Choosing the Best Bathroom Vanity

Bathroom vanities provide counter space and storage space around and beneath your sink. These integral features are available in a variety of styles, allowing you to choose a vanity that complements the look and the available space in any bathroom in your home. If you aren’t sure how to choose the best bathroom vanity for your needs, keep reading to learn more about the available options and where they are typically used to determine which type of vanity will work best with your bathroom design.

Open vs. Closed

Open vanities look like tables, providing a horizontal counter that sits atop legs and allowing a clear view of the space beneath the sink and counter. By contrast, closed vanities use cabinets or drawers to hide the space directly beneath the sink. While close vanities typically offer more storage, open vanities can still provide under-sink shelving and may even make your bathroom appear larger by creating a feeling of openness. Today, there are a variety of plumbing tricks that can hide, disguise, or improve the look of your sink’s plumbing to make the space beneath an open vanity more appealing. Open vanities remain more popular in powder rooms and second bathrooms, where greater storage and counter space may not be needed, but there are plenty of open designs available for larger and master bathrooms that can include options such as drawers or cubbies to maximize both style and storage space.

Single vs. Double Sinks

Bathroom vanities that feature double sinks are a must-have in a master bathroom, even if you don’t think you will personally need this feature. Double sinks are a major selling point in any home, and will absolutely increase the value and appeal of your property in the future when it is sold, regardless of how many years you plan to stay in place. If you don’t want to install a single long vanity, two smaller vanities placed side by side can achieve the same goal with a very different stylistic effect. Even in a second bathroom, double-sink vanities can be particularly useful if your family is large and your bathroom is big enough to accommodate the counter space needed to support two sinks. By contrast, single-sink vanities are most popular in smaller and less frequently-used bathrooms, where only one person will need to use this space at a time.

Freestanding vs. Wall-Mounted

Freestanding vanities are the most commonly-used vanities, often because their installation is simple and easy. These bathroom vanities either sit on a recessed base or on four legs like a chest or buffet, and are placed flush against the wall to enclose the area beneath your sink. Wall-mounted vanities are hung on the wall, leaving a clear space between the bottom of the vanity and the floor. Freestanding vanities are typically more limited in terms of height, as they are most often designed at the standard height of 36 inches and may be more difficult or more expensive to find in nonstandard heights. Wall-mounted vanities require a slightly more complex installation, but can open up the appearance of a small bathroom and may be mounted at any height to accommodate individuals that are shorter or taller than average, as well as disabled or elderly individuals.

The right bathroom vanity will complement the space and style in your bathroom perfectly. You’re sure to find the right choice for your needs when you check out our selection of bathroom vanities on the web, where you can also find more blog articles to make your bathroom remodel easy, cost-effective, and fun.

Designing Your Ideal Walk-In Shower

The walk-in shower features a simple design that allows the user to walk directly into the shower space, usually without stepping over a ledge or threshold. These showers are growing increasingly popular not only for their safety and convenience, but also for their style and appearance in the bathroom, which can make the space seem larger and more open. With many designs to choose from, you can create the ideal walk-in shower for any bathroom in your home, regardless of whether you favor a traditional or a more unique and customized design.

Shower Placement

Walk-in showers are typically placed along a wall or in a corner. This choice is completely up to you, but may also depend on the configuration and size of your bathroom, as well as your current plumbing hookups. If you’re looking to reduce the budget of your bathroom remodeling project, placing your new shower so that it can use your existing plumbing features will reduce costs, but if you’re already planning on making significant changes to your bathroom’s floor plan, you can opt to place the shower in the location that is most convenient for you. Because walk-in showers are often used as major design features in the bathroom, it’s also important to consider whether you want the shower to be easily visible. If you prefer to keep the shower out of sight, placing it around a corner or behind a partition will ensure this feature is not the first thing you see when you enter the room.

