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By “anchor items” I do not mean items that have anchors on them (although you can if you want).
When embarking on any bathroom design project, it pays to consider what are you main items, the ones you will NOT be changing in the future and what are your accessory items, the one you might decide to change in the future.
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I use the term “anchor items” to refer to those aspects of your bathroom that are very expensive to change in the future.
Specific examples of anchor items are:
- The tub
- The shower stall
- The flooring
And quite seriously, that’s about it.
Why is this important? Everyone loves a brand new bathroom. However, some years later you may want to spruce it up or change it up, but not want to embark on a full remodel.
If your anchor items were specifically chosen to be neutral in terms of colors and styles, you can completely change the accessory items and create a bathroom that looks a feels completely different, without having changed any of the expensive anchor items.
However, when your anchor items are not neutral colors, patterns, and styles, they dictate the look and feel of the room forever.
If your main times are a dark color, you can not effectively “lighten up” your bathroom without a full remodel. If your main items contain a specific pattern (maybe even a nautical theme), you can not lose them without a full remodel.
So choosing main items that allow you to change from dark to light, or trim type A to trim type B without a full down to the studs and subfloor remodel, gives you greater flexibility years later if you decide to make changes. Others call this flexible design.
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