Kitchen & Bath Hour
Join HGTV, HGTVRemodels, DIYNetwork, and HGTV Frontdoor for Kitchen & Bath Hour here on Pinterest. Tuesdays (8/7c) in July we will be sharing our most inspiring kitchen and bath designs, clever storage tips, and money-saving project ideas you can DIY!
20 Upcycled and One-of-a-Kind Bathroom Vanities: This secondhand dresser makes a marvelous vintage vanity. Drawers like these can still be functional after you make room for the plumbing — simply saw a cutout to accommodate the pipes and construct a frame around it that forms the new back of the drawer. From DIYnetwork.com
Upcycle a flea market dresser into a unique vanity. Drawers like these can still be functional after you make room for plumbing.
This mirrored console table is meant for a dining room but it's also stunning in the bathroom.
Big Ideas for Small Bathroom Storage: This French wine barrel from Premier Copper Products originally came from a winery in Napa, CA. The barrel has been disassembled, cleaned and reassembled by a master woodworker. The base is ample enough to hold cleaning products and toiletries. From DIYnetwork.com
20 Upcycled and One-of-a-Kind Bathroom Vanities: This vanity is a Pinterest phenomenon. “It’s the sink that made me famous,” says artist Benjamin Bullins. “People ask me where the inspiration came from, but it was really more opportunity than inspiration.” Bullins was designing a client’s bathroom, and the client’s mom’s neighbor knew he worked with recycled materials, so she brought over some old bicycles for him to repurpose...
You can put your sink on just about anything! Here are some of our favorite upcycled vanities.
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Designer Sarah Richardson placed two large wicker baskets on a vintage vanity shelf to keep bathroom toiletries at hand and to bring visual appeal to the all-white bathroom. The vanity's vintage design provides a place to hang towels.
Freestanding storage is a great option if you frequently change the design of your bathroom. Ana White of Ana-White.com built this simple storage ladder and stored different items at each level. Paint the ladder any color to match your bathroom design style, and fill the ladder with different types of containers to bring dimension to the space.
Brewed tea can be used to clean windows, mirrors and countertops. Spray on your bathroom surfaces just as you would any typical window or surface cleaner. Then, keep your bags to hide in the back of the fridge. They will actually work to deodorize it!
If your stains are too stubborn for lemon alone, add some salt to the lemon, and scrub the surface of your bathtub, sink or toilet. Once your salt solution has done the trick, just rinse off any pulp and leftover residue, leaving your bathroom perfectly clean with a lemon-fresh scent!
DIY disposal freshener: 2 cups baking soda, 2 cups sea salt, 1 teaspoon dish soap, 2 lemons. Combine baking soda & sea salt in large bowl. Add teaspoon of dish detergent. Zest lemons and add to mix. Squeeze lemons into the bowl. Stir & combine well. Pour 1/4 cup into disposal as needed. Store in airtight container.
The acid in lemons makes them a great natural cleanser. If your shaving cream has left a rusty ring in your bathtub, use your lemon half to scrub it away. Baking soda is also one cleaning agent you don’t want to be without. For most bathroom surfaces, a simple paste made of baking soda and water will do the trick.
Vinegar is by far one of the most versatile cleaning agents. Use it to remove soap scum from the shower. Mix it with borax to get rid of hard-water rings in the toilet.
To really maximize the storage in your kitchen, put unused areas to work. Typically, the "drawer" in front of the kitchen sink is just a false front, but with the addition of cleverly hidden hinges and a stainless steel tray, it becomes out-of-sight storage for wet sponges and scrub brushes. Photo courtesy of Mullet Cabinets, Inc.
Smart Kitchen Storage Tip: Customize Your Pantry. Shelves, pullout baskets and shallow drawers will ensure your pantry offers a place for everything and keeps everything in its place.
Smart Kitchen Storage Tip: Don't Forget the Kids. Keep little ones busy while you finish up dinner prep with hideaway kitchen storage for art supplies.
Smart Kitchen Storage Tip: Stash Stuff in Plain Sight! Open shelves provide plenty of storage while keeping everyday serveware, pots and pans within easy reach. Photo courtesy of The Brooklyn Home Company
Small pops of citrine add visual interest to the classic black-and-white palette of this bathroom. This display shelving slides out of the way to reveal a medicine cabinet that houses bathroom essentials. Design by Gregg De Meza, Jennifer Gustafson and Michelle Nelson
The designers wanted to combine traditional and modern elements in this 1920s-era bathroom. Designers Gregg De Meza, Jennifer Gustafson and Michelle Nelson nodded to tradition with black-and-white tile, but updated the look with a glass tile mosaic.
Using a wall-mounted vanity and sink frees up floor space, making a small bathroom feel spacious while remaining functional. In this design by Marie Burgos, the frameless glass shower door again helps to make the space feel more continuous.
Add function and style by utilizing wasted vertical space. Adding shelves above the toilet maximizes the space in this small-bathroom design by Erica Islas.
Floor-to-ceiling tile can help a space feel larger by adding continuity, like in this design by Joseph Pubillones. The floating vanity gives a light feeling and frees up floor space visually, while keeping the colors neutral further expands the space. Photo by Daniel Newcomb
5 Tricks to Make Your Kitchen Look and Feel Bigger: Keep the Personal Touches Small. Display simple items that don't create a feel of clutter.
5 Tricks to Make Your Kitchen Look and Feel Bigger: Maintain a Mix of Natural and Ambient Lighting. A skylight will open the ceiling to more light and raise a portion of the ceiling. Bay and greenhouse windows create an open feel.
5 Tricks to Make Your Kitchen Look and Feel Bigger: Choose Sleek Appliances! There are many high-efficiency appliances that allow people with small kitchens to have the same luxuries as those with large kitchens.