Think Function First

A bathroom is one of the hardest-working spaces in the home. It’s a workstation for preparing for the day ahead and a refuge for resting and recovering from the hectic day behind.

Map the Space
Plumbing considerations will impact where you place showers and tubs, but you also need to think about daily use when making a bathroom floorplan. The objects used most often should be closest at hand.
Choose Colors and Motif
A bathroom motif, whether coastal or Asian or Victorian, can be simple and straightforward.
Know Your Surfaces
When selecting products for the bath, such as tile or marble, be sure that you know the inherent qualities and the drawbacks of each material. Shiny floors may not be very slip-resistant; natural materials may have a pitted surface that is more slip-resistant, but also more likely to collect residue.
Add Drama With Fixtures
Think of plumbing fixtures as the jewelry of the bathroom. Touches of gold in the mirror, fixtures and picture frame bring Old World glamour to this modern home’s powder room
Be Careful With Lighting
Consider the appropriate task lighting for sink and shower areas. Keep in mind that fluorescent lighting casts a bluish light as opposed to the yellowish radiance of incandescent bulbs
Mix Soft and Hard
Use dashes of fabric and other softer goods to reduce the inherent harshness of many bathroom materials. Anything from towels and shower curtains to window treatments and pieces upholstered in terry cloth can bring a soft touch to a hard space.
Soften With Natural Elements
The asymmetrical nature of growing things helps offset the square edges of tiles or marble.Ideas for creating the perfect balance.
*pictured is bathroom remodel inner Masters Reserve in Lely.