How to Install Wall-Mounted Bathroom Cabinets

When creating your custom bathroom, there are so many choices in style, price, and layout. One of the most common choices after fixture like the toilet and tub is to add a wall mount bathroom cabinet. A medicine cabinet is a great wall mount bathroom cabinet choice due to the classic look and versatility of the item. Store everything from your toothbrush to cold medicine out of site and off the counter, while adding a convenient mirror system to help you get ready every morning. Installing these flush mount cabinets is actually quite simple, if you just follow these easy steps.

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Tools

A proper installation for your wall mount bathroom cabinet requires a few tools. Gather these items before you get started:

  • Stud finder
  • Utility knife
  • Keyhole saw
  • Flashlight
  • Level
  • Hacksaw blade
  • Handsaw
  • Rasp
  • Power drill (either cordless or plug-in)

Additional Materials

In addition to these items, you may also want:

  • Pencil
  • Tape Measure
  • Safety Goggles
  • Wood Screws
  • Toggle Bolts
  • Wood adhesive
  • 6-8 foot 2×4
  • Caulk

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Step 1

Hold the cabinet against the wall where it will be hung and mark the spot. It’s handy to have a helper for this part. Mark the bottom and top of the cabinet. Measure straight up from the sink to center it. Set your level on top of the cabinet to make sure your measurements are plumb.

Step 2

Use the stud finder to locate any studs within your drawn cabinet outline. Cut 4 inch inspection holes around the studs to look behind the drywall with the keyhole saw. Make sure the cuts are shallow and look for any additional wires. Contact an electric or plumbing professional if any of these utilities are in the way and blocking your install.

*An alternate method at this stage would be to mark the studs and screw the cabinet in without cutting the wall. This method is used for screw in cabinets, instead of flush wall mounting.

Step 3

Once inspection is complete, cut the remaining drywall out around your drawn cabinet outline. Use the keyhole saw and remove the remaining drywall pieces, being careful not to mar or scratch the edges that will remain visible in your bathroom.

Step 4

Clear the opening of any loose debris. Use the hacksaw blade to cut and remove protruding drywall screws. Wrap the blade with tape to avoid cutting yourself and create a handle. jmc 67650 4 How to Install Wall Mounted Bathroom Cabinets

Step 5

Cut the stud that is blocking any flush placement of your cabinet. Use the rasp and utility knife to remove any jagged edges. Dry fit the cabinet and keep adjusting until the cabinet fits perfectly into the opening, including opening doors and moving parts.>

Step 6

Use 2x4s to create blocking in the cut opening. Hold the 2×4 up to the bottom of the opening to measure, and use a handsaw to cut to length. Repeat this process three more times for the top and sides. Use an adhesive to on both ends to attach the wood, and then secure in place with screw driven through the drywall and into the blocking.

Step 7

Put the wall mount bathroom cabinet into the opening, and fit it flush against the 2×4 blocking. Drive drywall screws through the side of the cabinet and into the opening, attaching it to the blocking. If there are any jagged or unsightly edges at this point, you can use caulk to create a seamless finish.

Step 8

At this point your cabinet base should be installed, and it’s time to reattach the doors and hardware. Reassemble your wall mount bathroom cabinet and attach the shelves. Now it’s time to stock up all your toiletry items.

Now that you understand how the wall mount bathroom cabinet process works, it’s time to choose the right medicine cabinet for your home. With a large selection in choices and size, there are options to find everyone the right fit. A great option for a family or larger bath is the Confiant 50″ mirror cabinet, which feature moveable mirrors and three different sections for storage. Smaller models are also available, especially great for a guest bath or a renovated older house. If you have questions about cabinet installation, you can always talk to your local expert for both advice and sales assistance.

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How to Choose the Right Paint and Lighting for Your Bathroom

Waking up to the same boring bathroom every morning can put a damper on your whole day. The wrong lighting can make you look as if you didn’t get enough sleep, and the wrong paint color on the walls, paired with the wrong lighting, can really wreak havoc on your self-esteem. Don’t be a victim of poor lighting or drab wall color anymore. A few tips can improve the look of your powder room, as well as the reflection you see in its mirror.

