Wednesday, 8 February 2012

16 Refreshing Bathroom Designs

16 Refreshing Bathroom Designs

If there’s much of a comfort in the bedroom since it is where you sleep, the Bathroom adds more to that comfort. It is where you freshen up as you shower, wash up or use the toilet from time to time. Most of us even start our day in it. The bathroom would usually contain a bathtub and a shower sometimes with either of the two, a sink and becomes a toilet all in one too. In planning for a bathroom design, there are just a variety of options you may choose from. It would still depend upon what you’d want your bathroom to look like. What makes it easy are the many designs that are already provided for us. This is also why us here at Home Design Lover exist. To give you a couple of choices or you might even want to combine all these to come up with your own perfect style.

You may freely have your style once you get the hang of how you’d want it to look like. In today’s collection, we’re sharing with you 16 Refreshing Bathroom Designs so to match with your choice of living room or bedroom design you might have chosen from our previous posts and feel refreshed.

The Bathroom

Intimate Bathroom Design
Designer: cuatrod
The design is a product of the designer’s study on light and materials.

Istanbul H-Master Bathroom

Very Fancy  Bathroom Design
This is a Master’s Bathroom at the Istanbul House.

Very Fancy  Bathroom Design
The photo above shows another angle of the bathroom.

Very Fancy  Bathroom Design
Notice the amenities present on this bathroom design.

Designer: Yasemin Oztek

Bathroom Moskovska

Elegant Bathroom Design
This bathroom design has a good combination of stone and wood paneling.

Elegant Bathroom Design
Take a look at another angle for you to appreciate the design better.

Elegant Bathroom Design
Also notice the amount of space that this bathroom has. A luxurious experience for a bathroom for this design.

Designer: Sergey Kuzmenko


Simple Yet Nice Bathroom Design
Designer: SHD
A simple yet elegant bathroom located at the attic part of the house.

Classic Bathroom

Classy Bathroom Design
In creating this Classical Bathroom design, the designer used Autodesk Maya and Mentalray to render the design.

Classy Bathroom Design
The photo above shows the top view of the whole bathroom design.
Designer: Ricardo Tohme


Very Nice Bathroom Design
An example of a minimalistic styled bathroom.

Very Nice Bathroom Design
You are viewing another angle for this bathroom from the entrance.
Designer: Evegenia Kazarinova

Bathroom Concept 1

Idealistic Bathroom Design
An example of a well-ventilated bathroom design.

Idealistic Bathroom Design
In this design, the small bathtub gives an accent to the whole bathroom.

Idealistic Bathroom Design
This shows a photo of a bathroom design right from the entrance.
Designer: Blaga Lucian

Bathroom Bliss

Creative Bathroom Design
For a feminine touch, bathrooms may also look the way you may want your room decorated.

Creative Bathroom Design
In this angle, the purplish tiles and a couple of butterfly prints are shown. You may still express what you’d love to have for a bathroom as long as you’re certain about it.

Creative Bathroom Design
The light used for this type of bathroom design also affects the whole thing.

Designer: Blaga Lucian

Bathroom Velvet

Realistic Bathroom Design
In this bathroom design, the mirror has been given importance.

Realistic Bathroom Design
This photo falunts the hanging mirror on top of its sink.
Designer: Blaga Lucian

Bathroom Virtual Photography

So Neat Bathroom Design
Here goes an example of a bathroom with a bathtub and a shower combined.

So Neat Bathroom Design
Take a look at the different angle this photo shows.
Designer: U6 Studio


Unbelievably Nice Bathroom Design
Designer: Moonshine Ridge
A luxurious type of bathroom which is the combination of elegance and the latest trends.


Extraordinary Bathroom Design
Designer: Dick Clark Architecture
The photo shows the Lake Travis Retreat Master Bathroom.


Very Nice Bathroom Design
Designer: robert-777
Both modern and intimate for a type of bathroom.


Fantastic Bathroom Design
Designer: radekalvision
It took the designer the whole day to finish this design on VRay and Microstation.

Purple White Bathroom

Purplish Bathroom Design
Designer: Semsa Bilge 2010
A spacious elegant type of a bathroom.

Bathroom Design

Pretty Bathroom Design
The photo shows a bathroom interior design for a detached house located in Varna, Bulgaria.

Pretty Bathroom Design
The materials used in this design are filled polished travertine.

Pretty Bathroom Design
This angle of the bathroom design shows the top view.

Designer: Peter Kostov

At this point, for sure you already have quite an idea of what type of bathroom you want to have. It could be modern or classic or the classy elegant style but be sure to consider the space and let the design go with the design you have chosen for the rest of the house. Right now, which among the Bathroom Designscaught your attention?

