Tag Archive: bathroom ideas

The Difference Between Frameless Showers, Framed Showers, and Semi-Frameless Showers

Posted on December 3, 2015

There are many choices to make when remodeling your master bathroom, one of which is the type of shower you want to install. Before jumping in with both feet, it is important to research your options, including frameless, framed and semi-frameless shower enclosures. “While both frameless and semi-frameless showers are beautiful and popular options for… more

Designer Adds Her Personal “Touch” to First Floor Powder Room

Posted on June 27, 2014

Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD and her husband were first attracted to their home because of the surroundings.  Large trees border the creek and pond in the backyard of the home, giving a sense of distance and serenity.  “The neighborhood was perfect for families and really had the small-town feel we were looking for,” says… more

Expand Bathroom Storage Possibilities With Open Shelving

Posted on May 13, 2014

One of today’s increasingly popular trends, open cabinetry, is gradually moving from the kitchen and into the bathroom.  “Although the concept of open cabinetry is more popular in kitchens, they are becoming an added feature in today’s bathrooms as well.” says Normandy Designer Leslie Lee.  “Open bathroom cabinetry is just a small detail that contributes… more

Bathroom Niche Shelving Moves Beyond the Shower

Posted on May 8, 2014

When deciding whether or not to add a wall niche to the bathroom, it is important to keep in mind the purpose of the shelving. Unlike typical wall shelving, niche shelving is recessed into the wall. This provides homeowners the opportunity to add accent colors, decorative elements and lighting, which further highlight the space. “If… more

Best Soothing Bathroom Colors

Posted on November 26, 2013

The ultimate goal of this bathroom was to be a soothing, calming retreat for the homeowners.  When you’re going for that spa-like aesthetic, a big part of the design is going to be the colors you choose.  “Not only are grays and blues popular colors for bathrooms right now, but people also find them to… more

The Freestanding Tub Just Got Better

Posted on November 13, 2013

For all those that love their time in the soaking tub, you’re going to appreciate volcanic limestone quite a bit.  Volcanic limestone tubs have been appealing to homeowners because of their ability to sustain heat and the fact that it doesn’t have a surface coating, making it impervious to chipping or peeling.  “Victoria and Albert has really… more

Shower Bench Ideas and Benefits

Posted on September 25, 2013

Incorporating a shower bench is a design element that many homeowners are opting to include for a variety of reasons.  Including a bench is an added convenience to bathing in general, whether that be for sitting and relaxing or to aide women in shaving.  It’s also something to think about if you’re planning on aging… more

AAUW Home Tour Features Remodeled Normandy Home With Latest Design Trends

Posted on September 17, 2013

Preparations for the 62nd Annual AAUW (American Association of University Women) Home Tour are coming together, and this year’s tour promises to be a highlight of the Hinsdale area fall calendar.  The Home Tour will feature five spectacular homes, including a home with a recently remodeled kitchen and bathroom that incorporates some of the hottest trends… more

Jack and Jill Bathroom Layout

Posted on September 11, 2013

A Jack and Jill bathroom is a bathroom that has two doorways, typically accessible from two bedrooms.  “It’s an economical solution to providing a semi private bathroom to two rooms,” says Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant.  “It’s a great way to give kids and guests extra privacy.  Oftentimes in these bathrooms you’ll find his and her… more

Doorless Shower Designs

Posted on August 19, 2013

Doorless showers are great for making a space seem bigger and more open in general, but there are a few things to keep in mind if you’re set on having one.  The first is that the shower either has to have a curb, like the one in the picture to the left, or be pitched… more

Your Bubble Bath Just Got Better

Posted on June 5, 2013

For all those who relish their time soaking in the tub, you’re going to love one of Kohler‘s latest products.  Select tubs now come with the Bask heated surface, which heats the surface behind your back and neck as you’re soaking; this eliminates that initial cold chill you experience until your skin warms the tub and creates… more

Modern Toilet Ideas

Posted on May 15, 2013

Geberit offers a “tankless” toilet, where the tank is actually behind the wall as shown in the picture to the left.  “The advantage of this type of toilet is that it takes up less space in your bathroom because there’s no tank protruding into the room.  It’s also easier to clean because you don’t have to work around… more