Contractor Chip Wade of Elbow Room designs an open floor plan master suite. Hotel-style mirror panels act as a central divider between the bedroom, vanity area and large walk-through closet. The entire space evokes a resort-like feel at home.
Influences from architect Frank Lloyd Wright are seen in this powder room with the rhythmic play of the decorative vertical wood ladder detail, horizontal stacked bands of solid surface material and wood for the vanity. Additional warmth and interest were added with three stacked metal horizontal sconces. The vertical band of mirror visually expands the space, and the chrome faucet disappears into the mirror, creating a waterfall experience into the sculptural stone sink.
In this clean-lined guest bathroom at HGTV Dream Home 2014, natural finishes nod to the rustic forest views framed by a large window, while bright white walls and tall ceilings create an airy and spacious feel.
Another reason to work with a designer on your bathroom renovation: using the existing piping will save you big bucks. Relocating utilities like the toilet and the bathtub are no small task: Designer Justin Riordan says it costs about $5,000 each time you move plumbing fixtures.
Look for affordable alternatives to luxe materials. River white granite is one of the most reasonable and durable substitutions for white marble, says Jenn Ryan, owner of Jenn Ryan Designs, an Atlanta custom design build firm.
Being ardent Scuba Divers, the clients requested that their show stopping powder room be a true reflection of their marine expeditions! To create the illusion of flowing water, the designer installed a tile with an aquatic pattern, which when put together created the desired cascading effect. Anchoring this set-up is a dark-stained cherry slab panel door cabinet that hides the plumbing.
A white claw-foot tub separates two neutral vanities with ample storage space. The tub looks out the bathroom window, which provides lots of natural light in the room. Traditional sconce lights flanking each vanity mirror provide soft lighting for a relaxing evening soak.