The bathroom trend over the past few years has been dominated by straight lines however in 2014 curves and rounded edges has put it’s proverbial foot in the door and is forcing its way in. This curvature applies to anything and everything within the bathroom including walls bathtubs sinks mirrors cabinets and shower enclosures.
This tip is more about function than aesthetics but it is one that your guests will truly appreciate. Whoever comes to visit they’ll likely be bringing a host of toiletries of their own and they’ll need somewhere to put them. Make sure your guest bathroom includes plenty of room for your visitors to spread out during their stay.
Window treatments can add height: Bathrooms that have windows shouldn’t forget these important features when giving the illusion of space. Windows not only allow natural light but give the eye a place to wander outside of the small room. To add height consider adding valances or cornices that make the window feel dramatically adorned. This illusion will draw the eye upward and away from the floor. Use coordinating colors to the palette of the bathroom and stay away from heavy and dark materials which will give the eye an abrupt place to stop.
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.)
While these three may be the most common other natural elements can also help round out your bathroom design. Try to let as much natural light into the room as possible; if you have control over the home’s layout consider making the bathroom a room with a view. On a smaller scale try incorporating greenery into the space.
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!