Shower Enclosure

Walk-in showers may feature a variety of enclosure types—or even no enclosure at all. The most common type of walk-in shower enclosure is glass, which allows you to add a door or partition if you wish to keep water more readily contained. Walk-in showers may also be enclosed on three sides by tile, glass, or stone walls, with the entrance left completely open for easy access. If you prefer a completely open look, you can opt to use a single partition or even forego any shower enclosure at all. This unique option can help you save space and eliminate the “compartmentalized” look of a more traditional shower in a bathroom that may be smaller or used less often.

Shower Features

There are a number of popular design features that can make your walk-in shower shine. If you want to use your shower as a stylistic centerpiece in your bathroom, a decorative floor or surround will draw the eye and turn the shower into a work of art. Enclosed walk-in showers are the perfect place to install multiple showerheads or steam shower features, while a shower bench allows for maximum comfort and can double as in-shower storage for shampoos, soaps, and other products. It’s easy to turn a large walk-in shower in to a his and hers-style shower as well, with dual controls, split benches, and even separate lighting and media hookups for the ultimate personalized experience.

A new shower can completely transform your bathroom into a personalized retreat or a convenient daily grooming space. Our selection of shower fixtures and accessories in Pompano Beach includes more than 7,000 products by manufacturers that include Toto, THG Paris, Gessi, Barclay, Axor, and Newport Brass, so you’re sure to find exactly the right fit for your ideal shower design. You can learn more about shower and bathroom remodeling on our blog, or check out the rest of our website, including our Project Gallery, for design ideas and inspiration.

Tips to Ensure Your Bathroom has “Just Right” Lighting

Let’s face it, we all spend more time in the bathroom than we’d like to admit. Whether it’s getting ready in the morning or it’s preparing for bed at night, we spend hours a day in our bathrooms. The trouble is, we don’t spend an equal amount of time lighting it. In fact, we hardly give it any consideration at all.

If you’re contemplating a bathroom renovation or just trying to create the right mix of functionality and comfort, these tips will help make your bathroom experience better.

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Start with General Lighting

The best place to start when you’re updating the lighting in your bathroom is ambient lighting. This is the general lighting that fills in for natural light. The general lighting tends to be placed centrally and is often mounted to the ceiling. Creative pieces like chandeliers and pendant lighting are excellent ways to provide ambient lighting while creating an eye pleasing space.

Recessed lighting can also be a great way to furnish a relaxing, soft atmosphere. If you’re looking for a warm glow rather than direct illumination, rope lighting hidden behind low-hanging molding can give a comforting radiance to a bathroom of any size.

Focus on Tasks

Ambient lighting provides the soft light and warmth to the room, but it leaves much of the room in shadows. Task lighting will help you focus on grooming without straining your eyes or struggling in darkness. In order to provide the best illumination, you should avoid placing fixtures like recessed lighting directly over the bathroom mirror.

Rather than using this type of light, which will cast shadows on portions of your face, you should opt for side lighting. Sconces or other fixtures affixed above or next to the bathroom vanity allow proper cross illumination and eliminate shadowing on your face.

What’s Watt

Wattage, bulb types, and light colors should all be considered when remodeling the bathroom. According to This Old House, task lighting should consist of approximately 150 watts spread over at least 2 fixtures. When choosing bulbs, choose a strong, white light for task lighting while utilizing softer white lights for ambient lighting. White lighting tends to offer the most accurate visualization of skin tones. While there are many types of light bulbs, halogen bulbs afford the best lighting and longevity, but the newest compact fluorescent bulbs are also a good option.

Accent and Decorative Lighting

Accent and Decorative Lighting

If you plan on putting art in your bathroom or would like to highlight specific features, choose accent lighting to properly highlight it. Accent lighting gives a classy, custom feel to the room. Another way to create an attractive, inviting bathroom is to use decorative lighting. Eye-catching fixtures can give the bathroom an air of luxury and style.

Brighter Isn’t Always Better

A bathroom is regularly seen as a place to retreat to—a sanctuary from the day’s stresses. Since relaxation is a must in your peaceful space, it’s a great idea to make your lights dimmable. One great area for dimmable lights is in the tub area. In addition to being a way to change the mood of the room, dimmable lighting is also an energy saver. Either way you look at it, dimmers will be a win-win situation in any bathroom.

