Funky robot wallpaper sets the tone for a whimsical Tribeca nursery bathroom, while the streamlined pedestal sink and toilet bring contemporary style to the room. A sleek-lined mirror is functional and also helps to expand the space visually.
Stylish, separate showers and a long, trough sink add function to the boys' bathroom. These features allow the large family to get ready at the same time without sacrificing a certain level of privacy for the brothers.
Dated, contractor-grade vanities can instantly take new shape with the addition of glossy white paint and classic drawer pulls. In its original state, this tiny boy's bathroom featured a low-end cherry vanity as well as drawers and door fronts void of any hardware at all. After one coat of primer and two coats of ultra-white latex paint in a semigloss finish, the old vanity instantly appears new.
The sea blue tiled floor is designed to look like the ocean floor and picks up the Noah's Ark theme from the little boy's bedroom. The pinstripe walls add pattern to the classic space, while the white vanity boasts open shelving for the easy retrieval of towels and toys.
A sleek, stainless steel sink and black and white shower tile create a clean, masculine space in this boy's bathroom. Graphic shapes and black accessories are bold accents that are a signature of contemporary design.
A lime-green coat of paint wakes up this bathroom vanity and is an imaginative pairing with the colorful rug and mosaic tile backsplash. A framed Superman print continues the super hero theme of the nearby bedroom.
Whimsical, unexpected style can also be sophisticated. When replacing the door pulls of a bathroom vanity, consider door knockers rather than pulls or handles. The key to using door knockers effectively is choosing those with the proper scale and proportion for a vanity's door fronts.
Many new-construction homes are built with paneled, hollow-core interior doors. These are often considered eyesores, but their presence can be minimized by painting them the same color as the walls and/or covering them with wall hooks to hold towels or robes. Another clever idea is to completely cover the door with art. In order to this this, you'll need anchors to reinforce the hollow veneer of the door and help support each featured piece.
Vinyl plank flooring is an excellent alternative to engineered or laminate wood. The cost-effective product is usually less than $1.50 per square foot and simply requires a utility knife for installation. First, measure the surface of the bathroom floor, adding roughly 5 percent to account for waste. Next, pick up the product from your local home improvement store, keeping in mind what finishes are best in regard to the room's traffic. Medium gray tones are excellent for children's spaces used daily since the neutral color aids in hiding dust and flaws. To install the vinyl plank, cut each strip to size with a utility knife, then lay each plank side-by-side, cutting away excess.
In the boys' bathroom, lots of unique features remain that nod to the home's previous heritage. The transom windows and lack of doors allow natural light to flow freely throughout the space, while the shiplap walls and trough sink pay homage to the schoolhouse aspect of the home.
Inspired by art depicting a yellow diving board set above blue pool water, designer Gregg De Meza created a whimsical bathroom for the young boy at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Street artist Jeremy Novy created the bright yellow no diving symbol, while a floating blue vanity and pooling mosaic tile on the floor invoke a sense of pool water.
David Hockney's 1978 artwork "Swimming Pool with Reflection" inspired this California-cool bathroom at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Watery-blue glass mosaic tile spills down the shower wall and out onto the concrete-gray tile floor, appearing to puddle. The custom back-painted glass vanity floats on the blue walls and is anchored by a chrome Kohler faucet, adding a modern sophistication to this fun space perfect for a young boy.
A bright red boy's bathroom becomes an imaginative art gallery with a mix of original children's pictures, prints and even toys. Change out the artwork with new and favorite pieces to keep the display fresh and fun.
A large drawer in the custom back-painted glass vanity fits around the sink's plumbing to offer concealed storage in the boy's bathroom at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. The vanity features a hidden interior drawer for extra organization.