Bathrooms 385 Stories

Bathroom Details: Show Off Your Sink Line
Many modern and classic sink designs expose our waste and water supply lines. If your new sink is going to show off your plumbing, you'll want to choose a good sink trap — specifically a P-trap, named for its shape, like the letter "P" — and matching...
Why Bathroom Floors Need to Move
“Tenting" is a terrible word to a tile professional. When a bathroom floor has been installed incorrectly, tiles can press against one another and pop up off the floor, creating a tent shape. It's not just tile that does this — almost every material...
8 Clever and Creative Ways With Small Bathrooms
If you have a small bathroom off a hallway or a tiny half bath tucked under the stairs, don't be intimidated by the size — embrace it! Take the emphasis off the square footage and place it on your materials, color or layout to transform your space from...
Bathroom Design: Getting Tile Around the Vanity Right
Tiling under your new vanity or custom cabinets can prevent shower or sink water from finding its way into your house. Extending tile all the way under freestanding or floating vanities can make a room look and feel larger, too. These vanities are popular...
Epoxy vs. Cement Grout — What's the Difference?
Epoxy grout has become more and more popular among tile contractors and builders. I find new benefits every time I use this product. Unlike cement grout, which is made from a cementitious powder mix, epoxy grout is made from epoxy resins and a filler...
7 Dramatic Bathroom Makeovers Across All Styles
I love dramatic before-and-after reveals, and they never seem to get more dramatic than in the bathroom. We've dug into many of these remodels on Houzz, from those that involved homeowner ingenuity, creative sourcing and DIY efforts to those with budgets...
6 Lessons in Scale From Well-Designed Bathrooms
How we mix objects of different sizes, masses, proportions and patterns — in other words, how we work with scale — is a big part of good design. Architects and designers use scale to create interest and balance, and taking it into...
Bathroom Tile: Loving the Look of Ledgestone
The natural look and feel of ledgestone tile makes a stunning statement in today's bathrooms. Ledgestone tile, also called stacked stone, comes in many shapes, sizes, colors and stone types. It does come at a cost — both in budget and maintenance....
9 Features to Consider for Your Dream Bathroom
Bathrooms were originally designed to be no-frills, functional, hardworking rooms. But today's endless design layouts and fixture choices provide us with the opportunity to create a space that we can actually enjoy being in. Now, the challenge is to design...
7 Reasons Why Your Shower Floor Squeaks
There's little that makes me crazier than a squeaking shower floor. Because there are so many reasons your floor could be squeaking, it can be tricky to see how to fix it — or if it's fixable. Your best bet is to prevent squeaks in your fiberglass or...
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,...
Finishing Touches: Pro Tricks for Installing Fixtures in Your Tile
A shower's tile layout can depend on how your fixtures and lights meet the tile. Ideally, fixtures are installed centered on a tile instead of on a grout joint. However, this involves cutting the tile, which can be a detailed and fussy process. Sometimes...
Bathed in Color: How to Get White Right in the Bath
There are plenty of gorgeous, colorful bathrooms on Houzz, but let's focus on white bathrooms this week. White is a popular choice for bathrooms because we associate the color with cleanliness...
Transition Time: How to Connect Tile and Hardwood Floors
Transitioning a bathroom's tile floor to the hardwood of another room is often given little forethought. However, not planning the transition can result in a final product that doesn't meet your expectations, or a floor assembly that's destined to fail....
Bathed in Color: When to Use Pink in the Bath
I may not have been a pink-loving girly girl in my younger years, but lately I've seen some fantastic uses of the color in bathrooms, and they've given me a new appreciation for the striking hue. Pink doesn't need to be limited to little girls' bathrooms,...
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