After: The roomy new shower stall is 6 feet 2 inches by 3 feet 6 inches. The homeowner had experienced this set of shower heads at a hotel, and they were one of her few must-haves. The polished nickel set includes a regular shower head, a rain shower head and a handheld wand. Ryder also incorporated a new bench topped with marble that matches the marble on the vanity. Benches like this are great for leg shaving and make the shower more accessible.
Another one of the homeowner’s must-haves was a curbless shower entry. The linear shower drain is camouflaged and runs along the entrance to the shower. Between this tiling challenge and the meticulous laying of the double-herringbone pattern on the walls, Ryder was grateful to have Hero Tile on the job with him.
Like this idea. cuts down on the "cluttered" look
Huge kitchen far right has a butler's pantry!
1. Bigger Isn’t Always Better You might not need to add as much room as you think, Horgan-Kobelski says. “Consider your needs. Some of the smallest projects are the most functional. A simple 10-by-12-foot room is more than enough space for a beautiful and efficient home office or creative studio. And this size often doesn’t require a building permit, making the addition an efficient and affordable process.” These clients wanted to add space to their small home in Walnut Creek, California. “Rather than add on to their home, they chose to add a detached Studio Shed, which was a simpler process and provided all the space they needed,” Horgan-Kobelski says. “This 120-square-foot home office was completed in just a few days with a simple foundation.”
Main feature. “The bookcase was built when we started the project, but we wanted to paint it a deep color to serve as the focal point and frame for the fireplace,” Winter says. “Benjamin Moore’s Dark Pewter was the perfect blue-green tone that informed the rest of the color palette.” Like the textured light stone on the fireplace
Fireplace without the chevron tile. notice the ottomans
Note the textures espec. the rug. Wood tones to warm it up.
Like the fireplace surround and the small cushions under the sofa table
Unfortunately the 60" is a double sink
And here the wall tile, including the band of glass accent tile, continued behind the floating vanity shows how impactful this option can be.
7. Double Floating Vanities Many of the bathrooms featured in the 10 most popular bathroom photos recently uploaded to Houzz include double floating vanities. And it’s easy to see why. Floating a vanity frees up floor space to give the appearance of more room, and makes cleaning the floor easier than with a furniture-style vanity with legs that can trap dust.
Collective Designs In this Singapore bathroom, the top of a Carrara-marble-wrapped build-out for a mounted toilet extends into the shower to act as a roomy shower ledge.
2. Shower Ledges Instead of Niches Everyone needs a place in a shower for soap and shampoo bottles, and a niche does an adequate job. But niches are somewhat difficult to handle from a design and construction perspective, because they have to be recessed between wall studs. This requires extra planning and preparation. Meanwhile, you have to consider what you will use to tile the interior of the niche and how you will finish off its edges. That’s a lot of work for a small area that sometimes isn’t even big enough to hold large bottles of shampoo and conditioner. A shower ledge is much more straightforward and requires a build-out of only a few inches into the shower space. Run it along the length of your shower stall, as designer Katy Popple did here, and you’ve got tons of space for shower essentials. Cap it with a piece of your bathroom vanity countertop material and call it a day.
3. Blue, Black and Soft White Cabinets While white cabinets still dominate, some designers are seeing more clients open to other options. Designer Jennifer Jacob of Builders’ General Supply is seeing a shift from requests for gray-painted cabinets to black and navy blue. “I believe the addition of navy to the current design elements of white and wood make a beautiful transition from the gray,” she says. She points to this white, wood and navy kitchen by Imagine Design as a good example of what’s to come.
Like the floor and the small tiles in the shower. Need a warmer tile on the floor but the subway tiles in shower are nice.
Other special features. Long horizontal wall tiles emulate shiplap paneling. “Slab cabinet door fronts, a quartz countertop and a simple, clean-lined faucet are all easy-to-clean surfaces,” Martin says.
Don't like the tile behind the vanity but do like the way it is laid out in the shower area.
Space savers. A pedestal sink helps the room feel more open, as does an updated D-ring shower curtain rod that allows ample light to stream in from the window, which also makes the room feel bright and airy. New recessed wall niches increase storage in the small space.
Space saver. “Using a ledge at the tub-shower enclosure allows for clean, architectural storage without relying on niches,” designer Andy Beers says.
Like the clear glass shower, the floor and the subway tile.
Like the niche
Like the shower area. Don't care for the entire wall tiled.
Like the floor
Fun for small toilet space.
Warm tones on the tiles.
Like the shower area. Don't care for the really dark grout.
Don't think I'd like tile on the walls but like the floor and the color of the room
Blues or Greens for the accent?
Interesting tile in shower area
Lights and long niche
Interesting shower tiling and niche
Floor is a little busy, but shower door concept is good
Tile and floor
Classic floor and subway tile