Monday, August 31, 2015

5 Bathroom Vanities Like Pottery Barn's Classic Console

Love Pottery Barn's Classic Console? 

Pottery Barn Look Alike Vanity
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Pottery Barn has been setting the trends in home decor for years. From apothecary coffee tables to their signature paint colors, the home decor world has followed PB's lead. When they introduced their Classic Console bathroom vanity years ago they set bathroom renovation on fire. From the classic carerra marble counters to the goose neck faucets, this was a look worth replicating.



But wait! You no longer need to rush over to PB and spend thousands on this look. There are many high quality look-alike vanities available for a fraction of the price online. Below are 5 alternatives to the Pottery Barn Classic console - there's one to suit any home decor from modern to beach house. Choose one of these and get your bathroom renovation budget back under control!

The New Yorker by KBC

A PB Look-Alike

If you just love the style of the Pottery Barn classic sink console, you don't have to look far to find an almost exact replica. Kitchen Bath Collection has been selling their New Yorker vanity on Amazon.com for years now to many satisfied home renovators.


The New Yorker is available in a range of sizes to match the Classic Console's dimensions, a white or chocolate finish like PB, and comes with a carrara or black granite counter top option as well as gooseneck faucets and a backsplash - all included in the low price which is far below the PB price for the vanity alone.

Check out all of the sizes and finishes of the KBC New Yorker vanity on Amazon, now. Prices Start at $849!

The New Hampshire Vanity by KBC



Love the Classic Console but looking for a more modern, updated version to meld with your transitional home decor?

These vanities retain many of the features of the New Yorker, like solid birch construction and porcelain under-mount sinks, but have updated rectangular sink basins and chrome pull hardware for a more transitional look that will fit into any home.

 

The Virtu USA Caroline Estate in Grey - A Grey Option





Grey finishes are taking the decorating world by storm. Restoration Hardware started the trend by painting the interior of all their stores grey, and then they moved on to the furniture. But you don't have to pay Restoration Hardware or Pottery Barn prices to get in on this trend. The Caroline Estate vanity by Virtu is a huge value. It comes with marble counter top and two framed mirrors and, of course, Virtu's soft close hardware that they use on all of their vanities for safety and that luxe feel. The grey finish is not available everywhere, but Amazon has it.

A Modern Option by Design Element




Restoration Hardware copied the Classic Console with their Hutton Washstand vanity, but Design Element has made a great replica of this modern bathroom console.

Go to Amazon.com to see the London Vanity by Design Element in all sizes and colors.

Available in white or espresso finish, the Design Element London Vanity has the cararra marble counter top made famous by PB, along with a slatted shelf console style. Rectangular under mount sinks and brushed nickel hardware give this vanity a modern feel, and 2 matching framed mirrors make this set a true value when compared to Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware's prices.


The Beverly Vanity by KBC



Like the idea of the console vanity, but want something with a more antique feel? Need a vanity for your cottage or beach house bathroom? Look no further than the Beverly vanity by Kitchen Bath Collection.

This high quality birch vanity replicates the look of the Pottery Barn Newport vanity, at a fraction of the price. It still has the open console look that everyone loves in the classic console, but adds turned legs and door storage beneath the sinks as opposed to the drawers of the console.



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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Top Gifts for 7 Year Old Girls, for Every Budget!

Perfect Gifts for the Hard-to-Please 7 Year Old Girl


Adorable Beanie Boos make the Perfect Gift for 7-year old girls!
Are you looking for a gift for a seven year old girl? If you are the parent of a seven year old - then you know how tough that can be, Go one way and your gift is too babyish for them, but too far in the other direction and you border on inappropriate.


Follow along for the 5 top no-fail gifts for 7 year old girls this year which will meet their grown-up sensibilities without being too mature or inappropriate.

TY Beanie Boos - An adorable, collectable, affordable delight




Seven year old girls may think they are cool, tough and mature, but there are still some things that can make them melt that are NOT part of a boy band. TY Beanie Boos are the latest collection of adorable plus animals that 7 year old girls can't seem to resist.

