Bathrooms and Why They Say So Much About a Person


Ah, the good old fashioned bathroom. Such an important room in anyone’s house! What you may not know is the fact that the word “bathroom” really means “room with a bath”. However, since modern times have also brought many modern additional features to this room, it has lost its original meaning. The most important two accessories of an average bathroom are the sink and the toilet fixture. Some people may also refer to the sink as the wash basin or lavatory.

If you live in the USA, you probably know that bathrooms may be categorized depending on the features they incorporate. You have the full bathroom, which has the four important fixtures: a bathtub, a toilet, a sink and a shower. Then, you have the 1/2 bathroom, which is also commonly referred to as the powder room. It only has a sink and, of course, a toilet. Finally, you have the 3/4 bathroom which has the shower, the sink and the toilet. While in the United States the word “bathroom” literally means the room with the toilet – so the public toilets have the same name – in other countries it can also be called a toilet, a water closet (WC), lavatory or even loo.

When you design your bathroom, you need to plan it carefully because you must take into account that it will use significant amounts of both hot and cold water. This is mainly because it is a place where you clean yourself. Also, when you start to decorate it, unless you are a very good specialist, you will be faced with a serious challenge. The materials you are going to use for you ceiling, floor and walls need to be impervious to water but easy to clean at the same time. Some of the most popular materials continue to be the ceramic glass and different types of plastic materials, because they are very easy to clean. And since they can be somewhat cold to the touch, you can place bathroom carpets to make the room more comfortable.

When it comes to electrical appliances, it is also a more delicate matter than in the rest of the rooms of your house. Towel rails, heaters and lights must all be installed as fixtures. They need to have permanent connections, not plugs and sockets. This reduces the risk of an electric shock to a minimum.

When it comes to the different types of bathrooms, they are usually classified depending on the connections with the other rooms. There is the “en suite bathroom”. This is a bathroom that is directly connected to your bedroom. Its main purpose is to serve the people who use that bedroom.

While the en-suite bathroom is accessed through the bedroom, the private bathroom is adjacent to your bedroom but is entered in from outside. Also, when you have guests in your house, they may use a shared bathroom. This is outside of any bedroom but may be used by all of your guests, for instance. However you call it, the bathroom is a very important room in your house. You must keep it clean at all times, and it must be very hygienic. There is no secret in the fact that the bathroom and how it is kept says the most about a person. So, make sure you keep yours in top shape!


Bathroom Vanity Mirrors – Enhance Your Cabinet

Bathroom Vanity Mirrors

Without a doubt, the items that create the most powerful subconscious impact in a bath are the bathroom vanity mirrors. They are an integral part of the bathroom vanity sets. The most important question people ask themselves when deciding to purchase a vanity mirror is if in fact the mirror should be used as a medicine cabinet. This is a debate that could go on and on, but the answer clearly depends on specific circumstances, like the location of the bathroom and how it is going to be used.

However, if you decide to buy a vanity mirror that is also a medicine cabinet, you can do so without compromising the aesthetics of your bathroom. The great variety of vanity mirrors also include items that hide the hinges, the edges, the handles and the fixtures. Such an item is the glass medicine cabinet. The fact of the matter is that a vanity mirror that also serves as a medicine cabinet can add a lot of functionality to your bathroom, while bringing some extra elegance to it at the same time.

There is no shortage of mirror varieties on the market. Either you want a modern or a more traditional one, all you have to do is search the shops, be it online or offline. A stylish and very elegant example of a traditional bathroom vanity mirror is the French wall mirror. This includes some original gilt finish and glass, as well as a typical French decoration. For traditionalists out there, this is a great option. An antique mirror should be checked thoroughly as it may need glass replacing, but the warmth and elegance they bring to the bathroom is undeniable.

If a more modern approach is what you are looking for, you should get a mirror which has fewer design elements to it (this is actually one thing that defines modern furniture). This goes very well as a complementary to a traditional bathroom vanity or to a contemporary one. Finally, another very interesting option for you can be the frameless mirror, with double or triple doors. These mirrors go well with a basic setup, like a white sink or sink top. Bathroom vanity mirrors have the potential of greatly diversifying the materials present in your bathroom, because they are able to bring unique types of wood, glass, aluminum, etc. into the overall setup of your bath.


