This bathroom needs help
juneega
February 3, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Hi, we are currently in the process of designing a new bathroom. We just bought a new house and everything else was remodeled except this flashback to 1980's master bath. It has a bidet that needs to go and a toilet that needs to be moved to the area where bidet is. All the contractors we spoke to tell us to keep original setting to avoid a lot of labor cost so that is really the only part we are moving. We are also going to make the shower bigger and will make it go all the way to vanity. What should we do with the high ceilings, should we cover it with dry wall and bring it down so we can have recessed lights or keep it as it is and just put lights on walls? We only have very little light from the small window and a skylight on top. All our bedrooms have those high beam ceilings in that color and I would prefer to keep that so it matches the rest of the house. Thank you in advance!
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Darzy
I'd keep the ceilings high, keep the skylight and add a larger window. A jpg of the floor plan would be helpful for ideas.
February 3, 2014 at 10:25pm     
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juneega
here is the proposed lay out
February 3, 2014 at 10:34pm     
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Darzy
I like your new layout. For more lighting, I'd suggest sconces by the vanity mirrors.
February 3, 2014 at 10:42pm     
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juneega
the one we have now has a bidet where the storage cabinet is and a shorter shower where the tub ends, so far every thing will be the same except we will go with a free standing tub, we don't know whether we should keep shower area all glass or to separate the tub and shower with a half wall. any design ideas would be helpful as we really are at a loss, we want to keep cost down but at the same time we want a nice bath.
February 3, 2014 at 10:42pm   
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juneega
so you think I can get away with sconces on the walls? how would I do the shower area though as it is in the far end of the room and has the least lighting.
February 3, 2014 at 10:45pm   
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Darzy
I'll think on this and check back. Night night time. :)
February 3, 2014 at 10:54pm   
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Suzy Ivancic
I would get rid of the dark ceiling , paint it a light colour and if you are tiling use large tiles . Will make the bathroom feel bigger . Would also get rid of those tiles on the floor -they are too small and busy . Love the idea of a bigger window or maybe even put a large chandelier in it to give it a bit of style
February 3, 2014 at 10:55pm      Thanked by juneega
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Darzy
I've been thinking about your lack of lighting in the space. Here is food for thought...you could do faux beams across the top so you can add lighting. I think it would add a feeling of coziness as well. Dimmer lighting for sure for tub soak time.
Two may be enough. One right of center (between the sinks) and left of center, near the tub and above the shower. Bathroom approved lighting. :)
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February 4, 2014 at 11:52am        Thanked by juneega
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Darzy
Suzy's idea of a large chandelier is also a good and simple solution. (Large, and on a dimmer).
February 4, 2014 at 11:56am   
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juneega
Suzy, the big tiles and lighter ceilings, what a great idea! The room is pretty big but rather narrow, how about having wood tile floors in beige facing shorter direction? Might eliminate the narrow feel? And use big tiles on walls will bring ceiling down a little?
February 4, 2014 at 2:08pm   
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juneega
Darzy, I love the faux beam on that pic! I think that will be another way for us to keep the original wood and height of ceilings! What color should we go for tile and countertops if we keep dark wood of beams?we are not keen on white walls and tiles
February 4, 2014 at 2:12pm   
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