Our clients need a complete update to their master bathroom. Storage and comfort were the main focus with this remodel. Design elements included built in medicine cabinets, cabinet pullouts and a beautiful teak wood shower floor. Textured tile in the shower gives an added dimension to this luxurious new space. Electrical outlets on tower!!!!!!!!!
Willow Glen Ranch Remodel Transitional Bathroom, San Francisco One of three bathrooms in the home, this one features glossy herringbone tile accents in the niche and on the wall which tie in nicely with the polished counter. The dark stone river rock flooring in the shower grounds the space. Alcove shower - transitional gray tile alcove shower idea in San Francisco with shaker cabinets, a one-piece toilet, gray walls, an undermount sink, a hinged shower door, gray countertops, a niche and a built-in vanity - Houzz
his gorgeous bathroom renovation features floating cabinets with a light beachwood finish. Interior design by Mused Interiors Architecture by Clifford Planning & Architecture Featuring cabinetry by Plus Interiors Example of a large trendy master beige floor and double-sink alcove shower design in Hawaii with flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, white walls, a floating vanity, a wall-mount sink, quartz countertops, a hinged shower door and beige countertop
After: Now the stall has the same Carrara-like tile on the walls that Williams used on the floor. “I always like to have the tiles laid out on site before installation so that we can get the pattern right,” she says. “In this case a straight stack pattern worked best. Making some of the random veining patterns look good together is always an art in itself.” The shower floor is a marble mosaic. “This was the one place where we brought in a different pattern,” Williams says. A busier pattern here doesn’t disrupt the calm feel of the room.
Thank you for the wonderful coverage on my bathroom! I must say I am partial to it :) jenniecollins - the drain is removeable to clear it of debris that accumulates. kathleenleveille - the tub is from Americh, the model is Wright 6030. When installing a tub like this, the contractor typically lays a bed of concrete below giving the tub a very substantial feel. When wrapped with marble like this, it feels every bit as luxurious as a cast iron tub. grewa002 - Having a tub in the master is a personal preference. In my case, not having a tub in the master is a non-starter. I absolutely love taking baths and can not imagine not being able to do so - especially when this bathtub offers views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate bridge! Also, in my master closet, I have a full-sized vanity for make-up, hair, etc. So in our set-up with our personal preferences, there was no need to have 2 vanities, but rather focus on getting a tub with killers views to luxuriate in. With all bathrooms, you must take in the full set-up (prep areas elsewhere, views, light, etc.) alongside the owner's personal habits.
After: The designer created a walk-in shower with an enclosure of frameless glass and tile on one side. This kept the view of the stunning quartzite wall open. The shower entry is curbless — the shower floor slopes down to a linear drain beneath the shower heads. And the homeowners don’t have to get wet when turning on the shower — the controls are built into the half column on the right.
By reconfiguring the closet space, Lenny made room for a 12½-foot-long custom rift-cut white oak vanity. Its long lines, minimalist style and more-than-ample countertop space really brought the spa-like feel home. One can imagine seeing the glass jars and glamorous trays full of complimentary cotton swabs, toothbrushes, hair products, lotions and mini-deodorants typically laid out on a commercial spa’s counter. The wood on the vanity adds warmth to the space. The long lines of the bottom shelf, thick countertop and ledge accentuate its extra-long dimensions. Mirrors that air kiss the ceiling and double globe sconces add to the spa-like feel.
But the most spa-like statement in the space is the floor-to-ceiling tile on the wall that extends seamlessly from the shower stall to the area behind the tub. It is a custom pattern composed of picket tiles by Fireclay. The composition resembles abstract petals or leaves moving with the wind. “I laid the tile out in a pattern that gives off a subtle ombre effect without being too distracting,” Wundrow says.
A bathroom can’t function without proper storage. And most pros recommend a mix of open, closed, drawer, cabinet, niche or any other necessary solutions. “You always need a lot of storage for towels and other bathroom accessories, and there are so many ways to include bathroom storage in a beautiful and functional way with gorgeous cabinetry,” says designer Christie Veres of CDV Interiors.
Another gorgeous zellige tile lines the bathroom wall and the shower stall. “This is everything I love about using organic materials,” Gething says. “The clay tiles are handmade and when they are fired there are these incredible variations and inconsistencies. There’s such a luxury in having materials like this.” She designed the soapstone sink, both a space-saver and a stunner. She repeated the use of soapstone on the shower floor. The mirror is vintage and resembles a porthole, hinting at nautical style without going overboard.
