Kitchen Design & Feng Shui

My half bathroom was white, builder bland and boring. I wanted to do something old timey to honor the porcelain pieces that my Grandmother painted and a place put some old family photographs but with a bit of a modern twist because I’m not completely an old fashioned girl. The trapeze mirror, shelf, toilet paper holder, and towel ring are all Umbra that I got on sale and each a different store. It’s like the universe wanted this bathroom design to come together!

It’s a while since we decorated this bathroom, but I still love the colours. The CD cabinet was a great find, and just what we needed. Thanks for your kind comment. Some bends and a little tear in the metal at the bottom… darn… that one was our fault… too much of an angle on the back entrance to the barn. Argh. Om Paramapoonya your hub Creating a Bathroom Spa in Five Steps is ful of useful and easy to follow tips and tricks. Thanks for the information.

Those who do a lot of cooking in the kitchen are bound to spill some things on their tile floor. Stains show up much easier on tile floors that are light in color. Dark color tiles can keep the floor looking cleaner, although darker tiles show more dust than lighter tiles. I have a small bathroom, so I try to stick with lighter colors on the walls because this helps open up my bathroom space.

We’ve had a new white bathroom installed with slate laminate flooring and I painted the walls an olive-y green with a subtle gold sparkle in it. It looks awful! I’m hoping that adding some heavy dark framed pictures might help. Otherwise I need to think again! Having blocked off the old back door we made use of the old dead space at the end of the kitchen by putting up a stud-wall for fixing kitchen wall and base units to and by making access to the area behind the stud wall, from the adjoining living room, to create a useful cloakroom.

Cup hooks and under shelf wire baskets give me additional storage. My paper towel holder is an under shelf mount. I also have two stemware racks (on the shopping list above) mounted under one of the shelves allowing extra shelf space for more needed dishes. Wainscoting was one project that I had planned to do when we purchased our home 20 years ago. Never got around to it (either short on time or money) but still plan on. I’m going to ditto the requests for: dimensions of your shower, dimensions of your room, and any budget info you’re willing to share.