Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Now that you’ve selected the perfect vanity, countertop, sink and faucet it’s time to pick your mirror! Woo hoo! You’re probably thinking to yourself, a mirror’s a mirror, what’s the big deal!? Well allow us to enlighten you on the BIG deal that is a vanity mirror. Mirrors play an integral role in your daily bathroom activities like shaving, putting on makeup and styling that fabulous head of hair you have...or don’t have. Bald is beautiful, right? Mirrors are also important for accentuating your space and creating the perception of more light. We sat down with Kathy to discuss picking out the perfect mirror. According to Kathy, “Mirrors come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. You can

Designing the Perfect Master Bath Vanity

Whether you’re remodeling or building new, master baths can be a tricky project. Planning a bathroom space for one is hard enough but adding a partner makes it that much harder. “You want a bedazzled faucet!?” Luckily, our star showroom consultant Kathy has some expert advice on how to meet everyone’s needs while creating the master bath oasis you’ve always dreamed of. We sat down with Kathy to chat all things sinks and faucets for your master bath vanity. In our previous series we talked about vanities from a cabinetry perspective, so be sure to check that out here. Today we’re going to stick to the plumbing side of things. First, we’ll talk sinks, as the type of sink you select helps deter

Accessorizing Your Shower

As we close out the shower portion of our bathroom series, we wanted to make sure we covered an often overlooked portion of your shower, accessories. We sat down with Kathy to get her expert opinion on adding all the right accessories to create the perfect shower. “When designing a new shower, you should always think about the functionality of accessories you will need,” said Kathy. “Regardless of the shower style you picked (fiberglass, tiled, etc.) it’s very important to consider shelving and storage.” As Kathy said, the storage space in your shower is key to making it as functional as possible. You’ll want to think through your shower routine and the items you use on a regular basis in yo

Upgrading Your Showerhead

One of the best parts of our job is helping people go from overwhelmed to empowered when it comes to their home upgrades. The consultants at Studio H2O have all experienced the overwhelm and we can relate. Step one – break things down into manageable pieces. Showerheads are the topic of the day, and Kathy Rutt, our Showroom Operations Manager, has some suggestions. People often come into the showroom looking to replace their standard showerhead with something more functional. All due respect to the fans of the standard showerhead, but there is a better way. There are many functions available on newer showerheads that you may currently be missing. “Replacing your current showerhead is a simpl

Walk-ins Welcome!

We’re kicking off a new series this week focused on designing your bathroom for both function and style. Our functionally stylish Showroom Operations Manager, Kathy Rutt, has provided her expertise on bathroom remodels and today’s topic is replacing your tub shower unit with a walk-in shower. Let’s get started! Updating your tub shower with a walk-in unit is a common trend in remodel projects and creates a functional showering option that is handicap accessible and aging-in-place friendly. No more stepping over a tub ledge to get in and out of the shower. Here at Studio H2O we have a wide variety of walk-in shower options to choose from. Our variety allows you to find the perfect style to su

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