Bathroom design guide

Get inspired with these great ideas for bathrooms, from small touch-ups to complete makeovers

Serene soaks

Create a tranquil mood with spa-like tubs and nature views

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Woodsy retreat

The ultimate Western bath plays up the use of natural materials, as in this Woodway, Washington, house.

Although Ken Brewe calls himself a "shower-and-go kind of guy," he wanted a more luxurious space that really brought the outdoors in. 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)
Sources: Piedmont Skirted Bathtub, $3,950 ( Showering arm: Similar from Newport Brass products, from $675 ( Glass tile: Lake Garda in Bay Leaf, from $24.39 per square foot ( Floor tile: Sierra Travertine, $6 per square foot (


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