|Bathroom Makeovers Starring Tile|
- Clean lines bring a soothing luxury-hotel vibe to a formerly tired and cramped bath. The rich, warm tones of the double-sided vanity and the ceramic tile on the floor create striking contrast with the white freestanding tub and frosty blue glass tile.
The sculptural freestanding tub echoes the clean lines of its
surroundings and was strategically located under a window that overlooks
a wooded area.
- Back-to-back vanities made of
eucalyptus wood give the homeowners their own separate spaces. To
maintain an airy ambience amid the dark wood, the vanity
bases were kept open, with a lower storage shelf and exposed plumbing.
Frosty blue glass wall tile helps balance the dark tones of the vanity
and a ceramic tile floor
that's designed to resemble hardwood. The homeowners chose to wrap the
entire room in the same tile treatment to create a seamless look.
- White-painted maple carts (one on each side of the vanity
wall) balance the dark tones of the stately vanity. The carts' glass
tops and high-gloss lacquer finish make them easy to maintain. The carts
corral cosmetics and toiletries, and their portability makes it easy to
slide them over to the bathtub if the homeowners need easy access to contents while soaking.
- The shower's clear glass surround
further reflects the bathroom's seamless simplicity. Working in
conjunction with the generous-size windows
nearby, the steam shower's glass enclosure connects the bath with the
outdoors. The glass allows natural light from the windows to shine
through while providing a smooth transition to the tub.
- In this gorgeous bath,
strategically selected surfaces create a light and bright atmosphere. An
oversize mirror on one wall of the bathroom
helps create the illusion of a larger space while. Glass tile, applied
to the bathroom wall and the tub surround, also reflect light and mimic
the greenery and trees in the garden just outside the bathroom.
- Though most people would expect to see a medicine cabinet rather than a window above a bathroom
sink, the homeowners opted to keep the window to preserve the light and
the view. When they need a mirror, they simply open the door to the
medicine cabinet to the right of the sink. An expansive countertop offers maximum storage and primping space.
- A freestanding tub, modern fixtures, gorgeous tile, and a toilet room transformed this dormer-size bathroom into a spa-like retreat. Floor-to-ceiling tile cloaks the walls
for a striking focal point. The different hues of blue tile work
together to complement the natural feel of the bath. Clean, modern lines
add warmth and a little glamour.
- Rather than a traditional medicine chest, the homeowners opted for a mirror framed in the same dark-stained oak used for the vanity and storage shelf. The mirror adds an upright sense of style
that projects a clean, organized look. Repeated elements, such as the
slab style of the mirror, sink, and vanity, make the bath feel stylish
- Many materials play off each another for a sleek and sophisticated vanity. The modern vessel sink echoes the style
of the tub and contrasts with the dark vanity. A wall-mount faucet
frees counter space and adds a finishing touch to the vanity area.
Behind the sink, a resin panel allows light to brighten the room, giving the vanity a spa-like feel.
- As the room's focal point, the soaking tub looks like a piece of modern art at the center of the room. A new energy-efficient window lets in lots of light. Red oak flooring stained a rich, dark brown enhances the sense of warmth and connects the new room to the 1920s style of the home and its neighborhood.
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