New Year… New Bathroom Design Innovations

  • More enjoyable, more useful spaces: Bathrooms are no longer just a place to wash up and brush your teeth, they’re useful spaces that should be enjoyed! This means relocating the washer and dryer to another space, and expanding smaller bathrooms to get that roomy, luxurious feel.
  • Uncluttered spaces are welcoming spaces: Clever, practical storage is a big part of bathroom design. Storage units have to work with the space and maximize opportunities for shelving and cabinets while still giving you enough room to move around easily. This gives you the space to store all your toiletries, towels, grooming supplies and makeup out of the way, and still enjoy an uncluttered space.
  • Personality: While functionality is essential, there should always be room for your personality to come through in your bathroom. Whether it’s by installing a character-rich Victorian style bathtub, having luxurious high-quality countertops, or by using your favorite colors on the walls and tiles. Like any room in your home, your bathroom should make a statement!
  • Luxurious, high-tech showers: The tub has always been the focus of the bathroom, but the shower is getting its moment to shine too! Homeowners and designers are moving towards large, open showers that have much more to offer – integrated benches, lighting, steam systems, anti-fog mirrors and more take your shower from zero to hero.
  • Nature: From natural materials like stone and wood, to eco-friendly alternatives like high-quality laminate, nature is becoming a focal point of bathroom spaces. Plenty of trending colors for 2018 are sourced from nature too, from soft greys and warm browns to lush greens and sea blues. Designers are also emphasizing natural light in the bathroom, letting in the garden, sunshine and moonlight from picture windows.

Formica countertop edges custom-made to bring your bathroom design to life 

Your bathroom deserves to have the perfect finishing touches, whether they’re luxurious towels or custom countertop edge options. At Kuehn Bevel, we’ve got over 20 years of experience in the countertop edging industry and, with a huge range of options including laminate countertop edging, granite like laminate, solid surface, and wood, we can create the custom detail your bathroom remodel is looking for.

For more information about our products or to speak to the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us or visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/

How to Choose the Perfect Color Scheme for Your Bathroom

Choosing a color palette for your bathroom is an important part of getting the best result from your remodel. Colors are a powerful way of creating mood and style, so getting the colors right is just as important as finding the perfect tub. Here are some tips from Kuehn Bevel, the experts in countertop edge options.

Step One – The Colors You Love

Visit a paint store and pick out the colors that appeal to you. Take as many cards as you like, but be very firm on what really appeals to you (rather than what you think is trendy, or will be easy to clean, etc.) There really is no point in having a gray bathroom if you hate gray!

Step Two – The Feel You’re Aiming For 

This is the style that appeals to you, and what you’re focusing on achieving with the overall result. Do you want to feel like you’re in a high-end spa? Do you prefer something fresh and funky? Are your tastes very modern or more traditional? Do you want something very individual and artistic? Or do you want something cool, clean and relaxing?

Some colors suit certain styles better than others, and this can help you narrow down your choices. Modern, vibrant bathrooms often have up to three colors, and they tend to have at least one bold and one contrasting color. For example, bright white walls with a deep, dark blue tile and a lime green feature wall. Other colors suit more relaxing, spa-like bathrooms, for example, shades of white, soft neutrals, and cool greens and blues.

Step Three – The Rule of Three 

This is a popular interior design rule that’s very useful when you want color without overwhelming your space. You choose three colors and follow a 70-20-10 distribution following your color gradient. This means that your lightest color covers 70% of your space, your middle color 20%, and your brightest or boldest color gets 10%. If you’re sticking with neutrals but don’t want to end up with something bland, choose two neutrals and follow a 70-30 proportion. This creates visual interest through contrast and really brings out the two chosen colors. You can follow through with this rule through the whole of your bathroom design, including your accessories.

Expertly Crafted Laminate Countertop Edging Options for Bathrooms 

Your bathroom deserves to have the perfect finishing touches, whether they’re luxurious towels or custom countertop edge options. At Kuehn Bevel, we have over 20 years of experience in the countertop edging industry and with a huge range of options including Formica ideal edges, granite-like laminate, solid surface, and wood, we can create the custom detail your bathroom remodel is looking for.

 

For more information about our products please contact us or visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com , or you can also speak with the friendly sales staff at your local installers.

Tips For Creating Your Bathroom Floorplan

Bathrooms can be challenging to remodel because they are small spaces that have to provide a high level of functionality. With so many options for fixtures, furniture, countertops and countertop edge op out there, it can be difficult to visualize exactly what will work best in your home. Here are some tips from our team.

  • Make a movable layout: There are plenty of free online tools that can map out your bathroom and help you space out the different elements you need to include, making it easy to move them around and try different options. If that isn’t your style, you can go more old school and chalk out an outline in, say, your garage, and draw in furnishings to scale. This is very useful in visualizing the space and how you will be able to move around in it.
  • Assessing your needs: Take some time to think about who uses the bathroom and how they use it, to help create a list of goals for your remodel. Is more storage essential? What about a his and hers basin? Do your kids need a shower or a bigger tub? Is it a family bathroom or a smaller en-suite? Is this a space you want to use for many years ahead or are you remodeling to sell in a few years?
  • The tub: This is often the focal point of a bathroom, and many people make the mistake of choosing one that is too big or too small for the space. Your tub shouldn’t make the rest of your room feel cramped, prevent doors opening properly or fit at an awkward angle. Remember, very big tubs also take a very long time to fill, so they aren’t always as practical. Tubs that are too small are not going to enjoyable or practical to use, and will look out of place in your space.
  • Clearance: Being able to move easily inside the bathroom will make all the difference to your new bathroom. You need at least 36 inches for your toilet, 35 inches minimum for a single sink (72 for a double), and at least 60 inches long and 32 inches deep for a standard tub.

Add durability and style to your laminate countertops with our edge options 

At Kuehn Bevel, we work with all the major brands, from Formica, Pionite and Wilsonart to Corian and more, giving you access to the most extensive range of laminate patterns, textures and designs. With our technology and design process, we can offer a huge range of custom combinations and product styles for laminate countertop edging options, letting you have full control over how the finished product will look.

For more information about our granite like laminate edge options, Formica ideal edges or other laminate countertop edging options, speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers or visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/ today.