Use a glass enclosure at bathtub/shower area: Shower curtains can be used at your bathroom/shower but will separate your bathroom visually. Opt for a glass enclosure that creates a subtle and visual divider between your main area and your shower/tub. For added privacy many glass enclosures can have a frosted pattern applied to them to give privacy and not get in the way of your illusion of space.
Clean and clinical; simple monochrome is another winner for 2014. Variations of the same color throughout the bathroom using sleek polished or matte tiles to set off the latest in modern fixings. This is all about keeping it simple like the Scandinavians do well; eliminating clutter using high quality materials keeping it lustrous tasteful and classy.
Open shower: PROS: The no barrier appeal of open showers opens up your bathroom and can give visual views of expansive vistas and views outside of a window beyond. This modern touch gives the feel of a luxury spa or high end hotel that home owners enjoy. CONS: Many home owners don’t enjoy the open and unprotected feel of open showers. While visually appealing some home owners still prefer to have a visual and physical barrier between the shower and the rest of the bathroom.
Once you have your storage options in place remember how the items are displayed is just as important as what’s available. Just as you would with any other styled surface do your best to create specific groupings. Vary the items in each grouping by height size and number to create visual interest. If you need to consider looking up bathroom design ideas on Freshome for inspiration.
Use cabinetry with open storage: Storage under the sink is a plus and if it has open storage it can serve decorative purposes at the same time. Open storage shelves allow towels baskets and other decorative items to be stored without using up room in a closet. If you decide on open storage for your bathroom be mindful of clutter and adding too many items on the shelves.
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.