From Margaret Everton on March 10, 2010 in Bathroom Remodel
It’s true. The more spacious and lavish this most private of retreats feels, the happier we seem to be with our homes. Check out this roundup of HGTV picks to get some ideas for your own bath.
This killer bathroom shimmers with light and tranquility. The subdued hues, glass mosaic-patterned tile, and furniture-style cabinetry and bench truly make it an inner sanctum. No detail was overlooked, with its marble-tiled floors, double raised sinks, soaker tub, modern hardware, and lots of glass and mirrors. The recessed lighting carried over from the bedroom, light fixtures, and slanted skylight reflect off the tile in a most beautiful way.
Capitalizing on the trend of multi-use rooms, this bathroom also functions as a gym. A pretty view and a waterproof television help pass workout time. Post-exercise amenities include a soothing soaker tub, as well as a shower with several spray heads, including a rain shower and a handheld.
A heated towel rack adds to the spa/fitness center feel. No gym would be complete without a locker room, and this one comes in the form of a full closet with washing and drying machines and ironing station. Yet what make the idea work so well are the little touches, like the chandelier, art prints and dark wood accents, which provide a homey touch.
Sensing a familiar theme? Today’s bathroom is all about light colors mixed with a few dark wood pieces. The glass encased shower/tub setup works in almost any bathroom setting, but this space is big enough for the soaker to stand alone. Clear glass accessory holders are a must-have for any spa bathroom, as are candles. Tie the spa look together with white towels and robes – necessary, yes, but still decorative.
This tiny bathroom packs a lot of punch. In the open setting, the view from the bedroom to the bath and vice versa is important, so the chandelier above the bed adds a nice touch. The shower is hidden from view installed in a cabinet, as is the toilet. The dark flooring (it’s actually vinyl!) is the same for both rooms, creating a unified look for the master suite.