Mesa ContemporaryContemporary Bathroom, Santa Barbara
This whole house remodel updated and expanded a 1950’s contemporary. Redwood siding from the original home was used on this accent wall in the new powder room. Architect: Harrison Design; Landscape Design/Construction: Grace Design Associates; Photography: Jake Cryan Photography
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8. Washplane sink. Washplane sinks, often spotted in sleek hotels and restaurant bathrooms, are the simplest of the options. They’re slim, streamlined and stylish. Pros: Washplane sinks take up very little space, so they can work in a room where space is limited, such as in a powder room. A stonemason can make them in this style from granite, marble or engineered stone. They mount a small stainless steel trough under the sink to catch the water before it runs into the waste pipe in the wall behind.Cons: Washplane sinks are best suited to the powder room, where the sink will be used just for hand washing. They don’t come with the option of having a plug, plus they are extremely shallow, so they’re not designed to hold water. Good for: Powder rooms.Tell us: What sink did you choose for your bathroom? Share in the Comments.More on HouzzKey Measurements to Make the Most of Your BathroomFind a bathroom remodeler in your areaShop for a bathroom sink
Tricks of the EyeFloating features. It is hard not to want to touch the floor and wall here. They are so textural and inviting. Your eye is drawn to the slim sink that complements the line of the timber perfectly. Everything appears to float. The soft mirror shape follows the internal curve of the sink as though it has been lifted out of its niche. Finally, there is the toilet — last and definitely least!
4. Wall-mounted toilet. I know, I know; these have a tendency to look rather institutional, but wall-mounted toilets take up less floor space and are so much easier to clean around than standard floor-mounted toilets. You will need an access panel to a room next to or behind the toilet, so you can get to the plumbing if needed, which means, as with the curbless shower, a wall-mounted toilet can be tricky to add during a renovation.I should point out that this beautiful bathroom is anything but institutional looking, thanks to the use of natural materials — the wood and river rock.