Lighting choices

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  • Vanity lights provide the most light, and make mornings more delightful. With a full glow on your face, you can see any makeup or shaving mistakes you make. Be sure to use lightbulbs with a combined 150 watts or more, for maximum glow.
  • Mount sconces or pendant lights on either side of the mirror to cast even light on your face. Down lighting is preferred to upward-facing lights, which really only bathe the ceiling in light.
  • Ceiling-mounted or recessed lights are not the best choice for a bathroom, since it most likely won’t reflect enough light in front of the mirror. Additionally, recessed lights can cast shadows where you don’t want to see them.
  • Chandeliers are a recent trend in bathroom lighting. They can add class and style to your décor, but if used alone, a chandelier is not the best light source. However, if a chandelier is hung as a decorative element in addition to other lighting sources, it can add a layer of desirable light.

Wall color

  • Plain white walls may seem boring, but they are a great choice for a small bathroom. Not only that, but white walls provide a blank canvas for amping up your décor. If it’s just not exciting enough for you, but you still want to keep a neutral bathroom color, opt for whites with tints of pink or yellow.
  • Although an all-pink bathroom is really not the best choice, a pale pink with a hint of yellow is flattering to the complexion, and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles. If you just can’t bring yourself to do all-pink, consider painting an accent wall – say, behind the mirror and bathroom lighting – to make it easier on the eyes.Aqua Bathroom House of Turquoise 580x457 How to Choose the Right Paint and Lighting for Your Bathroom
  • Aqua mixes blue and green and evokes a feeling like you’re in the sea – or at the spa. A supremely calming color, aqua walls in a bathroom can make a relaxing bath feel like a dip in a tropical ocean. A pale shade of aqua will make the room look bigger, and aqua with gold tones will warm it up. Paint trim in a creamy off-white to make the blue-green shade pop.
  • Darker colors, like browns, tans and grays may seem like dismal choices, but they can work really well in a bathroom. If paired with the right shade of white as a trim color, a lighter shade of brown or gray can make the room feel larger.
  • For the most part, avoid all shades of green or yellow, as they have a tendency to make your skin look pale and sickly. It’s also a good idea to avoid red shades in the bathroom, since the bathroom is a place to relax. Red colors have a tendency to agitate people, and will do nothing to improve the look of your complexion. It should go without saying that black is not even an option.

Nobody wants to look bad, and if you have the right colors on the walls and the right bathroom lighting, you can be sure to always look your best. If you’re not sure about a color, take several samples home and put them against the wall once your new bathroom lighting is installed.

Bathroom Vanities: Different Types For You To Consider

A master double vanity in your new or remodeled bathroom will give you added convenience while it increases the value of your home. Twin sinks and a larger master vanity make it easier for couples to use this area of the bathroom at the same time.

There are several styles of double vanities to choose from that will work with your decor in the master bathroom:

  • Antique and traditional designs
  • Transitional styles
  • Modern designs which may include vessel sinks

Antique and traditional styles

This is the elegant look with scrolled legs, floral onlays and antique drawer pulls. Ample cabinet space allows for the storage of paper products and towels. Drawers provide more storage space for personal care products, make-up and other items.

The countertop can be granite, tile or laminate. Set-in sinks are usually traditional oval designs with faucets in a variety of antique styles. The buttercream finish on the VAN 061 model above features a handmade crackle appearance for a genuine antique look.

Traditional style vanities also come in dark wood tones and they can be set on the floor without legs. The traditional design master double vanity can also come with two sets of drawers and one center cabinet.

The VAN040D-25E-72 above is an example of a floor level vanity with reed column accents. The carvings are simple yet elegant for this traditional design from Luxury Living Direct. The vanity is made from composite wood and it is easy to clean. The cabinets curve out to offer more shelve space. This vanity is 74-1/4 inches wide and 23-1/4 inches deep. It stands 34-3/4 inches tall and comes with sinks.

Most master double vanities in traditional designs measure 70 to 90 inches wide and they can fit comfortably between walls in a bathroom.

Transitional designs

The transitional design features a modern touch but includes more traditional values such as dark wood. This style comes in a variety of sizes to fit most bathrooms with a master double vanity. It also blends well with your decor since is combines the modern with a more traditional appearance.

