When you have little space to design in, a powder room’s pipe work may have to be on show. Boxing it in, to hide it, can take up valuable floor space. In such situations make a virtue of the necessity and accentuate what you would normally prefer to hide, like down pipes and waste pipes. Select brushed stainless steel faucet fixings and a towel rail that matches your basin’s waste pipe. Why not extend the idea and use metalwork for your basin, too? Chrome works well as an alternative to stainless steel. If your powder room is located under a stairwell it can be even more pushed for space than elsewhere. Don’t be put off a clear design ethos just because the ceiling may slope or because the room has an awkward corner to negotiate. Site the toilet at the place where headroom is most restricted. Keep the color scheme light in tone and hang a large mirror to give the feeling of more space. Another good tip it to install a hand wash basin that sits in a corner, so guests don't have to squeeze past it.
Most powder rooms will be short on space and have enough room for a toilet and wash hand basin only. Toilets don‘t vary very much but by introducing a non-standard basin into your room‘s design you can set the tone for the rest of the decor. If you find the right hand basin, that suits your tastes, it will be a good starting point for the rest of the design. White porcelain hand basins are perfectly fine, but they are ubiquitous. Consider another material instead. Wood, plastics and brushed metal are all very good alternatives. And if you decide that you want to stick to the classic porcelain basin, why not go for a more unusual shape to make it a bit more of a feature?
A similar type of cohesion is featured here where the shower enclosure is closed off with a glass and metal wall and a door that perfectly completes the grid. The sink vanity has the same type of graphical design, featuring a thin black supporting frame. In a lot of ways, the walls and door of this bathroom look a lot like Japanese shoji screens. The emphasis is on the grid pattern and the contrast between the black frame and the glass panels, as well as the white tiles and furniture.
Backlit mirrors have already replaced a lot of traditional mirrors, especially in modern and contemporary bathrooms. They’re very appreciated for their special features, especially all the advantages that clearly appeal to a lot of people. But what exactly makes these mirrors so special? Well a lot of things so let’s focus a bit on that. One of the biggest advantages when using bathroom mirrors with light strips that are built in is the fact that there are no unflattering shadows. There’s no need to worry about the placement of the wall sconces or pendant lamps. The backlit mirror with light up everything in a pleasant and uniform manner. You immediately notice an improvement when switching from a regular mirror.
Get away from the traditional bathroom look once the New Year has swung into place. Updating your bathroom's look for 2013 will give you a refreshed way of enjoying the room in your house where you ought to feel most indulged. There are plenty of novel approaches to take with contemporary bathroom design. From a complete refit of your bathing suite to the addition of some well chosen accessories, a January makeover for your bathroom should be one of your New Year's resolutions. If you like a long walk through the woods during the winter months, or enjoy the outdoors with some sporting activity that mean you get muddy, why not makeover your bathroom with a deep chocolate tone to give it a new look? Avoid traditional blues and whites. Go for creams and beige surfaces as well as muddy browns for a novel approach to your usual color palette. Large wall and floor tiles, that present an even a coffee hue, look great set off against brilliant white grouting. Brown bathrooms are ideal to clean up in, once you get home after a muddy workout.
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