his homeowner wanted to bring her home out of the 1980s with contemporary Asian design, so the powder room vanity was inspired by a Japanese kaidantansu (stepped chest), which contributes fluidity of design in the cramped quarters. The use of rich and dark colors makes the walls of the small space recede.
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RMS user BelleInteriors was inspired by the time period of her early 20th-century home when she remodeled the bathroom. Yellow-green walls and a bold pink floral arrangement provide great contrast between the black marble floor and the room’s cool color scheme.
This room was definitely created for the woman who likes to lounge her day away in the bath, using it for a dressing room as well as an escape from the world. The attention to detail and use of non-traditional materials (not a single tile in the room!) makes the space feel warm, even in an all-white palette. The dreamy curtains catching the light from the skylight only add to the effect. Design by Savio Firmino
Inspired by the panoramic ocean view, this bathroom incorporates a saltwater fish tank as the focal point of the space. The fish tank is built into a partitioned wall and can be enjoyed while showering or getting ready in the vanity area. The shower is designed to provide a spa experience by using nine body sprays, a steam shower and rain-like showerheads on the ceiling. Design by Bruce Rosenblum
Tip #1: Have a Definite Plan
With some home remodeling projects, you can make decisions as you go along. A bathroom remodel does not provide you with that same luxury. You should always have a definitive plan written down before starting and should try to stick with it as much as possible. Your plan should cover the following:
- An estimated time-frame for the project
- If you want to put in new appliances, have models picked out and written down
- A final layout for the finished bathroom
- A definite understanding of how many contractors you’re going to need to hire
Tip #2: Do things Right the First Time
You should never attempt bathroom remodeling work yourself unless you are 100% positive that you can do it properly. This means that you should never try bathroom remodeling work that you have never done yourself or have no training in because any mistake you make during a bathroom remodel could potentially send the total price of the project soaring. Most people hire contractors to handle the following:
- Specialty grout and tile work for walls, floors, or shower surrounds
- Anything related to plumbing
- Installing any electronic fixtures or new electrical outlets
- Laying new baseboards or reconstructing walls
- Any miscellaneous demolition work that is required
Obviously, if you have plans that include remodeling your bathroom there are things about your current space that you would like to change. The first step to developing your bathroom remodeling plans is to determine what you would like to change in your bathroom. You could start by jotting down a list of areas that you would like to see improvement. Maybe you would like to replace some of the fixtures like the sink or bathtub. Or, you might want to take down that old wallpaper that has begin peeling off in the corners of every wall.
Next it would be a good idea to decide which things are top priority for the renovation project and which items you would like to include but could be cut from the list if necessary. This list will, of course, be affected by how much of the remodeling project is a necessity and how much is your personal preferences. For example, if you have had a leaky toilet that resulted in water damage to the floor, it is more of a necessity to fix or replace the toilet and flooring. But, if the sink is in good working condition but you would prefer to have a pedestal sink that is more of a preference. Once you have this list formed and prioritized you can move on to the next step of the process of making your complete bathroom remodeling plans.
Gleaming silver tones enhance this guest bath’s old-world elegance. Designer Betty Lou Phillips chose a luxurious French-inspired theme for the decor. She paid attention to details like the tub and its floor-mounted water filler, the 19th-century crystal chandelier, the freestanding nickel-leg washstands, the vintage glass pharmacy chest, and fittings that read chaud and froid. “They give the room character, a period feel. They’re functional, too, of course. That’s another French trait: their flair for melding the past and the present,” she says.
Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s. Nowadays it’s popular in luxury residences and hotels because it represents elegance, glamour, modernity and even functionality. Even though it’s hard to find good furniture in that style that won’t cost you a fortune you still can do that. So if you like this style you can use at your home too. The best room to start is a bathroom. Many manufacturers of modern plumbing have products that combine the aesthetic of minimalist and luxury of art deco. Glossy furniture is also very popular nowadays so it definitely won’t cost you a fortune. Here are some examples of modern interpretations of Art Deco bathrooms to inspire you. Read more »
Not any luxury bathroom is truly gorgeous. A lot of modern bathrooms, even luxury ones, place a heavy emphasis on the shower but you can’t really relax by taking a shower. You need to soak in a gorgeous bathtub for a while. It would be great if you also could catch a beautiful view from a window while you’re soaking in the tub. If this isn’t an option then the interior of the whole bathroom should be so cool that it would become this great view. Here are some truly gorgeous bathrooms we fell in love with.
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A-Cero is perhaps best known for their architecture (and one-off oddities), but has a knack for statement-making interior designs and furnishings as well – this one-off venture into bathrooms, though, certainly befits their style.
The so-called Spirit Collection created for L’Antic Colonial features a set of interlocking pieces that can be arranged like artwork on the wall – a curved glass mirror, white ceramic sink with an independent metal fixture above and organic stone-faced wooden vanity below. Read more »