Special features. Carrara marble beveled subway tile for the shower and wainscoting. Carrara mosaic floor tile in a herringbone pattern. Custom Java wood floating vanity with an Odyssey White marble countertop. Gray walls (Colonnade Gray, reduced percentage, by Sherwin-Williams). Designer tip. “To keep a space long-standing, we employ a variety of design techniques,” designer Lynae Parrott says. “Using classic materials and shapes is a start, then applying them as wainscoting or from floor to ceiling gives longevity and improved functionality for keeping a bathroom clean. In addition, mixing styles keeps a room relevant. We use traditional tile selections, transitional plumbing fixtures and hardware, contemporary floating vanities with stone top edge profiles and modern low-curb shower entries. By mixing styles, a room won’t be stuck in a decade or specific time period but instead feel timeless.”
A cleverly recessed towel bar niche keeps towels out of the way, and recessing the bar means there’s no bumping into it in the tight space. Another part of the renovation involved replacing all of the doors in the house with new white laminated glass doors. The natural wood frame on these doors has a custom satin stain. The glass allows light to move between spaces but also gives privacy.
Also, the architect has installed a ready-made medicine cabinet, but had small shelves and trim built around it to add a custom and sophisticated detail. The depth of medicine cabinets needs to be 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 centimeters) overall and 3½ to 4½ inches (9 to 11 centimeters) on the interior shelves to suit most people. Widths and heights depend on the individual, but most prebuilt medicine cabinets are about 18 inches (46 centimeters) wide and 30 inches (76 centimeters) tall.
Pedestal, floating or braced sinks like this one can help make a space feel larger. You will easily find fixtures in widths less than 36 inches (91 centimeters). Consider that if you allow 3 feet for the sink and 3 feet for the shower, and if you have a minimum width of 30 inches (76 centimeters) for the toilet, you will have a room that is 8½ feet (2.6 meters) long.
harp paid attention to every detail, installing a mirror that reminded her of 1960s Italian designs by Gio Ponti. Then she played off its curved lines with the sconces. “I just love these fixtures. They look like necklaces,” she says.
White beveled ceramic wall tile with light gray grout and a molding detail forms the 8-inch backsplash. “I wanted it to be similar to the counter’s soft, rounded edge,” McLaughlin says.
A fresh new look to a small powder bath. Our client wanted her glass dolphin to be highlighted in the room. Changing the plumbing wall was necessary to eliminate the sliding shower door. Small elegant 3/4 black and white tile and porcelain tile porcelain tile and gray floor alcove shower photo in Orange County with raised-panel cabinets, gray cabinets, a one-piece toilet, green walls, an undermount sink, quartz countertops and a hinged shower door - Houzz
The room’s hanging barn-style entry door is a handsome design element that’s also a space saver. “We didn’t want to take up space with a swinging door so we did a barn door,” Perju says. “It’s a good feature for those who don’t want the door closed all the time but close it occasionally if there are guests.
For a clean, consistent look, Perju continued the white subway wall tile onto the pony wall that separates the bathing area from the rest of the bathroom. “The eye tricks you into feeling the space is larger because it keeps going with tile. The eye has a path of travel,” she says.
To make a space feel larger, I use tile from the floor on an accent wall. It leads the eye from the point of entry through the room and tricks the eye into thinking the space is bigger,” she says.
Wundrow designed a custom sliding vanity mirror on a black metal frame that works like a sliding barn door. “I was initially going to add two small sliding mirrors, but the owners wanted to preserve as much of the bay views out the bedroom windows as possible, so I only added one mirror.”
5. Space Enlarger If your bathroom is on the small side, go for an all-white palette to make it appear more expansive. An unbroken sweep of color gives a space an open and larger-than-it-is feeling. Keep in mind that cooler colors tend to recede, so if you choose a white that has a touch of gray or blue in it, you’ll get an even more pronounced expanding effect.
The shower stall is a jewel box-like part of the bathroom,” Brandwein says. She played with rhythmic geometric patterns in here. The tile from the bathroom floor continues onto the shower floor, while a hand-painted, glazed terra-cotta tile with a smaller-scale pattern adorns the walls.
A powder room sink is a great opportunity to introduce something that’s a departure from the fixtures and finishes found elsewhere in your home. Plus, it’s a feature that you and your guests interact with — more so than the wallcovering — so it’s a great spot to incorporate something fun or unique.
NV Design created the welcoming shower seen here in a New York City apartment. Marble hexagonal floor tiles and handmade ceramic wall tiles create a creamy, soothing palette. Natural light and a small bench invite the owners to relax and stay awhile. The photo won the interior designers a Best of Houzz Design award.
A built-in bench doesn’t have to take up an entire side of a shower. Here, interior designer Laura Hunt tucked a narrower bench in a shower alcove that can also serve as a niche.
