Savor the Splendor of Beautiful Bathroom Décor Without Spending a Fortune

June 01, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
St. Louis, MO — People demand more from their bathrooms than just utility these days. No longer just a place to clean up, it’s now become a place to relax and luxuriate. Changes in bathroom décor include the addition of furniture, plants, colorful towels and decorative accessories. The popularity of bathroom decorating encouraged Home & Garden Television to launch the first ever, FUN bathroom remodeling series titled “Bad, Bad Bath.” Its designers renovate one-of-a-kind bathrooms that are over the top, out of date, a clash of colors or just downright ugly or tacky. Home Decorators Collection® contributed many home décor ( items to the HGTV show.

Several years ago, it became fashionable to convert an antique dresser or vanity into a bathroom vanity sink cabinet ( Home Decorators Collection eliminated the work by having the basins built in to new constructions, which cost much less than an original antique. One episode of “Bad, Bad Bath” includes the Craftsman Double Sink Cabinet in Macintosh Oak. Featuring classic Arts and Crafts styling, this attractive vanity has been carefully handcrafted of oak veneer and features a beautiful 3/4"-thick hand-polished black granite top and white porcelain sink.

This is just one of many affordable bathroom vanity cabinet designs that Home Decorators Collection offers. In addition to many traditional styles, one can also find sleek sink cabinets with a modern aesthetic. Some feature the increasingly popular vessel basins, admired for the reduction of water splashed onto the countertop. While those from boutique furniture stores can cost thousands, a single bathroom vanity ( from Home Decorators Collection can be had for as little as $450. Whether it’s in a house worth $100,000 or $1 million, it definitely turns a plain bath into a room with upscale appeal.

Frequently, the bathroom requires extra storage for towels and toiletries. Such is the case of another guest homeowner on the show. Designer Krista Watterworth chose black All-Purpose Storage Cabinets ( to help with this predicament. The Two-Door and Three-Door Storage Towers, Four-Drawer/One-Door Cabinet, Bathroom Wall Cabinet (, and Laundry Hamper ( feature a classic, practical design reminiscent of old-fashioned drugstore cabinetry, with sleek lines and simple chrome-finished hardware. These excellent storage solutions are sturdily crafted of extra-dense, moisture-resistant no-warp wood composite.

“Bad, Bad Bath” also includes accent chairs ( in its makeovers. Rather than commonplace vanity stools (, the designers bring in seemingly non-bathroom seating, like the Queen Anne Hand-Carved Desk Chair (, and the Classic Parson Side Chair ( upholstered in Red Eaton Striped fabric. Besides enhancing style, this type of seating makes routine tasks like doing hair and makeup, shaving, and brushing teeth much more comfortable.

All of these updates certainly invite people to linger longer, especially since another new trend in bathroom decorating includes a refreshment stand with a coffeemaker! With luck, the show’s originality will open the imaginations of homeowners, and they will try more creative concepts with their baths. “Bad, Bad Bath” airs Tuesday evenings at 8:30pm ET/7:30pm CT on HGTV.

Home Decorators Collection is one of the nation’s largest direct sellers of merchandise for the home. In addition to catalog and website, it has retail stores in St. Louis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. For further information, visit or call 1-800-245-2217 for a free catalog. Home Decorators Collection is a division of Home Depot Direct.