Bathroom renovations can exhaust. So many details, so much bashing away on the internet, going cross-eyed in showrooms all over town, hoping the right stuff shows up at the right time and all fits together. Now Bath Simple promises to keep it, well, simple.
The epitome of a one-stop shop stays true to its namesake by bundling the entire process, from design to product selection, and delivering it all — tiles, fixtures, lighting, cabinetry, the works — in one big box. (Bonus feature, the box doubles as a dumpster for old fixtures and construction debris).
Born in San Francisco, this start-to-finish concept comes to New England as Bath Simple teams up with Next Step Builders. The package includes an in-home design consultation, on-site measuring, and 3-D virtual tour of your new bathroom before purchase. The components arrive, ready for Next Step to install, 4 to 6 weeks later.
And while there may be some constraints inherent in the process (limited designs/options/finishes and choice of design professionals and contractors), the company estimates that efficiencies in on-time, one-source shipping, savings in sales tax, and the pricing deals it has secured with various manufacturers combine to shave up to 20 percent off a more typical process. The percentage of headaches it avoids promises to be even higher.
An insider's look at must-have products, fresh trends, and inspired spaces from the team at Design New England magazine.
Gail Ravgiala is editor of Design New England and a fan of both the region's historic architecture and its growing inventory of modern houses and public buildings.
Courtney Kasianowicz is associate editor of Design New England who scouts the area for new design, charming products, and local artisans both innovative and daring.
Jill Connors, Design New England's editor-at-large, is an antiques maven and design scout and will post about trends and discoveries in the field.
Bruce Irving, Design New England's contributing editor for architecture & building, is a renovation specialist who will share his insights on design and construction.
Estelle Bond Guralnick, Design New England's style & interiors editor, will post about interior design and interior designers and her favorite finds.