Bronze is an interesting choice for your bathroom finishes because unlike many other metals it may actually get better with age. This is due to the fact that products labeled as “oil-rubbed bronze” or “hand-rubbed bronze” are not given an external finish to protect them from the elements after manufacturing. Over time use and exposure to the elements will create a unique staining pattern that deepens the aesthetic.
Your sink and how much space you can maneuver around it is crucial in the use of your bathroom. Determine your specific needs for your sink. Are you someone who has a lot of toiletries accessories and need a lot of storage? Use a small vanity that has under counter cabinet doors and add organization shelves and drawers inside the cabinet. Don’t have a lot of storage needs but want it to look decorative? Consider using a pedestal sink or a wall mounted sink with decorative shelving below. If you don’t have space for either they also make sinks that fit in the corner of two walls. This sink has a 90 degree back and the sink nestles between the walls to give you maximum floor space.
Visually opening up your bathroom: While the shower curtain is still a viable option for many glass door enclosures or no enclosure have become more upscale and enjoyed by many home owners. Here are the pros of cons:
Lay geometric tiles in an ombré pattern to bring a modern edge to a room with industrial elements. The cobalt blue pattern on these tiles evokes the soothing watercolor feel of Japanese shibori painting the wall with subtle texture.
Enclosed shower: PROS: Home owners that prefer a more private bathing experience may opt for the enclosed shower. Shower walls can be fully transparent semi-transparent or etched glass can provide more privacy. CONS: Some home owners do not like the glass getting wet and splattered with water droplets after every shower usage. The glass either needs to be cleaned after every use or wiped dry to avoid build up of water droplets. This can be time consuming and if you have hard water more laborious than worth it.
Since the bathroom is often thought of as one of the most valuable rooms in your home it’s only natural to want to think long and hard about how to make the best design changes. Those looking into modern bathroom ideas will want to strike a balance between creating a sharp-looking space and making sure it doesn’t feel too sterile.