With their larger than life eyes, giving them the nickname "Big Eyes", and soft bodies, these little creatures have a sweet vulnerability that young girls can't resist. They love to collect them and bring them to each others houses for a "Big Eye" play date.

Plus, for under $10 they make a great stocking stuffer, or buy 2 or 3 for a surefire win of a birthday party gift.

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 Duct Tape Craft Kits


The latest craze for girls aged 6-12? Duct tape craft kits are everywhere. Make everything from bangle bracelets to wallets with cool kits that can be found on Amazon.com

Best of all...they are all well under $20 - and perfect for Birthday Party Gift Giving!

Click Here to Shop all of Amazon's Duct Tape Craft Kits for Girls Here. 



LEGO Friends is Fun and Learning in One

Lego Friends - The Perfect STEM gift for girls
With a huge advertising push this year, there won't be many 7-year old girls who don't know about LEGO Friends. Pushed as a way to get girls interested in LEGO sets, these pieces provide both a construction challenge as well as an imaginative outlet with sets and characters ranging from Olivia's House, to Stephanie's Convertible, and best of all the LEGO Friends Dolphin Cruiser.

Seven is the perfect age to get involved in LEGO sets for girls, as they finally have the motor and mechanical skills to put these sets together themselves, and gain a great deal of confidence in doing so.

These sets are collectable and all work together to create an entire world of LEGO for your girl's imaginative play.  

Click here to Check out all of the LEGO Friends sets on Amazon.com.



Looking for a gift for an older girl or Tween? Check out my #1 Rated pick here. 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Trough Sink Bathroom Vanity

Trough Sinks are What's Hot in Bathroom Design

Looking for the newest trend in bathroom design? Trough sinks are it. A trough sink is just what it sounds like. A long rectangular sink with room for two faucets that resembles a trough.
These sinks come in a variety of styles from sleek and modern to rustic and industrial. Materials range from cool white porcelain to sturdy cast iron.

Buy the Kohler Brockway sink direct from Kohler on Amazon.com for the lowest price.
 
The Kohler Brockway sink comes in 2 or 3 faucet widths and can be wall mounted or set in a vanity for more storage space.
Follow along and see what top designers have done with trough sinks and vanities in their bathrooms, and then see how you can get the look in your own bathroom.

The Duravit Vero is a meter long (39.3 inches) porcelain sink that is extremely versatile when creating a modern bathroom look.

Wall mount it or place is on top of a console. This sink comes either drilled for one or two faucets, or without any faucet holes so that you can wall mount your faucets for a sleek, modern look. To get the look shown here, select the "no holes" option on Amazon.com and then add to your cart to see their special, low price.

Designer Holly Marder used the Duravit 045410 without tap holes to create a built in look in a modern limestone bathroom. Find this Duravit Vero meter long sink at Amazon.com for the lowest online price, plus Free Shipping.

Duravit Vero Trough Sink with 2 Faucet Holes

The Duravit Vero also comes with one or two drilled faucet holes for a deck mounted faucet look.
Oakland interior designer Innerspace Interior Design LLC used this version of the Duravit Vero with a Lacava vanity console to create the modern bathroom above.
The Duravit Vero is the perfect sink to use when you want the look of a double vanity, but only have enough space for a single. This way, you get the dual faucets that you had your heart set on, but manage to keep it in a smaller footprint.

And speaking of faucets, click below to see these modern single hole ones from Danze at Amazon.com to recreate the designer look above.

Avanity Lexi

A modern porcelain trough sink on a modern console

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The Avanity Lexi is a sleek modern console topped with a cool porcelain trough style sink. This vanity is a perfect transitional piece which would look as good in a Pottery Barn classic home as in a sleek modern loft apartment. Get it for the lowest price online at Amazon.com.

