Install brighter lights to avoid dark areas: In some bathrooms the lighting is sufficient for looking in the mirror but other parts of the bathroom cast shadows. To eliminate dark corners of your bathroom install brighter bulbs. Consider switching to CFL light bulbs to save money on energy consumption and they emit a whiter brighter light.
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.)
When dealing with a master suite personal style reigns supreme. Are you someone who prefers a claw-foot tub for long baths over a quick shower? Done. On this project though your goal is to appeal to the masses: your best friend your mother-in-law and everyone in between.
Adjustable lighting will create a multifunctional bathroom: When a space is limited to only one function it can feel smaller than it is. For example if you only have one overhead light in the bathroom you will find only utilitarian tasks to occupy your time and then leave. Add a dimmer switch to that same lighting fixture and now you can get ready for work in the morning and in the evening relax in the tub or shower. Your small bathroom just got a lot larger!
These patterns can work with old school claw foot bathtubs as well as modern stainless pedestal sinks and back-lit mirrors (as per below). As long as you’ve got the eye you’ll be able to make it work with almost anything. Go bold bright and utilize patterned mosaics and tiles in your designs this year; a certain winner.
Bring in natural light from above: Interior bathrooms don’t always have the opportunity to have a window in the wall. Consider bringing in light with a skylight or a sun lighting tube. A sun lighting tube is installed from the roof down into your bathroom and utilizes reflective material to bounce light down into the room. You will be surprised how bright your bathroom looks when you add natural light from above.