Thursday, May 21, 2015

One Sink or Two - Which Is Right for Your Bathroom?

When it comes to a remodel, making the decision to add a bathroom sink can be tough. There are many benefits to having an additional sink, but it also can mean sacrificing valuable counter space. As much as you would love to say goodbye to the days of waiting for one person to finish brushing their teeth so you can wash your face, it’s important to be aware of the realities of having a double sink.

Advantages of Two Sinks

  • Personal Space - The most obvious advantage of having Jack and Jill sinks is that you and your partner, or whoever you share a bathroom with, each have your own personal sink. The days of waiting for one person to finish with the sink will be long gone. You can now line up your bathroom products on your side of the room without feeling like you are taking up too much of the other person’s space.
  • Utilizing Space - If you have a spacious bathroom where wide open areas are going to waste, then it makes sense to install a double sink. You’ll love the convenience of having two sinks to speed up getting ready for the day.

Disadvantages of Two Sinks

  • Cost - Another sink means another pipe being installed underneath your counter top. An additional pipe can mean higher water and plumbing bills.
  • Space - While having two sinks does give you your own personal space, it takes up a large amount of counter space. Depending on the size of the sink that you decide to install, you will have to sacrifice the space that you once had there. This can lead to your sink looking more cluttered if the surface isn’t large enough for two faucets to begin with.

Advantages of a Single Sink

  • More counter space - Depending on the type of sink you decide on (this wouldn’t apply to a stand-alone sink) you will have more space to move your things. It’s especially nice to have space around your sink to place cosmetics and other bathroom supplies while you get ready.
  • More storage underneath - With two sinks, you have to install an extra pipe, which takes away from the cabinet storage underneath. With a single sink, you can keep all of your cleaning supplies and bathroom products in the cabinets without having to work around an extra pipe.

When you begin remodeling your bathroom and want to add a sink, consider these factors. While there are a variety of styles available and every bathroom is different, you can still make the best decision for your home by looking at the disadvantage and advantages of every option.

Stop by one of our three Miami-area locations to view our one and two-sink bathroom vanity models. We have everything you need to make your modern bathroom complete.

Monday, May 18, 2015

5 Essential Features of Modern Bathrooms

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house: it’s both where you start your day and where you end your day. Today bathrooms are becoming retreat rooms where you can go to rest and rejuvenate without leaving your home. At the Bathroom Place, we understand remodeling your bathroom can become overwhelming, so we’ve compiled some of our favorite modern bathroom remodeling ideas to help you get started on your bathroom haven.

1. A Statement Sink or Vanity

Today your sink can be a work of art. Whether you choose to make your sink or your vanity the focus of your bathroom or you’d just like to find a new modern sink to match your d├ęcor, with vanities and sinks from the Bathroom Place, you can find the right style, shape and color sink for you.

2. Heated Bathroom Mirrors

Heated bathroom mirrors really help turn your traditional bathroom into a luxurious bathroom. Heated mirrors steam up one area of your mirror so you can use the mirror right after you shower, without having to keep wiping fog off with a towel. Ideal for men who like to shave when their hair follicles are still soft or for women who prefer to style their hair or start on their makeup right out of the shower, heated mirrors are one of our favorite trendy bathroom additions.

3. Walk-In Shower

A walk-in shower provides both a modern look and feel to your bathroom. It also gives you extra showering space so you never have to worry about bumping your elbows against the wall or not having enough space to shave your legs. For extra relaxation, consider adding a premium shower head or even multiple shower heads to your new shower!

4. Freestanding or Sunken Bathtubs

Freestanding and sunken bathtubs also give your bathroom a modern, luxurious feel, as well as the option to add in jets and whirlpool features for the ultimate bathing experience. While pure white standalone tubs are currently the most common freestanding tub style, you can also create a soothing environment with a black or gray tub. Sunken bathtubs take oversized tubs even one step further and help provide you with the ultimate bathroom experience.

5. Upgraded Toilet

While not the prettiest feature, toilets are perhaps the most important part of any bathroom. When choosing a new toilet, remember to think about what size and height you prefer, in addition to what style will go in your new room and any extra features you’d enjoy. Bidets are great for improving personal hygiene, and heated toilets add the extra touch of comfort you need to turn your bathroom into a spa room.

Remodeling and upgrading your bathroom not only provides you with a new way to relax, but it can also add real value to your home. Whether you know exactly what you want, or you still need to browse toilets, showers, tubs and more bathroom accessories, the Bathroom Place has you covered with a wide variety of high-quality bathroom products. Have a question about updating your bathroom? Contact us today! We’re always happy to help.