The Victoria model shown above features an Italian Carrara marble countertop over solid wood oak cabinetry. This master double vanity measures 60 inches wide and it can provide twin sinks in a smaller bathroom. It offers clean, modern lines and good storage space with four soft closing cabinet doors and three drawers. This vanity comes with the basins, twin mirrors and fixtures.

Transitional design vanities usually rest on the floor and have closed cabinets for shelves. There are exceptions such as the Hampton design which has small legs supporting the 70 inch long vanity. Transitional master double vanities can also be found in lighter woods.

Modern design vanities

Popular modern design vanities often feature vessel sinks on wall mounted units. They may feature open shelving perfect for access to towels and paper products. The modern master double vanities can also have legs or sit on the floor.

The Cambridge 60 vanity shown above comes with the two square vessel sinks, fixtures and the solid wood cabinet in dark Espresso finish. The mirrors and open wall shelves are included along with faucets, supply lines and drains.

Vessel sinks fit on top of the vanity with holes for drain pipes. They can be made from anything that will hold water but glass and ceramic are the most common products. Vessel sink shapes are limited only to the imagination.

Most vessel sinks are round, rectangular or oval shaped and shell sinks are gaining in popularity. Modern master double vanities are designed for either vessel or set-in sinks. The vanities created for vessel sinks often have more counter space. Fixtures are often single-lever faucets.

The 61-inch Clarissa model above features four drawers and two cabinet doors in solid honey oak. The countertop is tempered glass or white stone with two white ceramic vessel sinks. It is finished with brushed nickel fixtures and comes with twin mirrors on a matching honey oak support. This is an example of using light wood and straight simple lines for a modern master bathroom.

The Opal 48 double sink is one of the smallest modern styles available that will change a compact bathroom into a double master. The wall-mounted vanity is only 47.2-inches wide and made in solid eco-friendly rubberwood. The artificial white stone counter features two set-in sinks and fixtures.

The Cambridge 63-inch double sink is an ultra-modern array style with floor legs in white wood with a glass top and basins. The vanity has nine drawers and two doors. Mirrors and fixtures are included.

Explore Luxury Living Direct for a complete line of master double vanities from leading manufacturers for your new bathroom or remodel. Vanities come in all sizes and are often complete with basins, fixtures, plumbing lines and mirrors.

Bathroom Restyle on a Budget

Is it time for a budget bathroom restyle?

Remodeling the bathroom may seem like an easy enough place to start, after all, it is usually the smallest room in the house. You may be surprised to know that a bathroom remodel can run into five figures quite easily, and it is not uncommon for a project to reach $15,000 or more. If this is not the budget that you had in mind, don’t worry. With planning and creativity, you can spend much less than that, and have a beautiful new bathroom that may just become your favorite room in the house.

So where should you start?

The first step is to decide on a firm budget and stick to it. Do this first. By determining your budget ahead of time, you will actually make the process of deciding what you want to change in your bathroom easier. Having a fixed budget means that you won’t waste time on things that don’t fit into your budget, and you will determine what is important to you, making it easier to prioritize.

One of the best ways to keep your budget from getting out of hand is to work with your existing setup. Costs go up drastically when you start making major changes to the plumbing, electrical system or overall construction of the room. Replacing a bathtub or vanity is one thing, moving it from one part of the room to another is entirely different.

Don’t skimp on quality.

While staying on budget is important, it is also important that you are happy with your finished result. If you have your heart set on a beautiful new bathtub or vanity, make sure that it is a good one. Keeping costs low in other areas means that you can splurge a bit on a focal item such as a new tub.

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With that said, a budget bathroom restyle does require some creativity. If, for example, you have fallen in love with some beautiful decorative tile that is quite expensive, you don’t have to choose between either going over budget or denying yourself what you want. Get creative. Instead of tiling your whole bathroom with the decorative tile, choose a less expensive white tile, and then mix in the decorative tile, either in a strip along the wall, or in a pattern mixed in with the white tile. Not only will this save you money, but the decorative tile will really pop against the white background.

