bathroom

bath_play - THE BEAUTY OF FLOATING VANITIES by Annabelle Guldner

Today we are looking at floating vanities and the advantages and disadvantages they bring with them. We love the look of the floating vanities. As you can see from the examples the blonde wood look is in style and helps to instill some warmth to the neutral and bright spaces. In a small bathroom the most important thing to introduce is storage without creating clutter. You might think in those instances floating vanities don’t make any sense since you lose storage space. We think differently; floating vanities offer great storage capacity with large drawers that wrap around plumbing pipes. This makes it possible to utilize the top drawer space with a second large and deep drawers underneath. The use of vessel sinks clears up additional space and they are a great look for these vanities. Of course there are many more storage options with open shelving, baskets, etc but the takeaway is that storage is available.

The main positive aspect for a floating vanity in a smaller bathroom is the sense of openness and spacious feel it creates. The gap underneath the vanity creates negative spaces that give the illusion of more square footage. The floating effect also contributes to an overall perception of a larger and more generous area. Large mirrors, or wall tile from floor to ceiling give the impression of higher ceilings and a beautiful perception of space. Accent lighting helps to emphasize the floating effect a creates a nice indirect and soft lighting condition.

These type of vanities makes cleaning easy and offer additional floor space for baskets, shelves, or for little step stool for kids! Not just fitting for a small bathroom, even in large spaces floating vanities really update your look and create a unique alternative to the standard vanities. Create an airy, updated and fun atmosphere in your bathroom, that’s functional and timeless!

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.


bath_play - NO NEED TO CHOOSE, HAVE IT ALL! by Annabelle Guldner

bath_play - YOU DON'T HAVE TO CHOOSE, HAVE IT ALL!
Kohler steps it up and came out with some new and exciting finishes! The Ombre Vibrant finish merges two different finishes together and creates a new and unique way to have it all! Their artist edition has expanded to include beautiful sinks that act as pieces of integrated art within your bathroom or powder room. Kensho, the stone sink is a beautiful example of intricate stone work while Kamala a vessel sink made of bronze and reminiscent of ancient Southeast Asian tribal rain drums. Both water vessels evoke a sensual experience and become the focal point of any bathroom. We love where these design are going, moving away from a status quo and ordinary selections. With these options we have the opportunity to introduce craftsmanship, pattern and textures into interior that consist mostly of hard and cold finishes. This helps to soften the spaces and create a feeling of warmth. We are all for it!

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.


bath_play WALL-HUNG TOILETS - NO-BRAINER by Annabelle Guldner

bath_play THE ADVANTAGES OF WALL-HUNG TOILETS

Why not have a wall-hung toilet? It's been a regular practice in Germany for  decades and there are numerous advantages:

1. Maintenance; cleaning is easy, sweep under the toilet, wipe over the wall, done! No complicated shapes to wipe because dust get caught everywhere on one piece or two piece toilets. 

2. Aesthetics; wall-hung toilets look great with simple lines due to disguised features and mechanisms, contributing to an overall feel of a pristine bathroom atmosphere. 

3. Durability; you know how many times I have changed or fixed the flushing mechanism on a one or two piece toilet? They break all the time, or don't work right! Mechanisms by Kohler, Duravit or many other companies don't break! They sit inside a wall and do what they are supposed to do. I have never had to fix the flushing mechanism on a wall-hung toilet.

4. Efficiency; two buttons clearly distinguish between two settings, number one and number two... Low flush technology will save you water on either of those settings. If there is only one button, typically the flushing can be stopped midway, as to only use as much water as absolutely needed, also a typically method in Germany and how I grew up.

Overall, for me it's a no-brainer... Yes it's a different technology and a little harder to install and yes, plumbers are going to complain about it, but it's worth it! All that is needed is enough wall cavity (which can be achieved in many different ways!) to install the piece.  Price is a little more expensive as well, but so is almost everything that works better or is made of better technology, looks always come into play too. Once again, that upgrade is worth it, and let's not forget there are very expensive two piece and one pice toilets out there... more than their wall-hung counter parts... but with them the same headaches arise as mentioned above... Like I said; no-brainer!

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check out these examples from pinterest sources:

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bath_play ALL IN MARBLE by Annabelle Guldner

THE MARBLE BATH

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This bathroom was a total remodel from the original layout. The client asked for a marble oasis with a large wet space that includes the shower and tub area. The wet space features large marble tiles on the ceiling with recessed lighting. The tiles were laid in a stacked pattern with a minimum grout lines to give a clean and contemporary look that focuses on contunuous lines to give a seamless space. The space feels open and flows well due to a large floor to ceiling glass panel separating the wet space from bathroom and it virtually disappears. We designed the vanity for maximum storage that ties in with the contemporary lines and color palette. The large and deep drawers that are fabricated around the plumbing offer linen space and a high volume of toiletries. There are no windows in this space so the white of the marble and the cool and light color palette helps to brighten and uplift the space. 
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bath_play by Annabelle Guldner

be bold and be brave! go a little wild and express yourself in the bathroom design and tile selections! chances are you won't like it in about 4-10 years anyway, even if you did play it safe, so make it you! if you plan to stay in your home 4+ years let us design to work for you! so you enjoy it and will be happy in the space! there is a good chance a future buyer will be wowed by something that makes a statement rather than the boring same old! check out these really cool tile designs. we love the details and techniques used for these tile selections! it's fun, it's different it's playful!
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bath_play by Annabelle Guldner

Ever thought about adding some summer outdoor space to your bathroom and extending the sensual and serene bath experience to a lush and natural atmosphere? Here are some great examples of beautiful outdoor spaces that indulge you in the proper surroundings for a spa-like experience. We love this concept especially in climates that lend themselves to outdoor experiences like bathing and showering... or a hot tub experience in the winter... I mean come on, who doesn't dream about an outdoor bath?

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bath_play by Annabelle Guldner

A total master bathroom and closet renovation of an awkwardly shaped master suite. The end result was stunning. More finished picture still to come! Travertine tile on a diagonal, travertine counters, marble mosaic shower floor, classic subway tile and custom design built-ins, featuring golden bronze fixtures and a custom 10' long vanity. The closets were designed and built to fit the highly specified storage demands of the client and turned out luxurious and functional, utilizing every inch of space. The free standing tub is a focal point in the corner embellished with reclaimed chandelier and corner built-ins. This transformation was phenomenal, from flowered wall paper to this spacious and serene master bath suite.

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bath_play by Annabelle Guldner