Today is Wednesday, 30th July 2014

Creating your Custom Space

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Are you ready for a bathroom or kitchen makeover, but don’t know where to start? Relax. We have your back, with experts who can guide you through every step of the process. Like any successful project, yours should begin with a plan. Follow these tips and you’ll be off to an organized and constructive start!

  • Explore your style and design options beforehand using a variety of resources. Our website can be a rich source of information and inspiration. Completing our handy “Before You Visit” checklist can also be a helpful tool for organizing your thoughts, ideas, and research. Favorite home and design publications or the Houzz website have proven to be excellent sources for researching specific styles and designs.
  • Understand your space and size constraints. Contact your contractor for help in determining the specific dimensions you’re working with, which in turn will guide the product sizes you’ll need from vanities and cabinetry to sinks to tubs to tile and everything in between. Armed with these important measurements, you will have a much more productive meeting with the pros at Best when it’s time to visit a showroom.
  • Plan ahead. You want to allow ample time to order products and ensure their delivery in the timeframe needed for your project. Many of the products displayed in our state-of-the-art showrooms are in stock in our 137,000 square-foot Somers warehouse.

Time Flies!

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Apparently I haven’t written a blog in three months! So sorry for that, I will try to make up for it with a few posts over the next few weeks.

A lot has been going on here at Best! Kohler finally launched their Tailored Vanity Collection, which meant lots of new displays for the showroom. We have put out 7 new displays in Somers over the last month! We just had a photographer in Somers to shoot the new displays, so we will be updating the pictures on our website with those shortly. We’re also going to be putting more showroom pictures on our Houzz page!  Here is a picture of what the Somers showroom looks like now with the new displays!

Somers showroomOn a personal note, I am knee deep in my kitchen and bath renovation!  I talked about my kitchen over a year ago when I first bought the house, and it’s now finally time for the overhaul!  The bathroom will be done in about two weeks, so my next blog will show the progression of that space.  Once the kitchen is done in early August I will post a blog with all of the details of that space.

Come back soon to check it out!

Not Your Boring Old Medicine Cabinets

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Any woman can tell you that storage in the bathroom is key.  We can never have enough of it, and it’s often hard to come by.  One of the best and easiest solutions is to add a medicine cabinet.

Years ago medicine cabinets were boring.  They were just a simple piece of glass on top of a shallow, often plastic, box that could be recessed into the wall or surface-mounted if you couldn’t cut a hole in the wall.  Sizes and shapes were limited, and forget having something decorative.  Thanks to companies like Robern and Afina, the world of medicine cabinets has changed dramatically.

Robern Bryn Mawr Cabinet

Robern Bryn Mawr Cabinet

DECORATIVE FRAMES

Many cabinet companies now offer decorative frames to surround the simple piece of glass on the front of a medicine cabinet.  These range from wood to metal to glass, and come in styles to suit any space.  One such example is Robern’s new Main Line Cabinets with metal frames.  There are three styles of frames, each available in a variety of sizes and and finishes to match your faucet.  If you’re looking for a wooden frame, take a look at what Afina has to offer.

Robern Full-Length M Series Cabinet

Robern Full-Length M Series Cabinet

 

EXPANDED SIZES

Medicine cabinet companies are now offering a multitude of sizes, including 6″ and 8″ depth cabinets that fit toilet paper and hair dryers, and full-length cabinets that double as full-length mirrors.  Don’t have room for a full-length medicine cabinet in your bathroom?   Think about putting on in your bedroom!  It’s great to store makeup, hair products, even jewelry or cleaning supplies.

 

ACCESSORIES

Robern PL Series Electric Option

Robern PL Series Electric Option

Robern Lock Box for M Series Cabinets

Robern Lock Box for M Series Cabinets

Cabinet companies are also coming out with accessories to help with organization, as well as safety.  My favorite accessory is the addition of electrical outlets to Robern’s cabinets.  For less than $200 you can add two outlets to any of the PL Series cabinets.  This is ideal for anyone who uses electric razors or electric toothbrushes.  Another great accessory is a lock box.  Both Robern and Kohler offer these, and it is a great way to ensure the safety of any medications you may take, especially any that may be attractive to younger children in the home.

 


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