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  • Aging in Place or Planning for Special Needs Bathroom Remodels

    It's important to plan for your future comfort and safety. If you intend to remain in your current home when you retire, it may be wise to consider making the changes you'll need to make to your bathroom while you're still working, rather than waiting until you retire.

    In order to have an effective plan, the possibility of limited mobility or sight should be taken into account. As family members age they may need the use of a wheelchair or walker. In fact, the latest studies report that 1 in 5 people in the U.S. has a disability, the most common being mobility limitation.

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  • 5 Steps to Easy Bathroom Remodeling

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    Are you considering updating your bathroom this year? If so, then now is the time to start planning. The good news is that a midrange bathroom remodeling returns over seventy percent of its cost according to Remodeling Magazine's 2018 Cost Vs. Value Report. More importantly, this is a great opportunity to improve the livability of your home and customize or add features that will increase your joy and your pride in your home. Read the rest f our blog to find out the 5 steps to easy bathroom remodeling.

    However, bathroom remodeling typically takes a considerable amount of research, preparation, and decision making, so we’ve put together five easy steps for you to follow to make the process more streamlined. Continue reading

  • A Child’s Bathroom for Your Expanding Family

    Couples often spend a great deal of time planning and preparing for having a child, but planning for an expanding family may involve more than just buying small outfits, furniture, and equipment. Having children is a joyous experience, but even the best relationships can be strained during the transition from being a couple to becoming a family. Although you may be prepared for a lack of sleep and some extra laundry, you may not have considered the need for a child’s bathroom.

    By making a bathroom into a room of their own, you can recover your own bathroom time, space, and privacy. You’ll likely find that a separate child’s bathroom will result in a much more harmonious household.

    You may need to consider finding a clever space to change into an added child’s bathroom, but it may be surprising how little area is really required. Often, it can be found simply by partitioning off a small section of just about any room, utilizing the area under a staircase, using a walk-in closet, or even space at the end of a hallway. Additionally, if your home currently has only one bath, adding a second bath to your home as a child’s bathroom may increase the resale value of your home. Of course, the real value is the one you'll get daily from its use.

    If you already have another bathroom, your goal should be to create a fun and interesting child’s bathroom where they can also relax. Use colorful, happy décor to encourage them to enjoy their room. Consider different choices for ways to use these elements that can easily be changed as your children grow and their tastes change. We recommend using an undermount stainless steel sink for a durable, safe sink with the promise of easy clean-ups.

    Make sure to put low towel bars or hooks within easy reach for them to hang towels. Install adjustable showerheads that can be lowered for small children and raised as they grow and provide easily accessible areas for storage to prevent clutter within your child’s bathroom.

    Safety is, of course, another major consideration. Small feet can slip easily on large tiles, so be sure to use small tiles with lots of grout lines to reduce the danger. Drain and faucet covers are important safety features to add so children don't hurt themselves on sharp metal edges or accidentally turn on hot water.

    When it’s time to consider creating a child’s bathroom for your expanding family, DECOLAV can help you achieve the look with our quality styling and expert engineering. Coupled with your unique vision, we can provide innovative solutions for your bathroom design, and DECOLAV offers an abundance of options that are sure to satisfy even the most discriminating taste.

    As the experts in both residential and commercial bathroom furniture and fixtures, DECOLAV can help. Contact us for assistance in adding affordable style and harmony to your bathrooms.