The little things make a big difference

Some of the least expensive changes can make a huge difference. The right paint color can completely transform the room, and it is a relatively inexpensive upgrade. Other touches that make a big difference are new window treatments and other decorative touches. While you are in the planning process, be sure to do your research and get lots of ideas. Websites like Pinterest are great for finding inspiration, as well as home decorating magazines. When you find something you like, save it. A little searching should yield plenty of budget bathroom restyle ideas.

Choose a focal piece and let it inspire the rest of your design.

This focal piece may be that pedestal bathtub you have always wanted, or a beautiful and unique vanity. Use this as a starting off point for your decor, something that will guide the rest of your choices. Whether you are looking for clean and modern design, or something more eclectic or traditional, this focal point will take center stage in the room.

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Remember, your budget bathroom restyle will be successful if you stick to your budget, use your imagination, prioritize and work with what you have. If you hire a contractor, get references and let them know you have a firm budget. Don’t forget that the little things, such as fixtures, window treatments and paint often have the biggest impact. Plan well, and enjoy your new bathroom.

Cabinet Installation Tips for Newbies

Custom cabinetry is one of the easiest ways to make your home beautiful and add personal touches. Whether creating a wall mounted cabinet for your knickknacks, or installing a bottom cabinet vanity in the bathroom, there are a few standard steps you can take to make the process easier. Follow these easy cabinet install tips to ensure your build goes smoothly.

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At the Beginning

  • Out with the old – make sure to remove old cabinets carefully. Damaging walls or utilities during your removal can turn an easy cabinet install into a DIY nightmare. Proper removal will save you time and money down the road.
  • Know where to begin – beginner installers are recommended to start with the wall cabinets before installing bottom cabinets. This makes items easier to reach and access.
  • Start with the bare minimum – remove doors, hardware, and shelves to begin with. Cabinetry is much easier to install without moving parts of extra weight.
  • Create a plan – map out your kitchen or bath, and create a plan around existing fixtures and other cabinets. Don’t try the “install and hope it fits” method. Many cabinet retailers can assist you in creating a plan, and there is also software online if you prefer.
  • Get a helping hand – cabinet installation should really be a two person job. Even if that second person does nothing but hold the cabinet in place during measurement and installation, that second set of hands may be the best investment yet.
  • Gather everything first – assemble all the tools and supplies you will need before starting. Having to drop everything to go grab a drill, or installing half the screws and then finding out your are short will make the job time consuming and frustrating. Create a list and gather all of your supplies and tools to start with.
  • Ask expert advice – ask for advice when purchasing your cabinets. Professional cabinet sellers and installers have been doing this for years and are happy to share their knowledge. Check out their websites too for some great guidelines and enjoy the time it saves you later.

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Install and Finish

  • Use a finish nail – if you don’t have a stud finder, use a finish nail to create a small hold and find the studs behind your wall. Make sure to hit the stud directly when screwing in the cabinet.
  • Add some extra - use a 1×2 or 1×3, often referred to as a cleat, to help support the extra cabinet weight.
  • Create a benchmark - when installing more than one cabinet, a slight tilt can become quickly pronounced. Create a benchmark level line from the base wall across, so that you have an easy cabinet install that is flush.
  • Cabinet shims – just because your brand new cabinets are completely level and straight, that doesn’t mean your house is too. Use shims to accommodate bows and dips in the wall and floor. Most shims start at 3/8 inch.
  • Filler - cabinets come with a filler piece called a scribe. Use this piece to cover larger gaps and use material like caulk to fill hairline gaps, creating a flush seal against the wall.
  • Hardware – the hardware use in your cabinets take the biggest beating in daily use. Make sure you choose high quality hardware that is durable and can stand the tasks of frequent opening and shutting.
  • Organize - there are many different cabinet organization options to help maximize the space of deeper cabinets and keep everything tidy. Try a lazy Susan for corner cabinets and canned goods, or a spice rack to keep all those small bottles from falling on your head.

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By remembering the easy cabinet install tips, you will ensure that your remodel process goes off without a hitch. If you are ever in doubt, make sure to call in a professional installer for cabinets, water, and electrical issues. It’s important to get the job done right the first time to avoid costly repairs and wasted time. When choosing your cabinets, there are many modern looks available, as well as traditional and classic styles to accommodate any room. Talk to your local cabinet expert to learn more.

