Tub alcoveModern Bathroom, San Francisco
Cedar lined alcove for the Wetstyle tub
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9. Consider something other than tile. Sometimes there is no right tile choice for your bathroom. At-Six Architecture is one of my all-time favorite design firms. I love the crew's projects, and this installation is no different.If you're not choosing a tile, ensure that your wall finishes are water resistant. The wall cladding in this picture looks as nice outside a home as it does inside.
Bathtubs. There's nothing like a long, luxurious bath. That luxury takes a lot of water — roughly 50 to 70 gallons per bath. Being water wise doesn't have to mean giving up your long soak. When remodeling or building, look for smaller tubs with a capacity of less than 60 gallons. Also, when you're just looking for a quick clean, you'd be more water smart to jump in the shower, where you'll use about half the water.More:Design an Easy-Clean Bathroom2012 Faucets and Fixtures: See What's New for the Bath
My second mental image when I think of wood paneling (after that '70s den look) is a spa-like experience. This photo perfectly captures the beauty and practicality of cladding bathroom walls in wood paneling, especially when paired with clean white ceramic fixtures. Next, let's look at bathrooms.