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Aug

4

Designing showers for small bathrooms

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

As a bathroom designer on Cape Cod, I have plenty of opportunities to design generously sized master bathrooms in new homes without strict budgetary constraints or space limitations. More frequently, however, I’m asked to update an older bathroom to create a more comfortable and appealing space within the existing footprint. On these renovation projects, bathroom dimensions of 5 ft. by 8 ft. and 6 ft. by 9 ft. are common.

Designing showers for small bathrooms

Designing showers for small bathrooms

To configure a full, modern bathroom in a footprint of this size, I try to get as much usable area into the shower as possible without compromising the rest of the floor plan. The best way to maximize shower space in a small bathroom is to use a tiled shower that can be customized to the available space. Read more »

Jul

9

Mirrors and glass shelving ideas

By Bathroom Designer

Mirrors and glass shelving ideas

Mirrors and glass shelving not only make this bathroom larger, our interior designers have combined maximum use of space for the patrons of this spa on their way to the sauna. Touch up on your way to look your best.

Jul

7

Simple and ultra modern Bathroom

By Bathroom Designer

Simple and ultra modern  Bathroom

Simple and ultra modern, this see through glass sink appears suspended in the air and will definitely be a topic of conversation. The accented mirror adds to this modern approach adopted by our bathroom interior designers.

 

Mar

22

Master Bathrooms Gallery Modern Design Idea

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Some of the best designs have a dramatic twist, a hidden surprise that makes them worthy of note. Others are simply remarkably for their elegant simplicity, even if they are clean, perfect and idealized beyond the realm of real-life possibility – like the great (but expensive) ideas in these designer bathroom pictures.

With modular moving panels that let you shape space, these layouts from Karol of course require that you have enough space to actually divide your bathroom design into different areas. Also, some of these high-end luxury finishes may not make it into your next remodeling budget. Read more »

Jul

12

Bathrooms By Rockstar Designer – Philippe Starck

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Spotlight on: Philippe Starck

French designer Philippe Starck has produced some juicy designs in his time, including the iconic Juicy Salif lemon squeezer that has been displayed in New York’s Museum of Art, and was even produced in limited edition varieties of anthracite and gold plate, of which Starck says himself was “not meant to squeeze lemons” but “to start conversations.” The pioneering designer has a long list of successful furniture and lighting, and even pushes boundaries in vehicle conception and architecture. Starck takes his zest for design into just about every arena, including the bath.

Philippe Starck describes the slick Axor Starck Shower Collection:

The bathroom is a place of beauty and awareness, a place where we can find ourselves. It is an aesthetic retreat for personal well-being, wherein water can be experienced through all the senses. Over a decade ago, the first Starck bathroom started a revolution. A place of mere hygienic functionality was turned into a new  bathroom style personal retreat. The bathroom as a living space was born – full of warmth and personality. This transformation continues.

“It’s time to redefine the shower,“ says Philippe Starck. His new focus is on the shower as a central element of personal well-being in the bathroom. Again, design, functionality and space interact with each other in a stunning combination. The shower becomes a custom-made spa. The clarity and consistency of this expressive collection offer a bounty of design possibilities.

Jul

12

Bathroom Design Ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Bathroom Design Ideas,     Karol bathrooms can be characterised by modern high-functional and refined use of the available design space.

Karol have been designing and manufacturing Bathroom and Kitchen furniture for more than 3 decades.

Italian Kitchen Designers Karol have a great gallery of photographs to inspire your bathroom design program.

They refer to their design as the “system” you can find further information on the Karol site it is available in both Italian and English Language

Karol Kitchen and Bathroom Design Ideas

S.r.l. – Loc.Belvedere – 53034 Colle Val d’Elsa (SI) – ITALY

 

 

Dec

22

Bathroom Fixtures

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Even though the bathroom is a small space in the home, it needs to house a great deal of fittings and fixtures. Make yourself familiar with all the different types of bathroom fixtures required for a successful bathroom.
They usually consist of a wc or toilet, a wash hand basin or vanity unit, a bath tub, and a shower. There are so many variables on each and every fixture, some companies design complete ranges of product that combine together to create an excellent designer bathroom look and makes choosing fixtures easy, but depending on the type of space you have and the water pressure system, whether you are renovating or starting from new, these ranges or collections sometimes won’t fit or suit the existing space and systems that you have. You still need to learn all about the fixtures to ensure you make the correct design decisions for your bathroom.