Create a Personal Oasis

Whether you’re looking to fix a problem or update your bathroom, lighting, bathroom vanities, and sinks all play an integral role in the look and feel of your bathroom. Rather than just creating a functional, useful room, create your own personal oasis. Call us at 954-773-8967 or look through our website learn more about the great products we offer for bathroom renovations and redesigns!



Design a Bathroom to Fit Your Budget

Every day you walk into your bathroom thinking it needs updating, but you don’t think you have the budget. Planning bathroom renovations can be tedious and costly, but it doesn’t have to be. While the average bathroom remodel can set you back anywhere from $10,000 to $26,000, it doesn’t mean you have to spend this much. Learn how to design a bathroom you’ll love while staying within your budget.

Do It Yourself

If you’re looking to save money on your powder room remodel, you have many options. One option that could help you cut down on cost is to go DIY. According to HGTV, labor accounts for up to about a third of the cost of remodeling. Early on, you should decide what you’re capable of completing on your own and what you’ll need to hire someone for. Doing it yourself will help you to save a few dollars, and you can take pride in the work you accomplish.

Plan It Out

The single best way to save money is to make a plan and stick to it. Figure out what your budget is and what you’ll need to buy. By creating a plan beforehand, you’ll limit overages and know what to set aside before you ever start. When you start buying, keep track of every purchase so you stick to your budget and eliminate overspending.

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Make Choices and Tradeoffs

During the planning and buying process, you’ll have to make choices if you’d like to keep your updates within your budget. First, decide what you can keep and what you need to change. If you can keep your flooring or your tub, then you’ve already cut down on the cost. Go for simple things like repainting rather than completely new, whenever possible.

Re-caulking around the tub and sink or cleaning the grout will give your bathroom a sparkling new look without investing a lot. Sometimes you can refinish items like the floor or tub rather than purchasing new ones, which will allow you to keep them without detracting from your new look. Keep in mind that some things like tubs and showers are best finished by professionals and will need to be figured into your total costs.

Buy It Used

If you can’t redo or reuse something in your bathroom, then you always have a third option. You can buy it used. There are many shops, like the Habitat for Humanity Restore and eBay, that sell salvaged products. It’s easy to find sinks, fixtures, tubs and more. Buying salvaged will reduce the cost while still giving the room a new look.

Replicate the Look for Less

If you want an elegant look, but don’t want to spend the money, you should visit local bathroom showrooms and search DIY sites for bathroom ideas. Decide what finishes, accessories, and types of fixtures you like. Spend some time finding out how you can create the look without spending a lot on high-end products. Coordinating finishes and accessories will give the room a luxurious and expensive feel even if it didn’t cost much.

Repurpose It

Do you like dresser-style vanities or a textured look? Rather than purchasing expensive products like furniture-style vanities, make them yourself. There are plenty of do-it-yourself tutorials illustrating how to turn a vintage dresser into a chic vanity. There is an endless supply of ideas, from framing existing mirrors to repurposing everyday household items, you’ll find tons of ideas to incorporate into your upgrade without ever having to visit bathroom supply stores.

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Go Forth and Update

Now that you know redoing your bathroom can be achieved on any budget, go ahead and take the first step. If you need help or are looking for supplies, call us at 954-973-0020 or visit our website to learn more!

A First-Timer’s Guide to Remodeling the Bathroom

As much as you might like the idea of transforming your bathroom into a more modern room with all the features made to surround you in luxury, the horror stories you have heard from others may be causing you to procrastinate taking that first step. Remodeling a bathroom doesn’t have to come with unexpected unpleasant surprises when you know what to expect going in.

A good place to start is by assessing what you want to accomplish and gaining realistic expectations about the time and money it will take to get you there.

Start with a Solid Foundation

Giving a bathroom a facelift may not be enough, especially if it is old and may have hidden problems. Although you may have replacing the fixtures and color scheme in mind, it is a good idea to have it inspected for plumbing and electrical problems that could end up causing you to undo your hard work in a short period of time.


