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Calling all Couples

by RichmondTile

No matter how in love you are in any other room of the house, sometimes, when it comes to the bathroom, couples can quickly turn from cutesy to competitive.  

So, don’t let the drama continue! Whether you’re working with a small space or you’ve got plenty of room for improvement, read on for top tips on how to make the most of your space so that bathroom bickering becomes a thing of the past. 

his + her sinks = Peace of mind


When you’re in a rush to get ready for work or you’ve got plans to meet the in-laws and are running behind, there’s nothing worse than waiting with a mouthful of toothpaste while your other half has got shaving cream all over the countertop.

Save yourself from the stress by installing ‘his + hers’ sinks. This simple solution will make a world of a difference in those crunch-time moments, and will create a sense of ease and harmony that is sure to eliminate all future (bathroom-related) arguments.

If you’ve got room to play with, consider installing separate units, which gives you the added luxury of your own storage. Alternatively, if you’re looking to make the most of a smaller bathroom, a double basin provides the same piece of mind without overwhelming your space.

Double Vision


Instead of bending awkwardly or balancing on your toes in order to get a glimpse of yourself in the sliver of mirror that your partner is not commandeering, why not take the separate sinks concept one step further and add another mirror to your bathroom?

Whether you opt for matching styles placed over your separate basins or you indulge your inner celebrity with an illuminated option, a second mirror is a simple and immediate way to relieve the frustration that can arise when competing for bathroom time.

For those who want to maximize a small room, a mirrored cabinet has the perk of providing both an extra reflection and more storage. Alternatively, placing a mirror on the back of the door is a space-saving trick that works to make a bathroom seem larger – double benefits!

Get organized!


A bathroom should be a place where you can feel relaxed, even if you’re in a bit of a rush. However, it’s hard to be calm when you’re tripping over towels or knocking toothbrushes on the floor.

Simple additions can make a huge difference in a small, shared space by helping to keep things organized.

Storage features, such as a double robe hook or dual tooth brush holders, mean there’s a place for everything in the bathroom – and no excuses for when everything isn’t in its place!

Sharing is caring


While it’s a vital room when it’s time to get ready to leave the house, a bathroom is also a great place to unwind – and it can be romantic too.

In addition to arranging your space so that it’s as functional as possible, don’t miss out on the chance to incorporate features so you can also enjoy your bathroom with your special someone!  When it’s time to get ready to leave the house, a bathroom is also a great place to unwind – and it can be romantic too.

A freestanding bath is a luxury item that couples can appreciate together. Because the taps are located in the middle of the bath, a head can rest at either end, making it a perfect place to take a leisurely soak with your loved one.

Alternatively, you can continue to embrace the ‘his and hers bathroom’ approach and integrate two shower heads into a walk-through shower, creating a contemporary sense of design while also keeping things practical.

With a range of space saving and sharing tips, arguments with your partner about the bathroom can become a thing of the past.

Whether you choose to incorporate simple accessories to control the chaos, or you decide to revamp a major feature, you can make the most of your bathroom and turn competitive time into quality time.

by Anthony Cotugno

General Manager

Richmond Tile & Bath


Floating Vanities

by RichmondTile

Floating vanities have become a rising trend in modern bathrooms. They’re rectangular, hard edged, sleek, and minimalist, all of which are hallmark characteristics of modern home design. The open space beneath floating vanities helps to expand the visual space in the room and cut down on clutter. If you’re looking to make a small room look more expansive or if you’re looking to add a bold accent in a modern design, consider how a floating vanity could complement your modern bathroom.



This floating vanity (pictured above) runs from wall to wall and takes advantage of a minimalist look. It is fitted with flat panel doors without any cabinet pulls, and the dark wood grain is in high contrast with the rest of the room. The horizontal lines throughout this bathroom help establish a calm look in the space. This example shows how a simple vanity can be bold and striking.




While floating vanities most often fit into a modern bathroom, this particular bathroom features a pair of floating vanities as part of a transitional design. The more traditional color scheme is mixed with modern elements like the large horizontal shower tile and glass vessel sinks. The sleek brushed nickel cabinet pulls and the flat panel cabinets add a modern touch to this room.




This small bathroom uses a sleek floating vanity to help open up the visual space in this bathroom and maintain a simple look and modern design. The mostly black and white color scheme is a distinctive look of modern bathrooms, and the high contrast in the black panels helps to bring out the vanity as the primary focal point. The black color of the vanity ties in with the mirror and the shower liner, making the space feel cohesive.




This final example is a bold floating vanity tucked into a tight space in a modern bathroom. This vanity stretches from wall to wall, making it feel like part of the structure of the room, adding to the simplicity of the space. The simple chrome cabinet pulls and flat panel cabinets are classic elements of modern design, and the tall vessel sink and chrome faucet help establish a strong look in this bathroom.

by Anthony Cotugno

General Manager

Richmond Tile & Bath