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Bathroom Vanities

The second biggest project you may face in a home is a bathroom remodel. The centerpiece to a good bathroom design is the vanity. A bathroom vanity must be both beautiful and functional. Here’s a guide to what types of bathroom vanities are out there so you can figure out which one will work for you both stylistically and functionally.

One of the most simple and classic styles eliminates the vanity cabinet all together. Pedestal sinks are a simple solution for a bathroom, but leave something to be desired for your bathroom storage. A solution that combines the sleek look of a pedestal with a cabinet, would be free standing vanities or furniture style. The legs on a free standing vanity give a detailed look while the cabinet offers storage you wouldn’t get with a pedestal sink. A more traditional approach would be a simple vanity cabinet. Though they aren’t free standing, traditional vanity cabinets still have plenty to offer stylistically and functionally. Last but not least are wall mounted sinks. This can be done with or without cabinet storage below. Additionally, this is a great option for those that need wheel chair accessibility.

10 Tips For Getting Through Your Kitchen Remodel

#1 Choose a contractor you feel comfortable with. Someone you can talk to and explains the process. Little things come up during the kitchen remodel. You’ll need to have good communication with the contractor

#2 Plan on a temporary kitchen in the area with your refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave, toaster, crock pot. Like your camping out in your own house. Where can you wash things up?

#3 While you have your current kitchen make up some easy meal plans. Crock pot meals, homemade casseroles, plan foil wrapped dinners and of course check out local restaurants.

#4 Don’t forget about your pets, demolition days you may want to plan to have a plan day away from the house.

#5 Depending on how much construction must be done this can be stressful to your whole family. Plan to spend time away from home and come home to see the changes. On intense demolition days you could plan a mini staycation  at a local motel and see your city like a tourist.  

#6 Safety first. Keep pets and  children from being a concern for contractors, keep small children out of work area and away from tools while the kitchen remodel is underway.

#7 Put away valuables and breakable, this keeps them safe, and clean.

#8 Plan on a good cleaning at the conclusion of the kitchen remodel. Kitchen cabinets will get dirty inside and out during the remodel process.

#9 Pack up things up according to when you’ll need them back in your new kitchen. Ornaments and such can wait, while a priority should be on functional items.

#10 It’s an exciting time, relax and go with the disruptions and have fun with the whole process. Although the process can be stressful just think off all the fun you’ll have in your new kitchen!