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Shower System Intelligence

Expanding our powder room to include a shower is at the top of my home-project list. I’ve been brushing up on my shower research and was happy to discover that showers are getting more adventurous. Still, the two long standing types of shower system controls — pressure balance valve and thermostatic mixing valve — continue […]

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Warming Up Modern Baths with Wood

Oak, teak and pine mix well with contemporary aesthetics. Traditionalists sometimes use the terms “stark” and “cold” to describe modern bathrooms which tend to have sleek stone like surfaces and square lines. One way to warm things up is by introducing wood to certain areas.  In a Southern California bathroom with white-paneled paneled walls [top], […]

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Bold Bathroom Tile Pattern

Large-scale cement tile prints can add the illusion of space. One distinguishing aspect of mid-20th century bathroom design is the use of the same tile on the walls and floor. That look is being reprised in contemporary homes because it suits the concept of bathroom-as-spa and offers opportunities for design statements. In the narrow loft […]

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Gilded Bathrooms: Gorgeous or Gaudy?

I can’t resist giving my opinion of these ‘jewelry’ baths. What’s yours? This second decade of the 21st Century has become something of a gilded age, at least where bathrooms are concerned. Gilded walls – so very Klimt  – are gaining acceptance, particularly in powder rooms where a little goes a long way. Until now, […]

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Bathroom Table Vanities

Character, texture and a unique shape are reasons to repurpose an old table in the bathroom As vessel sinks have grown in popularity for bathrooms, the notion of an enclosed vanity or cabinet has given way. A vintage or antique table has far more character and style. A table also takes up less visual space […]

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