Most homes have at least one bathroom without windows. And if you live in a condo, you may not have any bathrooms with windows. Powder rooms or guest baths positioned within interior walls have a tendency to feel dark and small and they can present a design challenge. How do you maximize light flow without any source of natural light? What can you do to make a small space feel larger? Over the years, we’ve designed and remodeled a lot of bathrooms and have some design tips we can share with you that will enhance the look and feel of those without windows.
The bathrooms in our homes get more use than any other room in the house. The more people in your household, the more wear and tear it's going to take. Outdated or worn out finishes, lack of storage, and poor layout are the most common issues we discuss with clients who are planning a bathroom remodel. Over the years we've created a lot of helpful resources for those who are getting ready to update their bathroom. We recommend reviewing the 10 listed below if you are considering one in your near future.
There’s a common assumption that master bathrooms must have a double vanity. While it’s true that most homeowners do choose to include two sinks or a double vanity in their bathroom remodel, there are times when one sink is actually preferred and has a few great benefits as well.
Freestanding tubs add a touch of luxury to the bathroom. They are beautiful to look at and the ideal spot to relax and soak the stresses of the day away. Freestanding tubs are like functional pieces of art in your bathroom. Add one to your bathroom design and you will be creating a beautiful focal point that will enhance the overall aesthetic of the space. And with the wide variety of size, shapes, and styles to choose from you can go with something traditional like a clawfoot tub or go a more modern route with a clean oval shaped tub. How do you choose which one to go with? Continue reading to get some tips on how to select the right freestanding tub for your bathroom.
Designing a shower might seem like a pretty simple task, but there are several important elements you must consider to ensure that it will be comfortable and fit your needs. Some homeowners are looking for something basic while others want all the bells and whistles of a luxury spa shower. No matter which you prefer, you should review each of the elements listed below when developing your shower design.
Lighting your bathroom vanity can be tricky. Have you ever been in a bathroom and felt that it was either too dark or that the lighting was not flattering at all? Knowing where to place fixtures, what type of fixtures, how many to choose, and selecting the right light bulbs are important considerations. But, where to you start?
Large, spacious dining rooms simply don't exist in every home. In fact, some families prefer a cozier spot for meals. When we work with homeowners remodeling small dining areas, the two biggest design challenges are how to accommodate more seating and storage. Fortunately, our creative design team is proficient at listening to each family's needs and determining how to get the most out of every inch of space.
This week we are dedicating our blog to a common remodeling question: Should my kitchen and bathroom cabinets match? Our recommendation is to have them either match or compliment one another in style or finish. Read on for our explanation.
Families with children know how messy bathrooms can get. Towels on the floor, water everywhere, toothpaste on the walls. Hey, let’s be honest, this can happen with just adults in the household too, but there are ways to tame the mess by making smart design decisions. And we know a thing or two about designing functional family bathrooms.
Regardless of size, designing a kitchen takes careful thought and planning in order to meet the needs of each family. If your home has a small kitchen don’t despair, there are creative ways to maximize space and make the most out of every inch. At Thompson Remodeling, we’ve remodeled kitchens of all shapes and sizes over the years, so we’ve got a few design tips to share with you that will help to maximize space and functionality in a small kitchen.