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Bathroom Trends

Interior design expert, Cynthia Soda provides valuable insights on bathroom renovation trends.

Large- or small-scale renovations can be daunting.  Having recently gone through the experience of our own bathroom renovation, we, like many before us have invested in the process and are left with the most glorious space to start and finish our days.  Overhauling our space wasn’t part of our 5-year plan, but a substandard builder with little to no quality control left our family in a brand-new house with mold, forcing our hand.  Being one to do things right the first time, out came the proverbial TNT button and it was time for change.

 This bathroom, much like any renovation, was about the experience.  Light, warmth, contrast, all appeal to our senses and can physically impact our mood.  Always being the one with cold hands and feet we invested in Schluter’s DITRA-HEAT in-floor warming mat and cables to make walking into the tiled floor in the morning a pleasant experience.  Large marble-look porcelain tiles were laid overtop which meant less grout to worry about and a luxurious aesthetic without breaking the bank.  It also set the stage for a large floating double vanity with reveal details on flat drawer fronts to add interest and put our stamp on our very personal space.  Touch latch drawers fully wrap around the plumbing under the sink and maximize the storage capacity within.

The splurges on all the pretty (and still practical) would include a tub big enough to hold our 4 children and handle their splashing while still evoking style.  Through Atlantis Bath center, Victoria & Albert’s Eldon tub was our number one selection with it’s back to wall installation and capacity to hold our littles (or two adults!) and not have the added worry of trying to mop up those corners behind the tub.  Kohler was our go-to for the toilet and sinks for style and function.  The Hansgrohe shower experience and industry style glass shower enclosure with sliding door by Doors & More makes we want to stay in there for as long as possible.  The only thing left to figure out is how to keep the kids out!

About the Author

Cynthia Soda is Owner, Principal Interior Designer of Soda Pop Design Inc., a multi-disciplinary interior design firm providing complete custom renovation and design services for residential and commercial clients throughout the GTA.  Soda Pop Design Inc focuses on merging the client’s lifestyle, personality and architecture to create customized liveable luxury., instagram: @csodapop, twitter: @sodapopdesign

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