Fairfield Interior Design Series: Bathroom Remodel

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Fairfield Country Interior Design: Bathroom Remodel

Welcome back to our Fairfield Interior Design Blog Series. In our last post, we discussed color trends for 2017. Today we will discuss bathroom remodeling. Thank you to our Fairfield Interior Design Blog Series followers, and stay tuned for our next Fairfield Interior Design Blog Series post!

Here’s a Shout out to all of you with pink, blue and avocado green bathrooms dating over 30 years ago. It’s time to remodel! Throughout interior design projects in Fairfield County, I have seen some well-maintained blue and pink toilets and tubs over the last few years.  A bathroom renovation doesn’t have to be outrageously expensive and will be an interior design investment that will definitely enhance the value of your home.

If you are going to remodel, the first element to consider is replacing the tub which if it is original with the house, fairfield interior design showermay be difficult to match in size. Some older bathrooms have pedestal sinks or small single basin vanities.

Check to see if you have the room for a double vanity, especially in an upstairs hall bath. My preference in full baths is a vanity with storage. Pedestal sinks offer no counter space or storage of toiletries. There are a lot of great vanity/sink/counter combinations available online at places like houzz and wayfair. Just check to make sure they are made from real wood and not mdf or particle board.

fairfield interior design storageI am a big proponent of  recessed medicine cabinets above the vanity. They add so much extra storage and enable you to keep the counter clear. If you have double sinks, then you need either 2 mirrors or 2 medicine cabinets. There should be lights above each or on the sides. Lights should be bright enough to allow for makeup application at the vanity. Recessed lights in the ceiling are also necessary but they do not replace the vanity lights. Lighting is a huge component of interior design whether for the bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom.

fairfield interior design bathroom drainFaucet trends are favoring single hole, single handle faucets. This also allows more room on the counter, especially for smaller vanities. You need to choose your finish for the bathroom, i.e. chrome, satin nickel, oil rubbed bronze or brass (satin) and stick with this throughout. Meaning toilet bowl handles, shower/tub faucets, vanity faucets and lights, mirror frames if not wood and cabinet hardware are all the same finish.

As for tile, you need to coordinate the floor and shower/tub surround choices. The floor doesn’t have to blend into fairfield interior design tilesthe background walls.  Look for patterned tiles that complement the floors.  Geometric and honeycomb shapes are an interior design trend for 2017.  Subway tile is still classic but another option is to use the larger (longer) subway tiles in a vertical pattern.  Pick an accent tile for the shower/bath walls that highlights the design and can be used in the shower niche.  Shower niches in all shapes and sizes not only add function but great design.

Gone are the days of tiling only half the wall… an interior design trend of yesteryear. The trend is for floor-to-ceiling tiled walls that give the illusion of more space and reflect light.  Continuing the accent tile in shower to the wall by the vanity add a great design element.

Next is your toilet and there are so many styles and colors available it can be overwhelming to choose.  I suggest comfort height and white.  As for style, it depends on whether you want contemporary, traditional or transitional interior design.

Some newer ideas for the bathroom are the curbless shower entry and the wet room for smaller spaces.   The recessed drain is being used for the curbless entry.  Other great ideas for the bathroom include a slide away step (hidden under vanity) for kids, powersockets inside the vanity drawers, and toilet paper niche between the studs.


Don’t be overwhelmed with your bathroom remodel, call me!

Considering hiring a Fairfield Interior Design Company? Consider Susan Corvo Redesign for your bathroom remodel.

We provide Interior Design services to Fairfield County, CT including these towns: Bethel, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, New Fairfield, Newtown, Norwalk,  Shelton, Sherman, Stamford, Stratford, Redding, Ridgefield, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Wilton, CT

Contact Susan today for your free Fairfield Interior Design consultation!

phone | 203.220.9137
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