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Bathroom inspirations

Let’s face it – a bathroom without the WOW factor just doesn’t cut the mustard anymore. Whether it’s the abundance of renovation programmes on our TV’s or the ease of sharing in todays connected world we are constantly seeing wonderful new bathrooms and saying “I want one’


Given the endless choice of fixtures and fittings available today a bathroom a bit of Pzazz can be had no matter whether you have 4m2 or 20m2 of space to work with.

Below are some examples to get your imagination working:

Rustic workbench vanity in Amsterdam. Designer James van der Velden turned this wooden bench into a vanity in the bathroom of the converted auto repair shop where he lives. Clean, white tile, minimalist fixtures and a modern vessel sink contrast with the vanity’s weathered, handmade appearance. Vintage cranks and vices now serve as hooks and hangers.

Industrial Bathroom



Garden view in a Portland basement. Tom Cotter and Doug Beebe created the bathroom of their dreams in the basement of their 1952 midcentury modern home in Oregon with the help of Holah Design and Architecture. A large window in the all-black room lets in natural light and frames potted plants in an almost still-life manner.

Custom touches such as heated floors, a rain shower head and an extra-wide deck around the tub on which to set an evening cocktail make the space even more special. “There is nothing like relaxing in that spa-like setting,” Beebe says.

Midcentury Bathroom by Portland Photographers Teness Herman

Minimalist mosaic in Seattle. White ceramic mosaic tile covers every surface in this guest bathroom. Homeowners Ira Waxberg and Akiko Muratani worked with Shed Architecture and Design on the renovation of their 1914 Victorian home, maintaining the original five-panel door of the bathroom in the process.

Contemporary Bathroom by Seattle Architects & Building Designers SHED Architecture & Design



Cedar paneling in Montreal. Allison Marchildon and Philippe Dunsky, along with Studio MMA architects, renovated a formerly neglected triplex for their family of four and Marchildon’s mother. Wood details mix with colorful accents throughout the house, including in the bathroom, where the honey-hued wood vanity and cedar-paneled wall pop against the white tub and sink and bright green stepstool.

Transitional Dining Room by Montreal Interior Designers & Decorators Esther Hershcovich



And one for the beach home - Outdoor shower for everyday use. Celeste Twikler and Chris Cain enjoy living close to the beach in Byron Bay. When they installed this outdoor shower, the intention was that Celeste would use it to rinse off after a surf. Now the couple pretty much shower only outside.



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All featured items courtesy of Houzz website