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Master Bathroom Double Vanity Designs

Envisioning your perfect master bathroom doesn’t have to remain a dream. With proper planning and a good budget, you can bring your vision to reality. Statistics show that most people spend more than 30 minutes a day in their bathroom, with some lingering over an hour a day. With so much of your time spent there, shouldn’t you make it into a retreat you enjoy? Achieving those results takes a little effort to make it work.

Mental Shopping

Before you buy your first tile or pull out the sink, you have to decide exactly what you want to achieve with your design. You may have an idea of what you like and what you don’t, but having a clear vision of what you want is important. Setting goals for what you want to create can help you make decisions. If you already know what you are looking for, start browsing for items that fit your vision. Color schemes, fixtures, tubs, master double vanity, toilets, everything should be planned out in advance. If you don’t know quite what you want, try looking online at bathroom designs to get a clearer picture of what appeals to you.

Make a Plan

Whether you use a design program or just a sheet of paper, measure it out and create a template to know what space you have available. Depending on where things are placed, you may have to change things around or face major expenses trying to relocate drains and plumbing. But often times you can find a layout that works without major renovations. Draw it out to see how it works for you. You can even cut out or print pictures of the items you really like to see how they work together. Creating a scrapbook or Pinterest board of items can help you clearly see your vision. Large items, such as your tub, shower and master double vanity should be placed first to help with spacing.

Making a Match

Coordinating your theme is a personal choice. Whether you are looking to create a Zen retreat or a Modern design, it’s important to make sure that all of your choices flow together to create a space you love. Selecting the right master double vanity can give you a jumping off point for the rest of your design. You want a look that will be appealing as well as functional.

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If you find a more traditional or antique look appealing, this Hardware Resources VAN040D-25E – 72″ Tesla Double Bathroom Vanity in Walnut may be the solution. This beautiful master double vanity has a look that can work with a traditional, antique, or even country theme.

 

Once you have selected a master double vanity that has the look and feel you want in your bathroom, you can build the other items around it.

Making Choices

There are some choices you have to make depending on cost, space, and personal preference. Some choose to have a separate tub and shower. You may choose to not have a tub, only a standing shower. If you do select a tub, you have to determine what type of tub you are interested in.

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Both of these options require a separate shower, should you choose to have one. So space may be an issue. However, creating a separate shower space allows for even more spa like features. This Ariel Platinum DS204 Steam Shower can truly make you feel like you are at the spa.

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Make your master bath a retreat you want to escape to by considering how the master double vanity, the tub, and the shower all go together. The over all look should flow together for a look that is functional as well as looking good.

Once you have coordinated your master double vanity, your tub and/or shower, you can select the touches that will make your design complete. Take into consideration the lighting fixtures, additional storage, function, and flow of the room. Your master bath should offer you the luxury and comfort you need to take you away without leaving your home.

Easy Weekend Bathroom Makeover for Holiday Guests

If you’re like most people, you look at your home through a different pair of eyes when guests are due to arrive, taking note of which rooms need cleaning, decluttering or sprucing up. For the biggest return on your investment, focus on areas where your company is sure to spend time, such as the guest bedroom, bathroom and common areas of the house, rather than worrying about clearing up behind the scenes. If you’re short on time, a weekend bathroom makeover can have a big impact, and after your company leaves, you’ll be left with a whole new space that may just inspire you to make a few other changes around your home.

Where to Begin

Whether you choose to plan out your weekend bathroom makeover on paper, or using 3D computer design software, you’ll need a clear vision of the end result you wish to achieve, in order for your project to be successful. Before you map out your new bathroom configuration however, it’s imperative that you begin my mapping out the current floor plan, with detailed, accurate measurements and dimensions of the space, and the fixtures within.

With this information in front of you, you can then begin to source out those items you wish to replace, knowing exactly how much space you have to work with. A weekend bathroom makeover is no time to start a major renovation, so keep it simple, by keeping the following tips in mind:

  • Avoid major plumbing work by keeping the layout of the bathroom the same.
  • Set a budget and stick to it.
  • The beauty is in the details; choose a fabric for your window treatment and/or shower curtain and draw inspiration for paint and cabinetry from there.
  • Plan ahead as to how you will dispose of old materials such as your vanity, sink, toilet or other large items.