A Double Sink Trough Style Vanity

trough sink modern vanityA trough sink is a practical solution when you are dead set on getting double sinks into a narrow space. For an ultra modern look, check out the 47" wide double sink vanity by Virtu. The porcelain trough style sink sits on top of an espresso vanity with plenty of storage. This set also includes a large mirror with shelf and two lever style faucets. A huge value for under $1200. Snap this vanity up on Amazon today for quick delivery to get your new bathroom up and running n no time.

 

An Ecclectic, Industrial Trough Sink Option

Kohler Brockway vintage industrial sink
Kohler Brockway vintage industrial sink

The Brockway sink by Kohler does double...or triple duty!

Looking for a bathroom sink with vintage, industrial appeal? Or just looking for a whimsical piece for a bathroom serving multiple children? The Kohler Brockway is for you. This workhorse of a sink comes with two and even three faucet fittings and the cast enameled underside can be painted to match your decor.
This wall mounted design makes it easy to push step-stools below for smaller children to reach the faucets, and this utilitarian design means no messy counters to clean up after them!
Check out the pictures below to see how these designers have customized the Brockway sink for their spaces, and then buy it at Amazon.com for the best online price.

The Kohler Brockway Through Sink in Double Size

A Triple Trough Sink by Kohler

This Kohler Brockway sink can accommodate three taps. Perfect for a large shared kids bathroom.
This Kohler Brockway sink can accommodate three taps. Perfect for a large shared kids bathroom.
This Traditional Bathroom by San Francisco Kitchen And Bath designer Design Savvy uses a Kohler Brockway 6ft wall mount sink with the underside painted sky blue.
Buy the Kohler Brockway sink at Amazon.com and get Free Shipping, and the lowest online price!

Kohler Brockway Three Hole Sink

Thursday, August 20, 2015

French Provincial Bathroom Vanities Online

Find French Style for your Bathroom Remodel

Love French Provincial style? Ornate carvings? Cabriole legs? It is easier than you think to bring this style to your bathroom. With tons of fabulous bathroom vanities with French detail on the market, there is no need to hunt out that perfect antique dresser and convert it yourself. Just follow along and see some of the top reviewed bathroom vanities with French country style online.

The Versailles Vanity by Kitchen Bath Collection

The Versailles vanity comes complete with pre-installed sinks, faucets, and Free Shipping. This bathroom vanity brand has been taking Amazon by storm and consistently fills the top-10 spots for best selling bathroom vanities on their site. Customers report being impressed by the quality of construction and marble counters, as well as their excellent customer service. If you are considering buying your vanity online to save money, Kitchen Bath Collection is a great vendor to choose.
With hardwood construction, marble counter tops, and included sinks and faucets, this vanity is a steal. Click the listing below to see why home renovators rave about this vanity.

Check out the reviews on this high quality, affordable and top rated vanity on Amazon



Belle Foret Vanities and Faucets

French Style Reasonably Priced

I am a huge fan of Belle Foret vanities and faucets. When I renovated my master bathroom and wanted Pottery Barn style faucets for less I found a great alternative faucet by Belle Foret which is still looking and working fantastic 5 years later.

Belle Foret manufactures a wide range of French Country style bathroom vanities, many under $1,000. Whether you are looking for a bombe chest style, whitewashed shabby chic, or an elegant ebony console on graceful cabriole legs, there is a Belle Foret vanity for you.

Belle Foret French Provincial Corner Vanity





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Need an elegant French Provincial style corner vanity to add warmth and style to your small bathroom? The Belle Foret BF80039R Single Basin Bathroom Corner Vanity sold on Amazon.com will fit your bathroom AND your budget.

Belle Foret 59" Double Sink Bathroom Vanity Set





This petite double vanity in an antique pine finish is the epitome of French Provincial style and delivers "his and hers" sinks in a small footprint of only 60".

It is the perfect way to get big French style into a small space...at an affordable price.

Perfect for the master bath, this impressive double vanity has all the features you would expect of an antique French console, with two under mount sinks and a granite counter.
A great way to get the look of a large piece of antique furniture, and the functionality of a large double vanity.


