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3 Designs to Create an Elegant 4-Piece Master Bathroom Layout

You’ve probably heard of the 4-piece master bathroom, in this blog we show you how to create a modern and practical 4-piece bathroom layout by removing the bathtub. This master bathroom layout without the tub allows you to exchange the unused area for more creative space. Here are 3 practical ways to re-purpose your bathtub space.

4-Piece Bathroom Layout with Linen Closet

We removed the underutilized bathtub and created a more luxurious and sophisticated shower complete with a granite seat and glass wall. With additional space, we built a spacious, double-door linen closet. This design maintained a compact footprint by only structurally impacting the bathtub and shower areas.

 

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4-Piece Bathroom Layout with Walk-in Shower

We replaced an acrylic bathtub with a large walk-in shower equipped with a waterfall shower head and an in-wall storage space.

 

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4-Piece Bathroom Layout with His/Her Shower

This complete remodel allowed for additional counter space, a seated vanity, and a deluxe shower. The shower features his and her shower heads and a fog free shave mirror.

 

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If you are looking to update your bathroom, we can help you select a practical layout and develop a sophisticated design to match your style.

Posted in Bathroom, Baths

Easy Fall Decoration to Rejuvenate Your Home

There are many easy fall decoration ideas to bring the warm colors of fall into your home this season. By coordinating small pops of fall color into your home or apartment’s color pallet across rooms, you can achieve an autumn atmosphere without completely turning your home into a sea of reds, yellows, browns, oranges and greens.

easy fall decoration

Living Room Interior Design
Make your living room a fall sanctuary by decorating with natural gords and pumpkin, either on coffee tables or on the fireplace mantle. The lively gords can range in color from red, orange, yellow, and brown and vary in sizes which help to accommodate your space (whether big or small). Because of their various sizes, pumpkins can act as a centerpiece on tables, or within prominent areas of your living room entryway. Adding these kinds of themed design elements into your living room are an easy fall decoration tactic to create an instant fall color upgrade.
We also recommend swapping the flowers in your vase with decorative maple leaves in mason jars. This design element helps to give your space a mixture of autumn colors with the cozy feel of mason jar décor. If you’re wanting to make the decorating process a craft for you and your friends and family, create your own leaf covered mason jar lanterns to add texture to a room. And since lighting can play a huge role in your living room design, we encourage upgrading lighting fixtures for the fall season. This can be done through placing fall themed lanterns in place of end table lamps.

Kitchen Interior Design
There are a few ways to subtly transform your kitchen for the fall season. Start by swapping your fruit holder for a wicker basket with a liner in a fall color. This easy fall decoration can already begin to make your kitchen feel welcoming for autumn.
Continue the trend from your kitchen into your dining space by investing in fall themed candlesticks to serve as a dining room table centerpiece and to pull in the soft lighting. Of course, an updated fall colored napkin or napkin holder, and appropriately themed glasses also work to tie in the theme.

Bathroom Interior Design
Soft lighting can help achieve a relaxed ambiance, so swap your current bathroom candles for those of orange and yellow hues. You can coordinate the colors of the candles with updated hand towels that speak to the interior design atmosphere you are interested in. Introducing a different soap scent that ties into the fall season is a simple method to energize your bathroom’s interior design for fall. One of our favorites is the method Fig + Rhubarb soap, not only for the smell, but also because the purple color adds a secondary element to break up the warmth of the reds, yellows, and browns.

When it comes to your home

When it comes to your home, flooring is important in each and every room you inhabit, but there are some rooms in your home that require more thought; the bathroom being one. Regardless of the room you are selecting flooring for, it’s always important to consider your budget, your style, and the flooring requirements of that specific room.

Big questions to run through are, “how does it look,” “how does it feel,” and “how well does it repel stains and water?” Once you can confidently answer those questions with your flooring options, you’ll be better able to select your new bathroom flooring!

Akando

Akando Tile by Design Distinctions

A Big No

Carpet is the worst flooring selection for your bathroom, with hardwood being a close second. While hardwood brings a warm and polished look to your floors, over time the moisture will ruin the hardwood, making this a “bottom of the totem pole” choice. Save the hardwood for your kitchen!

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Laminate is easy to clean, durable, and available in various styles, but if the base comes into contact with moisture, the laminate will begin to bubble, and will eventually need to be torn out and replaced. If selecting laminate, just be cautious of excess water being splashed out of the bathtub by energetic kids!

Better

Vinyl, which is budget-friendly and extremely easy to clean and maintain, is the most popular bathroom flooring choice with consumers. While vinyl is waterproof and stain-resistant, keep in mind the importance of choosing a quality vinyl, as the higher quality products will be better able to reduce the risk of water seeping under.

Allegany

Mannington Vinyl in Allegany

Best

The best flooring option for your bathroom is tile. Durable, budget-friendly, waterproof, and stain-resistant, tile not only cleans well, but it also brings a classic look to your room. If you have children or elderly family members in your home, consider being cautious and choosing a slip-resistant tile. If options for slip-resistant are limited, go for smaller tiles, as more grout means less slip. One of the only downsides to tile is that it gets cold, especially in the winter, so if you have room in your budget, consider installing a floor heating system to keep your feet warm on the colder days of fall and winter!

UrmiTile

Design Distinctions Tile in Urmi

If you’re still unsure of which flooring would be best for your bathroom or simply want to ask questions, visit us in our showroom and we would be more than happy to go over the proper flooring products to fulfill your requirements!

What is your favorite type of flooring for the bathroom?

Posted in Baths, Design

Krazy About Kohler

I’d like to think Kohler would appreciate my attempt at a clever play on words, as I prepare to gush about colorful demi-lavs and apron front kitchen sinks. There’s so much I want to show our readers, and so much I want to say about Kohler’s history of design, quality craftsmanship and innovation. At Eheart, we’re excited to stand behind a company that values function and aesthetics equally, and does a phenomenal job at executing both. The designers recently enjoyed a presentation on an array of the company’s newest sinks, faucets and toilets (if it sounds boring, you’ll have to trust me when I say it wasn’t), and we can’t wait to implement these designs in your kitchens and bathrooms!

Behold, Jonathan Adler’s collection of bold, colorful sinks (for a limited time only):

 

Kohler Enameled Cast Iron: at least 80% recycled material, artisan-crafted in Kohler, Wisconsin. Won’t chip, crack or burn–guaranteed for a lifetime. Who wants to go on a factory tour with me?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did I mention these apron front sinks? Several styles of which can be retrofit for your existing cabinetry. Affordable, beautiful farmhouse style sinks, here we come.

 

 

 

Something New…Something Wonderful

Words almost aren’t good enough to describe how I feel about these new products showing up on my desk recently. Talk about take your breath away gorgeous. They are new, refreshing and dramatic that aren’t for the faint at heart…

Featuring Antiqued Mirror Tile, Visage, by Ann Sacks! How does it get any better than this!?

Featured in Ann Sacks Nottingham Collection, these colors and shapes are sure to get anyone’s attention. Giving you that simple uniqueness you have been looking for.

Wanting a little more natural, earthy feel? Wood and/or leather tiles might be the way to go. You didn’t read that wrong – tiles are now being made of wood and leather! Where, oh where could this creative industry going next?!

If you have been looking for that show stopper, creative, unique tile for a room in your home….I just found it!

Don’t be shy…BE BOLD