Sleek, Stylish Beach House Bathroom Design

Design Your Summer Beach House’s Ideal Bathroom

Update your beach house bathroom to be sleek, stylish and inviting.
Update your beach house bathroom to be sleek, stylish and inviting. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

The phrase “beach house bathroom” has conjured up the wrong images for far too long. Ratty throws, sandy floors, and outdated showers and tubs once dominated the bathrooms of summer homes, as homeowners were preoccupied with all the things that could go wrong with its design.

Instead, why not focus on what can go right? The summer of 2013 is the perfect opportunity to update your beach home’s bathroom to a sleek, stylish appearance that reflects the pride and presentation that you’ve built into the rest of your space.

Many of the questions that beach house owners have about updating their bathroom designs seem logical.

“Why should I invest in the bathroom; it’s just going to get dirty!” “What happens when family and guests track sand all over?” “Shouldn’t I just consider my beach home’s bathroom as a glorified mud room?”

The answer to all these concerns is a simple one. Your family, friends and guests will inherently assign the same value to any room in your home that you do – bathroom included. If you invest the time, focus and proper design elements towards making your beach house bathroom sleek, stylish and beautiful, its users will treat it with the same care and respect.

Great views and open floor plans can maximize your beach house bathroom's space.
Great views and open floor plans can maximize your beach house bathroom’s space. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

Great views and open floor plans can maximize the space in your beach house bathroom. As Ren Miller, editor-in-chief of Design New Jersey magazine, stated in our Summer 2013 interview, “Views are important – get some big windows in your vacation home!” Make sure the designer handling your bathroom space values clean, functional design.

Also, don’t be afraid to trade in those ratty rugs and throws for tile floors. They’re much easier to clean and maintain, and once again – if you present a beautiful space, it is bound to be respected by your guests.

Finally, if you are dealing with an interior or narrow bathroom space, and space is at a premium, there are still creative design solutions! In our photo example at the top of the article, note the use of floor-to-ceiling mirrors to present the illusion of a larger space. Also, our design team was sure to stack as much functional storage as possible within the beautiful vanity and mirror combination on the far wall.

A great designer or design firm can make the most of any beach house bathroom, large or small. For more information on how Peter Salerno and his team can be of service, please visit their website.

NKBA Features Peter Salerno Inc. in ‘Profile of Excellence’

See Peter Salerno Inc.’s NKBA Design Profile of Excellence

We at “Design Your Lifestyle” are humbled to have the support and patronage of Peter Salerno Inc., our world-renowned parent company. Since 2002, Peter Salerno Inc. has won more national design awards for custom kitchen and bath design than any design company in North America.

A large portion of those awards have come from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), one of the finest organizations of design professionals in the world. Peter Salerno and his team have earned 22 prestigious NKBA (and KBIS) awards over a span of 14 years, which includes Best Overall Kitchen design awards in 2008 and 2012.

Peter and Anthony Salerno with Andrew Mackenzie and Ash Sukumar of the NKBA.
Peter and Anthony Salerno with Andrew Mackenzie and Ash Sukumar of the NKBA.

Recently, the NKBA featured Peter Salerno and Peter Salerno Inc. in a “Profile of Excellence” article that we loved and wanted to share with you. The author, Johnna Beckmann, paints a holistic view of Peter’s success – from approach to concept through rewards and gratitude. It’s a highly informative piece that provides insight into Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-quality mission and design approach.

An excerpt from the Peter Salerno Inc. NKBA “Profile of Excellence” article:

“Being an NKBA Design Competition winner has given me and my business increased exposure and credibility,“ says Salerno. “Because of it, I’ve been offered new projects all over the world, most recently kitchen designs in both Russia and Canada.”

Several of Salerno’s award winning projects have been featured on HGTV.com and in magazines like Kitchen & Bath Design News, Signature Kitchen and Baths, Home Style, Design New Jersey, (201) Magazine and Bergen Magazine. Winning also landed him a spot in an NBC video showcasing New Jersey mansions and led to consulting jobs with White River Millwork, Inc. and Enkeboll Design. Not to mention the multiple job offers that have come about due to the award.

The award brands you a part of an elite group of designers and exposes you to an entirely new client base according to Salerno, and he encourages all NKBA designer members to consider entering the competition.”

We strongly encourage you to read the full article!

The 2012 NKBA Kitchen of the Year, featured in Peter Salerno's online design portfolio.
The 2012 NKBA Kitchen of the Year, featured in Peter Salerno’s online design portfolio.

About the NKBA, courtesy of their website:

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design and Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks.

VOTE on Your Favorite Design Photo from KBIS 2017!

