friend Angie at Postcards from the Ridge turned her dining room buffet into a vanity and it's so very lovely.
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