Mixing design styles (contemporary with traditional or cottage with Craftsman) creates a one-of-a-kind look. Take some ideas from these creative bathroom designs to incorporate in your own remodel.
This circular shower with a ceiling-mount showerhead is a great solution for a small upper-floor bathroom. Before you start, however, have your contractor or plumber check the space above the room to make sure it can accommodate the necessary pipes. Attics often aren't insulated, which could cause problems with freezing.
In this vanity area, dark woodwork suggests an updated old-world influence. English-made walnut mirrors with hammered metal accents continue the theme. Tumbled marble tiles on the countertops, backsplash, and shower wall provide a contemporary counterpoint.
Large windows, multiple mirrors, and a glass shower enclosure ensure visual continuity and make this master bath seem as large as possible. Rich wood cabinets contrast beautifully with white tile, marble, and glass. Note the shower column, a good way to include a multihead shower system without paying for custom plumbing.
All the charm of an older home and all the benefits of a new one fill the space in this master bath. Marble flooring, subdued colors, and a place to relax create an elegant modern feel. The freestanding tub with a tub filler that comes up through the floor recalls the early days of plumbing.
The vanity in this master bath resembles a Victorian washstand, with its wood base, turned legs, open storage, white marble countertop, and nickel drawer pulls. Coffee-color wood, a white backsplash, pale walls, and soft gray limestone flooring match the high-contrast look found in the rest of the house.
Mosaic tile, expanses of glass, and a neutral color scheme direct attention to the curvaceous geometry in this tub room. The white tub is wrapped in soothing shades of beige and sand mosaic tile and tucked into a curved, windowed bay. Limestone flooring forms a traditional base for contemporary forms.
Here's a clever trick for a small bathroom: A false wall of glass panels was built 6 inches in from the room's exterior wall to diffuse light from windows. You get the full benefit of the windows without sacrificing room for large mirrors and placement of the sinks.
Rich stone tile on this floor and shower surround reveals a classic influence, while the ultramodern toilet, curved vanity, and counter are more contemporary.
Efficiency is the key to the success of this bathroom. From the custom concrete countertops to the freestanding bathtub, this space proves the benefit of careful planning: making the most of the space you have. Concrete is a great choice for a custom counter. Make sure your contractor finds an experienced fabricator, as working with concrete can be a challenge.
The design of this handsome bathroom was inspired by the home's half-beam Tudor construction. The dark finish on the woodwork and creamy white marble counters mirror the wood beam and stucco exterior. Note how mirrors were placed across the end wall and on both sides of the built-in vanity to create an infinite reflection of light from the lone window.
Classic elements combine with modern accents for the perfect balance of character and comfort in this restful retreat. Bathroom furniture feels oh-so-traditional, while serene hues of white, watery green, and blue blend for a contemporary feel. A modern take on a classic claw-foot tub extends the stylish mix.
Mixing styles is the hallmark of an eclectic look, as illustrated by the color scheme and materials in this master bath. The white-on-black treatment pairs black cabinetry with carrara marble, a white stone full of black veining. The look is contemporary and classic at the same time.
Even a small space can be fitted with a commodious walk-in shower. This built-in angled bench and tiled niche handle a lot of the necessities without taking up much space, and a clear glass door and a half-wall keep the space from feeling closed-in. Note the use of pebbles for the floor of the shower.
Scagliola stone, a handmade blend of crushed marble, limestone, and travertine, was developed by Italian monks in the 17th century and later duplicated by Italian and French crafters. This freestanding tub is made of the material. Its earthy texture and color are a striking contrast to the typical tub, yet the surface is surprisingly smooth to the touch.
Carved logs do double duty as shower caddies for bath necessities and as a privacy screen for the open shower area. Natural stone tiles and exposed ceiling beams enhance the rustic feel. A black showerhead matches the black knob, temperature adjuster, and drain.