Before we design your bath on a budget we need to consider some words that may help trigger our inner designer.
1) Style: You want to feel happy, awake, and refreshed in the morning as you get ready to attack the day, and when you return from your busy day you want a quiet relaxing evening in the tub.
2) Functionality: Do you find yourself griping when getting ready in your bath looking for the hairdryer, make up items and perhaps a place to set down your coffee?
3) Size: How big do you want to go? Is it just the vanity that is bothering you? Is it the grout in the tile of your shower? Is your tub area just making you yawn with boredom?
If you write these down, you will begin to see the design actually take place in your brain, while it’s fresh in your mind, just start sketching and jotting down those ideas.
I suggest you start in the vanity area. First inspect you cabinet bottom under the plumbing. Is it durable or can your finger poke thru it? If so you can tear out that bottom, rebuild it or you may have to buy new cabinets.
When searching for countertop remnants for a long vanity, It might be difficult to find a granite remnant that long. If you decide on a Seamless Surface or Formica material, you might need to buy a whole sheet. One tip is to either make one cabinet higher or lower rather than one level. Its looks stylish, but more importantly it’s so easy to find smaller remnants.
Even if you buy just two cabinets space them apart, and build a lower countertop bridge of another color which can be used as a make-up desk as well. If you do not like the uneven cabinet height design, then buy a couple of small granite sections in a lighter color, and two strips of darker color, and have them seamed up to meet your measurements. This way we celebrate the seam and it will look more like a design than a remnant top.
Its easier to find three small scraps than one long slab, Panache Vue is always here to help.
Gene McDonald, aka “The Counter Top Rock Star” is the President of Refresh Interiors Design.com. To schedule an appointment or Visit his showroom, visit www.ReFreshInteriorsDesign.com or Call 727.527.0206.