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Square 12x12 porcelain tile: It's a dated
look, so go for a rectangular 12x24 to cover
similar ground.
Metal shower enclosures: Opt for an
upgrade to a frameless shower, which looks
cleaner. It elevates the look of the entire
bathroom.
No toiletry storage: Master bathrooms
need counter space for toiletries, so ensure
countertops are generous enough, or choose
a vanity with drawers for adequate storage.

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Wallpaper makes a statement

If you want to punch up a powder room
or make a statement in a secondary
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design house that Mangus uses is Lindsay
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Mangus' clients have spaces that can't be
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Tile touches make an impact
There are more tile choices than ever,
though classic looks like basketweave,
herringbone, subway, hexagon or penny
tile are enduring designs that have stood
the test of time. Marble will always be
in style, and grays and whites are the
reigning colors, eclipsing the creams and
browns of years past.
If your budget is limited, Duncan says
to use expensive tile sparingly. "Decorative
tiles can be very expensive, so treat it like
a piece of artwork and frame it out with
a less expensive tile on a feature wall in
the shower," Duncan advises. "It's a lot of
bang for the buck."
Another look that feels spa-like is to
echo the same tile throughout the space.
A 12x24 inexpensive porcelain can go up
vertically in the shower and horizontally
on the floor for a cohesive, modern and
budget-friendly treatment. I

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