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Thoughts on Room Design:
**Spoiler Alert! Secrets revealed on how to perform this magical transformation!!
Magicians have performed magic tricks to the delight of young and old for generations. Given the limited space constraints of this antique
bathroom, nothing short of hiring Bobo the Magician to wave his wand (and a touch of prestidigitation) will do. It is no wonder that the owners
wanted to remodel. What is a surprise is that they were able to accomplish two things:
- Maintain the ambiance of the original dÃ©cor
- and, do so without making the bathroom look small and cluttered
...OK, so it isn't making the Statue of Liberty disappear; but, it is still a good trick...
Just because your bathroom is small doesn't mean that it has to be boring. With a bit of slight-o'-hand and lighting, you can transform your small
bath into this cozy retreat showing off your sense of taste and style.
To enhance the illusion, the use of small, diagonal tiles on the floor lead the eye away and give a spacious impression. Using white grout
with the white tiles eliminates the visual grout lines thus reducing the cluttered, overdone look. This is a perfect special effect for a
I love the choice here to stick with the traditional dÃ©cor as, in truth, no amount of redecorating will make the room larger. All we can
hope to accomplish is to make the bathroom appear larger. For instance, the short ball and claw footed bathtub becomes the focal point
of this room. By using a stand-up, shower friendly design and off-centering the tub along the wall, it gives the impression that there is
extra, unused space. By using the 62 shower riser and curtain enclosure to add height, we have the bath in the bathroom covered. Viola!
Especially in some older bathrooms, one of the greatest challenges in your remodel will be giving height to the ceiling. Since, in most cases, a
structural overhaul is both a difficult feat of engineering as well as financially prohibitive, you can create the illusion of a raised ceiling
by creating a tray vault up into the existing attic or crawl space above the bathroom and trimming it with one of our polyurethane moldings.
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This wizard of the water closet chose to use two different styles of moldings for this act of bathroom bewitchment. Both have a nice 45Âº
angled profile giving rise to the ceiling. The crown used on the walls here is our
ET-88295 crown molding. Leaving the molding white breaks up the color
between the walls and ceiling adding contrast and height.
By using our ET-88153 3.34 crown molding, we only have to raise the
tray vault a matter of a few inches thus eliminating the need for a major rafter relocation (consult a structural engineer or general
contractor before relocating any rafters on your own). Notice that the ceiling of the tray vault is painted white. The lighter tones add to the
visual deception of height as the lighter tone reflects the light creating shadows.
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Before you answer, just think about it - how would a crystal chandelier look in your bathroom? I know what you're thinking; and, yes,
most crystal chandeliers are too big and too extravagant for the bath. But, you need lighting anyway - right? So lets scale it down a little; how about
a modest sized chandelier. Ah, yes, I see the sparkle in your eyes, now - must be the kaleidoscopic effect from the amethyst crystals
of one of our Petite Crystal Chandeliers - just perfect for
your petit eau.
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Add charm and visual appeal to any room in your house with wainscot. Wainscoting instantly adds character, style and a sense of history to a home.
Use our ET-8711 Molding to enhance the architectural decor of your bathroom.
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Trim the window with our large AD315 window trim. Accent the border with one of our
bow and tassel combos (as shown here painted white).
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