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Bathrooms 385 Stories

If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom, you want to update the look, increase resale value, add functionality, amenities and storage or a combination of all or some of...
If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom, you want to update the look, increase resale value, add functionality, amenities and storage or a combination of all or some of...
A Designer Shares Her Master-Bathroom Wish List
I’m in the planning stages of a major renovation to my 100-plus-year-old San Francisco cottage — a big component of which is the addition of a master suite. This is the fun part of the project, when I get to create Houzz...
Key Measurements to Make the Most of Your Bathroom
Bathrooms come in second to kitchens as places where considerable attention is given to layouts and finishes, and size doesn’t limit the quality of their design. Learning a few key dimensions and common fixture sizes — and understanding that a compact...
9 Surprising Considerations for a Bathroom Remodel
Bathroom remodeling and design blend big dreams and practical realities. To make a bathroom work, it's best to design from the fixtures and finishes backward to the walls and floor. The little things about an intimate room can make a huge difference in...
12 Design Tips to Make a Small Bathroom Better
I have been in some small bathrooms — you know, the kind that make you feel like you have to lose 5 pounds to enter them. But I really like working on this type of bathroom design. Trying to make everything fit in the available space is like doing a...
Why to Put Your Tub in the Shower
Putting your bathtub in the shower may be an unexpected idea, but it's a solid one and a growing trend in bathroom design. Sure, it looks great, but what does it mean from a practical standpoint? For one, kids (and grown-ups) can splash all...
10 Tips for Chic Little Bathrooms
While we might dream of a big bathroom in which we can splash around a double walk-in shower, triple basin and huge, freestanding tub, the reality is that many of have little more than a handkerchief-size space to play with. Fear not, though: There is...
5 Common Bathroom Design Mistakes to Avoid
Adding to or remodeling your house is one of the most exciting and creative processes you can go through. But with all that responsibility comes pressure to make informed decisions that will last for decades. How can you make sure to get...
Convert Your Tub Space to a Shower — the Planning Phase
There are so many examples of large bathrooms, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that most of us have bathrooms that are about 50 square feet (5 by 10 feet). A dream shower can often become a reality only if it fits into the footprint of a dated tub....
How to Light Your Bathroom Right
The bathroom is one of the only rooms in a multibodied household where we’re expected and encouraged to lock ourselves inside. With that kind of permission, it makes sense to use this private space as a luxurious sanctuary. Make the most of your...
Bathroom Storage: Where to Keep the T.P.?
Toilet paper isn't glamorous, but hiding it away entirely never works for long. No, that backup stash needs to be at least partially on view and fairly handy — for you and for guests who may not know where you've stashed the jumbo pack and don't want...
How to Bring the Beauty of Reclaimed Wood to the Bath
Reclaimed wood has never been more popular, making its way from basement bars all the way up to elegant master bathrooms. Used on flooring, vanities, accent walls, mirror frames and even tub surrounds, this material adds warmth and rich texture....
Why You Should Bring Turquoise Into the Bath
A recent trip to Mexico had me wondering how to bring the beautiful sparkling colors of the Gulf of Mexico into my home. The bathroom is just the spot to add shades of turquoise. While I’m not quite ready to embrace a 1950s-style bright aqua toilet,...
Design Workshop: The Open-Concept Bathroom
The open-concept bathroom, in which many of the components are open to an adjacent space, like a bedroom, can be difficult to reconcile with our modern-day notions of privacy. Needless to say, it’s a topic that incites passionate response. Most people...
See 2 DIY Bathroom Remodels for $15,500
What could you do in 16 weekends? In that time, Oregon couple Allan Dushan and Maura Ahearn completely remodeled two side-by-side bathrooms — a larger hallway bathroom and a smaller main bedroom bathroom, which share a wall — in their 1960s...
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