Establish Your Budget

A remodeling job typically costs between $5,000 and $10,000, depending on the depth of the makeover, the size of the bathroom, and the taste of the homeowner. Decide ahead of time how much you want to spend, and then set priorities on which bathroom accent pieces to give priority to and those on which you can compromise. For example, you may decide to invest in a beautifully decorative bathtub and forgo the extravagant shower features.

Hire a Professional Contractor

Simple remodeling jobs may be fine for DIY projects but, when there are electrical wiring and plumbing to be considered, your best bet will be to hire a contractor. This may initially seem like a greater expense—one that you can’t afford. However, a quality contractor can provide you with an estimate, offer alternatives to changes that are too expensive for your budget, and prevent you from paying for costly mistakes.

Consider Your Time Investment

It isn’t necessarily the size of the bathroom that will determine how long it takes to remodel it; a smaller bathroom that requires more changes is apt to take longer than a larger one that needs less. Decide how long you can afford to have the bathroom under construction and whether you have a backup plan for the time the bathroom is down. One way to save time is to buy everything from a single store that supplies thousands of products so you can get what you need quickly without searching.

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Choose Your Colors Carefully

As alluring as those off-beat colors of the tile may seem right now, they are also the ones you are most likely to become tired of looking at. Instead, consider purchasing major fixtures and tiles in neutral or cool colors that you can blend with your colors of choice. Buy countertop accessories, towels, shower curtains, and rugs that represent your favorite shades. When you are ready for a change, they will be a lot less expensive to change than a bathtub, sink, and toilet.

Measure Before You Buy

Few bathrooms are so large that they have room to spare. If your bathroom is especially small, consider using more of your vertical space for storage and display so you can keep more of the floor space free. Take measurements for every area where you will be adding anything new to make sure you don’t misjudge how much room you have.

Don’t Skimp on Lighting

This is one area where having a professional contractor comes in handy. To get the appropriate light in your bathroom, you will usually need to have a variety of fixture types in various locations. Lighting is not only essential for safety but also for creating ambiance.

Do Your Research Online

There’s much more to choosing the perfect toilet or shower system for your new bathroom than going by looks alone. There are lots of new products and features that make these bathroom accessories more functional, luxurious, or environmentally-friendly. Go online to learn what is new to help you decide which features are most important to you. To learn more about the diversity of decorative plumbing accessories at European Sink Outlet, call 954-733-8967.

Adding the Finishing Touches: How to Choose the Right Bathroom Accessories

Whether you’re planning to simply update or completely remodel your bathroom, the accessories you choose are the finishing touch on your project. Bathroom accessories such as mirrors, hardware, and lighting add interest, personality, and style to your bathroom, highlighting the decorative theme you’ve chosen and making this room feel more customized and welcoming. Whether you want a quirky, fun bathroom, a sleek, modern space, or a luxurious, spa-like retreat, your choice of hardware and other fixtures will influence the final feel of your space.

Know Your Necessities

Before you go shopping for bathroom accessories, you must first determine which accessories you need most. Typical bathroom necessities include hardware for your vanity or cabinetry, faucets for your sinks and tubs, showerheads, towel bars and toilet paper holders, mirrors, and light fixtures. Other necessities can include grab bars, shelving, and lighting or comfort controls. Especially during a smaller remodeling project, your main expense may be these necessities, which can help you update your bathroom, even on a smaller budget and without changing out the larger, more expensive features of the room.

Know Your Budget

Your budget will play an important part in your ultimate choice of bathroom accessories. Once you’ve determined the necessities you need, you can divide your budget accordingly to better choose items that will fit with both your needs and your means. Keep in mind that it’s most beneficial to invest in accessories that perform well and will last for many years to come; while it may seem convenient to lower your standards to save money, investing in higher-quality accessories will ultimately save you time, money, and stress by eliminating the need to replace worn or failing fixtures in the future. If you’re having trouble finding the accessories you want within your budget, consider looking at similar items in a different style or finish, which can sometimes influence price. Regardless of your budget and your needs, your bathroom showroom staff will be happy to help you balance budget and performance to find the accessories that are just right for you.

