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Aug

21

HOW TO TILE BATHROOM WALLS AND SHOWER/TUB AREA

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Licensed contractor Amy Matthews shows how to install tiles in a bathroom shower area and the walls to transform a tired old bathroom into a classic Art Deco retreat.

Set the Tile Rail

Step 1: Plan Project and Select Tiles
In our project, we brought an old ’70s bathroom into classic Art Deco style. We removed a wall where an old single vanity used to be in favor of a double vanity. To get the plumbing ready for the new vanity, a vented T was added and the drainpipe extended.
Since the backerboard is already installed around the tub, the tile is ready to be installed. In our project, the homeowner met with a tile expert for design advice and was impressed by handmade 3×6″ subway tile. Compared to mechanical or machine-made tile which are lower priced, handmade tiles feature more pooling of the glazes at the edge and appear more textured.
In our project, the homeowners decided to go with machine-made subway tile (about $2 to $4 per square foot) versus handmade tile (approximately $13 to $30 per square foot). Machine-made tile is easy to install yourself because the tile is beveled out. As a result, you don’t have to use tile spacers. Both the subway tile and accent tiles we used are self-spacing in this way so they don’t require spacers. These tiles have a small lip that creates a uniform gap between the tiles, forming perfectly spaced grout joints.
Note: Finishing options include top caps, called listellos, and the use of accent tile between the top cap and field tile. Field tiles are those in the main field of a floor or wall and they’re flat in contrast to trim tiles which are shaped. Border tiles border around field tiles while accent tiles are used to add interest, usually intermixed with field tiles. Read more »

May

5

Cool Bathrooms Decorated With Natural Plants

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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If you have a spacious bathroom with a lot of natural light then you definitely need to decorate it with natural plants. This room is always warm and with high humidity so it’s the perfect living space for different tropical plants. Most tropical plants will like such bathroom even more than other rooms. Besides, they will turn into a paradise which not only will look great but also will help to dream and relax while you’re taking a bath. Even when plants aren’t flowering, their greenness make people more calm and rise their mood.

beautiful bathrooms.,,,I have a jacquzzi tube in a medium size bathroom with block window…do you have any suggestions for a small window ledge or the small corners of the tub? Read more »

Apr

10

Natural Cedar Hot Tubs for Outdoors

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Soaking in a warm water is a great pleasure and a very relaxing procedure that like all people around the world. There are plenty of cool solutions to enjoy such water at home. They come with different hydromassage systems and other spa features as for indoors as for outdoors. Even though most of them feature modern designs and look, some of them still are quite natural. Northern Lights Cedar Tubs belong to these natural hot tubs. They are made of Western Red Cedar but have all the amenities of modern plastic spas. This cedar not only features an amazing look but also a very aromatic scent. In case you have a free space in your backyard you won’t regret if you buy such hot tub.

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Apr

10

Free Standing Metal Soaking Bathtubs

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Gold, bronze, copper and corten are materials that choose to represent strength and solidity of metal with the lightness and transparency of water in new free standing soaking bathtubs from BluBleu. Kali’ Metal bathtubs could become real jewels of any interior design. The metal dust resins help to create a gorgeous yet comfortable and aesthetic products for luxury home. Inside, tubs are finished with a smooth, white enamel which would take care of body soaking there. Being not only beautiful but also comfortable, Metal’ bathtubs have strategically positioned water jets and co-ordinating headrests on each end of the tub.

If you more a only shower person than you might like BluBleu’s B-Zone contemporary shower cabin.

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Mar

22

Truly Gorgeous Bathroom Designs

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Not any luxury bathroom is truly gorgeous. A lot of modern bathrooms, even luxury ones, place a heavy emphasis on the shower but you can’t really relax by taking a shower. You need to soak in a gorgeous bathtub for a while. It would be great if you also could catch a beautiful view from a window while you’re soaking in the tub. If this isn’t an option then the interior of the whole bathroom should be so cool that it would become this great view. Here are some truly gorgeous bathrooms we fell in love with.

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Mar

12

Large Luxury Bathtub or Small Interior Swimming Pool

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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All too often, designers (and design) get(s) caught up in definitions – constrictive categories limit out-of-the-box ideas and free-thinking innovation. Often a new design idea lies at the intersection of old ones, such as this interior swimming pool design by Kostalia that does not clearly fit the definition of a swimming pool nor that of a soaking tub.

An asymmetrical form, underwater illumination, hidden rim drainage for a flat-to-the-floor modernist appearance and other features make this seem almost like an elegant pool one would find at a luxury spa. However, its residential context and small size make it as comfortable and cozy as a conventional bathtub. Read more »

Mar

12

Almost Pure Black Bathroom Design Ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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You won’t find pure black bathroom in many houses. It’s really hard to find all tiles, furniture, vanities, and accessories in this color. Although almost pure black bathroom are easier to design. Nevertheless they are also very rare. A black bathroom isn’t very practical but it’s definitely make a statement. If you want to make your bathroom glamorous, dramatic and luxurious making it black is the way. We’ve gathered for you a small gallery showing such bathrooms. Don’t be afraid!

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Mar

10

Bathrooms With Mirrors and Bathtubs

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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In my opinion hanging mirror above a bathtub is a great solution for contemporary bathrooms. This mirror can not only become a great wall decoration but also visually enlarge the space. We all know how that is important for all these tiny bathrooms in contemporary urban living spaces. Of course there will be some problems with such arrangement and you’ll need to clean this mirror more often than other ones. Although for many of you that won’t be a problem. Just check out all these beautiful bathrooms we gathered for you…

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Mar

8

Bathrooms With Washbasins Below Windows

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Side view of a sink under a stained-glass window in a green bathroom

Even though it is very popular to put a sink below the window on a kitchen, the same layout in a bathroom isn’t popular at all. We gathered for you some examples of such layout to prove that it is really great. Of course it’s a matter of taste but we all know that natural light is great for your skin so it’s a great idea to put a washbasin and a mirror close to windows in bathrooms.  Windows are a great addition to the bathroom.  Having the right contractor like Houston roofing install the windows can really make all the difference. Read more »

Mar

7

Unforgettable Bathroom Designs

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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It’s a dream for many people to have gorgeous bathroom at their home. It’s a great place to relax after a hard work day and to forget about all your problems. Those who has a large bathroom with one or several windows are really lucky people. Just check out the gallery of bathrooms we gathered for you. As soon as you look at one of them you won’t forget it. You’ll dream to have such bathroom at your home. That can even become a great motivation to make it.

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