Bathrooms 363 Stories

If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom, you want to update the look, increase resale value, add functionality, amenities and storage or a combination of all or some of these. Simple enough. But the scope of the project depends on a variety factors — most of all budget, but also how long you’ve been...
Key Measurements to Make the Most of Your Bathroom
Bathrooms come in second to kitchens as places where considerable attention is given to layouts and finishes, and size doesn’t limit the quality of their design. Learning a few key dimensions and common fixture sizes — and understanding that a compact...
10 Tips for Chic Little Bathrooms
While we might dream of a big bathroom in which we can splash around a double walk-in shower, triple basin and huge, freestanding tub, the reality is that many of have little more than a handkerchief-size space to play with. Fear not, though: There is...
9 Surprising Considerations for a Bathroom Remodel
Bathroom remodeling and design blend big dreams and practical realities. To make a bathroom work, it's best to design from the fixtures and finishes backward to the walls and floor. The little things about an intimate room can make a huge difference in...
5 Common Bathroom Design Mistakes to Avoid
Adding to or remodeling your house is one of the most exciting and creative processes you can go through. But with all that responsibility comes pressure to make informed decisions that will last for decades. How can you make sure to get...
12 Design Tips to Make a Small Bathroom Better
I have been in some small bathrooms — you know, the kind that make you feel like you have to lose 5 pounds to enter them. But I really like working on this type of bathroom design. Trying to make everything fit in the available space is like doing a...
Bath Remodeling: So, Where to Put the Toilet?
From the beginning of your bathroom renovation, your plumbers and framers need to know where your toilet should go — whether it'll be mounted on the floor or wall and where the water supply should be positioned. If that's not complicated enough,...
Convert Your Tub Space to a Shower — the Planning Phase
There are so many examples of large bathrooms, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that most of us have bathrooms that are about 50 square feet (5 by 10 feet). A dream shower can often become a reality only if it fits into the footprint of a dated tub....
How to Light Your Bathroom Right
The bathroom is one of the only rooms in a multibodied household where we’re expected and encouraged to lock ourselves inside. With that kind of permission, it makes sense to use this private space as a luxurious sanctuary. Make the most of your...
Why to Put Your Tub in the Shower
Putting your bathtub in the shower may be an unexpected idea, but it's a solid one and a growing trend in bathroom design. Sure, it looks great, but what does it mean from a practical standpoint? For one, kids (and grown-ups) can splash all...
Bathroom Storage: Where to Keep the T.P.?
Toilet paper isn't glamorous, but hiding it away entirely never works for long. No, that backup stash needs to be at least partially on view and fairly handy — for you and for guests who may not know where you've stashed the jumbo pack and don't want...
Better Circulation for a Family Kitchen and Bathroom
At first Sara and Gibbs Rounsavall figured they would make over their 1980s plastic-laminate-filled kitchen with just new cabinets and appliances. But once they met with architect Emily Fisher and heard...
Bathroom Countertops 101: The Top Surface Materials
Choosing the perfect material for one’s bathroom countertops can be a bit of a brain teaser, thanks to the abundant — and quite attractive — options available at nearly every price level. But because bathroom surfaces typically don’t face...
Key Measurements to Help You Design a Powder Room
At one time a luxury found only in grand homes, the powder room has become a staple in new American residences. When planned for new construction, they are often given ample space. But when you want to fit one in during a remodel or into an addition,...
Tickled Pink in the Bathroom
The pastel bathroom fixtures of yesterday (pale pink, light blue and mint-green sinks, tubs and toilets) are becoming a thing today, and they’re eliciting strong reactions. In the comments on a recent...
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