Bathroom

Why do Derek Jeter and Tom Brady need 16 bathrooms in this house?

Forget the hand-carved Connecticut granite or the saltwater lap pool or the club room with the full-service bar.

Let’s talk bathrooms. Eight full and eight partial. That’s 16 toilet flappers to replace. Sixteen chances to clean grout. Sixteen mirrors to collect toothpaste splatters.

Baseball player Derek Jeter listed his Tampa house Tuesday for $29 million. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen rent the Davis Islands waterfront property, which has seven bedrooms and… * checks notes * … yep, still 16 bathrooms.

Apologies if you are very rich and already know this! But mansions often have more bathrooms than bedrooms. Those of us with a mere two bathrooms last renovated in the 1970s cannot fathom needing, or even finding time to use, 16 porcelain thrones.

Does each bathroom have a special purpose? Is one for pedicures and another for tweezing? Is one Gothic revival and another coastal

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Small bathroom storage ideas | CNN Underscored

The bathroom is one of the most purely functional rooms in the home, but for many people, their bathroom doesn’t function well at all — especially if it’s very small. If you’re struggling to make a small bathroom work for you, or if you’ve got space but no built-in storage features like drawers, cabinets or an under-sink area, these tips and product recommendations from professional organizers can help you get the bathroom of your dreams…or at least close to it!

“As always, the number one suggestions for living in small spaces of all sorts is to get rid of everything you no longer need, use, want or love,” Ann Lightfoot, a professional organizer and co-founder of Done and Done Home, says. She notes that nothing should be stored in a bathroom that won’t be used this year, and takes a hard line with her clients when it comes to casting

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Tour a Mid-Century Fixer-Upper That Didn’t Sacrifice its Original Charm

Wall-to-wall shag carpet. Brown linoleum flooring. Retro green paint. When you think of mid-century charm, these features may not be the first things that spring to mind—but when designer Lisa Staton was tasked with updating a 1950s home in Seattle’s Seward Park neighborhood, they were the main cast of characters. “The carpet had to go,” she says. 

Fast-forward nine months, and the sunny, 1,500-square-foot space is now a curious hybrid: It feels as breezy and modern as a new build, but hasn’t sacrificed the charming details that drew Staton’s clients (a young couple who just had their first child) to it in the first place. The stonework and wood beams are intact, as is the original speaker system. “It doesn’t work anymore, but it’s a cool touch,” says Staton. She credits a lot of the heavy lifting to the home’s first resident, a Boeing engineer with an eye for quality.

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Peer inside this designer’s $1.85 million Prosper home with modern touches and garages for eight cars

Situated on more than an acre in the Prosper neighborhood of Whispering Farms, this home built in 2005 has been recently updated with modern finishes and an on-trend color palette.

The 5,647-square-foot home at 2721 Lakeview Drive has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and one half bathroom. It’s owned by a designer who updated it throughout, said listing agent Stacy Cate of Compass.

“I think she just really elevated it by very carefully, and very well planned, touching every surface,” Cate said.

A winding staircase is a focal point at the entry of the home. The formal dining room sits to the left of the front door, with a formal living room to the right. Both are open to each other in the larger, open-floor-plan room.

A hallway with wine storage connects the dining area to the kitchen. The kitchen was part of the updates and features a black-and-white color scheme

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My First Home: Instagram star Meggan Grubb on building a home gym

Personal trainer and social media star Meggan Grubb, 24, spent lockdown renovating her first home.

If her fitness tips and videos on social media don’t get you out training, maybe Meggan Grubb’s house-hunting skills will inspire you to get that dream pad.

At 24, the personal trainer and social media star has not only earned 1.3 million followers but she’s even bagged her own ‘grown-up’ house near Winchester and managed to do it all up during lockdown.

The insta star and her fiancé spent lockdown decking out their bathrooms with Bali-inspired designs and building a home gym.

And there we were watching Tiger King on the couch…

When did you buy your first home?

