Maximize Space, Light and Style in the Bathroom
DIY Network's hit show Bath Crashers offers clever design ideas, storage solutions and lighting tips.
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March 23, 2015
Wood and White
Richly finished cabinets are mixed with white molding and wainscoting for a classy-yet-casual look. The corner windows and up-turned sconces reflect light off the beadboard ceiling keeping the space bright.
The Ultimate Nightlight
Inside this walnut vanity, pebbles are set below a clear glass countertop and illuminated with blue LED rope lighting.
Garden Tub Room
A glass partition sits in between the extra-long vanity and well-equipped walk-in shower. Exterior doors beyond the shower lead to an enclosed courtyard where a freestanding tub sits in a shallow pond with a cascading waterfall behind it.
Sticks and Stones
A log-hewn wood vanity is paired with natural-stone sinks to create a nature-inspired setting. Another rough-cut piece of wood tops off the glass waterfall sitting between the dual mirrors.
This bathroom uses a variety of materials: A brushed-nickel bathtub sits on a layer of stones, which makes a striking contrast next to the sliding door made of textured glass and rough-hewn lumber.
Standing or Sitting
An inside window allows a view of the outdoors from the shower as well as the bathtub.
Set the Mood
Indirect lighting behind the tub combined with tea lights on the windowsill set the mood for a relaxing soak and TV watching, or a warm shower inside the clear glass stall.
With six kids, these homeowners needed a lot of practicality built into their bathroom. Three sinks, an automatic hand dryer and a toothbrush sanitizer keep the countertop clutter-free and sanitary. See the base of the vanity in the next image.
Rope lighting tucked up on the underside of the cabinet illuminates the floor making it easy for those middle-of-the-night visits.
Light flows freely into this space thanks to the custom wood-and-glass door and the window in between the shower and vanity. The open shelving seperating the door and toilet also lends to the airy feel.
Go Into the Wall
Reclaimed wood is used to frame out recessed cubbies – perfect for holding bath towels. A chandelier over the tub and tile "rug" (hide caption) add a unique, classic style.