Know Your Preferences

With so many bathroom accessories to choose from, it’s beneficial to take some time to list out your personal preferences during the selection process. Do you prefer one large mirror that spans your vanity, or would you like a smaller, more decorative mirror placed directly above the sink? Would you like a showerhead that can double as a handheld sprayer, or are you dreaming of a rainfall showerhead that provides a natural drenching experience from overhead? Will you be satisfied with standard low-flow fixtures for your bathroom sinks and shower, or are you interested in choosing showerheads and faucets that are specifically designed for maximum water savings? Listing the features you like about your current bathroom, as well as the areas you would most like to change, can help you narrow down your preferences before you ever step foot in a showroom. However, it’s also beneficial to devote some time to exploring your local bathroom showroom, as you may find inspiration and ideas that you may not have come up with on your own.

When it’s time to choose your bathroom accessories, our showroom is here to help. We carry a wide variety of bathroom accessories near Pompano Beach, including hardware, mirrors, lighting, faucets, and more. You can take a look at our current inventory when you click through our comprehensive website, where you’ll also find our blog for more remodeling and redecorating inspiration.

The Basic Steps of a Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom remodeling is a great way to update the look of your home and increase its value well into the future. Remodeling projects run the gamut from making small cosmetic changes to completely overhauling the layout of your bathroom for increased space, aesthetics, safety, and usability. Knowing what to expect from your bathroom remodel and how to get the greatest return on your investment will maximize the benefits you gain from this valuable home improvement project.

Bathroom Design

The very first step in bathroom remodeling is the design process. During this stage, you’ll evaluate factors such as your budget, your timeframe, and your needs to determine the size and scope of your remodel to plan out your project. While simple updates such as installing new bathroom accessories and fixtures can be completed quickly and with minimal disruption to your daily schedule, larger projects that involve replacing or updating bathroom vanities, showers, tubs, or toilets will take more time to complete. Once you’ve developed a basic plan for your remodeling project, it’s time to select the materials, finishes, fixtures, and accessories you want to include in your new bathroom. These choices will depend on your personal preferences, as well as on your needs, your budget, and the overall look you want to achieve for your bathroom.

Bathroom Demolition

Once you’ve finalized your bathroom remodeling plan and chosen the fixtures, accessories, and materials you want to use, the demolition phase will begin. This process typically takes one to two days, depending on the amount of existing material and space you want to remove or change, and may leave you bathroom nonfunctional until your new fixtures are put in place. Together with your contractor, you’ll agree upon the best schedule for your bathroom project and determine whether you want to complete the entire demolition at once, or whether you’d like to complete your bathroom remodeling project in stages. If you’re remodeling a bathroom that you can live without, it is often best to complete the demolition in a single step. However, if your home has limited bathroom space, you may prefer to complete the project in a way that allows you to use your bathroom as long as possible during renovation to maximize convenience.

Bathroom Rebuild

The final step in the bathroom remodeling process is the rebuild. The bulk of the work is completed during this phase, including plumbing and electrical work, as well as flooring and fixture installation. This stage can take days, weeks, or months, depending on the type and complexity of the work needed. You can expect some noise and mess during this process, although your contractors will do their best to minimize disruptions and keep the construction area clean. While you won’t need to leave your home during a bathroom renovation, you may want to make accommodations for pets or change your schedule if you tend to work from home. Once the rebuilding process is complete, all your fixtures and finishes will be inspected and checked to ensure they are placed and working correctly before your contractors will perform a final comprehensive cleanup and leave you to decorate your beautiful new bathroom.

Are you considering a bathroom remodel in the Pompano Beach area? Our luxury kitchen and bath showroom can help you select the best new fixtures and features for your bathroom’s design to maximize any budget and enhance the appeal of your newly-renovated space. We invite you to browse our selection of bathroom vanities, sinks, showers, tubs, and more on the web, or check out our design blog for more tips and and information on bathroom remodeling.

