Bathrooms 361 Stories

Room of the Day: Revising History in a New Orleans Bath
For Machi Medrzycki, owner of the construction company MLM in Metairie, Louisiana, learning about history while working on the fabled old homes in the New Orleans area is half the fun. “You find out how...
Old-School Swagger for a Modern Bath
Interior designer Kristina Crestin says her Ipswich, Massachusetts, client wanted a powder room that was handsome, but not so masculine that it didn’t have universal...
9 Big Space-Saving Ideas for Tiny Bathrooms
Really small bathrooms can be incredibly challenging to design. When there is hardly room for a toilet and sink, let alone a shower (a tub being totally out of the question), the usual fixtures and room layout simply will not do. These nine ideas go beyond...
7 Unexpected Color Splashes for Bathroom Sinks
Sinks are workhouses in the bathroom. We use them to wash up, brush our teeth and lean on while we preen in the mirror. Because of their functionality, they’re typically overlooked when it comes to adding style, and as a result are almost always all...
Bathroom Remodel Insight: A Houzz Survey Reveals Homeowners’ Plans
Older and younger generations often have widely differing viewpoints. But who knew bathrooms could be so divisive? In a recent Houzz survey, we asked homeowners planning a bathroom remodel or already in the process of one about their needs and desires....
Water Sense for Big Savings
Who can forget that classic water-saving tip, “Save water; shower with a friend”? While there may not be many more enjoyable ways to save water, new technologies and products have enabled a whole universe of options for how homeowners can save...
Black and White Bring Classic Style to a Bath
A family trip to Rome had a big influence on this bathroom’s classical style, and it caused the designer to have to do a lot of meticulous measuring and careful cutting (I’ll explain later). The age of the 100-plus-year-old home in Montclair, New...
Rub-a-Dub-Dub, Add Color to Your Tub
As much as I am a fan of modern, minimalist design, I am also a sucker for things vintage and embellished, especially old claw-foot bathtubs. I’m not even much of a bather, but there is something so charming and delightful about these retro fixtures....
White Toilet, Black Lid: Trending in a Bathroom Near You
Back in the days before Houzz existed, I remember ripping a photo out of a magazine of a Rita Konig–designed bathroom that had a white toilet with a black seat and lid — it added such a sharp vintage-y touch. I loved the look, and I’ve had “get...
The Cure for Houzz Envy: Bathroom Touches Anyone Can Do
In this series we’re showing you how to borrow ideas from gorgeously styled rooms and apply them to your own home, for little to no money. Today we’re going to tackle the bathroom, and I am going to limit myself to saying “spa-like”...
Splendor in the Bath: Art Deco Brings on the Elegance
I realized a few years ago that our upstairs bathroom — with its leaky tiles, rusty faucets and crumbling walls — was due for a major rehab. I still loved its retro seafoam-green bathtub and sink, and its champagne-bubbly black and white wallpaper,...
10 Elements of a Dream Master Bath
Dreaming of revamping your master bath? From dual showers and soaking tubs to saunas, live-edge wood and built-in storage, more options abound than ever before. See if any of these 10 features make the wish list for your ultimate master bath.
Powder Room Essentials to Keep Guests Happy
So, that swanky vanity and stunning wallpaper have made your powder room the talk of the town. But can we skip the design for a minute and have a real talk? Where the heck is the toilet paper? In fact, where the heck are the other amenities? Nothing...
The Absolute Right Way to Hang Toilet Paper. Maybe
Confession: I’m hung over. No, I didn’t drink too much alcohol last night. What I mean is, my toilet paper hangs over the front of the roll, rather than under (or behind) it. And according to a recent Houzz...
Design Lessons From a Modern New Bathroom
For this family of four in Ottawa, Ontario, the choice was change their 1960s home or move to a larger house in the suburbs. Their love of city life won out, so they put in some sweat equity, got help from handy friends and enlisted the pros at OakWood...
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