Gather Your Materials

A weekend bathroom makeover doesn’t leave much time for dashing back and forth to your local hardware or home building center, so be sure you have all the tools and materials you’ll need before you begin. Here is a potential checklist to get you started:

  • Paint, trays, tray liners, brushes, rollers.
  • Standard toolkit including: hammer, screwdriver, wrenches.
  • Plastic sheeting to make clean up a breeze and protect areas adjacent to the work area.
  • New fixtures. Be sure to read the instructions carefully, so you can pick up any items not including in the packaging.

5 Great Weekend Bathroom Makeover Ideas

1. Update the vanity. This is easily one of the most important elements in the room, providing a place to get ready at the start of the day, while providing storage for the numerous items you and your guests need to keep on hand. Pay close attention to measurements, and choose accordingly, with options ranging from a single unit to a more spacious double vanity for larger rooms.

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2. Showcase your sink. Whether you opt for an undermount unit, or choose to make a more bold statement, your choice of sink will impact the overall design of your weekend bathroom makeover. A vessel sink can give you a big bang for your buck, sure to be a showstopper and made from materials such as travertine or Carrara marble.

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3. Accessorize. Luxurious towels, scented candles, vanity accessories and even your choice of towel bars can add an extra layer of lush to your weekend bathroom makeover, while allowing your personal taste and style to shine through.

4. Add some sparkle. Every bathroom needs a little extra shine. An elegant chandelier can provide additional lighting and glamor, while polished hardware or faucets help to artfully reflect the light, giving your bathroom that five star hotel feel.

5. Pamper your guests. Make friends and family feel extra special with elements like fresh flowers, personal size toiletries, or towel warmer, for the ultimate after-shower experience.

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With the proper planning and preparation, and two days of your time, a weekend bathroom makeover can transform one of the more utilitarian rooms in your home in to an elegant oasis, sure to impress your guests, add to your resale value, and provide inspiration for future projects.

Teen Bathroom Vanity and Cabinet Design Ideas

Have you ever walked into your teenager’s bathroom only to feel like you are being attacked by tubes of bright makeup, bottles of sweet-smelling lotion and oodles of tangled hair doo-dads? How many times have you uttered, “Clean up this bathroom,” only to be met with rolling eyes and long sighs?

Perhaps a different teen bathroom vanity would make it easier for your sweet child to organize herself, bringing peace for both of you. If you are considering a bathroom remodel, thinking about the needs your teen has is a great place to begin. Answer these questions:

  1. If he is a boy, does he spend time adjusting his hair and carefully shaving or does he just splash some water on him and go?
  2. For a girl, does she use multiple hair driers or curlers that require a plug? How much product does she use and will she need a place to store additional items like jewelry or lotion?
  3. What kind of space do you have to work with and how can it be maximized?

The answers to these questions will help guide you in setting priorities for what should be in your newly designed bathroom.

Here’s some options for a new teen bathroom vanity that might just help you get started in the design process:

Fairmont Designs Tuxedo Bathroom Vanity

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 This sleek cabinet and vanity set is great for small spaces and offers a lot of storage options. Clean lines, white finishing and subtle details give this set a bright, sophisticated look that can match any decor your teen chooses.

The standard set comes with the cabinet vanity, china sink and all important mirror. Throw in the optional linen tower and bath valet and you get a plenty of room for electronics, bath gels, extra towels and whatever else a teen needs to get ready in the morning. Having the tower and vanity separate gives you flexibility in arrangement so a set like this will work even in unusually shaped bathrooms.

Carolina Estate Double Vanity Set

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 Made from durable oak wood with a marble counter-top, this double bathroom vanity set delivers copious amounts of space for resting curling irons, hair dryers, makeup stands and anything else a teen might use on a busy morning. The soft gray color would compliment almost any bathroom design, no matter if your teen is a boy or a girl. And if there are two teens using  this teen bathroom vanity, the two sink and two mirror design might just cut down on the daily bickering.

The four drawers and open space underneath allows for multiple storage arrangements and even has space for wire or wicker baskets you can use for holding those extra necessities.

Silkroad Double Bathroom Vanity

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With an abundant 14 drawers and two doors that open into small cabinets, this beautiful set has a place for everything and then some. She could move half her bedroom into a bathroom like this and take all the time she needs to get primped and proper for her day ahead.