Bathroom Designing Tips for a More Comfortable Living

Bathroom Designing Tips for a More Comfortable Living

The bathroom is primarily a place in our homes where we take a bath and feel refreshed. Most of the time a bathroom includes a toilet or a water closet. No doubt, this area is very important for us in order to feel comfortable and invigorated. Since we cannot just bath anywhere, it is important to have our own bathrooms in our house. Although, there are some commercial establishments that offer paid bathrooms and toilets, it is still preferable for many people to do that in their own homes.

To have a good bathroom, it is important to consider some things in decorating and designing it. It is also vital to choose the right accessories, furniture and fixtures to make sure that you will have what you need in the room. But if you really want to have that elegant looking bathroom that will certainly give you more than just comfort, then here are some tips to help you design your own bathroom.

1. Determine the primary user.

Determine the primary user
Image: Alfred Nolasco, Jr.

Always plan according to the needs of the primary user. This is important so you will know what kind of materials and features you need. A bathroom for children and adult would have different needs and you would use different features, too. For a child’s bathroom, use non-skid surfaces and rounded edge to avoid injury. You can also place anti-slip mats. You can have adaptations for disabled persons by having grab rails to walls and close to the toilet. Consider a wall-hung sink so that people who use wheelchairs can move closer to it with ease.

2. Have sufficient space.

Have sufficient space
Image: fossils

Sufficiency of space is important in order to allow comfort inside the bathroom. It wouldn’t be nice to enter a bathroom where you could hardly stand nor move. Allow space for sitting, standing, getting in and out of the bath tub or shower and enough traffic for moving around. You can use glass shelving for keeping your cosmetics and toiletries. A good color scheme will help you enhance a small bathroom. You can also use curves in a linear room for it adds interest. Use mirrors, windows and glass strategically for it creates a sense of openness allowing light to bounce throughout your entire bathroom.

3. Use false ceilings.

Use false ceilings
Image:Serj Rubalevsky

Some small bathrooms and washrooms have very high ceilings which gives the feeling of being boxed in. To avoid that, use slatted false ceilings with the right lighting. This can greatly help to enhance your bathroom. Use good decoration of your ceiling in order to make a better ambience inside the room.

4. Have smart storage spaces.

Have smart storage spaces

If you don’t want to see clutter in your bathroom, have good storage spaces. You need to have storage areas for cleaning materials, medicines, children’s toys for the bathroom, toiletries and others. Choose a good bathroom vanity cabinet that will not only keep your toiletries but will also make your bathroom look good. You can have a cabinet that can occupy from floor to ceiling for a wider space.

5. Consider good ventilation.

Consider good ventilation

Windows can allow entry of natural light and air. But if you think your bathroom doesn’t have enough ventilation, you can consider using an extractor fan. You need to choose the right size for the fan and you can do this by getting the volume of your room. Your room volume will be multiplied by the number of air changes needed in an hour which is 20 for bathroom. Then you purchase a fan that is appropriate for your bathroom that could provide the needed flow rate of air.

6. Choose your color.

Choose your color

White is timeless for bathrooms. It looks very clean, fresh and would fit any style. Some use pastel colors and others use dark colors. Whatever color you use, just be sure that it complements each other and it will create a clean and inviting feel. The most important thing about bathrooms is cleanliness which is the reason why white is prominent as a color in bathrooms. You actually stick to white and just use some other colors to accent it.

7. Use right flooring.

Use right flooring
Image:Elena Gordeeva

Use ceramic tiles for your flooring. It can create a tidy environment and it is easy to maintain. You can use part or full tiles in your bathroom. Use a different tile size for your wall and flooring. Since that are different sizes and designs of tiles, you can choose which one will fit your design. You can even choose a tile grout with a different color.

8. Choose your accessories.

Choose your accessories
Image:Nickolai Yegorov

You also have to choose the right bathroom accessories. Do not use too much of it for it might make your bathroom look too crowded. You also have to consider the design and style you want for your interior. You can have a soap dish, a tissue paper holder, a medicine cabinet, a toothbrush holder, a towel rail, and others. You can even put decorative jars, lights, plants, flowers, stones and others.

9. Choose your furniture.

Choose your furniture
Image: Sergey Kuzmenko

To minimize space, you can use corner sinks, corner showers or corner baths. Choose the right size and style of sink. You may opt for a vanity unit, a pedestal a wall hung or an en-suite. Some bathrooms have a couch inside. You can actually use your creativity and choose the furniture to use that would suit your style. You can even use an antique dresser as your bathroom vanity. Choose the right size and shape for your bath tub and showers. Some even have saunas, whirlpool baths and spas. Make a unique look by customizing your bathroom. Also, consider concrete or limestone as surfacing material for a cool and clean look.

10. Choose your fixtures.

Choose your fixtures
Image: maximum3d

Your bathroom fixtures greatly affect the look of your entire space. If we speak of lighting fixtures, you can use chrome lights which is commonly used in bathrooms. You may also choose for a bathroom mirror light that comes in different shapes and sizes. You can get different types of bathroom fixtures but you have to keep in mind four important things, the theme, the size, the comfort and the durability of the items. Choosing the right fixtures will increase the feel and appearance of your bathroom.

