One of copper’s other positive features is that it’s fairly easy to care for. Most of the time warm water is all that is needed to restore a worn-out fixture or lighting element to its former shine. For those occasions that call for a more thorough cleaning skip the harsh chemicals in favor of a gentler cleaner like dish soap.
o Open shower: In outdoor applications open showers offer the benefit of running in and out without doors and the ease of quick access. Many outdoor pools as well as cabana baths that are designed for access to the pool benefit from the open features. Another added benefit of open showers inside the home is for those who need “zero entry” in and out of the shower. Also referred to as a “curbless shower” open showers enable a wheel chair an elderly person or a person needing easier access in and out the ability. (For accessibility curbless entry showers are also available with glass enclosures but must be built larger for adequate clearances and mobility.)
o Enclosed shower: Especially in guest baths and master bathrooms the ability for guests and/or multiple people to use the bathroom at one time is a must. Enclosed showers give this versatility without users feeling imposed on. Enclosed showers also offer the user more space to store toiletries and often sit down with enclosed benches etc
Change the swing of your door: If your current door swings into your bathroom consider flipping the door around so it swings out of the bathroom. When doing this ensure that the door is not swinging into a heavily trafficked hallway or space. If you can consider installing a pocket door that slides into the wall and doesn’t require a door swing. Pocket doors are also visually appealing because they “hide” inside the wall!
Coastal touches will also be popular in 2014. Look for natural seaside accessories such as rocks shells and driftwood which will give the bathroom that natural beach feel. The design below is a great example of a driftwood mirror which can either be bought or made by yourself; that is if you have the time inclination and access to beach doodads of course.
Use recessed accessories to free up moving around area: Consider using a recessed toilet paper holder and create niches in the wall for holding towels toiletries and display items. Niches in the wall will create visual interest and will help avoid objects protruding into valuable floor area. Use this same trick in showers and bathtubs to hold soap and bath accessories. If you’re renovating your bathroom create niches in the shower wall and use tile inside the niches for a custom look.