March on AT Chicago: Bathrooms and...

March on AT Chicago: Bathrooms and...

Janel Laban
Mar 5, 2007

Bathrooms - the smallest room in the home (usually) yet one that can be a big challenge. This month we are looking at what's out there to make the bathroom just as beautiful, organized and healthy as the rest of them. We'll be blogging products, fixtures, ideas and inspiration for the loo all month long.

Bathrooms are just hard to work with. For owners, you can't easily redo the layout of the "furniture" and the "wallcovering" installation often requires grout instead of wallpaper paste. It's a very pricy room to consider renovating and it's not the most diy friendly spot.

Which brings us to the renters - often bathrooms could use an upgrade or redo and tenants are stuck with a spot that they have to "live with" well beyond it's prime. Outdated color schemes and once-in-fashion fixtures are hard to ignore.

So, those are some problems - we'll be looking for solutions. We're hoping those of you who have tackled the bathroom design challenge will send us some photos this month. Whether is was a gut renovation or simply an nice new color of paint, show it off. Email us photos at chicago(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com. The first thirty bathrooms posted across the four AT city sites this month will recieve a tshirt or AT book as a thank you.

Also in March we will be revving up for the big annual "Smallest Coolest Contest". This is the first year that Chicago will be posting entries (we launched just a little too late last year!) and we hope the midwest will make a strong showing. Even though living space is generally more plentiful here, but we know petite places exist everywhere as does great design.

For the Smallest Coolest Contest 2007, the editors will take all submissions first, during a specific period beginning in March and then we'll start posting the best of the bunch in April. So, if you are thinking about entering, get those final design details wrapped up, start taking photos and keep an eye on AT for details - more coming soon!

(Image: An Artelinea sink from our top ten list of our favorites from KBIS 2006 - check here for the whole list...)

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