Articles in: Bath

DIY Project: Tile Shower Nook

Posted by: on December 13th, 2013 | 3 Comments

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This nook is a great way to update your shower and create extra storage space. Here are the step-by-step instructions for this DIY project. We printable instructions you can download, too. 

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Distinct Faucets for Your Bathroom

Posted by: on July 15th, 2013 | Make A Comment

Inspiration board featuring four different faucets for your bathroom sink

 

Last week we rounded up bathroom vanities of all styles, so this week we’re focusing on bathroom faucet ideas. If you’re looking for something that’s a little bit different than the standard fare for your bathroom, check out these options.

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WALL MOUNTED FAUCETS

We love the old-school look of a faucet that is mounted to the wall rather than sitting on the deck of the vanity. Not only does it feel a bit special, cleaning the sink countertop is super easy! The Moen Weymouth 2-Handle Wall Mount Faucet in Chrome has a traditional bridge faucet and cross handles that give it a vintage feel, while the Kohler Purist 2-Handle Wall Mount Faucet has modern styling in a warm, brushed gold finish for a bit of glam.

FAUCETS WITH MODERN LINES

Give a bathroom sink a more modern touch with a faucet that has sleek lines, like the Delta Commercial Touchless Faucet or the Kohler Purist Widespread 2-Handle Low-Arc Faucet with Low Cross Handles in Polished Chrome.

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Places: Bathrooms with DIY Vanities

Posted by: on June 26th, 2013 | 2 Comments
Image of a DIY bath vanity using a Home Depot sink

Image via Sweet Pickins

 

In any bath, the vanity is arguably the most important piece of furniture in the room. That’s why we’ve been so inspired to see many homeowners dressing up their baths with creative DIY alternatives to standard bathroom vanities.

And, of course, we absolutely love it when people such as the ingenious folks over at Sweet Pickins (above) make vanities pairing one of our vintage-inspired sinks with a repurposed dresser to create a unique piece for a bathroom.

You may want to consider a few of the incredible DIY bathroom vanities we’ve spotted recently if you’re looking for ideas that can add character to your bath.

 

DIY Vanity Ideas for Small Bathrooms

A collage of images of DIY Vanities for Small Baths

Images via Beneath My Heart (clockwise from left), Three Scoops of Love, A Detailed House, Pinterest via Beautiful Matters, His & Hers and Makely School for Girls

 

If you are intrigued by the idea of creating your own DIY vanity, a half-bath or guest bathroom might be the perfect place to try it out. Experiment with salvaged cabinets and thrift store tables and use a drop-in sink, or try a repurposed storage cart topped by a vessel sink, or just build something of your own design.

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A Bathroom Remodel, Part 2: Painting the Vanity for a Custom Look

Posted by: on May 29th, 2013 | One Comment

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

When blogger Emily A. Clark told us she was planning a bathroom remodel, we were excited to see where she would take the space, and how we could help! In Part 1 of this three-part series, Emily shows us how she started on her project of turning an upstairs closet into a brand new boys’ bathroom.

In Part 2, she walks us through one of the projects involved in her bathroom renovation: painting a vanity.

 

When we converted our toy closet into a bathroom, I wanted all of my design choices to work for both our boys and any houseguests. Overall, we needed a space that wasn’t too juvenile, but that wasn’t too grown-up, either. Although we decided to keep most of our bathroom remodel neutral, with white walls and gray tile, I knew I wanted to use a little playful color somewhere. This vanity seemed like the perfect place.

 Martha Stewart Living Seal Harbor vanity for the bathroom remodel

Design, as they say, is in the details. And painting bathroom cabinets is a quick way to get a custom look.

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From the Forums: How to Choose a Bathroom Faucet

Posted by: on February 8th, 2013 | Make A Comment

 

A display of the common types of faucets to help understand how to choose a bathroom faucet

 

 

“I need to replace the sink faucet in the bathroom. When I measure it, it looks like 6 inches, but stock all says 4 inches. How do I measure so I know I have the right replacement faucet?”

That was the question that took MizViki to The Home Depot’s Community Forums for an answer. It turns out that knowing how to choose a bathroom faucet is a tricky issue for a lot of people looking to upgrade their bathrooms.

Home Depot associate Christine Sharry (SheCanDoIt22) was there with a clear explanation of the different types of faucets, their measurements and how to know which kind you need for your bathroom remodel.