A 42" Traditional French Vanity with White Marble Top

Classic style and elegance under $700





If you're looking for a bathroom vanity with traditional French style, graceful lines and gorgeous carved details, look no further than this 42" vanity sold by Chan's Furniture on Amazon.com.
For a price less than $700, you get a wood vanity with under mount porcelain sink and white marble counter. 8 small drawers and 2 large storage compartments to store everything you need for your toilette!


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Top Kid-Friendly Space Heaters


Top Space Heaters for Baby Nursery

Keeping the Kids Warm and Safe This Winter

With home heating costs as high as they are—often too high to heat the whole house—many parents ask themselves, "What is the best way to keep the kids snug at night?" We adults are often most comfortable turning the thermostat down at night and snuggling under the covers. Some of us bring our small children into our own rooms or even our own beds. But many want their babies and toddlers to have a warm and cozy room of their own.

Space heaters usually save money compared to built-in heaters because they only use enough energy to heat the room that you are using. Modern space heaters can be made safe enough to use in a child's room. If this is the route you want to go, you'll want an electric heater, either portable or wall-mounted.


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Safety Features to Look for on Space Heaters for Use Near Children

VornadoBaby Space Heater Reviews
Vornadobaby Heater with Crib-side Climate Control
Although it's questionable to use a space heater in your child's room while you are sleeping, you can use one where he or she plays or naps. Look for the following features in a heater for use around small children:
  • Cool surface temperature. A ceramic heating element, if it has a large surface area or is enclosed in a large container, can be kept cool enough not to burn a probing finger, even at its hottest setting.
  • A safety switch that turns the heater off if it falls over, or gets knocked over.
  • A switch that turns the heater off if its temperature exceeds a certain limit (that is, a thermostat, or something that works like a thermostat).
  • If the heater has a fan to circulate air, the grate around the fan should have small enough openings to keep fingers away from the fan.
  • If the heater is to be wall-mounted, you need a place to install it high enough up so that the warm surface and the controls are out of reach.

Two Good Portable Heaters for Use Near Children

Based on safety features and customer reviews, here are the top two space heaters recommended for use in baby or children's rooms.

1. Vornadobaby Sunny Nursery Heater

 
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The Vornadobaby Sunny Nursery Heater is Made for Babies and Kids Rooms

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This may be your best choice for a portable electric heater to use around kids. The entire Vornadobaby line of heating, cooling and conditioning appliances are made with children in mind. A tip-over switch will immediately cut power if the unit tips over, and its coil-free design means a cool-touch exterior even after hours of operation, making it safe for little fingers. A locking control panel allows you to set the temperature and not worry about curious fingers changing those settings. Plus, all Vornadobaby products come with a Happy Parent 5-Year Guarantee which means a lot coming from this well respected home appliance company.

2. DeLonghi Mica Panel Heater

The Delonghi Mica Panel Heater is available on Amazon and has 100s of customer reviews

This is one of the best wall-mountable flat panel heater for use around kids. Panel heaters with a mica or ceramic element provide quiet heat without any fans or blowers. These heaters can be set on the floor, or mounted on the wall, keeping them and their cords out of reach. Safety features include an internal tip-over switch which will turn it off if it falls over. Like the Vornado heater above, this DeLonghi mica panel heater puts out considerable heat (1500 watts), but unlike the Vornado it has no fan to circulate the heat. Nevertheless the front panel remains warm, not hot, to the touch, keeping little fingers safe.

We have had a DeLonghi panel heater in my son's room since he was a baby and it has provided quick, quiet, and comfortable heat on demand. It's no wonder his room is our favorite place to play, read, and cuddle once the weather gets cold.


Some Other Portable Heater Models

Sunpentown SPT SH-1507 Mini-Tower Ceramic Heater



The Sunpentown tower heater is a small ceramic heating unit with two settings that can heat a small room easily despite its small size. Read the many satisfied customer reviews on Amazon.com to see why this one is a favorite. Plus, it is super cute and brings a pop of color to your room! This orange space heater would look so cute in my little boy's modernistic bedroom. 

