Top Five Master Bathroom Must-Haves

DOVER18Are you in the beginning stages of your bathroom remodel? From your Pinterest board to your Houzz Idea Book, we are sure you have saved some beautiful and inspirational designs to help influence the look and feel of your space. However, we recommend checking to see if these five master bathroom must-haves from Normandy Designer Chris Ebert are on your list.

“While the design is important, some of the most important must-have items are the most practical,” said Chris. “These are the features that are going to improve your everyday routine. Think water usage, lighting, and storage.”

“However, that doesn’t mean that they won’t make your bathroom luxurious,” added Chris.

So, without further ado, here are five features to incorporate into your master suite renovation:

LENOX058Task Lighting – You want to showcase yourself and your space in the best light possible. That is why bathroom lighting is so important. However, this doesn’t just mean what’s overhead. Task lighting such as lighted mirrors and medicine cabinets are extremely beneficial for everyday activities like applying makeup or shaving.

Hot Water Recirculating System – Imagine not having to wait for hot water.  It’s a thing of the past when incorporating the recirculating system into your bathroom.

DOVER13“There are a couple of ways to run this. The first is through a continuous loop of hot water running through the pipes. The second is through a pump underneath the sink. With either option, hot water is always close by.”

Heated Flooring – During the cold winter months, you’ll be thankful that you incorporated heated flooring. In fact, it may be the one thing that gets you out of bed and into the bathroom. Plus, adding this amenity doesn’t limit your options for tile flooring, so feel free to fall in love with all types of ceramic and stone options.

Storage – From a closet to a tower made from custom cabinetry, a place to put everything in great luxury. Niches and open shelving within benches, vanities, and showers also help to provide additional storage, whether that is towels or toiletries.

DIVERSEY30Shower Upgrades– The shower receives regular use, so it should have features that make the experience an indulgent one. This includes benches to take a seat or aide in shaving your legs and steam, which can help with stress, skincare, and sore muscles.

Set up a time with Chris to bring your bathroom vision to life. Or, register to attend our upcoming bathroom remodeling seminar to learn more about the renovation process and additional materials and design ideas to consider. You can also visit our bathroom remodeling photo gallery or follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more design ideas and inspiration.

Door-to-Door Design Ideas

Are you open to different door styles? Whether it is for your pantry, living space, or basement, there are plenty of options that can reinforce the overall aesthetic of your home. In fact, your interior door can even become a beautiful focal point in the room. Here are some design ideas from our Normandy Designers that will have you moving from one door to the next.

Doors should complement the overall design. Once you have a handle on your overall design, the door can be chosen to reinforce that style.

Here are a few unique approaches to door styles:

Frosted Door – Frosted doors provide the best of both worlds, letting light in yet still granting privacy. In the case of a kitchen pantry, a frosted door hides basic essentials like canned goods and snacks, while contributing to the kitchen’s overall style. Additionally, it could work well for a water closet, letting light in from the main room while maintaining seclusion. Another option outside of frosted in textured glass is obscured.

Barn Door – Rustic and industrial-chic spaces have been growing in popularity. One way to incorporate this type of style in your home is with a barn door. As a bonus, it is equally attractive whether open or closed.

French Door – A double French door is a nice way to link two adjoining rooms. It offers separation, yet still provides the option to have the rooms adjoining and the potential to have everything open.

All in all, there are so many door styles to choose from. You can also really cater to your home, for example with a beautiful arts and crafts style door with glass detailing or a modern, recessed panel or slab door with clean lines.

Second floor laundry roomOnce you have your door set, top it off with a knob! There are a variety of handles to choose from, and if you are thinking about aging in your home, consider a lever-style handle that is approved for ease of opening by Americans of Disabilities (ADA). Depending upon your design, there are also crystal knobs, or traditional hardware in nickel, brass or oil rubbed bronze.

Book some time with one of our Designers to discuss how to make your kitchen or home renovation have a cohesive look that fits your style. Or, register to attend an upcoming seminar to learn more about the details that go into a home remodel. You can also find more design ideas and information by checking out our photo galleries or following Normandy Remodeling on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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