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Elegant white bathroom sets by Ceramica Globo

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

The bathroom is the new canvas to experiment and give vent to one’s imagination. The colors can be combined to achieve varied results, striking, elegant, lively or pulsating. Black and white bathroom decorating ideas build on the contrasting blends the two colors portray. One of the best things about choosing a white suite is that you have the ability to change your bathroom colour scheme over and over as a white suite will go with any other colour scheme. A white suite will also make the room look more spacious and clean which is always a bonus in a bathroom. When you have chosen a white suite you can enhance your bathroom by the addition of interesting mirrors, cabinets and other accessories without it looking like it has been overdone, the beauty is in the simplicity.

Embodying elegance and grace, these chic new bathroom sets by Ceramica Globo make a classic yet contemporary statement of style. The cool angles and simple forms of the new Relais bathroom collection bring a contemporary look to your space. For more details on this elegant bathroom set, visit Ceramica Globo.



Unclutter your bathroom with bathroom storage cabinets

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Bathroom cabinets are an essential part of any bathroom design plan. Bathroom cabinet plans should be designed by taking the aspects of space, necessity and aesthetics into consideration. The choice of wood is an important decision. Being bath room cabinet, you must use wood that is resistant to moisture after polishing and painting. Oak wood is a popular choice. Bathroom cabinets are not the simple boxes you may have seen years ago. Bathroom vanity cabinets can be purchased in any size and style that you can dream of. Don’t hesitate to use bathroom wall cabinets if you need extra bathroom storage cabinets.

The Robern Uplift Collection of bathroom cabinets offers contemporary styling, with minimalist flair and innovative technology. Setting a new benchmark in mirrored cabinetry design, the Uplift cabinets feature a door that opens vertically, offering the aesthetics of a seamless mirror and flexible storage and design options.



Bathroom Formal Curtain Photos

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Traditional Formal Bathroom Curtain Design Photograph Examples

Bathrooms can be difficult spaces to choose curtains and drapes for.

Get some ideas on how to use drapery for traditional bathrooms, photos spark your imagination and get your creative juices flowing.

Remember that there is usually a great deal of moisture in the air of the bathroom, so consideration of the fabrics and track systems need to be considered. Easily laundered fabrics are the best option to reduce any chance of mold building up.

Sheers on a french pleat head with a decorative rod. They gently diffuse the light and create a formal backdrop for the freestanding bath.

Colored Sheers with angled leading edge, soft and subtle, gently cover the window and create a warm glow of natural light in the bathroom.

Simple Gold Fabric Sheers tied back soften the look of the bathroom. White venetian blinds allow for complete privacy.

Scarf drapery over a decorative rod frames the view from the luxury bathroom. The weight of the curtain design, lowers you eye and brings to back to the feature of the bath. It creates a roman drapery feel, I am waiting for the toga clad person to walk in.

Jabots used with a pelmet and blinds. Elegant but not over the top, they are away from the direct line of water, they frame the window and soften a very detailed and ordered formal bathroom.



Bathroom Curtains Blinds Shower Curtain

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Bathroom Curtains, Blinds and Shower Curtains

Bathroom privacy is often an issue in urban areas, requiring the selection of blinds or curtains to cover bathroom windows.

Sometimes the use of translucent glazing is an option but then you lose a lot of natural light.

Using blinds or curtains means that you have choices, you can have them up or drawn, for general bathroom use or when you need privacy – they can be lowered or closed.

Shower curtains are another area covered in this section of the web site. They are useful for privacy as well as keeping you warmer in the shower and reducing the water leaving the shower area. Shower curtains are an ideal way to makeover a bathroom and a very popular bathroom accessory.

Shower Curtain Style

See how easy it is to change your bathroom look with a luxurious shower curtain.

Bathroom Blinds
Bathroom Formal Curtains
Bathroom Window Glazing

Curtains and blinds used together, the blinds for privacy and the curtains for decoration.



Bathroom lighting in many different styles

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Bathroom lighting is very important for the safety of everybody. It is also very useful in giving convenience for doing certain tasks inside the bathroom such as applying makeup and shaving. Keep in mind, that only the right lighting will be able to fully show the colors and textures of the beautiful stone, glass and wood that make your bathroom special. Good, functional bathroom lighting is needed for the area around the vanity mirror and sink. These light fixtures need to be gently flattering , yet bright enough so you can see to shave or apply makeup.

Wall sconces mounted on either side of the mirror or vertical strip lighting fixtures or are best for casting an even light across the face. In addition to adding a decorative touch to the bathroom and vanity area , wall sconces help evening out the light by eliminating shadows.

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Modern bathroom lighting solutions

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Bathroom lights can turn an ordinary bathroom into a sensual and serene space or they can light up the hidden corners of your room, illuminating space and bringing your bathroom to life. A good lighting plan asks for layers of light: placing ample direct light where it is needed for showers, shaving, or putting on makeup, while other light sources enhance the overall mood of the room. Good, functional bathroom lighting is needed for the area around the vanity mirror and sink. These light fixtures need to be gently flattering , yet bright enough so you can see to shave or apply makeup.

Wall sconces mounted on either side of the mirror or vertical strip lighting fixtures or are best for casting an even light across the face. In addition to adding a decorative touch to the bathroom and vanity area , wall sconces help evening out the light by eliminating shadows.

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Marble Designer Bathroom

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Luxury Marble Bathroom – Spacious White Designer Marble

This luxury marble bathroom design is an interesting combination of traditional and contemporary design that seems to work.

Modern windows and blinds are in total contrast to the traditional design with marble finishes to the floor and dado and heavy traditional bull nose.