Sunpentown SPT SH-1507 Mini-Tower Ceramic Heater
This mini tower can heat your room and add a pop of unexpected color, too! Buy Now

Buy the DeLonghi Safeheat 1500W Heater on Amazon


This basic, portable space heater option from Delonghi moves easily from the play room to the bedroom


The Delonghi SafeHeat ceramic heaterpacks a lot of features into a portable space heater that can travel with you from room to room. Safe, quiet ceramic heat will warm your room while safety features like auto-shut off prevent the unit from overheating, and little fingers can not get into the closely spaced grille. No need to put this unit away in the summer months - just put it into fan mode to cool off your room!


Stadler Anna Heater

A Modern, Standing Heater


The Anna Heater by Stadler has minimalist good looks which blend into any space. Easily mistaken for a stereo speaker, this heater features safety features such as a self-regulating ceramic heating element and shut-off switch in case the unit should tip over.
Once you put one in your child's bedroom, don't be surprised if you want another for your family room, living room or office. This unobtrusive design is great for modern and contemporary spaces.
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Stadler Form Anna Heater
Need your space heater to look hot while keeping your room warm? Pick the ANNA from Stadler.

 

Econo-Heat Flat Panel Heater

Need a wall mounting space heater for unobtrusive warmth year round? Then Econo-Heat is for you.

Energy efficient and Silent

Econo-Heat fits the whole checklist of must-haves for a safe space heater for a child's bedroom or nursery.
Econo-Heat 0603 E-Heater, White
  • Econo-heat mounts on the wall so there are no cords to worry about.
  • Econo-heat is virtually silent
  • Econo-heat is energy efficient, using only 120V
  • Econo-heat can be painted to blend into your room
  • Econo-heat gets top reviews from satisfied Amazon.com customers
So check out this top seller and get yours before they sell out on Amazon for the winter.
Read the many satisfied customer reviews of the Econo-Heat 0603 E-Heater at Amazon.com.


Econo-Heat 0603 E-Heater, White
This popular wall-mounting space heater can be painted to blend into your space. Act fast, when the weather gets cool, this space heater tends to sell out quickly.

Is It Okay to Leave The Heater On While You Sleep?

For years, experts have recommended against leaving an electric heater unattended in a child's room. Consumer Reports says it’s safest to keep little kids away from space heaters. “Don’t leave an electric heater unattended when it’s plugged in.” Children have been injured and killed in accidents caused by space heaters. A space heater’s thermostat can get stuck and overheat the room to a dangerous temperature; a heater can set bedding and other materials on fire if it is too close to them. Hot elements can burn a child who touches them.

Some parents would go to sleep with a space heater on in a child's room, but most wouldn't. You can't be sure that electric heaters and their safety features will function perfectly; short circuits and manufacturing defects happen. Appliances nowadays have more safety features than they used to, but aren't necessarily manufactured any better.

Safety Rules for Space Heaters

Here are some things that you should clearly NEVER do if you use a space heater, according to Consumer Reports and the National Fire Protection Association:
  • Never use an electric heater that isn’t “Underwriter’s Laboratory” certified, that is, that doesn’t have a "UL" sticker on the bottom.
  • Except in a real emergency like a massive power outage, don’t use a portable fuel-burning heater indoors—this goes for gas, kerosene, or coal—because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Never drape things (like wet clothes) over a heater to dry them. They very often catch fire.
  • Do not use a heater within three feet of anything combustible such as bedspreads, curtains, or clothes.
  • Never set a portable heater on a high surface where it could fall down onto something that could burn.
  • Never let an electric heater get wet.
  • Don’t put the cord of an electric heater under the carpet where it can get trampled and worn; keep it visible.
  • Don’t overload your electric outlets, which could cause a fire. It's safest not to plug a second device into the same outlet or extension cord as a heater.

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