Bathrooms 363 Stories

Dreaming of a Spa Tub at Home? Read This Pro Advice First
I have a love-hate relationship with spa tubs. In a bathroom nothing looks more appealing. Bathrooms with spa tubs always remind me of a luxury hotel room. But no other plumbing fixture causes me more grief than these tubs. Are you prepared for the maintenance...
Bathed in Color: When to Use Black in the Bath
Black is admittedly an unconventional color choice for a dominant color. Making it work in a bathroom can be extremely tricky, especially one that is cramped or underlit. But when done well, it can look stunning and sophisticated, as evidenced by the...
Why Marble Might Be Wrong for Your Bathroom
Marble has been used by master craftsmen throughout the ages to adorn palace floors, ceilings and walls. Although it was once a show of wealth and power, today marble tile is making its way more and more into everyday homes — bathrooms in particular...
A Chilly Massachusetts Bathroom Gets the Hotel-Spa Treatment
She loves to soak and he loves to steam, and neither one of them was getting what they really wanted out of their master bathroom with its drafty window, dated fixtures, cramped shower and tub too big to be practical. This husband and wife wanted a private...
Lovely Little Luxuries: Pamper Yourself With Towel Warmers
Getting out of a shower or bathtub in a cold room can be a rough transition from warm bliss to cold, hard reality. But there is a solution: enveloping yourself in a cozy towel from a towel warmer. Once you start using a towel warmer, you'll wonder...
Bathed in Color: When to Use Red in the Bath
There's a reason so many bathrooms in high-end restaurants have red walls — it's a flattering color for all skin tones. The owner might be hoping that looking good in the bathroom mirror means you'll feel good about frequenting the establishment. But...
Get Steamy in the Shower for Spa Time at Home
Once you've chosen your steam shower's tile and decided on the shower's space and size, it's time to start building. Understanding a steam shower's key components,...
Get Creative With Your Bathroom Floor Tile
So much tile is installed simply and in a running bond pattern, like brick, until it fills a space wall to wall. But bathroom floor tile has an opportunity to be so much more: It can be a way to divide the room, create a path or make a focal point. Don't...
A Boston Kitchen and Bath Go From Dreary to Darling
This young client wanted her 550-square-foot Boston apartment to feel like home, but the outdated kitchen and bathroom just weren't cutting it. Working with a strict $25,000 budget, designer Stephanie Sabbe gutted the two rooms and used fresh materials...
3 Shower Sound Systems That Beat Your Clunky Old Radio
Waterproof sound systems for listening to music and radio in the shower have been around for decades. First came waterproof radios. Then waterproof CD players. And, of course, now people listen via gadgets linked to smart phones over a wireless Bluetooth...
Bathed in Color: Favorite Yellows and Golds for the Bath
From pale, soft buttery yellows to bold, zingy citrus hues, yellow is a happy color that can bring energy and warmth into a space. It's an especially smart color choice for those who live in cold climates or where sunshine is in short supply — you can...
Universal Bath Design: Light Your Bathroom for All Ages and Abilities
Bathroom remodels have been taking off in the past few years — today the bathroom's design is just as important as the kitchen's, making bathrooms with a universal appeal in design and aesthetics more in demand than ever. And that includes lighting....
Measures of Remodel Success: Bathrooms by the Numbers
It may appear that bathroom design is all artistry, with a soothing mix of colors, textures and spa features. But this part of the home can be tricky too, so it also comes down to the numbers. Knowing the following numbers will help you...
Bathed in Color: When to Use Green in the Bath
While browsing the latest offerings at my local tile showroom recently, I was struck by the abundance of green products, especially wall tiles. Soft sage and celery greens have been popular colors for home interiors for years now, but along with watery...
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