Now Featuring … That the Toilet!

We hide the bathroom behind counters, half-walls and privacy glass, and even close it up at a tiny little space all its own. When we can not hide it, we attempt to disguise it beneath fluffy pink seat and tank covers — ugh!

However, what if we took another approach and attribute it rather? Plunking a candle at the surface of the tank and slapping a tiny picture of seashells over it just will not cut it. I am speaking about carrying through precisely the same flair for design which you employ to the rest of your toilet. Listed below are 19 beautifully designed spaces for the bathroom.

Pepe Calderin Design- Modern Interior Design

When choosing where to place a stunning tile mosaic, why don’t you think about the wall from the bathroom? This ultracontemporary and minimalist bathroom style is the perfect foil to the exuberant dance of colors in the mosaic.

orit galili

The bold, red tile behind this modern wall-mounted bathroom takes attention to this area and generates artistic interest. So often, a toilet has beautiful tile around the dressing table and shower, but it completely fizzles from the bathroom area. However, this designer transported the subject all the way through this toilet, end up with a complete and balanced look.

HRD mimarlık

Employing accent tile and a minimalist wall-mounted toilet is a terrific way to create a feature instead of an eyesore.

Tip: Square toilets are no issue for some and very uncomfortable for many others. I find it is not the right front edge that’s the issue. In the end, we sit on dining seats with a front edge all the time. Instead, I think it is how sharp the corner over the edge is. So, if you’re considering one of them, for the love of Pete put on some shorts and sit before you buy it!

Barker O’Donoghue Master Builders

Toilets come in all shapes and styles, so select one which matches your space. This tall, slim one is great for its tall, slim niche.

A box-shape wall-mounted bathroom looks similar to a minibench compared to a bathroom. The feel of the tile on the accent wall is a real attention grabber, and niches over the bathroom in exactly the same width tie it into as part of the plan element.

Elad Gonen

The accent tile heads across the ground and wraps up the wall for a solid architectural look. I believe the smooth, round shape of the bathroom is a nice contrast to the straight lines in the rest of the bathroom. The bathroom is based at the most powerful design element inside the room.

Laura Burton Interiors

Wall-mounted toilets are not the only ones which work nicely as a design component. This model sits on the ground, but its simple cylindrical shape gives it the look of a stool. This bathroom does have a market solely for the bathroom, but the style of the bathroom and the pretty mirror elevate it to the status of a throne room. Sorry, could not resist the pun.


Another bathroom market is treated to a beautiful accent wall at the back and a pendant lamp over. Adding some nice art makes a pleasant environment. And why don’t you? You may be here for a while.

Andre Couture Coloriste Decorateur

I really like that the designer chosen an attractively curved one-piece bathroom like the form of the base sink. The strong lines of the shelf holding the stunning botanical structure match the expression of the mirror frame. It is a really integrated design.

Savio & Rupa Interior Concepts (Bangalore)

In this spacious wet-room-style toilet, the custom made tile behind the bathroom produces a strong focal point for the space.

Mark English Architects, AIA

This whole bathroom is gorgeous! See several views of it. However, I feel the designer pulled all the stops from the area inhabited by the wall-mounted toilet and bidet. This live-edge wood floor meeting up with all the tile is so beautiful, I can barely take my eyes from it.

Kirsten Marie Inc, KMI

In this space, notice how the base of the bathroom and the cap of the tank seem very much like the molding inside the room. This traditional style is ideal for this bathroom’s décor. The wall market with decorative accents and an orchid make a beautiful sight.

Melissa Miranda Interior Design

And also this squared-off tank works nicely with the squared form of the integrated sink and counter tops. It is also quite modern, just appropriate for the style of this toilet.

Chronicle Books

The golden colour of the exposed plumbing on this bathroom is ideal for the conventional style of the decorative metalwork on the wall and other accents in the room.

LGS Designs,llc.

I just can not envision a much better choice for the style and colour of this toilet when it’s paired with this stunning rock pedestal sink.

