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Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes: full-wall, floor-length for dressing areas, oval-shaped vanity mirrors that tilt up and down, or free-standing magnifying mirrors. Mirrors placed around large tubs will seemingly increase the size of the room and add ambiance at the same time. Decorative mirror framing is a great way to add to the charm of the bathroom and is one moie way to pull a room's theme together.
K I TCH E N/BAT H EDUC AT ION SER I E S Accessories for Lighting is another critical component of good bathroom design, and must be coordinated with the room’s style. the Bathroom Careful planning early in design can result in a coordinated, functional and beautiful bathroom By Susan Jacobs, CKD, CBD, CAPS hen designing a bathroom, Designer hand grips that affix to appear cluttered. Begin by asking W always consider client life- style. Think about grooming the side of the tub by a strong suction system are ideal for assistance getting clients to select their favorite products to understand their tastes, wants and habits, bathroom size, room style, i.e., in and out of the tub/shower. Some needs. As the design progresses, a com- traditional, contemporary, rustic or hand-held showerheads by Alsons are plete package of products, placement, Including a client’s personal tastes, and cottage style. Will the bathroom be for designed to be used as safety grab bars functionality and aesthetics develops sometimes personal items, is necessary to ensure the bathroom reflects their daily maintenance or used as a place as well. Moen’s Securemount grab bar into a vision from which the bath- tastes and lifestyle. of retreat? And what about accessories systems allow for easy grab bar instal- room, with all its amenities, becomes that make it personal? Those are the lation not involving studs. Utilizing a reality. icing on the cake. the principles of physics, its D-shape The most popular and common Bathroom accessories are available anchor is precision engineered for practice used in the bath is matching in a myriad of options, from specialty optimal bracing behind the wall. This hardware to the fixtures such as toilets, hand showers to matching compo- design offers flexibility so the decora- tubs and faucets. Accessories range nents to fixtures and faucets, towel tive bar may be placed to meet an from single, double and triple towel warmers, specialty mirror frames, individual’s need. bars, robe hooks, valet hangers, tooth mirrored medicine cabinets, matching Whatever type of grab bar is used, brush holders and soap dishes. Toilet lighting fixtures and specialty shelving. follow National Kitchen and Bath tissue holders are available to match Association planning guidelines to by using the standard spring form, Bathroom safety ensure proper placement. Grab bars in pivot style or open-ended, vertical or Another consideration when plan- the tub/shower area should be placed floor-stand options. Pivoting mirrors, ning the bathroom is safety. Many at least 33 to 36 in. above the floor cabinet hardware, lighting sconces and products designed to meet ADA speci- and must be 1 1/4 to 2 in. in diameter shelving have also been added to the fications have also been styled with and extend 1 1/2 in. fr
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