Types of Faucets   Urinals and Bidets   Shower Head   Bath Spout   Extract Fan Heat Lamps   Towel Rails   Toilet Roll Holders   Soap Dispensers   Bathroom Vanity

WC or Toilet Pans  The pan is the main structure of the toilet, it holds the water, creates the space for the seat and attaches to the cistern to enable the water to flush through it. There are three different types of the wash down pan. They have the S, P and skew types of trap.

WC or Toilet Seats This is an important feature in a bathroom as it provides comfort for the user. It sits on the toilet pan and usually has a lid.

WC or Toilet Cisterns The cistern is where the water is stored for the flush of the WC or toilet.

Basins and Materials There are numerous types of basins, which are used to wash hands in and they are made in a number of different materials. Sometimes the basin will be fixed into a joinery unit that may have drawers and or cupboards, this is called a vanity unit. A basin may be fixed into a joinery unit; hung on the wall or be self-set on a pedestal. They are constructed of various materials, the most common is porcelain. It is important when selecting the basin type to think about the taps or faucets that you are going to use, as this will dictate what type of basin you can install.

Baths and Bath Tubs The bath or bath tub is a necessity if you have young children as well as being a luxury item for adults. We think it is a simple item by when you go to buy one, you will be inundated with questions about what type you want. Find out some more information on baths and bath tubs.

Showers Showers can be a ready made kit or can be built to your needs and specifications. They can be designed for one or more people and numerous finishes are available to use.

Loads of room for the kids in this bathroom.

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Dec

22

Bathroom Ideas – Planning and Design Ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

This web site is dedicated to providing free interior design bathroom ideas and education.

Find out about bathroom design and decoration, the different design styles of bathrooms and some interior designer critiques on designer bathrooms, this always gets you thinking and helps improve your interior design skills.

Bathrooms are no longer the small washroom squeezed into a back corner of the house on the cold side of the home, where you can pivot on one foot and reach everything.


Bed bath and beyond. with this Luxury Grecian Themed Bathroom.

The modern bathroom has evolved into a place of design serenity. A place to linger and enjoy the surroundings, a bathroom now accommodates our every need and pampers us with pulsating shower heads and jets, heated towel rails for snuggly warm dry towels, under floor heating, demister mirrors and probably soon espresso machines. No seriously, they are now a place of indulgence.

In todays’ busy world we need time to recharge and what better way to do this than soaking in a hot bubble bath, or having a steaming hot shower to clear your head.

This web site  is here to educate the beginner interior designer, home renovator, diy bathroom designer, or anyone who wants knowledge and ideas on how to create a well designed bathroom or ensuite.

Lets face it, there are a lot of do’s and dont’s for bathroom and ensuite design and it important to get as much knowledge possible to design the most ergonomic and user friendly bathroom possible. I know as a designer that I have made a mistake in our bathroom design. We have a pedestal basin, and it is very high, my children can’t wash their hands in it and I either have to have a stool in front of it which is great for them, but a hazard for the taller of us.  No stool equals mum lifting them to wash their hands……very tedious.

Your First Bathroom Design Tip

Think about who will use the bathroom space and accommodate the heights of the fittings and fixtures. This is not only for children, but the elderly or disabled who require a lower basin, easy access to the shower, hand rails. Lots to think about.

This web site is evolving so look out for more exciting bathroom ideas and articles to come, don’t forget to sign up for our free interior design tips and a free interior decorating ecourse, it is well worth the 2 minutes to fill out the forms. Thousands have done it and recommend it, join them to embark on your interior decorating journey.

kitchen-bathroom-cabinet.com, the website to find all your bathroom design ideas, book mark us now. Go and get design ideas when you look at bathroom photos, learn about bathroom fittings, delve into bathroom design, understand plumbing and drainage and if you are searching for something specific, try the site map.