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  • The Best Holiday Gifts for Those You Love

    Choosing the best holiday gift is all about showing the ones you love how much you really care, and a thoughtful gift is the best way to say, "I love and appreciate you". Yet some of the best gifts can't be wrapped. They're the ones that show that you've paid attention to the things that can bring them happiness every day, throughout the year. In fact, the most appreciated gift may just be within their very own space, like a new bathroom. Continue reading

  • Couples Bathroom: 7 Terrific Tips

    couples bathroom, love, creating a harmonise spaceWhen you share a bathroom with your significant other, it's important to design a room that you'll both appreciate, regardless of differences in taste. Typically, people believe that compromise is the solution, but truly the key to satisfaction is a successful negotiation of a couples bathroom. Rather than enduring a forced compromise, find a solution that makes you both happy by blending your tastes to create something eclectic and interesting, yet still harmonious. Continue reading

  • Spring Cleaning: Your Renewed Bathroom

    YAY! Spring cleaning is here! The spring season is a popular time for renewing your home, and it's a great time to consider how to bring a fresh new look to your bathroom. Start with a deep down cleaning, then spring for some new towels, washcloths, bathmat, and a shower curtain, and you're off to great start. They're a terrific way to add color and texture to a dull looking room.

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    Hang some art you love to add charm and beauty, and then add a plant or cut flowers, along with candles, lotions, or soaps in pleasing scents. Nothing says spring cleaning like fresh smells. Then, take a look at your bathroom and decide which of these further steps could help update your bathroom's style and function. Continue reading

  • Bathroom Remodeling: 5 Common Misconceptions

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    bathroom renovation, bathroom remodeling, misconceptions of remodeling Bathroom remodeling can seem overwhelming at first…Whether you’re tackling the remodel yourself, or you’re hiring someone to do the work for you, there are several essential items to help make right decisions. Similarly, there are a few misconceptions that we often hear when it comes to bathroom remodeling. In this week’s blog, we reveal five common misconceptions about bathroom remodeling that you need to know, to ensure your job goes smoothly.

    Bathroom Remodeling Misconception #1: Buy Before You’ve Planned Out the Project to Get a Head Start

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  • Pet Friendly Bathrooms: Design Yours

    Approximately 65% of households in the U.S. own a pet, yet they are often overlooked when it comes to planning a bathroom remodel. Those who have four-legged family members love their animals, and also want to have stylish bathrooms that are fresh and beautiful. Be sure to make your pet friendly bathrooms stylish and functional. Read this edition of DECOLAV's Stay in the Know! to learn how.

    Pet Friendly Bathrooms: All About the Furry Babies

    Although a dog bath may traditionally have consisted of a garden hose and a pail filled with soapy water, many people now want to make a bathing area specifically for their pets. It is often ideal to place this bath or shower within a garage, walkout basement, screened patio, or mudroom, so they can be cleaned and dried before entering the rest of the house. An area with ceramic tile flooring is the most practical choice for pets, as it's basically waterproof and scratch proof. Continue reading

  • Bath Renovation Realities

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    Home renovation is always very exciting in the early stages...we make Pinterest boards of our dream bathroom, spend much our free time online looking at tile, lighting, plumbing fixtures, and cabinets. Often we buy stacks of Home Design magazines, watch home renovation tv shows for hours on end, and survey friends, family and co-workers who have recently renovated about their experiences. There is an excitement about the whole process, and in the end, there will be a beautiful new bathroom.....and if it goes anything like the tv shows, it will be done under budget, in a matter of days, right?! ;) Let's get started on the demolition! I'm going to bring you through a survival guide to get through any bath renovation with some of the realities you may endure, and how to handle it. Continue reading

  • Spa Bathroom: 10 Best Tips

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    The term “minimalism” seems to be the theme for most of today’s bathrooms. We’re also hearing that many of the clients are requesting a space that is comfortable and cozy to literally wash your cares away. The bathroom should be a place of tranquility and peace and in most cases, designers today are keeping that in mind. Here are 10 tips you can use for creating a more spa bathroom you can start today.

    Use Natural Elements

    A spa is a place generally thought of as a mineral spring that is designed to promote health. Naturally, adding a natural element to your design creates a place of calm serenity. Think in terms of adding stones or art made of driftwood, plants and fireplaces will enhance just about any area, making it more ‘Zen-like’ spa bathroom. Even tile selection can contribute to thus, by using a wood porcelain floor, or mosaics in materials like mother of pearl, natural stone, and wood. Continue reading

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