Tuesday, April 18, 2017

3 Vanity Collections to Match Your Personal Style

With warmer weather and summer approaching, the desire to refresh the design in your home can be expected. While there are many things you could change throughout your home, one of the smallest spaces offers the biggest ‘wow’ factor. Giving your bathroom a makeover may make your daily routine more enjoyable and relaxing. It could be something as simple as changing out your linens, adding a new layer of paint to your walls or swapping out the builder grade bathroom mirror you’ve been talking about replacing since you moved in.

One too many marathons of Fixer Upper or Property Brothers on HGTV can leave you dreaming up all kinds of renovation ideas for your current home. As a result of these popular shows, we’ve seen an increase in farmhouse style bathrooms as well as monochromatic bathrooms. So, if you’re ready to renovate your bathroom but you’re not quite sure which vanity will work with your bathroom design style, here are some bathroom vanity ideas to complement your style.

Bathroom Vanities for Your Farmhouse Bathroom
If your design style is inspired by Chip and Joannna Gaines, you’ll want to consider an all-white bathroom to complement the shiplap walls or backsplash. To achieve a dreamy farmhouse bathroom, consider designing your bathroom around our Watson Vanity. Its modern-day functionality includes five pull-out drawers and two cabinets, providing you with ample storage to keep your bathroom decluttered. Add a few apothecary jars to the porcelain counter, and you’ll be one step closer to achieving a bathroom fit for a ranch home situated in an urban setting.

Bathroom Vanities for Your Monochromatic Bathroom
If you’re wanting a modern bathroom that gives off a sleek, cool and clean look, consider a monochromatic bathroom design that focuses on whites and greys. Wall-mounted vanities, such as our Adams collection, will add to the cool factor, as these vanities offer a floating minimalist look. Available in matte white and metal gray, the Adams 60S vanity has ample storage for your daily essentials while keeping them out of sight. It’s also worth noting the additional floor space you’ll have. Our Adams vanities pair well with cool grey walls, grey mosaic tile or subway tile backsplashes.

Bathroom Vanities for Your Mid-Modern Bathroom
Mid-modern design is gaining popularity once again. If you are wanting to give your bathroom a modern look with a touch of the 1950s, consider our Morris collection. Our Morris 36 vanity in chestnut is just what you are looking for if you’re leaning towards channeling this popular design trend. With thin legs, large drawer pulls and a rectangular sink basin, it is everything that a vanity needs to complement a mid-modern bathroom. This vanity pairs well with an oversized round mirror, gold accents, fun lighting fixtures and patterned tile.

So, no matter what your personal design style is, Bathroom Place has the bathroom vanities to help bring your bathroom design ideas to life. What modern bathroom ideas will you incorporate during your next bathroom update?

Friday, February 3, 2017

3 Things to Consider When Choosing Between a Bidet and a Washlet

The addition of a bidet toilet seat – also known as a washlet – or a bidet to a bathroom in the United States often leads to the bathroom fixture becoming a focal point for houseguests. The comments and questions about a bidet can lead to a full conversation about how to use one and why one would want one added to his or her bathroom. Some people have never seen one in person while others have seen them but haven’t become comfortable with using them. The bathroom bidet is so common in European countries that it is found in homes, restaurants and hotels.

Those who are familiar with using a bidet or washlet seat know how beneficial these can be to a bathroom. So if you’re wanting to give your bathroom an update but aren’t sure if you should add a bidet or a washlet, here are three tips to help make your decision easier.  

1. Space:
If you’re limited on space in your bathroom, a washlet may be the best option for you. What makes a washlet a viable option is that it can be attached to your existing toilet. The additional hardware can be attached to the toilet or to the wall next to the toilet. You’ll want to make sure that the washlet you are interested in is compatible with your current toilet, or else you’ll need to purchase a new toilet and a washlet. If that is the case, consider the popular washlet toilet, the Toto G500. The Toto bidet seat was invented by the Japanese company Toto and continues to be one of the best brands on the market for washlets.

While bidets are often more compact than traditional toilets, there isn’t always room for a toilet and a bidet in a bathroom. If your bathroom renovation is for a half-bath in your home, a bidet could replace the toilet. Doing so may give your houseguests something to talk about when they come over to visit.

2. Choose the Options Most Important to You:

Bidets are classic options that provide a quick cleaning solution for those times that you want to be clean but taking a shower isn’t a viable option. There aren’t many fancy options with a bidet beyond choosing if you’ll want to have a vertical spray nozzle or a deck mounted water solution. A bidet will provide many uses when it comes to hygiene. They can be used after using the toilet or as a quick rinse off spot for your feet after being outdoors or at the beach. We have heard of some people using their bidet to soak their clothes, but we recommend doing that in your bathroom sink instead.
Toto G500 Washlet
Toto G500 Washlet 
Washlets, on the other hand, provide many additional features with the most notable being a heated seat and a warm air drying setting. Other features include a bowl cleaning prior to use and an automatic air deodorizer. Some washlets are equipped with a personal memory setting, allowing your time in the bathroom to be that much more pleasant. 

If you’d prefer to stick to a traditional European bathroom, then the bidet is a great choice. If, however, you are looking for various bells and whistles to enhance your bathroom experience, then consider a washlet.

3. Price:
If you’re wanting to update your bathroom basins but you’re limited by your budget, there’s good news for you: Both of our bidets and washlets are available at a reasonable price. Our affordable bidets are $325 while our washlet toilet seats range in price from $390- $975.

So, which would you prefer to add to your bathroom?