Posts Tagged 'bathroom'

Aging In Place Modifications: Practical & Stylish

Portrait of happy senior woman cutting vegetables in kitchen

A 2015 Houzz report showed that over 50% of homeowners age 60+ are planning to age in place. As the baby boomer generation begins to enter the golden years, home construction and renovation contractors are seeing an increase in accessibility modifications being made. With more spending power than the younger millennial generation, the boomers are also a large player in the interior design industry; frequently updating their home to incorporate the latest design trends. Combining the need for accessibility with the desire to keep the attractive appearance of the home, these modifications are not only practical but stylish as well.  Read below for some simple yet important modifications to make to your home accessible for any generation.

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Bathrooms: 2 Sinks, or not 2 Sinks? That is the Question.

Schrock cabinetry master bath with double-sinks

Schrock cabinetry master bath with double-sinks. Also, note that a wine rack is re-purposed for towels. Picture courtesy of Schrock.

The most common request we get for bathrooms is a double-sink vanity. Unfortunately, in a lot of bath spaces, there just isn’t enough room. Kitchen Views has done double-sink vanities as small as 48” wide. The problem with 2 sinks in anything under 60” wide is there are no drawers whatsoever. The only storage ends up under the sinks, fighting for space with the plumbing.

For true comfort, the preference would be 72” wide. Certainly with anything less than 60” wide, there really isn’t enough elbow room for 2 people side-by-side using sinks at the same time. Don’t get two sinks just because it’s a trend and “everyone is doing it”. First, consider how often two people get ready at the same time. If it’s rare, put the sink in the center and go for lots of drawers on either side. If you do find that two people regularly do have to get ready at once, think of it, like your kitchen, in terms of “stations”. Put the sink on one end. Put drawers on the other end. The sink end is the “Wash/Shave” station. The drawers end is the “Blow-dry/Makeup/Prep” station. Having the storage, and not being in each other’s way, creates a much calmer start of the day.

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Double Vanity in Bathroom Designed by Kitchen Views’ Amy Mood

The real secret is having a great designer, who will find ways to exceed your expectations and create a room you will enjoy for years to come. With our large selection of cabinet brands and a vast array of bathroom vanitieskitchen cabinets and accessories, there are also some great bath cabinets and accessories available to maximize even the smallest bathrooms.
Kitchen Views at National Lumber
www.kitchenviews.com


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