Aug

29

3 Things About Small Bathroom Remodeling

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

  • Q: What Defines a Small Bathroom?
    A: A small bathroom is defined as being 50 square feet or smaller. This would be roughly 5 feet by 10 feet; 6 feet by 8 feet; or thereabouts. A small bathroom can either be a powder room, half-bath, or guest bathroom (all terms for the same thing, meaning that it lacks bathing facilities) or a full-bath which has either a shower or bathtub or both.
  • Q: How Does a Small Bath Remodel Differ from Larger Bath Remodels?
    A: Cost. Keep in mind that we do need to compare “apples to apples,” and so the cost of remodelinga powder room cannot rightly be compared to the cost of remodeling a large full bath. However, even small and large full bath will differ greatly in price mainly due to the fact that fewer materials are being used. This is especially important because bathroom materials (as well as professional remodeling services) tend to be unusually high.
  • Q: Can I Remodel a Small Bathroom by Myself?
    A: Yes. If you are so inclined, a small bathroom is a great place for the intermediate-level DIY remodeler to cut his or her remodeling “teeth.” But don’t feel ashamed if you do call in professionals. Because of the services involved (plumbing and electrical, mainly), it’s certainly understandable if you do call in professional remodelers you can visit them at drdrip.com.au.

  • Steps to Small Bathroom Remodeling

    1. Define Your Small Bath Needs and Desires
      First, decide whether this will be a powder room or a full bath. Powder rooms have little more than a toilet, sink, and minor electrical workto contend with. But when you bring in the increased plumbing requirements of a bathtub or shower, you also bring in requirements for other things such as moisture protection (do you have the appropriate type of flooring?), ventilation, sizing requirements, additional bathroom cabinetry, and so on. After that, it helps to define who will be using the bathroom. If this is a full bath that will act as a master bathroom, you may need to go “all out” in terms of cabinetry and higher-end materials. After all, you will have to look at this bathroom at least twice a day for many years. But if this bathroom is for overnight guests, you can probably skimp on the quality of materials. You will most definitely not need increased storage space for guests, either.
    2. Plan Your Small Bathroom
      One misconception we often hear about small bathrooms: “Well, if they’re so small, I can probably map the whole thing out in my head, right?” Wrong. Small bathrooms do need extensive planning. One reason is because stock bathroom cabinets come in pre-determined sizes. You’ll probably need to work around stock cabinet sizes (or order custom cabinets). Obtain home design software that will allow you to plan your bathroom in detail.
    3. Decide Whether to Hire a Pro or DIY
      A small bathroom renovation, performed by a remodeling contractor and using contractor-quality materials, might cost you as little as $15,000. Doing the same remodel DIY might cost the cost by 50%. One option is to do as much as possible by yourself: demolition; basic drywall installation; flooring; and painting. Then, leave the rest to the pros. You’ll need to talk with the bath remodeling contractor to coordinate with him.
    4. Strip Down to the Basics
      Strip down? We mean the bathroom, not you! The degree of bathroom demolition you do depends on the scale of your project, of course; but you can expect to strip down a small bathroom in three days, probably even less. Make sure you have other bathroom facilities available, because this one will be completely disabled. Rent a roll-off dumpster for your driveway or have a hauling company take it all away. If your bathroom pre-dates 1978, be careful for lead-based paint dangers.
    5. Install Plumbing and Electrical
      Electrical and plumbing go in first (remember, the walls are open). Rough-in the plumbing for toilet, shower, and bathtub. Have the electrician bring in the wiring, too. You will need to have two inspections done: first, at the rough-in stage; second, after the walls have been closed up.
    6. Install Flooring, Cabinets, Etc.
      If you are partially DIY’ing this job, you might decide to step in at this point and take over. With plumbing and electrical fully installed, you can lay down flooring, hang cabinets, paint the walls, and install towel bars, mirrors, and that finishing touch—the toilet roll holder!

May

30

Bathroom Furniture Duravit. Philippe Starck shower St.Trop

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

It’s called St.Trop and is the latest project born from the collaboration between the famous world-renowned designer Philippe Starck and Duravit , a leading company in the field of bathroom and sanitary ware. We are talking about a real oasis of well-being capable of combining into a single product turkish bath and shower. That’s right, St.Trop is a shower from the simple and basic design with the function of turkish bath . Let’s take a closer look at the latest news by Philippe Starck!

Today I want to present St.Trop the shower for the bathroom conceived and designed by none other than that by the great Philippe Starck for Duravit famous brand .

It is a shower with turkish bath function capable of furnishing with style bathroom and at the same time give you moments of relaxation.

Featuring a simple, basic, boxy, the shower St.Trop occupies a very small space, only one square meter of surface, but without neglecting the comfort and aesthetics. As in a real framework of art, the shower door is framed and the wall is white and serves as a canvas. The stool made of materials resistant to high temperatures seems finally a sculpture.

Through a functional control unit is then possible to activate the bathroom steam for maximum relaxation of the default duration of 20 minutes. Not bad, do not you too?

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