Mom and Dad will love the modern look of the combination of distressed wood and natural stone in the marble counter-top.

Remodeling a bathroom is a great way to give a teenager his or her own space. Letting them be a part of the process is even better. After you get started with a great teen bathroom vanity, let both of your imaginations run wild. Don’t be afraid to add some bold colors and use non-traditional decor like wall hangings or photographs. Add in funky shower accessories, and especially a water-proof music player and you have got a room your teem with joyfully jump out of bed to get to (well, maybe).

Of course, bathrooms have their own challenges, so when remodeling one, you should always make sure you have a licensed plumber to handle any plumbing changes. Some other tips for remodeling include:

  • Start with a budget that will guide you on how much you are willing to spend on a new teen bathroom vanity.
  • Don’t forget how simply changing items like light fixtures and towel bars can make a difference in the look and feel of the room.
  • Buy products like floor tiles that can withstand the warm moist environment a bathroom naturally has.

Finally, enjoy the process. Your teen won’t be a teen for long and working together on a bathroom remodel might just create some great memories for years to come.

How To Install Wall Mounted Bathroom Cabinets

Wall-mounted bathroom cabinets provide a great solution to save space in your bathroom. They are ideal for reducing clutter and for storing personal items out of the way. Wall-mounted cabinets solve space challenges that come with small bathrooms. Many homeowners find that they can install just a few wall-mounted bathroom cabinets and solve their storage needs

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Wall Mounted Storage Cabinets

Vanities are not the only type of convenient storage for the bathroom. Wall mounted storage cabinets serve the same function and can be placed higher than vanities for convenience of not having to bend over to gain access to the storage area.

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Carvell 16″ Modern Side Cabinet in Espresso from Luxury Living Direct (Luxurylivingdirect.com)

Bathroom storage cabinets can be stacked or mounted as a single cabinet on the bathroom wall. This type of storage cabinet can be filled with everything from towels to extra. toiletries. Storage cabinets are often wall-mounted over the toilet for convenience and ease of use

Bathroom storage cabinets can be constructed of metal, wood or even glass.  You can even find bathroom storage cabinets with glass doors that are clear, frosted or made of stained glass.

For many homeowners, a combination of several different types of bathroom cabinets completes their bathroom storage needs. Here are 5 steps to build your own.

Materials Needed

•    Stud finder
•    Level
•    Straight edge
•    Hammer
•    Nails
•    Screws
•    Screwdriver/power drill

Step 1 – Find the Correct Mounting Position

Using a stud finder, mark the location of the wall studs in the area where you want to hang your wall-mounted bathroom cabinet. Hanging your cabinet on wall studs will ensure that your cabinet will not collapse off of the wall when you place any heavier items in it.

Step 2 – Mark the Area for Reference

Using your level and straight edge, draw a level horizontal line on the wall where the bottom of each wall-mounted cabinet will be placed.  Lightly map your cabinet placement by penciling in your cabinet on the wall where you intend to place it.

Step 3 – Attach Supports

Temporarily attach a 1-by-3 wood support rail along the line you have just drawn for the bottom edge of your cabinet with three or four 2-inch screws, drilling them into the wall studs. Use your level to make sure this support rail is even and your cabinets will hang level.

Step 4 – Place the Cabinet

Lightly place your cabinet on the upper edge of your temporary support rail and hold it against the wall (you will probably need help with this part of the project). Drill pilot holes through the strong sturdy part of the cabinet back or the support rail of the cabinet into your located wall studs. Using wall screws at least 1.5 inches long or longer, screw the cabinet to the wall as it rests on the support.

Step 5 – Finishing Steps

Remove the temporary wall support.

The new cabinet provides a smart contemporary look for the bathroom with the illusion of floating above the ground. The supports which have been installed are crucial because one day someone is probably going to stand on the counter to change a light bulb or maybe put a new battery in the smoke detector. With the sturdy supports, the cabinet will hold the weight.

