bathroom design

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 - WHAT'S YOUR DREAM BATHTUB? by Annabelle Guldner

 

Bath tubs are a big discussion point when it comes to the design of the bathroom in a house. What style should it be? Freestanding? What size should it be and what shape? Where should it be placed? Should we do an open concept? Do we even need a tub? Tubs are a hot topic! Most of the time they are rarely used, but when they are it's a treat and a sensual and relaxing experience.... therefore it should be designed in a way to support that. I've witnessed it many times, bath tubs are just added to a bathroom because of resale or because 'well, I guess we should have one, it's common'. But that's so wrong! Bathtubs have been THE tool for personal hygiene in earlier times, and today have moved into a direction that is more luxurious and used for special occasions. So what does that mean? It means that the tub has become an element within a bathroom that remains untouched most of the times, and merely acts as a design element. If you opt for a tub then make it nice and make it worthwhile the occasional occupation... There are so many different choices to be made and materials to think of; from wood to fiberglass, to concrete, to copper and even glass! Yes, they will make an impressions. Here are a few example for different materials and tub placement that do the luxurious concept of taking a bath justice!

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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 - BE BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL by Annabelle Guldner

bath_play BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL
Throw the rule book out! And just because something has been done THAT way forever doesn't mean it's THE way to go. There are no rules when you design a bathroom within a home. There are guidelines and advise but for a great design you need to be open-minded, brave, and jump out of your comfort zone! Extraordinary design never comes from ordinary ideas. 
My 8 drivers for the design process are:
1. budget
2. functionality
3. innovation
4. aesthetics
5. sustainability
6. durability
7. practicality
8. maintenance
Sometimes we don't hit them all, but we prioritize the factors according to each project. Design decisions have to follow a set of guidelines in order to be successful. But they don't exist to dictate, they help to critically assess and inform our decisions based on the best anticipated outcome for any given project. Here are some examples of innovative concepts that disregard the tradition and social norms as we know them and accept them today. 
The sink by Jee-O exposed the piping in elegant stainless steel and double as a towel holder.

We love the simplicity practicality you get from this beautiful double granite sink by LivingRoc. 
The mirror curtain effect created a subtle reference to water and softens the space while extending it visually making it feel much bigger than it actually is.
The floating vanity in the last picture (Source: Home Adore) creates an open and spacious feel. These vanities are especially successful in smaller spaces. They work both in traditional designs as well as contemporary ones. 
There are so many more ideas, trends, and inspiration and it can be overwhelming. All I'm saying it's worth looking into it, get a designer to help you to prioritize and blow you away with a design you didn't expect and a bathroom you love.

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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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