I bought my first home when I was 23, almost exactly a year ago. Before that, I was living in London in student flats.

But after six years of the hectic London lifestyle, I wanted to

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Brooklyn News: A History of Bathroom Design, Restoration in Prospect Park

Clinton Hill Romanesque Revival Carriage House With Garage, Garden Asks $4.6 Million

While carriage house living might evoke visions of charming but cramped quarters, this Clinton Hill specimen offers all the curb appeal with unexpected spaciousness. That’s because it’s actually two carriage houses combined into one at 375 Vanderbilt Avenue in the Clinton Hill Historic District.

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6 Things You Must Know Before Installing a Fence

People must be dreaming of outdoor projects while they stay home as this story from 2018 is particularly popular again this week. If you are mulling a new fence for your backyard oasis, there are six things you should consider.


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Roomy Victorian Flat With Original Wood Floors, Modern Bath in Park Slope Asks $1.395 Million

Occupying the second floor of a late 19th century flats building, this Park Slope condo is spacious, renovated with a clean white palette and

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Is it time to remodel that bathroom? | Home/Real Estate

Total renovations of 30- or 40-year-old bathrooms in Santa Fe account for a good chunk of DMC’s bread and butter. It’s not just about updating faucets and floors and showers; it’s also usually about going to a more clean, contemporary look. “Definitely,” said owner Douglas Maahs. “For us it is. Our customers seem to really want less stuff, cleaner lines, cleaner finishes.”

That shows up pretty dramatically in today’s color palette: cool, neutral grays with crisp whites. However, those choices are never made without reference to the house itself. “If there’s a lot of wood, we’ll go with warmer neutrals to complement the house,” he said. “Our philosophy is to make it look like it never happened. We try to stay within the confines of the design of the home and incorporate fresh, new design into that.”

The remodeling of bathrooms built in the 1980s and 1990s “seems to be

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6 stylish, space-saving small bathroom storage ideas EVERYONE needs



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If you’re in the market for small bathroom storage ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Squeezing everything a bathroom needs to be functional and practical into a small space is tricky at the best of times, and when you add storage on top of that – crucial for family bathrooms in particular – it can be hard to know where to start.

To help you out, we’ve rounded up our favourite storage solutions for genuinely small bathrooms. And it’s not all about installing shelving or building in storage units, either, for all the renters out there: there are easy updates you can pull together in minutes that won’t take a chunk out of your deposit.

Read on for our pick of the best clutter-clearing, space-saving solutions, then head to our bathroom ideas gallery for more great ways to spruce your space.

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Five bathroom updates buyers will appreciate

If, after being stuck at home for months on end, you are taking stock of your surroundings and looking for ways to spruce up the appearance or improve the functionality of your home, you are not alone. According to a report from Review Home Warranties, online searches related to home remodeling are up 84 percent this year. And small but achievable updates in bathrooms, such as tile, hardware, or paint, are among the more popular projects, according to the report.

If you’re going to update a bathroom and you want your design choices to stand up over time, the first step is determining what styles will be timeless for you specifically.

“People tend to fall into one or two camps,’’ said interior designer Michael Winn of Winn Design and Build in northern Virginia. “They want a very classic-looking bathroom, or they want something contemporary and spa-like, like the Four Seasons.’’

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5 bathroom updates that will never go out of style

If you’re going to update a bathroom and you want your design choices to stand up over time, the first step is determining what styles will be timeless for you specifically.

“People tend to fall into one or two camps,” says interior designer Michael Winn of Winn Design and Build in Northern Virginia. “They want a very classic-looking bathroom, or they want something contemporary and spalike, like the Four Seasons.” Translation: For many people, the bathroom might not be the place to get splashy with trends.

But what if you adore bold colors and patterns? “Sometimes, the most timeless things are the things that you love,” says Katy Harbin, a designer based in North Carolina. “There are people that redo their bathroom every 10 years,” and for them, choosing a paint color of the year and of-the-moment hardware might work.

For those who want to do it right and be

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