VOTE on Your Favorite Design Photo from KBIS 2017!

We’ve filled you all in on the fallout from KBIS 2017, the largest North American design conference of the year. Now it’s YOUR turn to offer your opinion on the trends, photographs, and sights from the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show presented by the NKBA!

Over the last week or two, we’ve gotten a lot of reader feedback regarding some of the exclusive KBIS 2017 exhibitor design photos we’ve shared on our site. We’ve taken 5 of the most talked-about photographs (sent to us exclusively by our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc.), and put them up for your consideration below…

Now, vote in our design poll and tell us what YOUR favorite design from the KBIS 2017 conference is!

From sleek transitional kitchens to beautiful appliances, minimalist walk-in closet space to eye-popping tile design, we have a bit of everything pictured below. Let us know what you love – click below to vote, and leave a comment with your thoughts!

1. La Cornue’s stunning featured kitchen range.

The stunning La Cornue display range at the KBIS 2017 Conference.
The stunning La Cornue display range at the KBIS 2017 Conference.

 

2. Minimalist men’s walk-in closet design.

Exclusive vendor photo from KBIS 2017 conference in Orlando, FL. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

 

3. Transitional kitchen design with statement island lighting.
Exclusive vendor photo from KBIS 2017 conference in Orlando, FL. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

 

4. Funky, eye-catching black & white kitchen tile design.Exclusive vendor photo from KBIS 2017 conference in Orlando, FL. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

 

5. Streamlined white & brown transitional kitchen display.Exclusive vendor photo from KBIS 2017 conference in Orlando, FL. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

KBIS 2017: Photo Review of An Amazing Week in Design! [Part 2 of 2]

More Exclusive Photos from the KBIS 2017 Conference in Orlando!

In Part 1 of our KBIS 2017 photo review, we began sharing exclusive photos from inside the illustrious KBIS 2017 Design Conference from earlier this month in Orlando, FL. We followed that article up with exhibit floor photos of some of our favorite designs and displays from that week.

Thanks to our parent company Peter Salerno Inc., we’re able to share even more exclusive exhibit and design photos from the week that was at KBIS 2017, as well as highlights from what was an amazing experience. Thanks to KBIS and the NKBA for putting on a beautiful, educational, and highly efficient experience for designers, vendors, creators and the public!

KBIS 2017: Tiny House Design Challenge

One of the most entertaining new aspects of KBIS 2017 was the Tiny Home Challenge: Student Edition. Based loosely on the hit HGTV show and NKBA’s ingenuity, entrants capitalized on the “tiny house challenge” trend and competed to win fantastic tech/gadget prizes.

The Judging Panel from KBIS 2017's Tiny House Design Challenge.
The Judging Panel from KBIS 2017’s Tiny House Design Challenge.

The esteemed panel of judges for the KBIS 2017 Tiny Home Challenge: Student Edition included Peter Salerno (CMKBD), NKBA member and most award-winning NKBA/KBIS designer since 2003.

KBIS 2017: Magic of Design Awards Dinner

The KBIS 2017 Design Conference kicked off in grand style with the Magic of Design awards dinner on January 9th. Hosted at the World Showplace at Disney’s Epcot Center, the dinner was a fantastic experience to network with designers, trendsetters and luminaries in the world of custom kitchen, bath, home and interior design.

Peter Salerno and Anthony Salerno at the KBIS Magic of Design dinner.
Peter Salerno and Anthony Salerno at the KBIS Magic of Design dinner.

We have it on good authority from Peter Salerno and Anthony Salerno that the Magic of Design awards dinner (and party!) was a perfect mix of fun, recognition, and the opportunity to meet some of the great minds in design today.

More News and Updates from KBIS 2017

As previously stated, the KBIS 2017 exhibitor showcase floor was bigger than ever before, and filled with design inspirations for professionals, industry insiders, vendors and home owners.

Smart bath appliances were the rage at KBIS 2017. Smart toilets, sinks and faucets surged onto the exhibitor floor, leaving an indelible impression on those in attendance. In particular, self-cleaning toilets from brands like American Standard generated quite a bit of interest.

It was also interesting to note the trend of stainless steel with a “black finish” in kitchen appliances. Major appliance manufacturers like Samsung and LG continued to promote the arrival of “black stainless steel” ranges and ovens, featuring several prototypes along the way.

Anthony, Gabrielle and Peter Salerno with Teddwood under a Peter Salerno Inc. design photo.
Anthony, Gabrielle and Peter Salerno with Teddwood under a Peter Salerno Inc. design photo.

