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hooks instead of towel bars
Avoid adding a light above the mirror. That includes recessed lighting in the ceiling. “That would throw a strong light onto your forehead and cast deep shadows below your eyes, nose and chin,” Whitehead says. “Not only is this light ineffective for shaving or applying makeup, it can visually age you by 10 years. People should look their best when they look at their reflection.”
sconces should be set at 33 to 36 inches above the sink.
Heated towel bars add luxury to the bath, and this one is very handy right above the tub.
love the round window
Hang shelving beneath a console sink. Wall-mounted console sinks can be elegant but provide little in the way of storage. One way to get around that without springing for a whole new vanity is by adding a shelf underneath the sink. You will have a great place to store fresh towels, and it can hide unsightly pipes.
To a consumer, bath safety usually conjures thoughts of a hospital-like setting. "In reality,” says Crawford, “there are a host of products that can substantially improve safety and assistance in the washroom without advertising it in blatant ways."
subway tile with black grout from the tub to the ceiling. After seeing a local coffee shop bathroom that used plumbing pipe as bathroom hardware, Berry made the toilet paper holder and towel bars out of pipe from The Home Depot.
neat hanging mirror over sink
Exposed brick appears in the half bath as well.
Portable stools and other items made to stand up to the elements outdoors can also stand up to the shower (think teak). Stools are great if you need a seat or an extra spot for your shampoo or to prop a leg on when you’re shaving.
antique chair or a stool in lieu of a little side table
Wood. Wood in bathrooms has been trending for several years now and shows no signs of slowing — and why not? With marine-grade supplies and specialty finishes, it’s possible to enjoy the warm look and feel of wood in the bathroom. Say goodbye to cold tile!
magazine rack ladder
note interior window that swivels