Top Bathroom Features to Splurge On During Your Remodel

Bathroom remodeling is a balance between budget and design. Regardless of the size of your bathroom or the budget available to make changes, there are many ways to reduce the costs of your remodel without sacrificing function or style. Knowing the best areas to save money on materials and labor and the features on which you shouldn’t hesitate to splurge can help you design a new bathroom that meets your needs and provides the greatest return on your investment without overtaxing your remodeling budget.

Your Vanity

Cabinetry and vanities are some of the most expensive components of a bathroom remodeling project, but they are also some of the most functional and most visible features in your bathroom. If you’re planning to install a new vanity or cabinetry during your remodel, this is the perfect area to splurge in terms of style, size, and design. Because storage space is often at a premium in the bathroom, you should also opt for a vanity or cabinetry that meets your storage needs. These needs will depend on whether you plan on storing all your bathroom accessories and linens in the bathroom, or whether you have a separate space, such as a linen closet, to augment the available storage in your bathroom’s design. Master bathrooms are often laid out with more storage space in mind, while children’s bathrooms, guest bathrooms, and powder rooms often have less need—and space— for extensive cabinetry installation.

Your Bathing Space

Bathing is one of the bathroom’s primary functions; thus, the bathing space should be one of the main focuses of your remodeling design plan. Your bathing space should be convenient, comfortable, and safe. Incorporating the style and appearance of your bathing space into the rest of your bathroom’s design is a great way to pull every piece of the room together into a whole, creating a more inviting and relaxing atmosphere that also meets your needs. Splurging on the perfect bathing space, whether you prefer a walk-in shower or a freestanding tub, means ensuring that you enjoy the daily necessity of bathing to the fullest, allowing you to indulge in luxury rather than feeling like you’re simply performing a chore. Adding in features such as a shower seat, multidirectional showerheads, or bathtub jets allows you to get the most from your time spent bathing, whether you have the time to take it slow or need to hop in and out quickly as part of your daily routine.

Your Lighting

Lighting plays an important part in the overall functionality and atmosphere of your bathroom. Without proper lighting, even the most beautiful new bathroom will appear uninviting and cramped. Ample bathroom lighting will reduce your risk of slipping as well as improve the way you feel every time you enter your bathroom, allowing you to enjoy your remodeled design to the absolute fullest. Today, there are a variety of light fixtures and options that allow you to personalize the look of your bathroom for maximum convenience and mood. Taking the time to find the fixtures that meet your needs and provide the level of lighting you want throughout this space will help boost the returns you gain on your remodeling investment.

Putting your money into high-quality fixtures and features that increase the beauty and appeal of your bathroom is the best way to maximize your budget during your bathroom remodeling project. Our Pompano Beach bathroom and kitchen showroom has everything you need to design the perfect new bathroom for your home—please stop by our website or check out our blog for more remodeling ideas, inspiration, and information.

Bathroom Lighting Basics

Lighting is a key element in the design of any room, but is especially important in the bathroom for many reasons. A bathroom should be both a practical and a relaxing space, allowing you to perform daily grooming tasks with ease as well as creating an environment where you can unwind at the end of a stressful day. Today, your bathroom lighting options are nearly endless in terms of style, efficiency, and control; choosing the right lighting configuration and utilizing the best fixtures for your needs will ensure your bathroom becomes the efficient and comfortable space you’re envisioning.

Types of Bathroom Lighting

There are three main types of lighting in any room: ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. Ambient lighting refers to overall illumination, which is necessary to clearly see into the room for comfort and safety. This type of lighting is typically achieved through overhead or wall-mounted lighting in a bathroom, although lamps may also be used in a larger bathroom as part of an ambient lighting system as well. Task lighting provides light for specific tasks, such as grooming, shaving, putting on makeup, or bathing. This type of lighting is more focused than ambient lighting, and typically illuminates a much smaller area. Thus, bathroom task lighting often consists of small directional fixtures, such as lamps placed near the vanity or above bathing areas. Accent lighting is purely decorative lighting, but still plays an important role in the overall look of your bathroom. This type of lighting creates depth and texture, increasing the appeal of the room and highlighting the features and fixtures you’ve installed to help them take center stage in your bathroom’s design.

