From retro-charming to rustic-chic, our favorite bathroom designs for every style
A small bathroom with a shower enclosed in green glass tiles is tucked behind a barn door made of FSC-certified Santa Maria
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All the surfaces and fixtures are original in this Oakland bathroom. The couple had the metal rechromed and the plumbing restored
piece by piece.
“Some things were really hard to get parts for,” says Jeremy. “The first few plumbers who showed up just shook their heads.”
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The ultimate Western bath plays up the use of natural materials, as in this Woodway, Washington, house.
Placed in a sunlit corner of the master bathroom, the European-inspired soaking tub has a flexible showering arm. A green glass tile wainscot and an earth-toned tile floor reinforce the rustic, romantic atmosphere.
DESIGN: Patricia Brennan Architects, Seattle (206/328-2886).
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Kurt Silver installed a sky light to bring natural light into his cramped San Francisco bathroom. He also painted the ceiling
a simple off-white to prevent the low-slant end of the room from feeling oppressive
A limestone-fronted soaking tub on the low-ceiling side of the room is a cozy spot for relaxation.
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A boatwood framed mirror (Beach House Style) serves as the centerpiece of this narrow bathroom. Pebblestone tile (Fireclay Tile) and plaster shower surround (Fitzgerald Studio) add a sandy beach-inspired texture to the space. Pedestal sink by Kohler.
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The kid's bath in this California cottage uses frosted glass blocks to let in light while obscuring visibility. It also makes
for a bright and humid home for a collection of happy houseplants.
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When you're working with a bold hues, pick one to take center stage. Hot pink is a dominant color, so save it for a few key
Another tip: Mix solids, patterns, and textures. The painted patterned canister stands out from the solid colors, adding visual interest.
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When renovating this bathroom, the homeowners found a cabinet at a salvaged-building-materials outlet. It now houses the sink
and provides additional storage.
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A light well illuminates the master bathroom in this urban apartment unit.
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Bathroom wall tiles are the colors of beach glass. The tub is period perfect for this Victorian-style home, but updated with
a contemporary frame.
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Glass shower walls, along with new French doors in place of a high window, make Phil Lobel's bathroom feel open and expansive.
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The light and airy solution for space in this master bath was to contrast icy blue glass mosaic tiles with warm wood.
See-through shelving made from high-grade plywood defines a shower area without walling it off. Unobstructed light fills the space.
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Zach Rosen, 14, opted for a sleek, contemporary European look in his bathroom. A stainless steel vessel sink is the sculptural
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Tranquility beckons in this Seattle retreat thanks to low lighting, an earthy palette, and sliding doors that open to a courtyard.
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