The KBIS conference is always a wonderful time for designers from across the map to come together and share tips, innovations and insights. Peter Salerno was thrilled to have the opportunity to reconnect with some of his favorite people in the design industry. Below, Peter catches up with Maria Stapperfenne, former NKBA 2015 president, and Rhonda Knoche, owner of Rhonda Knoche Design in Oregon.

Peter Salerno with Maria Stapperfenne former 2015 president of the NKBA & Rhonda Knoche owner of Rhonda Knoche Designs in Portland, Oregon.
Peter Salerno with Maria Stapperfenne former 2015 president of the NKBA & Rhonda Knoche owner of Rhonda Knoche Design in Portland, Oregon.

If you want more information about the NKBA and how to become a certified member of one of the foremost design associations in the world, pick up a copy of the brand new NKBA Kitchen & Bath Certification Guidebook. The NKBA Guidebook has helpful tips and insights on NKBA membership requirements, exam procedures and application forms. The cover photo on this year’s NKBA Guidebook is a custom kitchen design from Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American design firm since 2002.

The new NKBA Certification Book cover, with Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design photo.
The new NKBA Certification Book cover, with Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design photo.

Peter Salerno Inc. Celebrates 20 Years In Design: Humble Beginnings

Part 1 in Peter Salerno Inc.’s 20 Years of Design Celebration!

We hope you had a safe, healthy and happy New Year! 2017 is such a momentous year for many reasons. For our parent company Peter Salerno Inc., it’s a time to reflect and celebrate on 20 years in the custom kitchen and bath design industry. From 1997 to the present, Peter Salerno and his team of world-class designers have created more award-winning designs than any North American company. It’s amazing to look back and see that a revolutionary design company had such humble beginnings.

Today, the Peter Salerno Inc. design showroom at 511 Goffle Road in Wyckoff, New Jersey, is a destination for lovers of world-class design, and a winner of the KBIS Most Innovative Showroom award. The first Peter Salerno Inc. showroom was much different – a humble-yet-impressive design center formed from a converted two-story home.

We thought it would be fun to share early photos from Peter Salerno’s initial journey into the custom design business, and give you a taste of just how far the Peter Salerno Inc. brand and team have come over the last 20 years.

The original front display kitchen in Peter Salerno Inc.'s first design showroom!
The original front display kitchen in Peter Salerno Inc.’s first design showroom!
Before it was transformed, Peter Salerno's first showroom looked like this. Can you believe it?
Before it was transformed, Peter Salerno’s first showroom looked like this. Can you believe it?

Peter Salerno and his wife Tracy put their life savings into the initial Peter Salerno Inc. design showroom, and Tracy left her career in education to share in her husband’s dream of what would become a state-of-the-art custom kitchen and bath design company.

The original Peter Salerno Inc. showroom featured six design displays downstairs, with upstairs business offices. The joy of the showroom’s opening was shared by multiple generations of the Salerno family, including Peter’s father and father-in-law (pictured below). Peter’s father, Rosolino, was a master cabinet maker and woodworker who plied his craft in Sicily before coming to America. (Peter’s custom cabinetry line, Maestro Rosolino, is named in honor of his father.)

A true family company, Peter Salerno celebrated the opening of his debut showroom with his father and father-in-law.
A true family company, Peter Salerno celebrated the opening of his debut showroom with his father and father-in-law.

At first, there was barely any money to put into advertising the newly-formed business, as all of the Salerno’s finances were put into the showroom and initial design projects. Peter’s first clients were obtained through word of mouth and recommendations, so these first design projects were crucial to Peter Salerno Inc.’s success.

Over time, Peter’s commitment to the craft passed down to him by his father and his love for world-class design and client-centered design elements paid dividends. Peter Salerno Inc. became a renowned kitchen and bath design company, winning 35 national design awards from 2002-2016.

This was Peter Salerno's very first desk at his debut design showroom!
This was Peter Salerno’s very first desk at his debut design showroom!

Peter’s list of vendors, business partners and appliance experts is one to behold. From Miele to La Cornue, Sub-Zero to Wolf, EDGES custom cutlery to Rangecraft, a who’s who of design experts can be found and procured through Peter Salerno Inc.

Peter Salerno with his friend Frankie in front of the renovations to his first showroom.
Peter Salerno with his friend Frankie in front of the renovations to his first showroom.

If you would like your own personal taste of extraordinary home design – kitchen, bath, wine cellar, man cave or otherwise – please fill out the contact form below for more information, or call (201) 251-6608.. It is with joy that we celebrate 20 years of Peter Salerno Inc. with you throughout the month of January 2017!

