Start Each Day in a Bathroom That Knows Who You Are & What You Need
Most of today’s homes have several bathrooms. In some cases, each member of the household has their own place of rest and repose, plus a powder room for guests. Bathrooms should reflect individual needs for practical purposes, but can be pulled together with a cohesive design scheme that matches the home’s personality.
For example, farmhouse style is very popular, as it offers a clean, unfussy look while making space for cozy, vintage and personal touches. A well appointed farmhouse bathroom is one that might invite a long soak in the clawfoot tub or a relaxing DIY pedicure in an overstuffed chair. Lots of natural light and views of the landscape through the windows encourage lingering over a cup of coffee while the hustle and bustle of the day begins outside the door.
But whether your home’s style is modern, farmhouse, contemporary, rustic or eclectic, your bathrooms should be customized to reflect the needs of their individual users.
The Spoffice, or Spa Office, is the bathroom of the future. Today’s bathrooms can be as smart as any other room in the house. Bluetooth and smart speakers can be installed to get ahead on the day’s news, listen to that get-up-and-go playlist, make early morning phone calls or plan a grocery run for the weekend. Voice activated lighting and temperature make creating an atmosphere a snap, and individualized presets accommodate everyone with access. A bathtub tablet tray and a corner laptop stand with ample charging complete the spoffice space. All of these high tech features can be discreetly incorporated into any style of bathroom.
The Couple’s Cave
You’ve heard of the man cave, but today’s couples also need their own space to hide, hang out and refresh. (Kids, of course, have their own bathrooms.) A double walk-in shower can make the morning routine both efficient and interesting, with easy maintenance and no potential slips over the edge of a tub. This luxe feature makes a shared bathroom seem spacious while adding the bonus of accessibility as adults age in place. A Jacuzzi-style tub in a must-have in a couple’s cave, as well as a double-sink-and-mirror vanity. Separate cabinetry for personal items can help keep the space tidy and go a long way towards keeping mystery and romance alive!
The Children’s Chamber
Kids might be sharing a bathroom, but there should still be plenty of parent prerogative. A great bathroom design keeps things kid-friendly without letting the mess take over. Whether the style is farmhouse, rustic or traditional, fun and easy clean up (themselves and their space!) is key to household happiness. Try turning a laundry chute into a basketball hoop, or mounting open shelving for cleaning products and toiletries, keeping them top of mind and within arm’s reach. Decor that compliments your bathroom’s style can work well for kids, such as weaved grass baskets for a beachy-inspired look with multi-functionality, or big pickling crocks to hide stacks of washcloths in a farmhouse style bathroom. Installing no-nonsense Swedish-style cabinetry in a mid-century bathroom can add pops of color and ample storage, while staying a cinch to wipe down.
The Powder Room
A guest or half-bathroom is where your home’s style can shine brightly. Meant to be universally appealing to guests and family alike, a half-bath is a great place to play up the decor, features and fixtures of your chosen style. For a beachy bathroom, try cool blues and greens contrasted with weathered materials such as wood, sand and stone. Go for painted paneling, an apron sink or barn lighting to play up the farmhouse style. In a modern bathroom, emphasize strong horizontal lines, frameless mirrors and minimalist faucets.
It takes a pro to pull together bathrooms personalized to the people in your home. Call or click to start a conversation with Crystal Remodeling about the most important room in your house.