Bathroom Design and Molding

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Addition of moldings in the bathroom can create a powerful transformation. Stylish molding adds a polished look to any interior space, and especially bathrooms. While selecting bathroom molding, you should focus on three main criteria – material that molding is made of, size and proportion of molding profile, and molding style…

Bathroom Design

Most homes have more than one bathroom. Some may have half or three-quarter baths (with a sink, toilet, and shower stall) as well. When you are approaching bathroom design and decorating, first you have to determine the space available, your needs, and the most efficient arrangement of plumbing fixtures and supportive furnishings, storage, and lighting for each hygiene area in your home.

Bathroom design has always been centered on the three necessary fixtures – the tub, toilet, and sink. Ample storage for towels, medicines, and grooming and cleaning aids is essential. A place for soiled clothing is also desirable in the bathroom. Master bathrooms commonly contain two sinks, a separate area for the toilet, and a shower stall in addition to the tub. Tubs can be located almost anyplace, including the center of the bathroom. They are available in all shapes, designs, colors, and sizes. Often tubs are placed beside large windows to take advantage of the view.

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Particular attention should be paid to the bathroom lighting fixtures. Bathroom requires shadow-less lighting for shaving and grooming, which can be supplied by light from overhead and from both sides of the mirror, and by light reflected upward from light-colored marble or granite countertop. Mirror lighting in the bathroom is usually sufficient to illuminate an average-sized powder room; however, general lighting in the bathroom is necessary with the addition of the tub or shower. Light in the shower needs to be enclosed and certified for use in a wet environment.

There are several ways to take an ordinary bathroom and give it some flair through packaging improvements, suggesting that the bathroom is a luxurious retreat. The luxury bathroom will appeal to many people, and – if you ever plan on selling your home – to potential buyers. By installing fixtures like saunas or Jacuzzi, you will undoubtedly improve your bathroom, but it can be a quite expansive addition. You can also consider a less-expensive way to create impressive decor – adding molding, color, and accessories.

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Bathroom Molding

Addition of moldings in the bathroom can create a powerful transformation. Stylish molding adds a polished look to any interior space, and especially bathrooms. Crown molding and baseboard are the most common types of molding that are used in the bathroom. If your bathroom has a sloped ceiling you might, it doesn’t mean that you can’t embellish it with molding. For a sloped ceiling, you should consider using a frieze molding. This type of molding is designed to be fixed only on the wall surface and allows you an opportunity to add architectural details to the rooms with unusual ceilings angles.

There is a wide selection of crown molding styles available on InvitingHome.com website that will bring a style of your bathroom to the next level. From contemporary crown molding and Art Deco molding to traditional Dentil molding and elegant cove molding, there are moldings for any bathroom style and scale. While selecting bathroom molding, you should focus on three main criteria – material that molding is made of, size and proportion of molding profile, and molding style.

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Bathroom Molding Materials

Before selecting any molding styles, you should be certain that moldings you are looking at are made from water-resilient material. Choosing the right molding material for your bathroom is crucial. Because of the high humidity level in the bathroom moldings that are made from any kind of wood or wooden composite material are not appropriate. The wooden molding will react to moister and temperature changes; as a result, they can crack, warp, or even rote.

The perfect molding for installation in the bathroom is molding that is made from the high-density furniture-grade polyurethane or high-definition polymer system (HDPS). These types of molding material are perfect for bathrooms, basement, screened porches, and any other interior spaces with high levels of moister or frequent temperature changes. While shopping for polyurethane molding, you should be confident that molding you plan on buying is CFC and HCFC free. CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons) and HCFC (Formaldehyde) are synthetic chemicals that affecting your health and health of the planet.

Usually, moldings that contain such chemicals are much cheaper than green molding, but is it really worth it? As a good citizen of planet Earth, it is our responsibility to take care of the environment and provide a healthy home to our children by implementing principles of green design.

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