201 Magazine Features Peter Salerno Inc. Custom Home Design

201 Magazine Celebrates Peter Salerno Inc.’s 20 Years of Design

20 years of business is a milestone to be celebrated. When that 20 year run includes more custom kitchen and bath design awards than any firm in North America over the last 15 years, it’s a truly noteworthy accomplishment.

Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to be profiled as a feature business in the latest issue of 201 Magazine. 201 Magazine is the foremost publication for Bergen County and northern New Jersey business, lifestyle and current events, courtesy of the North Jersey Media Group.

Peter Salerno Inc. is a featured business in 201 Magazine's latest issue.
Peter Salerno Inc. is a featured business in 201 Magazine’s latest issue.

201 Magazine’s current issue, appropriately titled “Auld Lang Style”, is a primer for design and style in northern New Jersey for early 2017. It’s a true honor to be named a Featured Business Profile in any publication, and “Auld Lang Style” is an apt descriptor for Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning blend of custom craftsmanship, classic design elements, and cutting-edge innovative and transitional design.

An excerpt from 201 Magazine’s profile of Peter Salerno Inc.:

“Peter and his staff remain committed to combining artistry and functionality, creating beautiful unique rooms tailor-made for each client. They are continually sourcing new and reclaimed materials that can be used in unexpected ways to create personalization in their clients’ projects.”

The notable trend of personalized home design is core to Peter Salerno Inc.’s design mission, and a reason why its clients are always supplied with world-class design with a personal touch reflective of their own lives.

World-class Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design in the new Peter Salerno Inc. boutique showroom in Mendham, NJ.
World-class Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design in the new Peter Salerno Inc. boutique showroom in Mendham, NJ.

Founded in 1997, Peter Salerno Inc. has experienced rapid expansion over the last 5 years. This trend began with the opening of their gorgeous flagship showroom at 511 Goffle Road in Wyckoff, New Jersey, named “Most Innovative Showroom” at KBIS 2015. In 2016, the company expanded to a second showroom location on West Main Street in scenic Mendham, New Jersey.

Peter Salerno Inc. is also proud to feature a proprietary line of custom artisan cutlery, EDGES, created by Anthony Michael Salerno. Anthony’s third-generation craftsmanship helped him be named to NKBA’s prestigious “30 Under 30” list for the 2017 design year.

For the full article and the rest of “Auld Lang Style”, pick up a copy of the latest issue of 201 Magazine, or create an e-subscription on their website.

All White Design: A Winter 2016 Bath Design Ideabook

All White Design: A Winter 2016 Bath Design Ideabook

All year, the Design Your Lifestyle team has trumpeted the arrival of “statement neutrals” – using neutral tones as primary color elements in your home, kitchen and bath design. With December 2016 right around the corner, we turn your attention to the most basic (and wintery) of neutrals – white!

The freshness of pure white and off-white neutrals cannot be ignored. A crisp white finish to your home bath design provides an immediate “pop” of class and distinction, and will never go out of style. Combine these white design features with a well-designed amount of ambient light, and you have a brilliant finish to the statement bath design of your dreams!

The team at Peter Salerno Inc. understands and masterfully utilizes the strength of white in bath design. From traditional to transitional, Peter Salerno and his design team bring the beauty of white to life in their award-winning bath designs. (And when you’ve won more national design awards than any firm in North America since 2002, you’re an expert to trust!)

An all-white Peter Salerno Inc. bath design with cherry island. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
An all-white Peter Salerno Inc. bath design with cherry island. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

The Peter Salerno Inc. bath designs featured in this article are prime examples of how to properly utilize white as a “statement neutral” in your bath design. Of course, going “full white” as a color design scheme is generally doomed to fail.

So how does an expert designer like Peter Salerno, CMKBD, utilize such large amounts of white in his award-winning bath designs while still maintaining that “WOW” factor his clients desire? Here are a few tips from a master designer and his team.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
An award-winning white transitional bath design from Peter Salerno Inc.
Even the brightest of bath designs needs contrast. In the Peter Salerno Inc. bath designs featured in this piece, notice the utilization of rich wood grains in the feature cabinetry and islands. We love the gorgeous center cherry wood island in the top bath design, as well as the dark wood grains of the custom cabinetry and tables below. The depth and texture of these darker wood elements only serves to make the delicate whiteness of the tile, paint, claw foot tubs and counters that much brighter.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
A white transitional bath design from Stratta and Peter Salerno Inc. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Keep in mind that all the white paint, tile and counter spaces you implement will be augmented by proper use of ambient light. There is always room for statement lighting, but nothing beats the mixture of crisp sunshine off white design elements to make a neutral white tone seem earthy and welcoming.

Like the designs you see here? Want more expert advice from the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm in North America since 2002? Fill out the contact form below!