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January, 2009

From space-saving designs to the latest in sophisticated style, our design tips are made with you and your dream bathroom in mind.

Add Some Drama to the Bathroom

Add Some Drama to the Bathroom

Personalize Your Space with Decorative Touches and Details

Small changes in your bathroom can make a big difference in refreshing the busiest room in the house. Focus on the details, and you'll be able to customize this space - making it more stylish, while reflecting your personal taste.

Create a Focal Point

A focal point is the centerpiece of a room, drawing the eyes in and creating interest. But if your bath is like most, your focal point is probably the large plate-glass mirror that was installed when you built your home or purchased it.

Mirrorscapes™ Mirror Frames from Moen® is changing that, allowing anyone to easily and affordably frame their plate-glass mirror and transform it with a beautiful new look.

The Mirrorscapes collection ranges in style from classic elegance to modern sophistication. Plus, the frames come in a wide variety of metallic and wood finishes designed to coordinate with faucets or bath accessories, cabinetry and trim. A paintable version is also available for your own custom look. The best part is no angled miter cuts are required.

"The System is nearly error-proof," said Tim Bitterman, Group Marketing Manager. "Template pieces ensure perfect alignment, while the decorative corner frame pieces cover straight-end frame pieces - to conceal most cutting errors."

Shine Some Light on the Scene

Complement your newly framed mirror with a thoughtful lighting scheme. Properly positioned light fixtures offer warmth and enhance the space even more. Consider decorative sconces that provide distinctive lighting around the vanity and mirror, while adding personality to the room.

Vanities with Flair

These days, vanities are available in endless options to suit any taste or décor. Looking for the latest trend? Find a vanity that resembles a piece of furniture. Designers will often use a chest of drawers, table or console and adapt the back and top to accommodate plumbing. Whether the style is formal, vintage, mission or even Asian, using a converted piece of furniture will give you a unique, one-of-a-kind look.

Homeowners can also add design interest to the bathroom vanity with eye-catching sinks and faucets. The single-handle Icon™ faucet from Moen adds sophisticated style to the sink. Available with optional vessel extension, Icon is the perfect faucet to complement vessel or other decorative bowl sinks. Lustrous finishes like LifeShine® Brushed Bronze, LifeShine Brushed Nickel and Chrome offer the perfect complement to your customized décor.

For the finishing touch, consider adding crisp linens, luxurious soaps and a small vase of fresh flowers to make the space more personal and inviting. It is that attention to detail that will add drama and flair to your bath - transforming it from ordinary to extraordinary.

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