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Wyndham Collection Centra 60 in. Double Vanity in Grey Oak
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Hottest Bathrooms 2014

Bathroom remodeling has long been one of the most popular home upgrade projects. But bathroom remodeling has become more than just replacing worn out fixtures, tiles, and grout. It has become a project for the creation of a space for comfort and convenience. Homeowners are looking for bathrooms that are easily accessible and attractive. Many people want to create a spa-like atmosphere to relax and enjoy. A lot can be done on a bathroom remodel to make it appear like a work of beautiful interior design. Even though consumers may not want to spend an enormous amount on a remodel, they do want it to appear as if they did.  Bathroom design trends for 2014 will include features which make homeowners feel pampered while being practical at the same time.

 

EASY ENTRY SHOWERS

The shower/tub combo is no longer the ideal in bathroom design. Substituting a tub with a larger shower has actually been a long standing popular remodel for the bathroom. A lower threshold or curb for ease of entry has been the go to solution for those wanting a convenient access and open space shower.

entry shower Hottest Bathrooms 2014

The level entry shower is the latest trend in shower designs. The lack of a threshold or curb prevents tripping and falling while allowing easy access for a wheel chair if needed. Level entry offers a seamless transition from the floor to the shower which gives a more open look. The shower base slopes towards the drain to prevent water from pooling or escaping the shower enclosure. This design yields a large and open shower which, combined with handsome tile and flooring, becomes a convenient and elegant design. The level entry shower is one of the most popular design trends for 2014. (Image from trianglerebath.com)

OPEN AIRY SHOWERS

Homeowners who have small showers often want a larger, more open shower. The limitation though is usually the size of the bathroom. Removing walls and lower ceilings over the shower, can yield a bit of room and increase the actual size of the shower space.

open shower Hottest Bathrooms 2014

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The result of enlarging the available space and using a clear glass shower enclosure gives the appearance of an even larger shower. An even more open look can be attained using a frameless shower enclosure. The clear glass offers transparency which makes the shower appear larger as well as the bathroom itself. 

LUXURY VINYL TILE

The popular standard for bathrooms has traditionally been ceramic tile because it of its durability and low cost. However, ceramic tile is cold to the feet, not slip resistant, and difficult to clean. LVT, or Luxury Vinyl Tile, solves these drawbacks and comes in large tiles sizes of 12×12 and 16×16.

vinyl tile Hottest Bathrooms 2014

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LVT has the look of stone or tile and it does not need to be installed with grout. The surface is slip resistant and warm on the feet. It is virtually impossible to distinguish between LVT and actual tile or stone if you do not see it being installed. The tile is thin, (only 1/8” thick) so it can be laid over most any floor that is in good condition. LVT is extremely hard-wearing and easy to clean. It is both impact and water resistant and much more durable than stone floors which can easily crack or be scratched. LVT flooring is a stylish and affordable design trend for 2014. 

FREE STANDING TUBS

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The old claw-foot tub was the original freestanding bathtub. However, the claw foot tubs were limited in both size and style. Today though, manufacturers offer a wide variety of tubs from claw-foot reproductions to modern and some futuristic designs. These large tubs are perfect for those who want the luxury of a roomy soaking tub.

Because freestanding tubs take up more space than a tub that is installed in a nook or recess, they are usually reserved for larger bathrooms. The plumbing is exposed, which requires more expensive plumbing fixtures.

 

Transitional Styling

Transitional style refers to a mix of traditional and contemporary or modern styles. Similar to the eclectic style, this concept uses a combination of elements from various styles while still offering a unified look. So, it is okay to mix and match different styles, as long as the look is pleasing to the eye.

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It’s a good idea to work with a designer if you’re thinking of remodeling your bathroom. A designer will be aware of the latest bathroom remodeling trends. Because we do spend a lot of time in the bathroom, we want them to be a place that is enjoyable and stress relieving and, of course, a place to spruce up our bodies.

Sinks and Vanities

1 Hottest Bathrooms 2014

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Artistic floating vanity with light wood cabinets matched by paper and wood screen. 

2 Hottest Bathrooms 2014

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Cherry set with extra shelf space. The whole unit seems to float on its own. The glass-enclosed shower and large mirror above the countertop opens the space even more and creates the illusion of a floating vanity.

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Asian style bathroom offers a serene and calming effect. The floating vanity really helps open up space in this Zen themed spa-like bathroom.