It most certainly has been designed by a specialist bathroom designer.

The ornate stool seems out of place but is tied in by the traditional elements. Lighting and fittings are modern with the well lit lowered ceiling pelmet mirroring the bath plane creating the focus to the bathroom. The mirror behind the bath reflects natural light back into the bathroom as well as the artificial lighting from above.

The wall of cupboards is ideal for storage of towels, but as it is so large, I suspect that it could house a laundry behind it.

The marble floor and bath surround have a glossy polished finish and create the opulent feeling, and as you can see the floor is reflecting the light, so I think that it would be very slippery when wet. Something to think about when you design bathrooms and specify flooring products.You can get marble and granite or tiles for that matter with different finishes for the floor to the walls, this is a very good idea, as no matter how careful you are, you will always slip on a high gloss floor like this at some stage. They are called honed or structured ,honed has a matt look, structured has a slightly raised finish to it providing the grip. Obviously they don’t look as good, but for safety they are a must.

It’s definitely a room that was designed to relax in, with a very large bath for soaking and an obligatory TV for some electronic entertainment. I think the TV has been an add on, as I don’t feel that the size or position has been well considered, especially with the halogen down lights shining directly down onto it.

The lowered dressing table space or bathroom vanity is a great idea and is well lit, I have changed my mind about the stool, I hate it. No matter what, I don’t think it fits in. I think shiny chrome with a white leather cushion would have been a more in keeping, or for a more dramatic look, a color could have been added here.



Traditional Claw Foot Bath Tub

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Traditional Claw Foot Bath Tub in Calming Blue and White Bathroom

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Ideal color combination for a bathroom with a traditional claw foot bath tub, used for long, luxurious soaks. Soft blue walls and white joinery are prominent in this theme giving a calm and quiet effect to the bathroom.

This bathroom captures a lot of natural light through the Georgian windows, these are detailed with a lovely white pelmet which is followed throughout in the joinery units.

It is great to see that there are no blinds on the windows, it looks as if the bathroom is situated on the second storey of the house and privacy is not a large issue.

The use of two large mirroring bathroom vanity cabinets balances the spacious room and allows the viewer to focus on the feature of the room the traditional claw foot bath tub.

The chrome feet and fittings of the bath tub are complemented with the trim of the light fittings. The water pipes and faucets are required to be exposed in this form of bath tub as in the early days, before water was plumbed directly into the home, warm water was poured into the bath from a vessel of some kind, a bucket or jug. By having the pipes in a chrome they looking in keeping with the claw feet.

The flooring is a traditional tiled pattern with a key insert vinyl and is a very practical product to use in a bathroom, hard wearing and impervious to water.

The wainscoting to the walls is a lovely design detail, it breaks up the blue walls and is the same height as the vanity units creating a single band of color and texture around the large bathroom space.

While the room functions well the smaller mirrors and blank wall opposite the bathtub leave a lot more scope for decoration.

Overall a lovely use of a traditional claw foot bath tub in this blue and white bathroom.



Bathroom Decorative Painting Definitions

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Decorative painting can provide the vehicle to create themed bathrooms. There are so many ways to decorate with paint, your imagination is the limit.

Below you will find simple definitions of the types of painting, these can be grouped into two categories decorative paint finishes and faux finishes.

These range from the soft subtle texture of dragging to the destinctive statement of imitating timber with graining.

Decorative Paint Finishes - this is a way of changing the look and texture of something by using paint and often glazes or scumbles. I.e. dragging, combing, sponging.

Faux Finishes - this is a way of imitating existing finishes onto our existing item. i.e. tortoise shelling, marbling, graining.

Wonderful use of decorative painting around the mirror and table.

Decorative Finishes

Stencilling is great for creating a change of color in a bathroom, use them as a border between two colors, they create movement and add color when used above the vanity or around a mirror. Read more on Stencilling.

For More Information on Decorative Paint Finishes

Lacquering (Japanning), Antiquing , Crackle-Glaze , Craquelure , Dragging , Stippling, Ragging , Colourwash, Sponging, Rubbing, Stamping, Wall Painting (Mural), Trompe l’oeil – (To deceive the eye) – this is useful in the bathroom as it can provide the illusion of a larger space, Combing, Bagging, Distressing, Gilding, Limewash, Spattering.

Faux Finishes

Verdigris, Graining, Marbling, Tortoise Shelling, Bambooing



Bathroom Wall Finishes

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Find information on color, paint and wall coverings to help you make decisions on your bathroom wall finishes.

Using color in the form of paint or wall coverings is a brilliant way to add decoration to a bathroom. It definitely creates the mood and theme as well as wall paper adding texture and pattern.

Often bathrooms can look cold and sterile, all the fixtures are white and stark, the fixings cold and shiny, simply by adding a yellow and white striped wall paper the space is brighter and has atmosphere.

A border can be fun to add, especially if it is a children’s bathroom or a holiday home. You can theme with lots of colored shapes on a border, a border of bubbles, or a nautical themed border for a beach house.

There are so many wonderful designs to choose from.

Wallpaper in this bathroom adds drama and creative flair.

When renovating wallpaper is often a wise selection for the walls. Over time the substrate (wall surface) can become imperfect after years of redecoration and it can be quite expensive to repair and fill or replace to paint over. Wallpaper won’t hide all the imperfections but it will make them less noticable than a paint finish would.

Bathroom Decorative Paint Finishes

Learn about the different types of decorative paint finishes and how they are achieved. A great way to makeover a bathroom for a small budget.

Home design guide to bathroom wall finishes for decorating bathrooms with paint, color and wallpaper. Learn about the products before using them.

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