Five things to consider BEFORE replacing your vanity. When it comes to vanities, it’s easy to focus on sinks and faucets. While the cabinet may not be the most glamorous part, choosing the right style can make or break the entire bathroom design. It’s why you need to consider these five characteristics before you make a change. Placement Where your vanity goes is just as important as how it looks. Things to consider are… Is there room for traffic to flow, even if drawers or doors are open? Do the drawers or doors block the shower door or other doors? Is there adequate space for a mirror and/or medicine chest on the wall above? Plumbing Moving the vanity to a different location requires plumbing changes that add to the overall re-model costs. Even changing from a floor-mounted vanity to a wall-mounted version may require rerouting pipes and drains; therefore it’s important to budget accordingly. Materials Since bath rooms are humid and vanities can be wet and busy; you need materials that can stand up to these conditions. Thermafoil and laminates hold up well. Wood can be used but must be sealed properly to prevent water stains and warping. Size Vanities need to be scaled to the size of the room they’re in. Some designers recommend adding 20% more storage space than you think you’ll need. The problem is – cram in a vanity that’s too big and it throws off the overall balance. We’ll talk about how to increase storage efficiency in the next section. The other consideration is height. The traditional standard for vanities is 32” high, but...
Whether your laundry room is large or small, you want to make the best use of what space you have. Once simply a nook for a washer and dryer; it’s become multi-functional. In many homes, the laundry room often forms a transition from garage or backyard to the rest of the house… and it’s more active than ever! Here are some ideas of how to use creative cabinetry to maximize every inch. Arizona’s Version of the Mud Room Mud rooms, traditionally the room with benches, hooks, and cubby holes, were set up for anyone entering wearing dirty, wet clothing. And they’re great for desert climates, this time for swimsuits! It’s the room to leave clothing on the way in or the way out. Hooks work well for wet towels and bathing suits. Kids can have their own cubby holes to keep clothing organized. Get the Dog Out of the Bathroom Large sinks to shampoo your pet(s) eliminate chaos in the bathroom and keep bathtubs in the domain of humans. Farmhouse sinks with their deep bowls and upfront placement ease the process. Use open shelves nearby to store all items needed to keep your furry friends clean. Creative Additions Ease Laundry Tasks Recessed upper cabinets open countertop space for sorting and folding laundry. Additional items like fold-out drying racks (mounted on walls or cabinet sides), clothes rods and built-in ironing boards keep everything you need within reach. Liven Up the Atmosphere With Color There’s no reason why the laundry room can’t look as good as the rest of the interior. Get cabinets in complementary hues to lighten and brighten the...
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