To create a clear separation between the public and private space of the house, architects use materials that would delineate the two spaces. The first story-the public spaces of the home-is filled with windows that allow in natural light and create a transparency from one side of the house to the other. However, on the second floor, where the bedrooms are, architects used stucco to create a more private feel for those spaces.
A monochromatic color palate gives this bathroom a unified, relaxing look. Glass shower doors make the room feel more open and not crammed. One long vanity provides more counterspace than two separate units.
A soft neutral tile is used on bathroom flooring, tub surround and shower, creating a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere. Two separate vanities in dark brown contrast against the neutral and feature stone neutral countertops.
A sharp-angled soaking tub makes a mod, geometric statement in this beautiful taupe bathroom. Beside the tub, a sleek glass wall provides separation from the luxurious shower area, which features two shower heads.
An outside view shows off the sunroom's unique octagonal shape. The design allows for wraparound windows that let sunlight pour into the space. Another octagonal part of the home is the two-story back section that connects the home's separate wings.
A spacious bathtub and a glass-enclosed shower with a built-in bench create a luxurious, spa-like atmosphere in this traditional bathroom. A neutral color palette creates a sense of serenity, and separate sinks and mirrors provide space for two.
A bird's eye view of the home shows off the glorious mountain views on display from nearly every side. The house sits in the middle of an expansive two acres with grassy lawns and wooded areas to explore. There are also separate guest quarters.
This contemporary bathroom features subtle mint green walls paired with white cabinetry, and a Carrara marble countertop and wall tiles. Small gray and white mosaic tiles add a wall accent that matches the shower tiling, while two pedestal sinks provide separate spaces ideal for bathroom sharing.
Designed for a brother and sister with very minimal, modernist sensibility, this bathroom layout makes it easy to be used by at least two people at the same time. Separate rooms for the shower and toilet, touch-release custom oak cabinetry and a clean white backdrop complete the design.
For an inexpensive quick fix, Atlanta interior designer Steve McKenzie used two shades of gray paint to update an ugly blond 1980s cabinet. He worked with DIY blogger Dena Stormer on the project for Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit agency that does home makeovers for families living in poverty. "Dwell with Dignity likes to reuse or refurbish anything they can, showing the families that with a little bit of work, you can transform anything," she says. "I love that idea." She removed the doors, sanded it down, taped off the inside, primed it and sprayed the doors separately from the console.