From high-end to laid-back, updated to old-fashioned, indoors to out, these baths offer hardworking design help and quick fixes.
Create the ultimate picture of relaxation by positioning the tub for water views. Opaque roman shades can provide privacy
when necessary but still allow light to filter through.
When using wood in moisture-prone areas like the bath, opt for teak. One of the densest woods available, it won’t warp or rot from excessive moisture.
A sunken Japanese soaking tub looks supremely serene. Creamy stone on the floors and walls, and a simple wood vanity topped
with a glass-bowl sink contribute to the spa-like setting.
Filter light without sacrificing privacy by installing a wall, window, or roof of Lucite or frosted glass.
Using a variety of materials makes a monochromatic room more interesting. Combine reeded wood cabinets with smooth painted
pieces, iridescent tile with honed stone. And mix your finishes―satin nickel faucets and aged bronze light fixtures, for example.
This style move rocks! A “moat” of smooth river rocks surrounds this freestanding tub, drawing even more attention to its gentle curves and sleek style. The effect is pure Zen.
Let an old beach house speak for itself. Rather than replacing dated fixtures, call attention to them. Porcelain sinks and
tubs can be re-glazed for a fresh (and inexpensive) new look.
If you love a vibrant color but fear that it may upstage the room, paint it on a single wall. When tempered by neutrals, the color should accent rather than overwhelm.
Turn your bath into a work of art. Whether used on a tub, floor, countertop, or backsplash, lustrous mosaic tiles make a splashy
To give the space a one-of-a-kind makeover, hire a professional to design a graphic motif or a mural. No matter what pattern you choose, the result will be eye-catching.
Let a show stopping sink take center stage. Set a colorful bowl atop a vintage washstand, or mount it on a counter as an attention-getter.
Hang deep medicine cabinets above the washstands to hold all of the necessary bath supplies.
Forget a quick rinse in an outdoor shower―opt for a long soak under the stars. Turn a private deck into an outdoor bath with
a freestanding tub and pedestal sink for the ultimate alfresco experience. A flea-market stool can keep accessories nearby.
Add personal style to a claw-foot tub with a colorful hand-painted design. Or use wire and hot glue to frame a mirror with a collection of found driftwood.
Unpainted, unfinished wood recalls bygone beach style―imagine a Key West cottage in the days of Hemingway. The look is authentic,
natural, and beach-chic all at the same time.
Open shelving doesn’t have to look messy. Conceal your necessities in woven baskets and use clear jars or hurricane vases to hold bath beads or beach finds.
Maximize the square footage of a small powder room with sliding or pocket-style doors and you won’t have to plan around door
Turn a bathroom mirror into a work of art by attaching crown molding or replacing the glass within a picture frame.