Kjellberg extended the vanity 10 inches, taking advantage of formerly wasted space, to gain more storage. Cabinet pulls in a champagne bronze finish complement the navy blue and coordinate with the warm tones in the new wood-look porcelain floor tiles in a matte finish.
Stacked tile patterns. While brick patterns remain popular, we’re seeing more stacked tile patterns, especially in relatively small bathrooms. That’s because stacking tile creates a more continuous run of surface, which helps visually expand a room in the direction of the tile. Here, Eisenmann Architecture vertically stacked a beautiful blue handmade tile to accentuate the height of the room rather than its narrow width.
Zellige tile. Increasingly popular for kitchen backsplashes, zellige tile is showing up in bathrooms as well. In this Houston bathroom by Maria Branco, the creamy square tile with a glossy finish creates a mother-of-pearl effect on the vanity wall.
Avoid making the toilet the first thing you see in the bathroom, and avoid any sightlines to it from adjacent rooms. I like to put the toilet and shower in their own room while keeping the sink separate. This allows someone to take a shower while someone else gets ready at the sink. In the bathroom floor plan here, the wall between the two rooms adds only a couple of inches to the overall size of the bathroom but doubles the room’s functionality.
Bogart replaced the tub-shower combo with a more generous shower stall with a glass enclosure. But it’s the beautiful peony wallpaper by Katie Ridder that’s the star of the room. “I’m in love with this wallpaper,” Bogart says. “It makes this room so peaceful, bright and cheerful.” White grout that matches the wall tile keeps the focus on the wallpaper. See more of this bathroom
Same tile o the floor. Additional shelf
The team could not recess the medicine cabinet, so Dyer had local cabinetry company R. Olson Design add a bamboo plywood frame around a ready-made surface-mount unit to match the vanity and shelves. “And he was able to fit the frame within the squares of the tile,” she says. The frame also provides an extra shelf along the bottom. The streamlined sconces add a strong yet minimalist linear touch. Another light is hidden in the white trim on the ceiling. Dyer carefully placed it so the light would not reflect directly in the mirror.
Designer: Eva LaRocque Interiors Location: San Jose, California Size: 21 square feet (2 square meters); 3 by 7 feet Homeowners’ request. Add a small powder room during a full-house remodel and maximize the limited square footage. Main feature. Terra-cotta backsplash tile. “From there we knew we wanted to continue the idea of all-natural materials,” designer Eva LaRocque says. “I think what made it all come together is that the pattern backsplash tile was enhanced by the other natural and earthy materials, which made the space feel organic [and] interesting and lended depth to an otherwise small powder bath.”
Larger furniture-style pieces. “I made sure that we installed a vanity that had plenty of countertop space,” says designer John McClain, who used Houzz ideabooks to collaborate on design ideas with his clients. “The open space also makes a smaller space feel larger. Most people make the mistake of installing smaller items in a small room. I like larger items that make a statement, and these items also actually make the space feel larger. “To pay homage to the style of home, we used a claw-foot bathtub that the homeowner had from a previous home. It almost feels like a piece of furniture in the room, so you don’t have the closed-off feeling you would get with a regular tub and glass shower enclosure.” McClain says the height of the mirror also makes the space feel larger. “This is especially useful in rooms with low ceilings,” he says. Other special features. Honed-marble floor. “It’s light in color, so that airy feeling continues throughout the entire space,” McClain says. “Because this room is not used as often as a master bath, we used natural marble for the floors. In heavy traffic areas, I would have opted for porcelain flooring.” The plumbing fixtures are polished nickel,...
Statuary marble covers the walls, floor and tub surround. The double vanity has a teak base, engineered quartz countertop and marble inset sinks.
toilet and shower separated from each other and vanity
This is Escott’s favorite layout for an 5-by-8-foot bathroom. With the door on the 8-foot wall, the desired arrangement is to have the sink directly opposite the entrance. That way if the door gets left open, guests — or you and your family — are looking at a nice vanity rather than a toilet. “You don’t want the door opening on the toilet,” Milo says. “A vanity gives a little bit of privacy.” If you do keep a bathtub, this configuration allows a parent to sit on the toilet lid while bathing a child. The only thing Milo finds tricky with this layout is where to put the toilet paper holder. “If you want it on the wall, you have to reach behind or mount it to the side of the vanity,” she says. “If you have a pedestal sink, then you have to put it behind you or get one of those freestanding holders with a rod.”
The Reef is a hexagonal tile by Nemo Tile + Stone that can be laid in a variety of patterns to create optical illusions and accents. These angular geometric tiles mimic the look of encaustic cement tiles but are made of user-friendly porcelain. The tiles are available in a variety of patterns and solid colors that can be arranged however you see fit.