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 I am in the process of updating a master bathroom.  We have been doing the research on the options for cabinetry, tile, and plumbing as well as expanding the shower. The client is interested in having more storage, so we are going to add a couple of linen storage cabinet units with drawers in each vanity unit. 

There are many decisions to be made just in terms of the choice and design of new cabinets. The client is mulling over is how deep she wants the upper cabinets to be. The first two photos show two options:  1 -cabinets the depth of the vanity and 2-the upper cabinet is recessed.

 Another decision to be made is number of drawers or doors in the base cabinets and how they should be configured. 

And should clear or obscure glass be used in the upper cabinetry?

 

 If we go with clear glass or open shelving would baskets be an option for storing things attractively?

Drawing an elevation of the bathroom vanity wall is important so that  the client can  see how the various options might look and make an informed decision as to style and configuration. Below is one of several preliminary concept elevations I drew for the current project.  As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.  

 

And of course there are many other decisions regarding the cabinetry, including the choice of hardware and paint or stain color and the choice of countertop material (see  post on quartz countertop in Blog Archives as one excellent choice of material).

If you are planning a remodeling project of a bathroom, it  is very important to do all the groundwork very thoroughly before you begin.  It would be wise to hire an interior designer as well as a a good general contractor who is bonded and insured to get the best results. Hiring an experienced and qualified designer is money well spent. He or she will be able to give you lots of ideas and options to explore and ensure that you make good aesthetic as well as functional choices of materials and configuration of your space.  It is important that you have your designer and contractor work hand-in-hand on the project.  These types of projects involve many moving parts and lots of things can go wrong and cause delays as well as costly mistakes.  

I will be keeping you up-to-date on my project once we finalize decisions and begin the work.

Photo credits:  googleimages.com, houzz.com

 

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My husband and I just bought a house and were having a few plumbing issues. He wants to fix it himself even though he is not as skilled as he thinks. While hes trying to fix it I'll be looking for plumbers in Naperville IL. We thought since we have to fix the plumbing we might as well remodel the bathroom. I am in the process of looking up ideas. Thanks for the great information.

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