Bathrooms 310 Ideabooks

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This young client wanted her 550-square-foot Boston apartment to feel like home, but the outdated kitchen and bathroom just weren't cutting it.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...
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...
Steam Showers Bring a Beloved Spa Feature Home
Incorporating steam into your shower renovation or new-build bathroom can improve the quality of your daily life. Throughout history people have used steam to heal, to perform religious ceremonies and, of course, to simply relax and socialize. Today's...
8 Vanity Flair Fashions for a Chic Bathroom
A bathroom vanity, whether in a powder room or master bathroom, provides a unique opportunity to show a little personality. If I were to equate a vanity to a fashion element, it would definitely be the shoe. Like a shoe, a vanity serves a basic purpose...
Bathed in Color: When to Use Blue in the Bath
Blue hues that remind us of the sea and sky can provide instant relief from life’s many stressors, making them perfect for a calming vibe in your bathroom. If you favor lighter shades but don’t necessarily want to be surrounded by baby blue, I suggest...
3 Award-Winning Bathrooms From 2013 KBIS to Judge for Yourself
The bathroom has evolved from a neglected utilitarian space to a stylish retreat that merits a whole industry of design professionals. Each year the National Kitchen and Bath Association challenges designers to come up with eye-catching creative interpretations...
From Dated Southwestern to Serene Minimalism in a Cleveland Bathroom
When a Cleveland couple saw this house, their imaginations ran wild ... yet minimalist. Its original style was Southwestern, not to their modern tastes, but it had great bones. The renovation, designed by architect Ryan...
The Easiest, Cheapest, Nontoxic Way to Unclog a Drain
Forget everything you know about clearing clogged sink and tub drains. Throw away your snakes, plungers and drain cleaners. (OK, maybe not your plunger.) There are only two methods you need to know to clear clogs, and neither one of them costs more than...
Take Cues From Japan for a Zen-Like Bathroom
There’s more to a heavenly soak in a piping-hot bathtub than turning on a faucet and easing in. The Japanese seem to have the blissful act down pat. For centuries they've honed the daily bath ritual to pure perfection. From aromatic cypress tubs...
Polish Your Bathroom's Look With Wrapped Tile
Wrapping tile around a tub or shower's curves and corners is a wonderful touch that adds a lot. This technique makes it look like a piece of tile folds around a corner, as the same size tile and pattern are used. If the tile has veining or graining,...
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