Friday, November 4, 2011

Flooring ideas for full bathroom

Vintage Master Bathroom

Exposed architectural details mixed with vintage fixtures create a warm comfortable mood in this Connecticut master bath. Unexpected wide-plank floors give an open feeling to the room, while the antique tub adds color to the otherwise neutral palette.

Tranquil Master Bathroom

This master bathroom in Senoia, Georgia evokes the opulence of an old-world spa with large soaking tub. Large double-hung windows bathe this space with natural light that's reflected by the honed-marble tile flooring. Cafe curtains provide privacy when drawn, while allowing sunlight to enter from above.

Nautical Guest Bathroom

Freshly painted wood paneling throughout this bath is a classic, coastal element. Even the bathtub gets this nautically-inspired treatment.

Break the Rules

This Georgia bathroom breaks all the rules with windows sans window treatments, no bathtub, and punches of color through artwork.  The extra-large shower is enclosed with clear sheets of shatterproof glass. A central storage cabinet sits atop the concrete countertop, separating his-and-hers sinks. Two folk art paintings infuse the space with color and energy.

Bathroom Detox

This soothing blue bathroom uses eco-friendly materials to create a modern, eco-chic space.

Restored Restroom

Instead of replacing all the vintage tiles and the bathtub, these homeowners restored their bright blue bathroom to create a vintage chic look.

Small Space Savvy

In a small windowless space, replace solid doors with glass ones to let in extra light. This master bathroom keeps the space simple with off-white walls but splurges on river rock floors with radiant heat for added coziness. 

Cozy Corners

Unpainted, unfinished wood recalls bygone beach style - imagine a Key West cottage in the days of Hemingway. The look is authentic, natural, and beach-chic all at the same time.

Natural Materials Master Bathroom

Using a variety of materials makes a monochromatic room more interesting. Combine reeded wood cabinets with smooth painted pieces and iridescent tile with honed stone. And mix your finishes - satin nickel faucets and aged bronze light fixtures, for example.

Designed for a Boy

Bold vertical-stripe wallpaper makes a dramatic statement against the white flooring and vanity cabinet of this child's bath. Blue and white tiles create a checkerboard pattern around the large mirror and provide a focal point. Outdoor lanterns were attached to the mirror for a rustic look.

Updated Bath

This comfortable bathroom is swathed in earthy hues--hunter green and a bevy of browns--along with natural materials, including tumbled stone, granite, and glass. Dual vanities, two showerheads, a separate water closet, and a heated tile floor are some of the room's functional amenities. The interior window gives new meaning to bringing the outside in.

Hot Pink Master Bathroom

Shocking pink walls lend this bathroom a modern feel, while fixtures and vintage details give it a warmth and character found in old homes.

Sticking to a Budget

With careful planning and creative ideas, you can have a custom-looking bath for less. This couple researched their way to an affordable and fresh new room. The 11- x 17-inch tile sheets were attached to the floor, and then white grout was added. The tiles come in a wide array of colors, and the price was around $3 per square foot. This combination creates a pleasing contrast, and was achieved at a fraction of the potential cost.

Natural Stone-filled Master Bath

Warm natural colors blend with classic design making this master bath unique. It boasts a limestone floor and antique marble counter. The freestanding oval tub has a handy table beside it for towels and toiletries. 

Stones on a Roll

In this contemporary bathroom the pebbles define squares in the concrete floor like a kind of parquet. The pebbles are set into troughs above radiant heating tubes.

Crescent City Classic

This charming bathroom by New Orleans designer Gerrie Bremermann has a checkered cotton shower curtain that matches the upholstered walls. The oak paneling and hardwood floors give the room warmth, and a small table filled with towels and flowers adds character.

Keep It Simple

Wood paneling, checkerboard tile, and a painted tub lend this bathroom a cottage aesthetic. On the side table, gingham fabric and a vase of fresh flowers make the space feel cozy. 

Get This Look for Less

Tired of making your daily trek to the shower across ice-cold tile? Create a comfortable environment by warming the floor. There are two systems on the market. Radiant floor heating uses a thin electric floor mat installed in thinset cement under the tile. The system is controlled by a thermostat and is the best option for heating a small section. The second option, hydronic heating, uses hot water circulating through plastic tubing. It's good for larger areas.