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Inspired: Decorative Wall Hooks

Posted by: on January 28th, 2013 | Make A Comment

An inspiration board of various decorative wall hooks for a bathroom

 

When it comes to design, it’s important not to overlook the details. Even the smallest parts of the room, such as the decorative wall hooks in the bathroom, can either strengthen or weaken the style you’re looking to create in a space. Take for example, the Liberty Acrylic Facets Wall Hook (top row, middle). If your aim is to create a feminine, modern space, this wall hook would reinforce that aesthetic and tie that feminine look to even the smallest details. Using the same wall hook in a super modern bathroom, however, would look strange and out of place, therefore distracting from that modern feel.

When designing for your home, remember to consider the unique details of each individual element, even the wall hooks.

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The Delta Coco Double Robe Hook features a sleek design in an elegant polished chrome finish, but the small enamel lettering gives it just the slightest vintage feel.

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Clean House: How To Clean A Dirty Shower Head

Posted by: on October 6th, 2012 | 4 Comments

 

Clean a dirty shower head with white vinegar

Q: My shower head has lots of build-up—and it’s kind of gross. How do I clean it?

In most homes the shower head gets its fair share of use. Naturally, calcium and minerals will start to build up, especially if you’ve got lots of those elements in your local water supply. You may also get some rusty residue.

One solution is to soak the shower head in some acidic white vinegar, which will break down many of the elements that are clogging the flow. Just grab a Ziploc bag or a grocery bag and some rubber bands or hair ties. Fill up the bag with the vinegar, then place the shower head inside until it is fully immersed. Secure the bag with the band and allow it to sit for overnight or longer.

If you’ve got particularly “hard” water, you can also filter the shower, which many people say leads to softer hair and skin as well as a cleaner flow. If the build-up persists, you may want to consider swapping out the shower head for a new model. Check out our selection of shower heads.

Read more of our Clean House cleaning tips here on the Apron blog. And check out The Home Depot’s online Cleaning Supplies page for everything you need to keep your kitchen, bathroom and all of your household spic and span.

Inspired: The Etoo Wall Light

Posted by: on September 25th, 2012 | 2 Comments

Inspired: The Etoo Wall Light

There are all sorts of contemporary home decor items on the market today, and while most of these pieces are beautiful, sleek fixtures and furniture pieces, you may not always know how to incorporate these modern styles into your existing decor. Or perhaps you have a very modern space, but you aren’t sure how to make it feel comfortable, warm, and homey.

In this inspiration board, we wanted to show how to warm up a modern bathroom. The Etoo wall light was the jumping off point for this space as it perfectly reflects contemporary style with its streamlined form and spherical shape. We also included a very contemporary freestanding bath tub, the Barclay cast iron tub with wooden feet, and a simple, sharp bathroom vanity with a marble top from Home Decorators Collection. These three items created the basis of this space. The next thing to do was jazz it up with colorful accessories and art. Here’s what we chose.

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Bathroom Tile Idea With Bold Stripes

Posted by: on September 4th, 2012 | Make A Comment

 

Bold stripes are a popular trend in home décor. Whether painted on, wallpapered or tiled, bold stripes add a lot of visual appeal, and they can make rooms feel larger and walls appear taller. Adding stripes is a terrific bathroom tile idea.

In this how-to video, Home Depot associate Ruth will show you how to punch up the look of your bathroom using mosaic wall tiles to create a bold stripe accent wall. You’ll see how SimpleMat tile setting mat makes installing the 12 x 12 tile stripes super simple and easy. And with the tiles in place, you’ll be ready to grout, add pencil molding for a finished look, and clean and polish your newly installed tile with a sponge and cheese cloth.

You’ll also get painting tips and as well as a complete list of the tools and products needed to get started.

Check out more DIY and home improvement videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

St. Paul Bath Suites Simplify an Upgrade

Posted by: on July 20th, 2012 | 2 Comments

 

A St. Paul Suite in Espresso

 

If you’ve ever backed up the line at Baskin-Robbins, you know it’s true: Sometimes making decisions is no fun. Especially when there are hundreds of options (which means thousands of combinations!) to choose from.

Decision paralysis is certainly not limited to the ice cream shop. If you are looking to renovate your home, especially in the kitchen or bathroom, you’ll have lots of decisions to make—and often one decision leads to other questions.

Enter our new  St. Paul Bath Suites, available at homedepot.com. These bundled items take the guesswork out of a bathroom upgrade—and also save you cold hard cash in the process. There are 22 unique combos in the line. Here’s why they are pretty sweet. 

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