There are actually so many ways to enhance the interior design of your bathroom. It is your choice of materials and furnishings that do the trick. But also, you need to consider your budget, too. Whatever you decide for your bathroom, for sure you’ll get that right if you have good planning before actually re-designing it. There are still more tips and design ideas that we will give you here at Home Design Lovers to make your homes look totally sumptuous!

Kid’s Bathroom Decorating Ideas to Take Note Of

Kid’s Bathroom Decorating Ideas to Take Note Of

The bathroom is an important part of the house. Some adults place some vain decorations and accessories in it but if we are taking about decorating kid’s bathroom, it is a different story. You have to keep things simple yet fun so that your kids will enjoy bathing and cleaning themselves. You can still accessorize the bathroom but you have to consider the safety of the kid’s, too.

Designing a kid’s bathroom could also be tough at times. But after seeing the result, you will surely be as pleased as your kid. You don’t really need to hire an expert to decorate but if you are too busy for that, you can also look for someone to do all the decorating for you. If you will do it all by yourself, here are some kid’s bathroom decorating ideas to help you.

1. Consider kid’s safety.

Consider kid’s safety
Image: Sanindusa

Bear in mind that kids are playful and are prone to slipping and bumping into things even if they are in the bathroom. Place safety products in the bathroom like anti-slipping mats and adhesive pads that stick to the bottom of the tub. Also place drain and faucet covers, you can choose covers that are also decorative. Have a cover clamp for your toilet. Just use plain white so that kids will not be curious in peeping into it and be put to danger.

2. Have a budget.

Have a budget
Image: Soulellis

For sure, you got excited when you thought of decorating your kid’s bathroom but you really don’t have to spend a lot of money on it. There are lots of items that are cheaper of still of good quality. Your kid’s bathroom won’t be a kid’s bathroom forever. So, do not be spending too much.

3. Have a color theme or decor concept.

Have a color theme or decor concept
Image: Roomzaar

Before you start buying some decor, choose a concept or a color theme for the bathroom. If the bathroom is connected to your kid’s bedroom, you can have the same concept. Of course, you have to ask your kid what he or she wants for the bathroom so that you will not just be wasting money.

4. Use theme items subtly.

Image: Pottery Barn Kids

It doesn’t mean that just because you have a theme that you will really fill the bathroom with items that jive to the theme. Use it subtly so that the bathroom will not look too busy and crowded. If you already have lots of accessories and items in that particular theme, you can just paint the walls with a solid color that still matches the theme.

5. Be sure it is well lighted.

Be sure it is well lighted
Image: Laufen

Of course, any bathroom should be well lighted. How much more if it is owned by your kid! It is important for them to see what they are doing and to avoid undesirable things to happen. Place overhead ambient lighting and pendant lightings too to their vanity.

6. Make the bathroom organized.

Make the bathroom organized
Image: Roomzaar

Teach your kids how to keep their stuff. This is a good training for them to be organized. Be sure that it is easy for them to reach these areas. Place vanity sinks with open shelving below it. Have a separate cabinet for bath toys, too. This will help keep their bathroom tidy.

7. Make decors that can easily be changed.

Make decors that can easily be changed
Image: Pottery Barn Kids

Your kids will not be kids forever. For sure, you will change the bathroom decor when your kids will grow up. So, in decorating the bathroom, choose those that can easily be changed like the paint and curtains. Kids will have a different taste as they become a teenager.

8. Have fun with the paint.

Have fun with the paint
Image: MCM Marketing

Most bathrooms for kids use murals for their walls. You can do that in order to create a good atmosphere. But this is only advisable if your bathroom is huge. Although, you can still use murals but just a little of it in a small bathroom. You may also paint the bathroom with multi-stripes if you want to or a plain color will already do the job.

9. Use two shower curtains.

Use two shower curtains
Image: Pottery Barn Kids

Place two shower curtains in one rod. This will allow the kids to easily close and open it. Choose a shower curtain that will fit the motif and theme of your kid’s bathroom. This will greatly add appeal to the area and will even make it look more playful for them. They will surely be encouraged to take a bath.

10. Make sure walls are easy to clean and durable.

Make sure walls are easy to clean and durable
Image: Kohler

In decorating kid’s bathroom, see to it that the walls can be easily cleaned and are durable. Consider areas that can get wet easily like around the toilet, sink and bathtub. Use ceramic tiles, srubbable wall paint and bead board panelling on this.

It is indeed fun to decorate your kid’s bathroom especially with the bathroom decorating ideas we have given to help you. You can always look for inspiration from blogs, magazines and others for decorating your kid’s bathroom. Also, always bear in mind the safety of your kids when using it. Make sure also that you are training and teaching your kids important lessons while they enjoy bathing.