Placement of Bathroom Lighting

The design and placement of your bathroom lighting is just as important as the type of lighting you choose. Ambient lighting should be spread throughout the room, meaning that a larger bathroom may need more than one fixture dedicated to this type of lighting to ensure that every corner of the room is lit appropriately. Make sure the areas around your shower and tub are lit as well, which helps you avoid feeling as though you’re bathing in a dark, secluded, and unappealing space. Placing task lighting near the vanity is essential for comfort and convenience, but avoid mounting lights above the mirror, as this creates unappealing shadows that can make applying makeup or shaving more difficult, as well as cause your face to look tired and aged. Task lighting should be mounted on either side of your mirror for more flattering and effective lighting conditions. Movable task lighting fixtures on arms can work well in a larger bathroom space, allowing greater flexibility for multiple users. Accent lighting works well to illuminate artwork, niches, or other decorative features, but can also be placed under cabinets and shelving for added visual interest and to draw the eye along the clean lines of these areas.

Our amazing selection of wall and ceiling lights can help you create a beautifully-lit bathroom that is bright, airy, and welcoming. When you stop by our website or visit our Pompano Beach showroom, you’ll find everything you need to improve the value and functionality of any bathroom in your home. We also encourage you to check through our blog archive for more smart bathroom design tips to help you make the most of your remodel.

Designing Your Bathroom Around You

Unless you built your home from the ground up, chances are that there are features or fixtures in your bathroom that you wish were in a different location to make your everyday routine a littler easier. A bathroom remodel is a chance to design this important space around your preferences and needs. During the design phase of your bathroom remodel, you’ll have the opportunity to decide on feature placement and other small details that can truly make your bathroom a room that caters to your lifestyle.

Fixture Placement

The placement of fixtures in your bathroom should reflect a height that is easy for occupants to access. While there are several typical standards followed in new construction today, there is no reason you can’t customize the placement of your fixtures for more convenience due to your height and other personal considerations. Raising or lowering the height of your vanity, shower seat, towel bars, and toilet paper holders is completely possible during a bathroom remodeling project to ensure you can easily reach these everyday items in your own home. It’s also important to consider the placement of features such as light switches and shower or tub controls, which will add both convenience and safety to your bathroom. Your main lighting and comfort controls should be located near the entrance to your bathroom, but placing additional switches or dimmers near your tub or shower can make it more convenient to create the atmosphere you want for relaxation. Similarly, putting your shower controls in a place where you can reach them without entering the shower allows you to adjust water temperature and stream style before you step into the spray.

Bathroom Floor Plan

The floor plan of your bathroom refers to the placement of walls and features; personalizing your floor plan means placing fixtures sure as your toilet, vanity, shower, and tub in areas where they are most convenient for you. In a single-occupant bathroom, such as a powder room or guest bath, the floor plan is often designed around convenience and accessibility to maximize available square footage and ensure easy movement through the room. Master bathrooms offer greater opportunity for customization and personalization—these bathrooms may be used by multiple individuals at once, making options such as installing a water closet or other type of complete or partial room divider an easy way to enjoy privacy and maximize the use of space on a daily basis. If you are planning to age in place or have specific mobility concerns, your bathroom layout should focus on providing a clear, safe, and easy path for you to navigate so you will feel comfortable and secure in this space.

We are here to help you find the perfect new fixtures for a personalized and updated bathroom in Pompano Beach. Regardless of the scope of your remodeling project, our luxury bath and kitchen showroom has everything you need to improve convenience, comfort, and safety for the perfect customized bathroom design. Please take a look through our website to explore some of the products and brands we offer, including bathroom vanities, bathroom sinks, bathroom lighting, and bathroom accessories. You can also find even more design and decorating tips when you scroll through our online blog.