Its Time for Public Bathrooms and Architects Can Help


Finally, the completed design can also be saved, so one can make further alterations, if needed, at a later time. Pattern and vintage touches add warmth and personality to a simple modern primary bathroom from Mary Patton Design. Hang light and airy cafe curtains on the bottom half of wraparound windows to create privacy without blocking light. Calimia Home chose gauzy half-curtains that practically disappear. Simply framed mirrors superimposed on top of windows above the double sink vanity blend in seamlessly.


You’ll also want to expand space visually with large areas of mirror. Use safety glass mirrors and safety glass on shower doors, and make sure all electrical outlets are grounded and located away from the sink or tub. It’s a good idea to install grab bars to discourage youngsters from treating towel bars as grab bars.

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Liven up the mood with a well-placed skylight and a green wall garden. In the primary bathroom of the ELLE DECOR Penthouse, designed by Fox Nahem, double vanity sinks—set in a sculptural stone monolith—give the ultimate luxury experience, not to mention ample me-time. The primary bathroom of this Gatsby-era mansion is as dapper as its homeowner, ELLE DECOR A-List designer Alfredo Paredes. But don’t assume you need Copacabana honed marble-lined walls to have this look. An open-shelved wood cabinet functions as a vanity, overseen by Urban Archaeology sconces and towering twin mirrors.

  • To capture the farmhouse vibe experiment with distressed paint on furniture items such as the vanity.
  • One can also choose the textures and colors needed for the flooring and walls.
  • They may be a good option if you do not want the bathroom to feel crowded or too small.
  • Making one feature the focal point of the bathroom requires a balancing other fixtures as well.