Bathroom Remodeling Tips

  • It’s Peak Wedding Season and Time to Think about Your Newlywed Bathroom

    Married couples may share nearly everything, but sharing bathroom space can present challenges. Like a great marriage, when it’s right, everything is beautiful, works well, and is something you both can enjoy every day. Whether you’re considering renovating an existing bathroom, designing a new one, or simply making some small updates, we have helpful tips to make your bright future together even more harmonious. Peak wedding season is a great time to remodel your bathroom. Continue reading

  • 5 Common Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes

    Thinking about updating your old, outdated bathroom can be truly exciting. However, changes that seem easy to you may require more work than you imagine. Conversely, issues that you’ve been suffering with for years may be easily remedied with simple alternative solutions that may have been overlooked. Therefore, take a look at our top five bathroom remodeling errors to make your update a happy success.

    Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes # 1

    Impractical Design - When you fall in love with a particular style it can be easy to ignore how well-suited it may be for your home, your lifestyle, or your budget.  Therefore, it’s important to work keeping in mind what you have and what you need, or risk ending up with a cramped or Continue reading

  • The Comfort of Your Bathroom

    Comfort has been defined as a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint. Feeling like there’s a safe, cozy, warm and relaxing place waiting for us after a long day is one of our most important values. Hildegard Peplau, known as the mother of psychiatric nursing, regarded comfort as a fundamental human need. If so, perhaps it’s time to examine the importance of comfort of your bathroom.

    The personal environment has been demonstrated to have a significant effect on well-being. Therefore, it’s key to put some consideration into designing and decorating your bathroom to make it your own space, personal and unique to your own style. Continue reading

  • 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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  • Bored with Your Bathroom? Liven It Up with These Easy Tips!

    Your bathroom is a place to rejuvenate, not simply a place to brush your teeth and shower. If you’re tired of the same old look of your bathroom, it may be time to add a little oomph to help you leave your bathroom feeling happy and recharged.

    There are many small to large changes that can enliven your space while staying beautifully in tune with the style of your home. You can do anything from a complete bathroom makeover to simply lending your new bathroom a bit of sparkle with some new details. Continue reading

  • 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

  • Increase Rental Property Value

    Everyone who has invested their hard-earned money in real estate wants to increase rental property value, to expand their rental income, lower their maintenance requests, and ensure their tenants’ comfort and happiness. Updating the bathroom is one of the very best ways to achieve the goal to increase rental property value.

    In fact, numerous studies indicate that the return on investment for bathroom renovations is typically as high as 70-80%, which is certainly a significant factor to consider. However, you won’t have to wait until you sell in order to see returns, as bathroom improvements can be depreciable expenses against rental income at tax time. Continue reading

  • Wellness Architecture for Your Bathroom

    One of the hottest new trends in 2019 is wellness architecture. Wellness architecture goes the next step further from sustainable design, which might include items such as water and energy saving features, to addressing the physical and mental wellness of space’s occupants. Its focus is the physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and energetic impact of an area, and how people interrelate with their environment, in addition to how an environment can affect their well-being.

    Residential real estate is the next border to be crossed in the push for better wellness, including wellness architecture, and there is an increasing desire to invest there, especially with the consideration of extended lifespans. In fact, it has been projected that wellness real estate will grow by six percent annually over the next several years, reaching one hundred and eighty billion by the year 2022. Buyers are overwhelmingly demonstrating that they are willing to spend more for healthier built homes. Continue reading

  • Small Bathroom Tips: Creating a Light and Bright Feeling

    Even a small bathroom can be made to feel lighter, brighter and more spacious. In fact, lightening up can help a room be more inviting, relaxing, and can help make getting ready a breeze. Whether you are considering a remodel or simply making small changes, here are some terrific ideas.

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    The easiest way to brighten up a room is with natural light. If your small bathroom already has a window, lightening up by removing bulky window coverings can make all the difference. Consider decorative textured glass or swapping to lightly opaque or bottom-up window shades to preserve privacy while still providing light and views. 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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