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3 Things To Pay Attention To When You Visit A Bathroom Showroom

by Zack Gilbert

There are a lot of design details that go into a renovation, especially in heavily used spaces like bathrooms and kitchens. In addition to selecting faucets, tile colors, flooring, and countertop materials, you also might be faced with choosing paint colors and floor plans. However, by visiting a bathroom showroom, you can explore a variety of different options quickly while learning about styles, materials, and contractors. Here are three things you should remember as you visit bathroom showrooms. 

1.    Floorplan

As you explore different showroom bathrooms, pay attention to the orientation of things like the vanity, shower, and toilet. Think about the flow of the space and how you would get ready if you were to use that bathroom. Additionally, compare orientations to your existing bathroom floorplan to see what would be the easiest to add. 

Also, don't forget to compare the size of your space to the size of example bathrooms. Remember that, although a large soaker tub and enclosed shower would be nice, you may not have space for all of those additions in your existing bathroom. 

2.    Color Combinations

Additionally, pay attention to the color combinations used by designers in the bathroom showroom. Consider taking pictures so you remember the way the colors looked together, and write down the names of the paint colors and tile choices used. If possible, ask for samples of materials used in your favorite spaces, so you can recreate the look in your home. 

3.    Hard Surface Styles

Your bathroom relies on hard surfaces to create an impenetrable barrier against water. However, since it can be hard to switch out later, it is important to choose colors and textures of hard surfaces like counters and flooring carefully. 

Look for hard surface materials that will stand up against the types of rigors present in your home, and try to avoid colors and textures that will detract from your design scheme. Consider choosing hard surfaces that provide contrast with flooring and cabinets. For instance, if you select dark cabinets and flooring, lighter counters and tile could create a clean appearance in your bathroom. 

When you are ready to make changes to your space and you want to start shopping for finishes, visit a bathroom showroom in your area as soon as possible. When you visit, consider bringing along color palette samples from your home, pictures of your space, and measurements so you have a better idea of what you are working with.