Bathrooms 385 Stories

Bathroom Ideas: Shower Curtain or Shower Doors?
If you don’t have the space (or budget) for a separate shower enclosure and bath, you’ve probably decided on a combined shower-bath. But should you go with a shower curtain or glass shower doors to enclose it? Some of us might gravitate toward the...
Room of the Day: New Dormer Creates Space for a Master Bath
“Long and narrow” often sounds less than ideal for a master bathroom. However, when architect Andrew Mikhael presented his clients with several designs for a new upstairs configuration, they chose the long and narrow master bath option. But that description...
Why Wood Works in the Bath
Laying a wooden floor or covering surfaces in wood used to be a decor no-no in the bathroom. But modern sealants and paints and superefficient ventilation systems mean you can now embrace your inner Scandi by welcoming the tones and textures of wood....
Room of the Day: Elegant Master-Bath Update
“I’m not crazy. I’ve just been in a very bad mood 40 years!” So said Ouiser Boudreaux in the movie Steel Magnolias, and if this bathroom could talk, it may have felt the same way before its recent renovation. The 1915 Colonial-style home...
7 Reasons to Give Your Bath Zone a Living Room Vibe
Desire a bathroom that’s inviting, comfortable and practical and reflects you? Then look to your living space for design and decorating inspiration. Doing so will encourage you to look at...
18 Dream Items to Punch Up a Master-Bath Wish List
Jetted bathtubs, saunas, steam showers, TVs and tricked-out toilets — these are just a few of Houzz readers’ must-have items for their master bathroom remodels. Readers shared their wish lists in the Comments section of an article I wrote recently...
Room of the Day: Guest Suite Welcomes Family and Friends
Creating a welcoming guest suite for her adult son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and friends was a priority for this homeowner. In one of the two guest bedrooms of this Dallas ranch-style home, interior designer Dona Rosene repurposed existing pieces...
Houzz Prizewinners Take a Bathroom and a Laundry From Dated to Dreamy
Dave Feibusch and Janine Thomson of White Plains, New York, were in the early planning stage of a bathroom remodel when Thomson stumbled on the Dream Bathroom and Dream Laundry Room Sweepstakes from Lowe’s and Houzz....
Room of the Day: Master Bath Wears Its Elegance Lightly
When designing this luxurious bathroom for an actress, architects Douglas VanderHorn and Carly Weisman were inspired by a beautiful bathroom in the iconic London hotel Claridge’s. The challenge in remodeling the space was designing a layout that maintained...
15 Design Tips to Know Before Remodeling Your Bathroom
Pop quiz: What’s the average amount of space required for a toilet? How much does a basic bathroom remodel cost? And how do you pick out the right vanity? If your answers to these questions are some combination of “What?” “Huh?” and “Um …...
Room of the Day: Kids and Adults Share a Bright 40-Square-Foot Bathroom
Designer Christie Hausmann had a lot to think about when she was hired to remodel a family’s bathroom in a 1960s house in Santa Cruz, California. Two brothers, ages 12 and 8, shared the bathroom, so the homeowners wanted to keep it as simple...
Room of the Day: Classic Black and White for a Victorian Bathroom
You really can’t go wrong with a classic black and white bathroom, and for a row house built toward the end of the Victorian era, it’s hard to come up with a better way to go. “This row house wasn’t a grand Victorian, but more like a working-class...
Bungalow Bathroom Gains New Accessibility
Navigating a poorly designed bathroom is a nuisance for anyone. But if you’re in a wheelchair, trying to use a poorly designed bathroom that was never intended for a person with a disability can mean an incredibly diminished — and dangerous...
Room of the Day: A Splash of Turquoise in a Vintage-Inspired Bath
A couple fell in love with a historic Victorian-era home just north of Columbus, Ohio, in spite of the fact that it needed a lot of work. Because the home had just one tiny bathroom, they decided to convert a bedroom into a master bathroom. Now they have...
20 Ways to Design an Asian-Style Bathroom
Asian-style bathrooms provide the perfect spot in which to rest, unwind and recover at the end of each day, as well as a calming space where you can prepare for the busy day ahead. A sense of tranquility, well-being, balance and visual harmony is at the...
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