Bathroom Design Tips

I showed you the basic framing of our master bathroom earlier this week. Today, I’m going to share a few tips for designing the bathroom of your (our) dreams. I mentioned that we met with senior designer, William Collins at the Kohler Store in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Talk about inspiration! There’s plenty to be had in the store and at the Mart’s Luxe Home.



We incorporated many of William’s tips (they didn’t all make it into the video) and appreciated his aesthetic advice. We’re a week or three away from having the fixtures installed, but I’m excited to show you when it’s ready. Heck, I’m excited to see it myself. We’re still in the process of purchasing tile, lighting and other elements that will make this a fab room.

Disclosure: We purchased several Kohler fixtures and a dual-flush toilet at a discount, but note that if you are working with a contractor or designer, you should (almost) never pay list price for items you buy at a specialty retailer. Your pro should be passing along a bit of his discount to you. Kohler’s design services are available to the public.

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2 Responses to Bathroom Design Tips
  1. Joseph
    October 28, 2011 | 9:36 am

    Kohler makes marvelous products. And you’re right. If you shop around, you can often get a better price.

    • kim/reluctant renovator
      October 30, 2011 | 1:13 pm

      Especially in this economy. A driven sales consultant will most likely be wiling to shave off a small percentage to seal the deal.