Discount Bathroom Vanity

Marble Bathroom Vanity Tops

The search for a discount bathroom vanity can take you many places, both in the online as well as in the offline worlds. However, the most important aspect when deciding to look for discount bath vanities is to actually decide what the term “discount” actually means to you and how much are you willing to spend on a vanity unit.

One of the easiest ways to purchase a vanity at a smaller price is to get it from an individual. However, this is not your only option. Many popular vanity manufacturers have clearance sales. You can find these clearance sales by browsing the Internet or reading your local newspaper or your favorite home improvement magazine.

Another good bet is to go looking for discount vanities at the large home improvement stores. You are bound to find a great variety of vanities, most of which also come with mirrors, good sinks/tops combinations and wood veneer cabinets. Most of these vanities will need assembling, so get ready to call in an expert if you don’t know how to do it yourself.

Another course of action you can take is to purchase the vanity items individually, at a lower price, and then combine them together in an elegant fashion. You should be able to find a good vanity mirror, a cabinet, a top, a sink and some nice light fixtures. The best option is to get those from used vanities from a company warehouse, but you can also find them being sold separately.

The most important part when looking for individual items is to have a clear picture of what you want and how they will fit together. When looking for certain items, you need to bring along photos of the items that you have already bought. Also, write down their sizes and measure the ones that you think about buying to assure yourself that they fit together. When looking for a discount bathroom vanity, you are bound to have a lot of fun so make sure you enjoy it and get the vanity you have always dreamed of.


How To Choose Between Different Bathroom Sinks

Copper Sink Bathroom Vanity

So what would bathrooms be without bathrooms sinks? Honestly, they could hardly bear the name. A bathroom sink is as crucial as a toilet, since it’s used for washing your hands, brushing your teeth, etc. Hygiene, to put it shortly. And hygiene is a very important matter, of course.

It all started with a bowl made out of porcelain in the past that has now evolved into our beloved bathroom sink. There is no shortage of sizes, shapes, materials, colors, prices when it comes to bathroom sinks. They are practically available in almost any combination you could think of.

The installation can be done on a table top, a bathroom vanity cabinet, a counter top or it can be simply be hung on the wall. If this is your case, you can cover the pipes with a pedestal. Again, when you choose your sink you need to take into consideration the space you have at your disposal as the primary factor. The classic is the white sink which can be either oval, round or square. It also has one of the most affordable price tags.

There are sinks that can be placed in corners, and they are designed in such a way that they fit in. Then, if a vanity sink is what you might prefer, you should know they are available in many shapes and sizes as countertops or pedestal sinks. Of course, you can customize your own sink, but it will come with an extra price tag. If you don’t want that, you can opt for pre molded counter sinks.

If you want to avoid using a pedestal, you can choose to install a tabletop sink, which must be water resistant. What is even more modern is the installation of the sink in bathroom furniture. Many people prefer this since it can add extra warmth and can personalize your bathroom. There are people who also like to take this even further, by giving the bowl an artistic touch. This is usually done by painting different motifs.

If you want the latest and most fashionable sink, you need to get a glass vessel bowl. You will add an unmistakable elite feeling to your bathroom. As a matter of fact, the only limitation to what you can have in terms of a bathroom sink is your imagination. You can have the whole spectrum of colors, textures, shapes, sizes. You can make your bathroom sink be a piece of art. As a matter of fact, this is the latest trend. Traditional sinks have decreased in popularity.

As for the materials used, you can have a sink made of steel, copper, brass, glass, stone, chrome and all the combinations of these. Home designers love bathroom sinks which are out of the ordinary, like the one with the copper bowl which is placed between two layers of glass. Also, you might have seen sinks which have the shape of a lotus flower, and many other interesting designs.

In the end, the choice of the sink is a matter of personal preference. If you want to go for a traditional look or for a more elite looking sink, that’s your own choice. You have plenty of available options and the only thing that is hard to do is to make the final choice.

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