Dispensing with a typical shower enclosure and sloping the floor to direct water to the drain creates a bathroom with clean, modern lines that can be made accessible. In the bathroom shown here, the shower area is located as far from the room entrance as possible. Placement of the sink and the toilet is crucial. If fixtures are less than 12 in. from the shower’s spray area or if you want to keep an area dry, temperedglass splash walls can shield fixtures as well as doorways from spraying water. A splash wall needs to be only as high as the showerhead and as deep as the fixture it’s protecting. I try to keep the splash wall a minimum of 16 in. from the centerline of the toilet, and at least 3 in. from the edge of a sink. Near doorways, I make the splash wall as deep as the door is wide.
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As a bathroom designer on Cape Cod, I have plenty of opportunities to design generously sized master bathrooms in new homes without strict budgetary constraints or space limitations. More frequently, however, I’m asked to update an older bathroom to create a more comfortable and appealing space within the existing footprint. On these renovation projects, bathroom dimensions of 5 ft. by 8 ft. and 6 ft. by 9 ft. are common.
To configure a full, modern bathroom in a footprint of this size, I try to get as much usable area into the shower as possible without compromising the rest of the floor plan. The best way to maximize shower space in a small bathroom is to use a tiled shower that can be customized to the available space. Read more »
Why KOS called this the Geo 180 rather than 360 is tough to say – seeing as it provides an incredible in-the-round outdoor bathing experience. What sets this apart from the standard soaking or hot tub? The shower above adds an exotic touch to be sure.
In some ways, this design harkens back to classic models of communal bathing in hot springs or other natural water sources. Overall its simplicity speaks volumes – the experience alone of sitting back against the gently curved surface with water sprinkling down from above is enough to sell most of us on this amazing outdoor bath design. Read more »
The shower is one place we can always go to relax and get away from everything troubling us in the world at large – a small and sometimes unappreciated hideaway in the home where no one bothers you and the noise of everday life is drowned out in a torrent of warm water.
Why not, given its role in our lives, invest a bit more into the design of our shower – make it a real retreat with the home if we can afford it? While these ultra-luxurious fixtures from Dornbracht are not cheap they seem worth it for those who value their time spent in the shower.
On the somewhat cheaper side of things (though nontheless expensive), they also offer a variety of stylish bathtub faucets and handles that can add a touch of modernism to go with a more simple and elegant bathroom interior design.
The problem with the one-shower-fits all approach to designing showers is that we humans not only come in different shapes and sizes but we also prefer to take a shower in different ways.
This all-in-one shower fixture (designed by Sunghoon Mun) has a simple, elegant but also functional design with a twist nob, shelves for soaps and a slot to easily adjust the height and angle of water flow.
By lifting or lowering the handle at the bottom the fixture is easily adjusted for a full-body head-to-tow shower experience or down to a body spray mode or anything in between.
When you are having a stressful day, a nice luxurious shower can help more than almost anything else. Add in some soothing music and you’re likely to orget you ever had stress in the first place. Bathroom specialistsRamon Soler combine water, music and color/light therapy to provide the ultimate relaxation experience at home.
The Hidrocrom line of hydrochromotherapy systems is designed to shower you in relaxing sensations and to improve your overall health and well-being. According to Ramon Soler, shining different colors of light on the skin has tremendous health benefits. Read more »
Take a LED lights Shower column in a new modern way! Shower column Ametis by Graff is modern appliance for your bathroom the movement of which is inspired by water itself. Made of hollowed brass, this faucet not only offers an aesthetically pleasing design, but durability as well. Read more »