Tracy Stone AIA

This gleaming stainless bathroom is a real standout from the timber walls and flooring.

The matte black colour of this toilet and bidet is ideal from the matte black-tile accent wall.

Peter Tow

Choosing a low-slung one-piece bathroom exactly the same elevation as the tub prevents it from breaking the strong horizontal line produced by the bathtub and its own reflection from the mirror behind the bathroom.

Gauhar ZH

What can be more Zen than the egg contours of the toilet and bidet in this minimalist toilet? I believe they do much more than just complement the style of the space — they set it.

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8 Methods to Design a Better Shower

We went off for a long weekend and stayed at a wonderful condo with a view of the Gulf of Mexico. However, as fine as the condo is, the shower layout left lots to be desired. The controls were put in the wrong location, the shower head was set too low to get a taller person, the clunky glass door was all wobbly and unattractive, there wasn’t a location for soap and shampoo, and more. Thus taking a shower wasn’t enjoyable in any way.

What bothered me most about this was, with just a little forethought and no extra price, the shower may have been quite great. There was considerable space and a lot of natural lighting in the bathroom. My guess is that the shower wasn’t nicer simply because the builder and designer did not consider the shower in any way.

Here are 8 tips on how best to prevent this when you choose to remodel your bathroom.

Jamie Herzlinger

1. Right sizing. I hate showers that are too small and therefore are claustrophobic. When we were children, it is like those showers in summer camp. For if I was 10 but not now, Fine. So to get the best size I will ask customers to stand with their arms outstretched and then turn into a circle. This circle will be the minimum size shower the client will want. If you have the area, a good rule of thumb to follow is that the shower ought to be a minimum of 60″ by 36″. Of course the shower can get larger as we include things such as a bench or other feature.

ASID, Christopher A Rose AIA

2. A simple reach to the controls. Another pet peeve is when the shower controls are placed such that I have to walk in the shower to turn the water off or on. That initial burst of ice cold water getting me wet is something we could all do without. Setting the controls at a place that is can be obtained from outside the shower area is simple and well worth the few feet of extra piping.

Andre Rothblatt Architecture

3. Bench. Whether this is a place to sit down and relax (especially if it’s at a steam shower) or a prop that enables you to easily shave your legs, benches are essential elements of a well designed tub. This bench, set where the is the least ceiling height, which makes the shower even more usable and fun.

ZeroEnergy Design

And, lest we forget, shower seats could be fun.

John Lum Architecture, Inc.. AIA

Shower benches can also be made to fold to be from the way too.

Bill Fry Construction – Wm. H. Fry Const. Co..

4. A location for soap and shampoo. A small, recess from the shower wall with a shelf or two works magic when there are numerous bottles of shampoo, conditioner, conditioner and more. Size the niche to accommodate the tallest bottle you’ll use and be sure that you slope the shelf towards the shower to allow it to shed water easily.

MN Builders

5. A deluge of shower heads. From the conventional, wall mounted head into a rain head to body sprays to hand held showers, there’s an amazing wealth of shower heads available today. Just make sure that there’s enough hot water and water pressure to accommodate all of these. Definitely a tankless hot water heater near a shower like this can come in handy once the showering goes for awhile.

Gelotte Hommas Architecture

Or if the handhelds are in conflict.

6. Keep it glowing with natural lighting. Showers don’t have to be in the darkest corner of the bathroom. But when they are, put in the distance to brighten up.

Bud Dietrich, AIA

And use a glass door the light filters into the bathroom.

Neiman Taber Architects

Or just a skylight when there’s no window.

John Lum Architecture, Inc.. AIA

7. Consider an open shower. You desire another shower and bathtub but you simply have a narrow, tight area. Consider an “open shower” that puts the bathtub after the shower, as revealed here.

John Lum Architecture, Inc.. AIA

8. Go curbless. A curbless shower is not only for those with difficulty getting around. A curbless shower can turn the whole toilet into a showering room.

More shower layout inspiration:
Your Shower: Make Room for a Bench
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The No-Threshold Shower: Access With Style

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